Austin, TX— September 2, 2015 — Nitrosphere Corporation, the leader in Microsoft SQL Server security and performance software, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Fred Johannessen as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.
Johannessen has an extensive background in software from leading development teams to building global sales channels. Johannessen will focus on expanding Nitrosphere’s reach into global markets while also seeking to invest in product-line development to extend Nitrosphere’s portfolio. “We are thrilled to have Fred’s experience and leadership to take Nitrosphere to the next level, especially as the marketplace calls for additional security and performance products to ensure optimal protection for increasingly cloud-based businesses and applications.” said Emily Bersin, Nitrosphere’s co-founder and chief architect.
As a seasoned executive, Johannessen brings nearly 30 years of experience in technology leadership roles starting as a developer at GE and progressing to leading global development and sales organizations in companies such as BMC Software and Heat Software. “Nitrosphere fills a major gap that many organizations utilizing Microsoft SQL Server face in providing high performance to remote locations while assuring top-notch data security,” said Fred Johannessen. “Most customers face a conundrum in using appliance-based WAN accelerators because they are not effective at compressing encrypted data resulting in inconsistent performance; and are not true end-to end solutions which puts data at risk. Nitrosphere has a differentiated solution that addresses both performance and security in one product with guaranteed delivery of the data.”
Nitrosphere provides advanced encryption and compression solutions to improve the performance, reliability, security and cost of Microsoft SQL Server network performance. NitroAccelerator improves SQL Server WAN replication, WAN optimization and cloud application performance and security.