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ZingBox: Startup brings Cisco, Stanford pedigree to IoT security

Tim Greene | Sept. 28, 2015
Year-old company has already said no to a buyout.

While at Cisco, Wang worked on a security algorithm used in Cisco switches. The company’s CEO Xu Zou has worked at Cisco, but also at Airespace, Asalea Networks, Aruba Networks and Aerohive Networks as a software engineer and executive. Like Wang, he holds a degree from Stanford University. The third co-founder, Jianlin Zeng, is vice president of engineering whose name is on several Aerohive Networks wireless patents from as far back as 2008 and as recent as 2014.

ZingBox has on its board NetScreen CEO Robert Thomas, Fortinet founder Ken Xie, and Eric Chen, managing director of venture firm Silver Lake Partners.

The company will rely on technical partners and integrators to help find customers since businesses are reluctant to try products from startups without some third party vouching for their credibility, Wang says.

The company says it is experimenting with pricing, but will base it either per device managed by a gateway or by the bandwidth of the connection it oversees.


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