Spreadsheets are Obsolete with Automated IP Address Management (IPAM)
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2012 – 6connect, the first network automation platform to help usher in IPv6, today announced that Anna Claiborne has joined the company as VP of Engineering to drive further product development. The 6connect software suite helps network operators gain control of their IPv4 networks in preparation for the migration to IPv6 by automating multiple core administration tasks.
Claiborne has an extensive background in security and software development which includes a successful tenure at Terremark, where as a Product Manager for Security Services, she oversaw product development and product line management for Managed Security Services. With a passion for solving complex problems in technology, Anna has been a penetration tester and worked as a developer on numerous applications including high volume credit card processing and medical billing programs. In 2004 Anna co-founded Prolexic Technologies, the world’s largest and most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider.
Anna Claiborne is very active in the security and networking communities and has spoken on many topics surrounding DDoS. She currently serves on the Peering Forum Board and is frequently involved in activities with the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG).
“Spreadsheets are obsolete, especially because IP Address Management (IPAM) becomes substantially more complex and dynamic with the introduction of IPv6 and virtualization,” said Anna. “Automation is imperative to both long-term network management and security. 6connect has an exciting vision and the industry and operational expertise to become the leader in secure network automation.”
“Having Anna Claiborne on our team is inspiring,” said Richard Donaldson, CEO and Co-founder of 6connect. “She knows how to deliver software that satisfies customer input and brings a lot of creativity to her job as VP of Engineering.” 6connect is continuing to hire and recently moved into its new corporate headquarters in Redwood City, Calif.
6connect was founded in 2009 to solve the increasing complexity of network management through the introduction of commercial grade automation software. 6connect’s network expertise is well suited to helping all network operations teams get control of their IPv4 networks in preparation for the migration to IPv6.
Clients in production with 6connect IP address management, Domain Name Server (DNS) and Peering automation tools include ISPs of all sizes from Tier 1 to regional ISPs, Hosting & Cloud companies, SaaS, and Enterprises around the world.
The 6connect team has a unique background in building and maintaining networks of all sizes as well as in depth IPv6 expertise for both public and private enterprises, coupled with experience in managing networks for data centers, collocation and major hosting/service providers. With customers such as AboveNet, Oi Brazilian Telecom and Twitter, 6connect is building on its pole position as the leading provider of IP Address and Network Management Tools to service providers and large enterprises.
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