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Edgewise Has Redefined Network Security For The Cloud

Edgewise Networks is revolutionizing network security by proactively preventing application compromise and attack progression by network-borne threats. Edgewise provides Trusted Application Networking for the cloud and data center to protect where firewalls fail. We prevent progression of network-borne threats by allowing only trusted applications to communicate over approved network paths. Using machine learning, Edgewise recommends and prioritizes optimal policies to eliminate 98% of the network attack surface and protect the rest.


Peter Smith

Founder and CEO

Peter Smith, Edgewise Founder and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur who built and deployed Harvard University’s first NAC system before it became a security category. Peter brings a security practitioner’s perspective to Edgewise with more than ten years of expertise as an infrastructure and security architect of data centers and customer-hosting environments for Harvard University, Endeca Technologies (Oracle), American Express, Fidelity UK, Bank of America, and Nike. Most recently, Peter was on the founding team at Infinio Systems where he led product and technology strategy.

Harry Sverdlove

Founder and CTO

Harry Sverdlove, Edgewise’s Chief Technology Officer, was previously CTO of Carbon Black, where he was the key driving force behind their industry-leading endpoint security platform. Earlier in his career, Harry was principal research scientist for McAfee, Inc., where he supervised the architecture of crawlers, spam detectors and link analyzers. Prior to that, Harry was director of engineering at Compuware Corporation (formerly NuMega), and principal architect for Rational Software, where he designed the core automation engine for Rational Robot.

Tom Hickman

VP Engineering

Edgewise is Tom’s eighth startup. Past roles have included Director of Global Sourcing at Iron Mountain where he built and maintained a global outsourcing center of excellence, and VP Engineering at My Perfect Gig, an agile development firm that built data-filled search and analytic software. Most recently, Hickman served as VP Engineering at Veracode where he helped grow Veracode from a single product company to a multi-product security platform that was acquired by CA Technologies for $600 million.

Nagraj Seshadri

VP Marketing

Prior to launching Edgewise from stealth, Nagraj has held marketing leadership roles at high-growth startups. At Utimaco (acquired by Sophos for $314m) he helped launch a new mobile data protection solution. At Dynatrace (acquired by Compuware for $256m), he helped launch its new generation application performance management solution. Nagraj led marketing at ThreatGRID, which was acquired by Cisco. Most recently at Recorded Future he positioned the company as a leader in real-time threat intelligence, driving revenue to $20m.

Dr. John O’Neil

Chief Data Scientist

John O’Neil is the Data Scientist at Edgewise Networks. He writes and designs software for data analysis and analytics, search engines, natural language processing and machine learning. He has a PhD in linguistics from Harvard University, and is the author of more than twenty papers in Computer Science, Linguistics, and associated fields, and has given talks at numerous professional and academic conferences.

What's in the name Edgewise?

An “Edgewise” View for Better Security. Edgewise believes you can and must have both protection and agility for your critical business infrastructure. To thwart attackers, you need to minimize your visible attack surface — revealing only an “edgewise” view of your network — and protect exposed business applications.
Our Investors

406 Ventures

“Peter and Harry have the ideal blend of vision, experience and drive that we look for in entrepreneurs to address the large and complex problem of securing cloud and data center networks. Edgewise’s patent-pending technology — Trusted Application Networking — goes beyond today’s network security models to provide radically new and simpler protection for the cloud and data center”
Maria Cirino , Co-Founder and Managing Partner


“We are thrilled to partner with Peter and Harry as they fill a void in the network security market to protect cloud and data center applications. In addition to creating an outstanding security company, they are committed to building a thriving community of technology startups in the Boston region”
Jeff Fagnan , Founder and General Partner


“As soon as Pillar met Peter and Harry, we knew they were onto something that could totally change the face of enterprise security. Together, they have decades of industry experience, but manage to remain unencumbered by traditional thinking. Edgewise approaches enterprise security from an entirely new angle, taking a Trusted Application Networking approach, something no other company is poised to do as well”
Jamie Goldstein , Founder and Partner

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