Derek Granath
Senior Director, Product and Technical Marketing

Derek has more than 25 years of product marketing and product management experience with a focus on high-performance enterprise and service provider networking systems. At Aruba, an HPE company, he leads the product and technical marketing teams responsible for SD-WAN and SASE positioning for the SD-WAN portfolio including the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform, acquired with Silver Peak.

Before joining Silver Peak as VP, Product and Technical Marketing, Derek held a number of senior product management and marketing positions at networking companies including Extreme Networks, ConSentry Networks, Woven Systems, Brocade, and Cisco Systems via the Stratacom acquisition. Derek holds a BSEE from Stanford University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Posts (10)

SASE

SASE: SD-WAN First or Security First?

Learn how to begin your SASE journey with WAN and Security Transformation Read More

Tags:

  • ClearPass
  • ClearPass Device Insight
  • SASE
  • SD-WAN

IoT

Mobility and SD-WAN: Is SD-WAN the Super Glue That Will Bring 5G and All the Edges Together?

Learn how the adoption of 5G and edge computing will drive higher expectations from end users and enterprises for an always-on, high performing network and applications. Read More

Tags:

  • 5G
  • Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN
  • Edge-to-Cloud
  • SD-WAN

SASE

SASE Doesn’t Completely Address IoT Security

Learn why enterprises need to augment SASE with Identity/Role-based Access for the highest IoT device security. Read More

Tags:

  • SASE
  • SD-WAN
  • Zero Trust Security

SASE

Automate Best-of-Breed SASE Deployments with Integrated Orchestration

An enterprise can start with SD-WAN or with cloud-security but ultimately, both must be transformed to realize the maximum benefits of the cloud. Read More

Tags:

  • SASE
  • SD-WAN

SASE

SASE vs. SD-WAN – It’s NOT Either Or!

Get clarification on some common misinterpretations of SASE: what it is and what it isn’t as it relates to the wide area network (WAN). Read More

Tags:

  • SASE
  • SD-WAN

SASE

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SASE – But Were Afraid to Ask!

Our first video defines and describes SASE and discusses why we need to transform WAN and security architectures. By transforming both WAN and security architectures with SASE, enterprises can ensure direct... Read More

Tags:

  • SASE
  • SD-Branch
  • SD-WAN

Aruba Unplugged

Aruba Recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAN Edge Infrastructure for EdgeConnect’s Customer Experiences

A huge thank you to all of our customers, as well as the entire Aruba team and global channel partners for improving day-to-day customer experiences and business outcomes with Aruba EdgeConnect. Read More

Tags:

  • Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Gartner
  • SD-WAN

SASE

SASE and the Peanut Butter Cup – A Fable

Like the peanut butter cup so readily available in the bright orange wrapper, sometimes good enough is. However, when it comes to your enterprise network and security, you should never be forced to settle... Read More

Tags:

  • Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN
  • SASE
  • SD-WAN

SASE

SASE: One Year Later

As interest in SASE increases and SD-WAN solutions mature, cloud-first enterprises can confidently begin their SASE journey today with Aruba. Read More

Tags:

  • Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN
  • Network Design
  • Network Security
  • SASE
  • SD-WAN
  • Security

SD-WAN

Top 7 Considerations When Choosing an SD-WAN Vendor and Platform

The top seven considerations to keep in mind when evaluating and selecting your SD-WAN vendor and platform. Read More