Layer 7 Technologies Expands Mobile Technology Practice Group

  Layer 7 Technologies Expands Mobile Technology Practice Group

  Recruits Mobile and Telecom Expert Leif Bildøy from RIM to Drive Strategic
                              Mobile Initiatives

GigaOM Mobilize 2012

Business Wire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- September 19, 2012

Layer 7 Technologies, provider of security and connectivity solutions for the
new open hybrid enterprise spanning Open Web, Mobile and Cloud, has augmented
its mobile technology team with the addition of Leif Bildøy, formerly of
Research in Motion (RIM) and Nokia. In his new role as product manager for
mobile at Layer 7, Bildøy brings more than 15 years of mobile/telecom industry
expertise and has worked with a variety of API management platforms to enable
next-generation API developers. At Layer 7, he will lead the company’s
strategic mobile initiatives, focusing on the new Mobile Access Gateway

Bildøy joined Layer 7 from Research in Motion where he was a product manager
for RIM’s new cloud-based mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) offerings. He
also spent four years as a research engineer at the Nokia Research Center, and
has held a variety of other engineering and technical roles at companies such
as MontaVista Software and Surfkitchen. Bildøy started his career at Alcatel
Telecom as a developer of Intelligent Network protocols.

“Leif has tremendous mobile platform domain expertise and understands what it
takes to accelerate mobile application development,” said Phil Walston, vice
president, development and product management at Layer 7. “With his technical
know-how, hands-on experience in MBaaS and deep industry knowledge, he’s the
ideal candidate for advancing Layer 7’s mobile initiatives and ensuring we
continue to deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs or our enterprise

To learn how Layer 7 Technologies can help secure, manage and extend critical
enterprise applications and APIs across the hybrid enterprise, visit us at
GigaOM Mobilize September 20-21 in San Francisco, or at another event near
you: Contact us for more information at

About Layer 7 Technologies

Layer 7 Technologies helps enterprises secure and govern interactions between
their organizations and the services they use in the cloud; across the
internet; and out to mobile devices. Through its award-winning line of SOA
Gateways, Cloud Brokers and API Proxies, Layer 7 gives enterprises the ability
to control identity, data security, SLA and visibility requirements for
sharing application data and functionality across organizational boundaries.
In 2011, Layer 7 was named the 71st fastest-growing private or public
technology company in North America on the Deloitte Fast 500 list. With more
than 150 customers spanning six continents, Layer 7 supports the most
demanding commercial and government organizations. Layer 7 solutions are FIPS
compliant, STIG vulnerability tested and have met Common Criteria EAL4+
security assurance. For more information, please visit,
email us at or follow us on Twitter at @layer7.


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