Last Friday I moved my personal belongings from my office at ipoque over to my new office at Adyton Systems.
This was officially my last day in the company I devoted my professional life to over the last seven years.
And what an amazing experience it has been! I am grateful to my partners who founded the company with me and provided guidance and support over these years. And I am thankful to all our employees who helped build ipoque to become the great company it is today. I wish everybody the best of luck and a great future.
It was a tough decision to leave ipoque for good. Two things have made it easier for me. Firstly, I am extremely confident that ipoque will continue to grow and prosper – with the best of two worlds, the start-up mentality from ipoque and the experience and security from Rohde & Schwarz, which is reflected in the mixed management team. Secondly, Adyton Systems, the new company we have founded and I will lead as CEO, will maintain strong ties with ipoque. Adyton's next-generation firewall uses ipoque's DPI technology for its application control. And Rohde & Schwarz has invested in Adyton and become a shareholder and partner.
But one thing will never change. Even though I will focus on Adyton Systems over the next years, ipoque will always remain My First Company.
Wow, big news indeed! Biologically speaking, our bodies regenerate its cells every 7 years. So in truth, you could not physically prevent this change from happening. Change is good! as they say.
Change is good, Victor is right about that, but you can't deny we had a great time here over the last years. And so I'm sure you'll miss us a bit and stop by from time to time!
You certainly have the background to develop new, creative solutions in cyber security ;-)
Maybe our paths will cross again?
I am very impressed what you have reached in seven years. Therfore I wish you the same enthusiasm and energy for your next step.