By early 2014 both signature and sandbox technologies consistently failed to detect polymorphic malware and exploits. More importantly, because these technologies were not designed to detect post infection Data Exfiltration and Socially Engineered Attacks (SEAs), companies were completely defenseless against this entire class of threat.
we realized that as humans, the techniques we used to discover and understand attacks were
very different from the rules coded into cyber security products.
As humans we were able to
We set out to solve these problems. The result is the
Before founding SlashNext, Atif spent nine years at FireEye as a senior scientist, where he was one of the main architects of FireEye’s core malware detection technology. He has spent most of his career on the front lines of the war against cybercrime.
He has worked with law enforcement and other global organizations to take down some of the world’s biggest malware networks including Rustock, Srizbi, Pushdo and Grum botnets. Atif’s natural product sense has contributed greatly to SlashNext’s flagship Active Cyber Defense System. He has driven the creation of an extremely powerful tool that is at once elegant, functional and simple to use.
Seamus Meagher is a technology sales veteran whose experience spans leadership roles at industry defining software and hardware companies such as Silicon Image, Transmeta, Red Hat, and VocalTec Communications. Prior to becoming VP of Worldwide Sales at SlashNext he was the VP of Worldwide Sales and an Executive Officer at Silicon Image (SIMG). Prior to joining Silicon Image, Seamus was Director of North America Sales at Transmeta Corporation (TMTA), a developer of innovative software based CPUs.
Before Transmeta Seamus was one of first sales people at Red Hat where he held the position of Director of Sales and was personally responsible for selling the industry's first Enterprise Linux support contracts. He also helped establish Red Hat’s subscription service product offering which then led to one of the biggest IPOs in history (RHAT). Seamus started his career in technology sales at VocalTec Communications, the company who invented and patented the first Voice over IP software.
Jack Miller brings more than 25 years overall experience and 18 years experience as a CISO from a variety of industries to SlashNext, including Financial services, International transportation, public sector, professional services, chemical distribution and power generation/electric utility. Prior to SlashNext, Jack held an executive in residence role at Norwest Venture Partners where he contributed to the SlashNext evaluation and funding decision. Jack served as CISO at American Automobile Association (AAA - Auto Club Enterprises), Orange County and Riverside County, the 5th and 11thlargest counties in the U.S. respectively and Corporate Information Security Officer at Pacific Life Insurance (Company). Under his leadership, Jack ensured that the organizations never experienced a significant breach during his tenure and he became an expert in regulatory compliance, a subject on which he is frequently invited to provide advisement and publicly speak. Jack Miller has authored a cybersecurity patent, security bylines for numerous technology publications and speaks regularly at industry conferences and events. He holds degrees in Marine Engineering and Transportation Logistics from the US Merchant Marine Academy.
Norwest Venture Partners is a global venture capital and growth equity investment firm that manages more than $6 billion in capital. The firm targets early to late stage venture and growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including: technology, information services, business services, financial services, consumer products/services and healthcare. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Norwest has offices in San Francisco and New York, and subsidiaries in Mumbai and Bengaluru, India and Herzelia, Israel. The firm has funded more than 600 companies since inception.
Founded in 2013, Wing Venture Capital is the best-of-breed venture capital firm devoted to early-stage, long-term company building in business technology. Wing emphasizes craftsmanship over volume, and engages deeply with founders to help them create companies that matter. The body of work of Wing’s award-winning team spans more than two decades and dozens of successful early-stage companies, 16 of which went on to achieve billion-dollar-plus outcomes following IPOs or acquisitions.
Promod has 25 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as senior managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners. Promod joined Norwest in 1990, and has invested in more than 70 companies since he began his venture career. His investments have been worth more than $40B in aggregate exit value to date, as 25 of his portfolio companies have gone public and 37 have been acquired (or have gone public and been acquired).
In 2014 and 2016, Forbes recognized Promod as a “Hall of Fame” investor. 2016 marked Promod’s twelfth appearance on the annual Forbes Midas List, including 2004, when he was ranked the #1 venture capitalist based on performance over the previous decade. In 2006, Promod was presented with a Global Leadership award from NASSCOM, and he was honored with the 2011 SV Forum Visionary Award based on his outstanding achievements and contributions to the technology industry.
Gaurav Garg is a Founding Partner of Wing. Gaurav is a board member at several private technology companies, including Cohesity, Shape Security, and Instart Logic. He incubated and helped build FireEye (IPO 2013), Ruckus Wireless (IPO 2012), and Jasper (Acquired 2016) into significant businesses, serving as a board member at each for more than ten years.
Gaurav has served on the boards of several other companies, including some that staged successful exits via IPOs or acquisitions such as NetScaler (Acquired 2005) and MobileIron (IPO 2014). He also worked extensively with, and co-sponsored investments in, Aruba (IPO 2007) and RingCentral (IPO 2013).