Cybersecurity firm Securonix has appointed Venkat Kotla as chief technology officer. In this role, Kotla will be responsible for leading and scaling the company's engineering function and fostering partnerships with leading technology organisations to support the growing demand for the company's Unified Defense SIEM platform, said a statement.
“Venkat's deep experience with advanced technologies, including AI, successfully expanding technology partnerships and streamlining processes across multiple stakeholders will be invaluable in driving product development that protects our customers from internal and external threats,” said Nayaki Nayyar, Chief Executive Officer, Securonix.
With more than 25 years of experience at enterprise software companies, Kotla brings a track record of driving engineering innovation at global organisations. He most recently served as vice president and head of engineering for economy BU at Atlassian.
Prior to joining Atlassian, Kotla spent over 14 years in senior engineering leadership roles at Google. He spent more than three years at Google as the senior director of engineering for Google Assistant and the Google Looker, a multi-cloud enterprise SaaS for business intelligence, data applications, and embedded analytics.
“SIEM is the backbone of cybersecurity defenses, and Securonix has long been the industry's premier solution provider. I look forward to working with the leadership team to incorporate advanced technologies into the platform and aggressively develop new partnerships with the world's leading technology providers,” said Kotla.
The company said that its platform is purpose-built to defend modern enterprises against advanced threats in today's complex hybrid environments.
Securonix said it was named a leader for the fourth consecutive time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and again named a Customers' Choice in the 2023 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer': Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).
The company recently launched the Unified Defense SIEM that provides organisations with 365 days of 'Hot' searchable data and introduced an integration with ChatGPT that delivers generative AI capabilities within Securonix Investigate to reduce incident response time.