Michael Xie has more than 15 years of experience in the network security industry. Previously, he held positions as software director and architect for NetScreen. He was honored with the 2009 Tech Innovator Awards by Everything Channel's CRN. He was also named a 2006 Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and a Top Technology Innovator by VARBusiness Magazine in 2004. Michael has an M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Manitoba, as well as M.S. degrees in automobile engineering from Tsinghua University.