VC-backed VibeSec names new board member

VibeSec said Thursday that it has named David Chavez to its board of directors. Chavez currently works in Avaya‘s CTO office where he serves as a vice president. With offices in Israel and Pennsylvania, VibeSec, which is backed by Battery Ventures, ProSeed, T-Venture and Vertex, is a provider of enterprise unified communications cyber security and fraud prevention solutions.


PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwired – Nov 21, 2013) – VibeSec Inc., the leading provider of Cyber Security and Fraud Prevention solutions for enterprise Unified Communications, today announced that industry veteran David Chavez has been named a member of its Board of Directors.
Chavez currently serves as Vice President in Avaya’s Office of the CTO. He brings more than 24 years of professional experience and holds numerous U.S. and international patents. David is responsible for Avaya’s market-leading IP communications architecture and led the creation of the next generation Avaya Aura architecture.
Since joining AT&T Bell Labs in 1989 and then following successor companies, Lucent & Avaya, David secured a number of influential management and contributor roles, including the development of next generation communication platforms. Previously, he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from New Mexico State University and a master’s degree in mathematics from Colorado State University. David’s work has received significant recognition, including the Lucent International Award for Excellence and multiple nominations for the MIT Lemelson Award. This year David was one of the inventors recognized with a 2013 Thomas Alva Edison award for innovation.
“We are delighted to have a recognized industry expert such as David on our board and I am confident that VibeSec will benefit greatly from his vast knowledge of the market and its needs,” said Shimon Gruper, CEO and Chairman at VibeSec. “With ever-growing Cyber attacks targeting both enterprises and government agencies, IP telephony is obviously a hot target. David’s appointment to our board reinforces the uniqueness and power of VibeSec’s UC Security and Fraud Prevention solutions.”
“VibeSec helps customers address growing Cyber security concerns on their IP Communication infrastructure,” said David Chavez. “It’s an area I find exciting — much like the invention of Session Border Controllers a few years ago.”
About VibeSec
VibeSec Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for enterprise Unified Communications Cyber Security and Fraud Prevention. By securing enterprise IP Telephony and UC systems, VibeSec’s solutions prevent major financial damages due to hacking attacks and toll fraud, protect privacy of customer communications and intellectual property, and enable compliance with regulations and corporate governance practices. Serving the multi-billion Enterprise IP Telephony and Unified Communications markets, VibeSec Vigilance™, the company’s flagship product, breaks through the existing technology barriers and provides strong and comprehensive protection of enterprise IP Telephony and Unified Communications with unprecedented ease of use and low TCO. VibeSec was established in 2009 and is backed by leading venture capital firms, including Battery Ventures, ProSeed, T-Venture and Vertex. Visit