Barracuda has announced two new appointments into its sales and engineering leadership team in India. The company has onboarded Rohit Aradhya as Vice President and Managing Director, Engineering and Parag Khurana as Regional Sales Director, Outside Sales, for Barracuda Networks (India) Pvt Ltd. The new appointments is expected to further strengthen Barracuda’s sales and engineering leadership in the country.
Rohit Aradhya will lead the engineering team and drive new architectures and modernization of the Web Application Firewall and Application Delivery Controllers product lines, as well as oversee all engineering functions in Barracuda India. With over 24 years of experience in the network and cloud security domain, Aradhya joined Barracuda from Cisco Systems, where he was the Director of Engineering leading multiple security product teams across firewall, web security and cloud technologies in India. Before that, he led networking and security products at Motorola.
On his new role, Rohit Aradhya, Vice President and Managing Director, Engineering, Barracuda Networks (India) Pvt Ltd, said, “With the rapid cloud migration and the shift to remote work in India, organisations need protection that goes beyond traditional firewalls. I’m delighted to join this dynamic company to help deliver innovation in network and application security to protect our customers and meet their evolving needs.”
Parag Khurana will be responsible for expanding Barracuda’s sales channels and driving revenue growth in the country amid the rising adoption of cloud-first security solutions by organizations in India as they accelerate their digital transformation. Khurana brings to Barracuda more than 26 years of business development experience in the IT industry and was the Chief Revenue Officer of Safe Security. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at F5 Networks India and HP India Sales Pvt Ltd. to oversee sales and business strategies.
“I’m thrilled to join Barracuda, a company which is solving the security problems of today. As organisations in India are dealing with the upsurge of attacks in digital disruption, Barracuda offers a comprehensive IT solution portfolio to secure email, networks, data, and applications in this new reality. It’s exciting to offer these innovative security solutions to Indian customers and help drive the company’s continued growth.” said Parag Khurana, Regional Sales Director, Outside Sales, Barracuda Networks (India) Pvt Ltd.
Commenting on the appointments, James Forbes-May, Vice President of Sales, Barracuda APAC, Outside Sales said, “With Parag and Rohit leading the charge of the Indian market, we are well-positioned to expand our presence here and better serve local customers. Their extensive experience in the industry and deep knowledge of the market are critical for us to strengthen our foothold and drive long-term growth in this fast-evolving market.”
The appointments reinforce the company’s leadership team in the country. Recently, Barracuda had launched its new regional data centre in India to meet growing demand for data protection services in the country.