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CloudKnox Announces Raj Mallempati as COO

May 21, 2019 -
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. CloudKnox Security, a leader in identity privilege management for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, today announced that Raj Mallempati has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Effective immediately, Mallempati is responsible for CloudKnox’s overall business and go-to-market strategies.

Prior to joining CloudKnox, Mallempati was most recently the SVP of Marketing at Malwarebytes. Mallempati has also held positions as the VP of Global Marketing at MobileIron, VP of Product Marketing at Riverbed Technology, and was the Director of Marketing and Business Strategy at VMware. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MS, Computer Science from the University of Texas, and a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

“There is a massive amount of growth taking place in the cloud infrastructure security space overall, but I was drawn to CloudKnox specifically because it’s clear the company is taking a truly unique approach to proactively addressing the threat of over-privileged identities and it’s working. I am very excited about CloudKnox’s enterprise-grade security platform, very robust product roadmap and great customers. This has been validated by the phenomenal quarter CloudKnox recently had where they closed several six-figure deals and saw a significant increase in their pipeline. I am incredibly excited to help lead CloudKnox to its next phase of innovation tied with operational excellence. I look forward to the impact we’ll continue to achieve together.” Raj Mallempati, COO, CloudKnox.

CloudKnox was selected as a Top 10 finalist for the RSA Conference 2019 Innovation Sandbox contest, which honors the industry’s most innovative startups. The company has also attained Advanced Technology Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN), which is the highest tier for technology partners that provide software and SaaS solutions. CloudKnox achieved APN Advanced Technology Partner status through a rigorous qualification process. The designation is based on AWS business history and references from CloudKnox customers.

“There is still a lot of confusion when it comes to the infrastructure challenges around identity privilege management and authorization, especially regarding hybrid cloud, which is something we aim to change. We’re thrilled to have Raj join us in this effort, given his impressive track record of helping companies accelerate their GTM. He brings a unique perspective and skill set to the CloudKnox leadership team and I look forward to working alongside him.” Balaji Parimi, founder and CEO, CloudKnox.

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