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Redefining Hybrid Cloud Security With Zero Trust Networking


Peter Smith

Founder and CEO

Peter Smith is the Vice President of Secure Workload Communications at Zscaler. Peter, a serial entrepreneur, was previously the Founder and CEO of Edgewise, a pioneer in zero trust segmentation for cloud and data centers, now acquired by Zscaler. Peter regularly advises leading customers on transforming their infrastructure and security architecture. Peter holds several zero trust-related patents and is a frequent speaker on zero trust strategy and implementation.

Harry Sverdlove

Founder and CTO

Harry Sverdlove is Chief Technologist of Workload Segmentation at Zscaler. Harry was previously the Founder and CTO of Edgewise, a pioneer in zero trust segmentation for cloud and data centers. Earlier, Harry was the 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.

Nagraj Seshadri

VP Partnerships & Marketing

Nagraj Seshadri is the Senior Director of Marketing at Zscaler. Formerly, Nagraj was VP of Marketing at Edgewise which he launched from stealth, positioned the startup as a zero trust pioneer and drove customer adoption. Edgewise was acquired by Zscaler. Previously, Nagraj held marketing leadership roles at multiple startups driving them to success including Recorded Future (acquired by Insight Partners), Utimaco (acquired by Sophos), Dynatrace (acquired by Compuware) and ThreatGRID (acquired by Cisco).

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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