Certes Networks


Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Headquartered in the U.S. with a global presence in Europe, Middle east and Asia Pacific, Certes Networks has been delivering data security technology solutions to enterprises and governments around the world for over 15 years.

Certes Networks technology is deployed across 1000 customers in nearly 100 countries and is certified for FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria EAL4+. Certes Networks global footprint of organizations using Certes technology has helped customers to meet national, international and industry-specific regulations.

CEO profile

Paul German
Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors

“Organizations need to start thinking differently about data security. The major challenge for a CISO is no longer the network rather the data has to come first. With the launch of Certes Networks Provable Security, our customers can now take actionable steps not only to measure the effectiveness of their security strategy but to gain deep insight into how to enhance their security posture and enforce policy.”
Paul is an experienced and customer-focused CEO with over 20 years of experience in selling, marketing, implementing and supporting networking and security technologies. Paul prides himself in building great teams and in knowing the right team will ultimately make a company successful.

Paul joined Certes in January 2015 where he initially led the EMEA region before becoming CEO.Prior, Paul founded a VoIP Security company which successfully established itself as the first Freemium VoIP Security vendor in the market obtaining over 500 product downloads in its first 12 months.

From 2008 – 2011 Paul ran the EMEA region for Sipera successfully growing the business in the region from zero revenue in 2008 to being the top performing region for the company on acquisition by Avaya in 2011.

Paul has held roles in financial services companies such as Lehman Brothers and BNP Paribas, as a technology executive owning and managing networking and security technologies. Paul also spent three years with Cisco working in the Service provider line of business selling to Worldcom (Verizon).

Paul is a graduate of Brunel University, London.

Certes Networks


scroll up now print page now