March 14th, 2012 [Kemp] Kemp Technologies Welcomes New Chairman and Board Members
John Becker Brings 30 Years of Experience in Technology Leadership to Rapidly Expanding Value-Leader Load Balancing Company
March 14, 2012, 9:01 a.m. EDT
YAPHANK, NY, Mar 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Kemp Technologies today announced that John Becker has joined the company as Chairman of the Board. Becker will leverage his broad operational and financial expertise to assist Kemp's rapid growth trajectory in providing any-sized business with affordable server load balancer appliances and application delivery controllers (ADCs) tailored to meet customers' operational and financial needs.
This news follows on the recent $16 million investment in the company led by Edison Ventures along with investment firm Kennet Partners and ORIX Venture Finance. Becker will be joined on the Board by Lenard Marcus, a principal at Edison. Edison Ventures brought on Becker, recognizing a good fit fueled by Becker's tremendous track record of past successes guided by his leadership, vision and understanding of strategic market issues. Other members also joining Kemp's board include William D. Bishop, managing director at Orix Venture Finance, LLC; and Eric Filipek, managing director at Kennet Partners.
Kemp Technologies' LoadMaster family of hardware-based and virtual appliance load balancers provide value to businesses of all sizes seeking fast, reliable, always-on access to web-based applications. With features such as layer 7 health checking, the LoadMaster ensures that if a server becomes inaccessible, traffic is automatically re-routed to the best, available server.
"With a great team and solid product portfolio, I am excited to be a part of Kemp Technologies' continued commitment to providing enterprise-class performance to businesses of any size," said John Becker. "The company achieved tremendous growth in revenues in 2011; the goal is to continue and further develop those gains this year internationally and in the U.S."
"We expect 2012 to be a banner year for Kemp as more and more businesses see the importance of load balancing especially for Microsoft-based applications such as Lync," said Ray Downes, Kemp Technologies president and board member. "With a strong board of directors and John Becker as the chairman, we are very enthusiastic about what the future holds. Kemp continues to be number one in price and performance for load balancing and bringing value to customers requiring high availability and high-functionality."
About Kemp Technologies Kemp Technologies is the #1 price/performance load balancer and application delivery controller, tailored to meet the needs of businesses that rely on the Internet for e-commerce and business-critical applications. Kemp helps companies rapidly grow their business with 24/7 high-availability, better web infrastructure performance, scalability and secure operations -- while streamlining IT costs.
Thousands of Kemp LoadMaster products are in use today to improve customer satisfaction by accelerating user access to business-critical web applications. Service providers also rely upon Kemp products to enable fast time-to-market and cost-effective operations for new and existing managed services.
Kemp's highly affordable LoadMaster products include Layers 4-7 load balancing, content switching, server persistence, SSL offload/acceleration, and application front-end capabilities (caching, compression, intrusion prevention system) delivering industry leading price/performance value.
The company is headquartered in Yaphank, New York. For more information, visit www.Kemptechnologies.com , or call at +1 631-345-5292.
Application delivery solutions are known as application delivery controllers (ADC), server load balancers (SLB), application front-end devices (AFE), web switches, content switches and application switches.