David Goeckeler, senior vice president and general manager of Networking and Security, at Cisco has been promoted to executive vice president.

Mr. Goeckeler will continue to lead a global team of over 20,000 engineers responsible for networking and security technology development and market strategy, said the company in a statement.

Mr. Goeckeler is a 17-year veteran of Cisco. He has held leadership roles across the Security, Enterprise and Service Provider markets.

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