Don LeBeau joins NetScaler's board of directors

October 13, 2004

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- NetScaler, Inc., the global leader in application delivery systems, today announced that it has added Don LeBeau, president and chief executive officer at Aruba Wireless Networks, to its Board of Directors. LeBeau becomes the first independent director to join NetScaler’s five member board.

“We are very fortunate to be able to tap into the strategic sales expertise of an industry veteran who served as the key architect of Cisco Systems’ sales organization strategy and build out during that networking giant’s most successful growth period,” states B.V. Jagadeesh, president and CEO, NetScaler. “Don has a wealth of experience and an innate understanding of the networking and IT needs of enterprise customers that will help guide us as we strive to dominate the application delivery space.”

LeBeau is a well-recognized industry executive most known for driving Cisco Systems’ hyper-growth phases during its early years. At Cisco, he grew worldwide revenue from $350 million to a run rate of $6 billion over a five year period. Prior to Cisco, LeBeau served as vice president of sales for western operations at Wang Laboratories. Earlier in his career, LeBeau held several senior management roles at leading network and computing companies including United Research, Data General, and IBM.

"Corporate IT staff has its hands full managing the cost and complexity of running the infrastructure, let alone optimizing applications over it," states Don LeBeau, president and CEO of Aruba Wireless Networks. “NetScaler has mastered how to accelerate and secure the delivery of business-class applications over the Internet and corporate networks while eliminating cost and complexity.”

The company also announced that Zane Taylor has been named vice president of worldwide operations in charge of managing all facets of the company’s support organization, manufacturing operations, logistics, and IT group. Taylor brings more than 25 years of operational experience to NetScaler. Taylor joined NetScaler from Akamba Corporation where, as member of the founding team, he built and trained the support organization. Prior to Akamba, Taylor served as director of operations for Exodus Communications where he managed complex, global systems implementations while driving process excellence across the organization. Previously, Taylor held senior management roles at various IT services companies and was a member of the team that developed Cisco Systems’ first routing products.

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