Dr. Parag Pruthi
NIKSUN Founder, Chairman & CEO
Dr. Pruthi is the founder of NIKSUN INC. Dr. Pruthi brings over twenty-three years expertise in network security, surveillance, data warehousing/mining and systems performance evaluation. Based upon his doctoral research on the use of Chaos theory to model high variability phenomenon in networking, Dr. Pruthi along with notable colleagues in the industry developed unique methods of analyzing network traffic enabling a scalable and integrated approach to network security and performance.

At NIKSUN, Dr. Pruthi drives the vision and strategic thinking for the company. His goals are to create a unified and holistic solution for end-to-end network security while guaranteeing end-to-end service delivery requirements. The novel approach to solving this complex and long standing open challenge has been a revolutionary approach integrating successfully seemingly disparate scientific disciplines such as chaos theory data warehousing, data mining, parallel processing and hierarchical distributed computing. It is his belief that only by using such advanced and novel techniques will one be able to develop capabilities for advanced control of network systems and services ensuring the highest levels of security without sacrificing end-to-end performance objectives.

Over the past decade, Dr. Pruthi has led NIKSUN from a garage startup to a profitable enterprise. With customers ranging all over the globe from financial institutions to governments, the broad ranging applicability of NIKSUN’s technology has not even reached a fraction of the addressable market. Dr. Pruthi's goal is to continue to use sound business fundamentals to lead NIKSUN to address the broader markets by constantly innovating a well-defined set of security and performance solutions.

Prior to founding NIKSUN, Dr. Pruthi was at Bellcore, Telcordia and other research institutions. In his prior career; he was instrumental in developing leading edge tools for large-scale collection and analysis of data from production carrier and enterprise networks. His expertise stems from solving important problems in security, telephony, broadband and wireless network management.

Dr. Pruthi holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and a Master's in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate in Telecommunications from The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. His thesis was titled "An Application of Chaotic Maps to Packet Traffic Modeling" which was the first thesis in applying chaotic and fractal of self-similar systems to accurately model the seemingly erratic nature of network traffic.