Jason Matlof becomes VP of Worldwide marketing

a10A10 Networks™, the technology leader in Application Networking, announced the appointment of Jason Matlof as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. Reporting directly to A10 Founder and CEO Lee Chen, Jason is responsible for leading A10’s global marketing organization and chartered to drive product marketing strategy, increase brand awareness, and continue market expansionin partnership with A10’s worldwide sales and engineering teams. This senior executive announcement follows shortly after the appointment of Ray Smets as VP of Worldwide Sales and demonstrates A10’s rapidly growing commercial opportunities.

Jason is a seasoned marketing executive with over 17 years of experience in the technology, data networking and security industry. Most recently, Jason was Vice President of Marketing at Big Switch Networks where he led Corporate and Product Marketing strategy from the initial corporate launch through early product category evangelization, and built category leadership in the emergingSoftware-defined Networking (SDN) product category.

Jason started his career in the mid-1990s at Cisco Systems, where he managed the product management team for the company’s industry-leading, multi-billion dollar fixed-configuration Ethernet switching product suite. Directly following, he was appointed Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Neoteris, where he developed the company’s product strategy to become the market leader in the emerging SSL VPN market, which has now become a greater than half-billion dollar product category. Following rapid growth, Neoteris was first acquired by NetScreen and then subsequently acquired by Juniper Networks. Jason was also an early stage investor and Partner at Battery Ventures, where he helped to build eight start-ups. Jason has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA with honors from UCLA.

I am excited for Jason to join our leadership team as we continue to hire the best, and improve and expand our product portfolio,” said Lee ChenFounder and CEO for A10 Networks. “Our worldwide customers and partners will benefit from Jason’s Marketing leadership experience and strategy to drive global brand awareness, product management excellence and market expansion for our industry leading solutions.”

I am excited to lead A10’s worldwide marketing team,” said Jason MatlofVP of Worldwide Marketing for A10 Networks. “A10 has the unique technology foundation to enable a significant disruption in the application networking industry and we are one of only a select class of vendors that can do this. I look forward to expanding our brand recognition and market presence with partners and customers worldwide, as well as working with the world-class A10 team.”

A10 achieved record revenue in its fiscal year 2012, supported by offices in 23 countries, 3,000 customers in over 45 countries, and nearly 600 employees – leading to No. 1 market share in Japan and No. 3 worldwide.

A10 has experienced rapid growth in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) market. Its next-generation ADCs, the A10 Thunder™ Unified Application Service Gateways (UASGs), and industry-proven AX Series ADCs arehardware and software appliances that provide solutions for Application Delivery, Security, Cloud, SDN and Next Gen Networking, including Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) for IPv4 preservation and a variety of IPv6 migration solutions.

Built on the award-winning Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) architecture, A10 Thunder and AX Series respond to the needs of customers, from carriers to enterprises, in present and future networks with the latest software technology in a timely manner. With A10, customers can accelerate, optimize and secure their applications to increase their competitive advantage.

A10 ThunderTM UASGs already have garnered four awards since their recent introduction in May 2013, including two Best of Microsoft TechEd 2013 awards for the hardware and overall attendees’ pick categories by Windows IT Pro. At Interop Tokyo 2013, Thunder won awards for Performance Optimization and DDoS Mitigation.