Ashwin Rana is Sr. Product Manager at Alcatel-Lucent responsible for strategy and execution of Session Border Controller Products in Plano, Texas. Ashwin brings over 19 years of experience in Security and IP session management products like Session Border Controller, Security Gateway (VPN Concentrator), Load Balancer and Session Manager to Alcatel-Lucent. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent Ashwin was Sr. Director of Product Management and Systems Architecture for Security product business line at AudioCodes/Netrake. Ashwin brings wealth of knowledge and experience in Security, VoIP and IP Inter-networking technologies. Ashwin started his career in processor design at Cyrix Corporation and was responsible for cache and bus architecture of next generation high performance, super-scalar, super-pipelined x86 microprocessors. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas and earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering at the Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, Gujarat, India. Ashwin also holds 11 patents in the areas of network processors, lawful interception and network Security and has published paper on the SIP security in Bell Lab’s Technical Journal.