Infoblox appoints Mukesh Gupta as its new CPO to lead its product strategy

Mukesh Gupta, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Infoblox
Mukesh Gupta, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Infoblox

Infoblox Inc., the company that delivers a simplified, the innovative cloud-enabled networking and security platform for improved performance and protection, has announced the appointment of Mukesh Gupta as Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer. Reporting to CEO Scott Harrell, Gupta will develop and drive Infoblox’s product vision and strategy.

The company continues to develop market-leading Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to help build more resilient networks, block critical threats sooner, and enable network and security teams to more effectively collaborate to deliver better performance and protection.

What does Mukesh bring to Infoblox in the role?

Mukesh, a tech executive and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience leading product management, engineering, and go-to-market strategies joins Infoblox from Palo Alto Networks where he helped grow the firm into a multi-billion-dollar leader in network security.

Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Gupta held senior product leadership roles at Illumio and Juniper Networks. He also co-founded LocalCircles, India’s leading community and public pulse aggregation platform. A prolific inventor, Gupta holds more than two dozen patents and patent applications advancing networking and security across hybrid cloud applications. 

Gupta joins Infoblox, an industry leader in Networking and Security. Infoblox provides robust and secure domain name system (DNS) services that enable global companies to be more proactive in protecting their networks and users while accelerating enterprises’ ability to develop and operate applications across hybrid and multi-cloud environments at scale.

“Infoblox is an undisputed market leader and pioneer in Secure DNS with an ever growing and fanatical customer community. The company’s incredible culture combined with its rich history of innovation has enabled Infoblox to extend its market leadership into hybrid-cloud environments,” commented Mukesh Gupta, Senior Vice President and Chief Products Officer.

“Infoblox’s unique ability to help clients proactively improve their cyber defences with DNS Detection and Response is a true game changer. I’m thrilled to join this amazing team and to bring the next-gen of cloud networking, security and automation solutions to market.”  

What does the appointment mean for Infoblox?

Infoblox’s unique ability to unite networking and security enables NetOps and SecOps teams to share real-time application, user and device context to see and stop critical threats sooner. The unification of NetOps and SecOps is the foundation of the revolutionary DNS Detection and Response (DNSDR) which is a critical component of today’s modern security strategy.  

Scott Harrell, President and Chief Executive Officer at Infoblox
Scott Harrell, President and Chief Executive Officer at Infoblox

“Mukesh brings the ideal blend of experiences to drive Infoblox’s next phase of growth. He possesses a mix of networking and security backgrounds, coupled with entrepreneurial vision and vast domain expertise. I’m confident his passion and commitment to building world-class products and bringing them to market will serve Infoblox well as we look to expand our leadership in security and networking,” said Scott Harrell, President and CEO, Infoblox.

Named a Top 25 Cyber Security Company by The Software Report, Infoblox is leading the way with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network and Security Services. It recently won a Globee Information Technology award for Cloud Security and a best-in-class platform award with Fortress Cyber Security in Networking Security for Infoblox BloxOne(R) Threat Defence. 

As a pioneer and the market share leader in DDI (Domain Name System, DHCP, and IP address management) technology, Infoblox is continuously inventing new solutions and providing new third-party integrations to deliver the world’s most trusted and robust set of network services. Gupta will be leading the charge to take these innovations to new heights.