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On October 14, 2016, Oracle completed the acquisition of Palerra, extending Oracle Identity Cloud Service with an innovative Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB).

 

Palerra’s innovative CASB product LORIC protects and assures compliance of applications, workloads and sensitive data stored across cloud services. Palerra offers a unique combination of visibility into cloud usage, data security, user behavior analytics, and security configuration, with automated incident responses. Customers can respond to cloud security incidents in real-time, protecting sensitive company data and workloads across all of the leading cloud services.

 

Together, Oracle and Palerra will help accelerate cloud adoption securely by providing comprehensive identity and security cloud services. The combination of Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDaaS) and Palerra’s CASB solution plan to deliver comprehensive protection for users, applications and APIs, data, and infrastructure to secure customer adoption of cloud.  

 

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Leadership

Rohit Gupta

Rohit Gupta

Founder & CEO, Palerra

Rohit founded Palerra in 2013 with the vision of ushering in a new paradigm in security and devops; one that would enable enterprises to confidently embrace and accelerate the move to the cloud.

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Rohit has spent his entire career in enterprise software. Most recently, he was Vice President and General Manager for the Remedy IT Service Management division at BMC Software, a product line producing over $500M in revenues. At BMC, Rohit helped build and grow their first two SaaS offerings including RemedyForce and RemedyOnDemand. Prior to BMC, Rohit was Vice President of Product Management for Identity and Access Management (IAM) at Oracle Corporation, with responsibility for product strategy, marketing, business development and alliances. Under his leadership, Oracle rapidly grew their IAM market presence from a nascent player to market leadership with revenues over $300M, in the first five years since inception. Rohit earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. He is a well-known speaker and thought leader in the industry on topics of application and data security, identity management and cloud computing.

Ganesh Kirti

Ganesh Kirti

Founder & CTO, Palerra

Ganesh brings 18 years of innovation and product development experience in security technologies at high growth companies. At Palerra, he drives all engineering, architecture and technical operations functions.

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Most recently, Ganesh was Senior Director of Engineering for Oracle within their Identity Management and Security products division. At Oracle, he conceived & built the security platform, which is the foundation upon which Oracle Public Cloud, Oracle’s Fusion Middleware and Fusion Applications are built. He has been the chief security architect for over 100+ products at Oracle. Prior to Oracle, Ganesh was Chief Security Architect at Corio (acquired by IBM), an early pioneer in applications hosting and delivery.

Ganesh has a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Western Michigan University. He holds multiple patents in application and data security, and is an active participant in security standards councils, as well as various open source initiatives and communities.

Alice Wang

Alice Wang

VP of Customer Success

Alice is responsible for the Customer Success charter at Palerra, which involves establishing the industry's best customer experience for cloud security, from onboarding and operationalization, training and awareness, professional services, customer support, customer success, and trust and security.

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She is an information security leader and industry expert with extensive knowledge and experience in the practical application and deployment of information security principles, practices, methods, and technologies in both public and private-sector enterprises. Alice has worked closely with senior leadership (CIO, CISO) to advise them on addressing areas for improvement for maturing and restructuring their information security programs. She holds CISM, CISSP, and CRISC certifications and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Adina Simu

Adina Simu

VP of Products

Adina has 15 years of IT, Networking, Security, Data management, and Cloud experience with Fortune 100 companies and three Silicon Valley startups.

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Her expertise spans product management, business development, sales and marketing for enterprise software products. Adina is a CISSP and holds several patents in security. She received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and MS/BS in Computer Science from schools in France and Romania.

Scott Banning

Scott Banning

VP of Sales

Scott is responsible for the Worldwide Sales organization at Palerra . Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership, with more than 20 years of experience in the infrastructure and security industry.

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He has successfully built and scaled sales organizations at companies such as F5 Networks, Netscreen, and Foundry Networks. Scott most recently led the sales organization at IronKey by Imation. Scott hails from the Midwest and enjoys the challenge of assisting customers address their toughest business obstacles.

Criss Marshall

Criss Marshall

VP of Marketing

Criss brings over twenty years of experience in high-tech marketing, spanning start-ups to multibillion-dollar global organizations. She is focused on building a fully integrated, metrics driven, world-class marketing discipline at Palerra.

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Criss is a goal-driven marketing executive with an impressive record of success developing and executing marketing, brand, and communication strategies that have generated excellent ROI and increased sales for organizations of all sizes. Prior to joining Palerra, Criss was vice president of marketing at G5, where she was a member of the executive team that raised $76M in funding. Prior to that, she was vice president of strategic marketing at Imperva, where she orchestrated a comprehensive marketing strategy that established a new category within enterprise security and positioned Imperva as the pioneer and leader. She has held senior-level marketing positions at NetApp and Sun Microsystems, and served as vice president of corporate marketing for Storage Dimensions through a revenue-enabling IPO and merger. Criss completed her B.S. at Ithaca College with an emphasis on Public Speaking.

Sebastian Rovira

Sebastian Rovira

Sr Director of Business Development

Sebastian is responsible for business development, channels and alliances at Palerra. A 20 year veteran of the high-tech industry, Sebastian has spent the last 15 years in the fields of Analytics and Cloud Security.

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Prior to Palerra, Sebastian was at CipherCloud where he led the global alliance relationship with Salesforce.com. Prior to CipherCloud, Sebastian held Channel and Alliance roles with IBM (via their acquisition of Cognos Software), Oracle (via their acquisition of Hyperion Solutions) and Siebel Systems, where he helped the alliance organization scale through a growth period of 782,987%. Sebastian started his career with a successful IPO at Infineon Technologies.

Robert Mally

Robert Mally

CFO

Robert is responsible for Palerra's finance, accounting, corporate planning, legal, and human resource functions. He brings over twenty years of experience in executive finance roles within technology companies ranging from start-up to global enterprise.

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Before joining Palerra, Robert served as Vice President of Finance at Druva, where he played a pivotal role in the company's transformation from an on-premise perpetual software solution to an enterprise focused SaaS leader in the end-point backup space. During that time, he also led a successful corporate restructuring of the company's operations across 3 continents and was integral to raising several rounds of strategic and investment equity and debt financing. Prior to Druva, Robert led corporate and operational finance organizations within Business Objects (acquired by SAP), Intuit, Disney, Bertelsmann, and Intransa. Robert earned his M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and his B.A. from the University of Maryland.