Vice President, Security Solutions Marketing, IXIAFred Kost is the Vice President of Security Solutions at Ixia. Kost is responsible for managing and marketing the Ixia security and enterprise portfolio. Prior to Ixia, he was head of product marketing for Check Point Software. He has over 15 years of experience in the information security field, and speaks frequently on information security. He has also held leadership positions and has extensive experience in security with companies such as Cisco, Symantec, nCircle, Blue Lane Technologies and Recourse Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.