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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

Vice President of 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

Vice President of 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 double-digit millions.

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.

Awards and Recognitions
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Edgewise Networks Named a May 2018 Cool Vendor in Security and Risk Management Software for Technology and Service Providers by Gartner

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 stop 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

406 Ventures

“Edgewise has managed to take an extremely complex problem and solve it in a simple, yet extraordinarily powerful way. Edgewise is highly differentiated, incredibly simple and one of the most effective and innovative approaches to advanced network security I’ve seen in a long time.”
Maria Cirino , Co-Founder and Managing Partner


“Edgewise has automated the process of microsegmenting a network with such an elegant, simple solution, that it’s as easy as a single click, and it’s done in a matter of seconds. I cannot overstate how astonishing this is. It’s what excited us in the beginning and continues to excite us today.”
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 Zero Trust Networking approach, something no other company is poised to do as well”
Jamie Goldstein , Founder and Partner

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