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Sreekanth Ravi, Co-Founder, Chairman, And CEO Of Code Green Networks

Coming off the success of his previous company, Internet security provider SonicWall, this serial entrepreneur launched Code Green Networks in 2004 to focus on content security and regulatory compliance.

Larry Greenemeier

April 15, 2006

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Sreekanth Ravi -- Co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Code Green Networks

Photograph by Jeffery Newbury

Sreekanth Ravi
Co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Code Green Networks
Interview by Larry Greenemeier


Help For The Clueless
Ravi stumbled upon the idea for Code Green Networks when he realized that "large companies have no clue as to the data leaving their networks."


Brush With The Law
The first version of SonicWall's Web content filtering, VPN, and firewall platform was called Interpol. "Before long, we got a call from the real Interpol. They didn't like us using the name, so we had to change it."


Trend Bucker
Although Ravi is a native of Hyderabad, Code Green decided not to open an office in India. "The infrastructure in India isn't sound, and there's a high attrition rate, so we're bucking the outsourcing trend."


Strong Vision
Ravi visits India twice a year and has invested in the stem cell research at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, which does research for ocular implants to help the blind. "Indians are predisposed to diabetes and glaucoma. If you can't see in India, you lose dignity and self respect."


Good Karma
Ravi and his wife, Sharmila, had a scuba diving trip to the Maldives planned for late 2004, but they canceled at the last minute. If they hadn't, they would have been there when the deadly tsunami hit. "We still thank our lucky stars for this, because that country was just devastated."

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