MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - Shape Security, a startup developing a new class of web security technology, today announced that Gururaj Singh has joined the company's executive team as Vice President of Engineering and will lead engineering efforts to build the company's global security network and line of high-performance appliances.
Singh previously served as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Data Center Operations for Zscaler, where he was responsible for the worldwide engineering team delivering market-leading web security solutions. Before Zscaler, he was General Manager of the $500MM Application Delivery business unit at Cisco Systems where he managed a global team of 500 engineers.
"We are thrilled to welcome Guru to our executive team," said Shape Security CEO Derek Smith. "His unparalleled expertise in building innovative cloud services will be invaluable in helping us create world-class infrastructure and scale our business."
Singh brings more than 25 years of experience to his role at Shape. He joined Cisco in 2000, when it acquired Netiverse, where he was co-founder and CEO. He previously held various engineering roles at three other startups -- Berkeley Networks, Centillion Networks and Adaptive Corporation, which were each acquired by FORE Systems (Ericsson), Bay Networks (Nortel) and Network Equipment Technologies (Sonus), respectively. He received his B.Tech. in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara. He is the inventor of multiple patents in networking and security.
"I am honored to join the amazing team at Shape," said Singh. "The current model for security on the web is broken, and Shape's technology will help fix it. I look forward to building products that will solve these profound web security issues."
About Shape Security
Based in Mountain View, CA, Shape Security is a startup developing an entirely new class of web security products. Shape's founders come from Google, major defense contractors, and the Pentagon. It is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Eric Schmidt's TomorrowVentures, Google Ventures, and Baseline Ventures. Additional investors include former partners at Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners, and top executives from Dropbox, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The company's patent-pending technology will provide customers with a fundamentally new approach to website security. Shape is hiring world-class engineers. Visit www.shapesecurity.com to learn more.