Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced that it has strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of Hatem Naguib as senior vice president and general manager, security business, and Ezra Hookano as vice president of channels. Naguib joins Barracuda from VMware, where he helped NSX become one of the industry’s fastest growing infrastructure software products growing to $300 million over three years. Hookano, who was vice president of worldwide channels for Fusion-io, returns to Barracuda where he served as the original vice president of sales, growing the company from inception to $100 million. The new leaders will help guide Barracuda’s overall strategy to support customers looking to simplify their IT security and data protection infrastructure on-premises, in the cloud, and in hybrid deployments.
“With the dynamic changes in the IT landscape, sophisticated security threats, and ongoing demands on IT professionals to affordably manage the ever-expanding network, our customers face enormous challenges. Both Hatem and Ezra bring the right mix of leadership and experience to accelerate growth, drive innovation in our portfolio, and continue building out our world-class channel organization – all to better meet the diverse needs of our customers and partners,” said BJ Jenkins, president and CEO, Barracuda. “Hatem’s experience in building a fast growing security product line at a growing technology company, coupled with Ezra’s extensive knowledge of the channel, undoubtedly will give us the opportunity to continue to strengthen Barracuda’s position as the go-to provider of security and data protection.”