CEO and Co-Founder
“ Hopen is a recognized pioneer in the SSL-VPN market and technology space. An experienced engineering leader and technologist in networking and security, Hopen was the co-founder and CTO for Aventail Corporation, later acquired by SonicWall (SNWL). ”
Chris Hopen brings more than 20 years of experience as an engineering leader and technologist in networking and security. Prior to HomePipe, Chris was the co-founder and chief technical officer for Aventail Corporation, which was acquired by SonicWall (SNWL). Recognized as a leader, Chris pioneered the SSL-VPN market and technology solution space. His accomplishments include network security-related patents and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) publications as well as being named one of the top 50 IT executives in the service provider sector by InfoWorld. Chris holds a B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics and Economics from Western Washington University and actively works with the W.W.U School of Business and Computer Science Advisory Board.