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 product. 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 customers.” 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: http://www.layer7tech.com/events. Contact us for more information at http://www.layer7tech.com/contactus. 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 www.layer7tech.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter at @layer7. Contact: Schwartz Communications Jill Reed/Kenn Durrence, 415-512-0770 email@example.com
Layer 7 Technologies Expands Mobile Technology Practice Group
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