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NetSocket Names Executive Management Veteran Mark A. Floyd as Chairman


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Plano, Texas (PRWEB) November 06, 2011

NetSocket, the real-time IP service assurance company, has named former SafeNet CEO Mark A. Floyd as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Floyd brings more than 30 years of executive management to his role as Chairman. Mr. Floyd remains a Director at Riverbed Technology and Cyan Optics, Inc.

Floyd said about his appointment, “NetSocket delivers an innovative, elegant solution to a serious challenge in communications today: how to locate, identify, and proactively prevent poor user experience with voice and video over enterprise and cloud-based IP networks. I am honored to serve as Chairman for this exciting company.”

“Mark Floyd's keen understanding of the IT and telecommunications industries, as well as his knowledge of what it takes to grow a successful business, will be invaluable in helping guide NetSocket on our trajectory of continued success,” said John White, CEO, NetSocket.

In mid 2011 NetSocket was granted patent protection for this radically new multi-dimensional approach and technology termed Session2Topology (S2T). This industry unique intellectual property and functionality assures the quality, availability and performance of real-time IP-based services, including VoIP, video, unified communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS). NetSocket's unique cross-environment, transparent session visibility enables global banking institutions, international IT outsourcing enterprises and other companies in complex multi-cloud environments to deliver a superior user experience for real-time IP services, with fast return on investment (ROI).

Before becoming NetSocket's chairman, Mark Floyd served as CEO of SafeNet, Inc., one of the largest information security companies in the world. Prior to SafeNet, he was president and CEO of Enterisphere, a communications equipment provider, until it was sold successfully to Ericsson. Before that, Floyd was President and CEO of Siemens Information and Communications Networks (ICN) U.S.

Floyd co-founded and served as Chairman, President and CEO of Efficient Networks, Inc., a leading telecommunications equipment company specializing in Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL). He took the company public in 1999, then sold it to Siemens ICN in 2001 for $1.7 billion.

Before taking the helm at SafeNet, Floyd was a venture partner at El Dorado Ventures and Crosspoint Ventures, and he has served on the boards of Carrier Access Corp., Occam, Inc., Ripcode, Inc., Siemens ICN U.S., Sonoma Systems, Inc., Strix Systems Inc., SyChip, Inc., and Tekelec, Inc. He was the recipient of the 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Southwest region. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

About NetSocket
NetSocket develops software that assures a superior experience for users of cloud-based and IP network services such as VoIP, video and unified communications (UC) through proactive multi-dimension session monitoring and rapid resolution of network issues. More information is available at Get the Top 10 reasons our customers use NetSocket.


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