Veteran enterprise technology leader to guide product strategy

SEATTLE – August 10, 2016 – Tempered Networks, Inc. today announced the appointment of Erik Giesa as Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing, effective immediately. In this role, Giesa will lead the company’s product roadmap and go-to-market strategy.

“Erik’s depth of experience and successful track record in understanding customer challenges and market requirements will be instrumental in driving our product roadmap,” said Jeff Hussey, CEO of Tempered Networks. “This is particularly important in an emerging market like Identity-Defined Networking that applies a new approach to tackling age-old networking and security problem. I’m looking forward to teaming with Erik again to create a game-changing business that will redefine IP communications.”

Giesa joins Tempered Networks from ExtraHop, a fast-growing leader in IT operations and analytics (ITOA). At ExtraHop, Giesa served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development and was responsible for market strategy and execution.

“The ExtraHop team is privileged to have worked with Erik for the past four years, and we congratulate him on his next endeavor,” said Jesse Rothstein, Co-Founder and CTO at ExtraHop. “While his position may be different, Erik’s support for ExtraHop is steadfast. Not only did he serve as an early-stage advisor to ExtraHop and help grow our company from a technology start-up to thriving global organization, but he also continues his support for ExtraHop by serving in an advisory role.”

Previously, Giesa spent 12 years at F5 Networks, serving as Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. Giesa has also held executive positions in product management, marketing, and sales at Holistix, WRQ, Express Systems, and hDC. Giesa holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. 

Read Erik’s blog on ‘Why I came to Tempered Networks’.


About Tempered Networks

Tempered Networks is the pioneer of Identity-Defined Networking (IDN), unifying networking and security with a simplified approach that removes the constraints of IP networking. Our elastic and fully encrypted IDN fabric protects every connected resource with a unique crypto identity, instead of a spoofable IP address, enabling you to cloak any IP or serial-enabled endpoint, machine or network--with no IP modifications. For the first time, any network and connected resource can be orchestrated, cloaked, and encrypted from the start. Device-based trust is flexible and portable and extends from any external and public cloud network to internal network hosts and clients. Any IP resource can now be instantly provisioned, moved, or revoked, making your network as adaptable as software, more secure, and simpler to manage. For more information go to Tempered Networks.

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