Aubrey Merchant-Dest has 27 years of experience in Network and Systems/Sales Engineering in both Carrier (fixed and mobile) and Enterprise environments. Prior to joining Solera Networks in 2011, he held SE positions at Qosmos, Ellacoya Networks, CloudShield and iPolicy Networks with a focus on security, traffic engineering/management, and network analytics. He has an in-depth and hands-on understanding of networking from layer two through seven. While at Solera Networks he supported both Commercial and Government business and played a key role in winning large key customers in the Financial and Government sectors. With a total of nine years in Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), his key focus is on how DPI helps solve key issues related to network visibility/context and security analytics. Merchant-Desk is currently the Director of Cyber Security Strategy at Blue Coat Systems.