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May 22, 2015 11:52 AM ET


Company Overview of Big Switch Networks Inc.

Company Overview

Big Switch Networks Inc. provides data center architecture enabled by bare metal fabrics worldwide. The company offers SDN products, including Big Tap Monitoring Fabric, a network monitoring solution that enables tapping traffic everywhere in the network and delivers it to various troubleshooting, network monitoring, application performance monitoring, or security tools; and Big Cloud Fabric that includes a logically centralized and hierarchically implemented SDN controller, bare metal leaf and spine switch hardware, Switch Light operating system, an SDN vSwitch for unified P+V Clos designs, and OpenStack plug-in for integration with various distributions of OpenStack. Its Big Cloud Fabric i...

3965 Freedom Circle

Suite 300

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for Big Switch Networks Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Member of The Board of Directors
Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Support
Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President
Head of Product Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Big Switch Networks Inc. Key Developments

Cyphort and Big Switch Networks Collaborate to Deliver the First Software-Based Advanced Threat Detection Solution Leveraging SDN

Cyphort and Big Switch Networks announced a partnership that brings together Cyphort’s Advanced Threat Defense Platform and Big Switch Networks’ Big Tap Monitoring Fabric for aggregation of web traffic for dynamic enforcement in the network. Together, they create the industry’s first software-based, advanced threat detection and Software Defined Networking (SDN) defense solution. Both Cyphort and Big Switch Networks are software based solutions and represent the next generation in each of their respective verticals. Cyphort’s recently announced Advanced Threat Defense update allowed for the detection of malware variants used in some of the biggest attacks and is being utilized by a variety of companies. Big Tap Monitoring Fabric is a scalable, SDN-based next-generation network packet broker (NPB) solution that offers a highly cost-optimized and flexible deployment for pervasive network and security monitoring. With Big Tap, enterprises can cost-effectively tap every rack and as a result can achieve deeper visibility and security of data center-wide traffic. Big Tap collects, filters and granularly routes the right flow to security monitoring tools, including Cyphort Advanced Threat Defense Platform for broad-based threat detection.

Big Switch Networks Names Gregg Holzrichter as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Big Switch Networks announced that Gregg Holzrichter has joined the company as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Holzrichter is an enterprise marketing veteran with deep domain expertise across disciplines including demand generation, corporate marketing, analyst and public relations, and channel marketing. Holzrichter's appointment to Big Switch rounds out the executive team that CEO Doug Murray has been building over the last year. Forster will now work closely with these and other customers to realize their vision of adopting hyperscale networking designs.

Big Switch Networks Inc. Opens Office in Japan

Big Switch Networks announced that it has opened an office in Japan for its company. Opening an office in Otemachi, the company is deepening its commitment to customers and systems integrators in Japan. Both of the company's products Big Cloud Fabric and Big Tap are available now through systems integration partners.

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