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Metaswitch Appoints Steve Mullaney to Board of Directors

Former Nicira CEO Brings His Broad Experience in Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Network Security to Metaswitch

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 08/05/14 -- Metaswitch Networks today announced that Steve Mullaney, senior vice president and general manager of VMware's Networking and Security Business Unit, has joined its board of directors.

Mullaney was the CEO of Nicira Inc. from 2009 to 2012, when VMware bought the company for $1.26 billion. Prior to Nicira, Mullaney was a veteran of Palo Alto Networks, Blue Coat Systems, Force10 Networks and others, where he worked for more than 25 years in a variety of marketing, product management and engineering roles. He holds a BSEE from the University of Rhode Island.

"Network operators are embracing the cloud and virtualization at a rapid rate and they're building the same type of data center that helped define today's most scalable Internet companies," said Mullaney, senior vice president and general manager of VMware's Networking and Security Business Unit. "This is a really exciting time for the communications industry, and I believe that Metaswitch sits in an industry sweet spot, helping service providers and large enterprises make this transformation."

"Metaswitch welcomes Steve to the board and we look forward to benefiting from his vast experience in network function virtualization, software defined networking, information security and cloud computing," said John Lazar, CEO of Metaswitch.

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch is powering the transformation of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future. The company develops openly programmable solutions that run on standard hardware or in virtualized environments and act as the key control points in elastic voice, video and data networks. In its 30-year history, Metaswitch has helped hundreds of service providers worldwide advance their infrastructures, retain their customers, extend their brands and reduce their costs through every major network transformation. For more information, please visit: http://www.metaswitch.com.

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