Vidder Is Changing The Way That The Enterprise Thinks About Security.
Vidder Is Changing The Way That
The Enterprise Thinks About Security.

About Us

Vidder is changing how modern day enterprises approach security in the increasingly untrusted and diverse IT landscape. The company’s PrecisionAccess™ solution provides trusted and unified access control across internal networks, clouds, and external users. Security is enhanced by continually ensuring that only trusted devices used by strongly authenticated users can ever see and access trusted applications. Cost and complexity are reduced via a single layer of software-defined enforcement for IT, and a transparent experience for users. Vidder customers include enterprises and government entities who are solving difficult security problems while gaining agility and cutting costs.

Managed by a team of experienced security and networking executives, Vidder is a privately-held corporation headquartered in Campbell, CA.


Our Leadership Team

Mark Hoover, CEO at Vidder

Mark Hoover

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Hoover has been involved in the technology and market development of security and networking technologies over a period of almost 30 years, including Firewalls, VPNs, IP routing, ATM, Gigabit Ethernet Switching, and load balancers. Most recently, he has been a Venture Partner at Woodside Fund for two years. Prior to that he was the president of Acuitive, a strategic marketing consulting firm that helped define product and market strategies for start-ups, including Brocade, Alteon Websystems, Netscreen, Maverick Semiconductor, Redline Networks, and many others. He started his career at AT&T Bell Labs and moved to SynOptics/Bay Networks before founding Acuitive.

Junaid Islam, President and CTO at Vidder

Junaid Islam

President and CTO

Junaid Islam is the founder of Vidder and has over 25 years of experience in developing network and security protocols. Prior to founding Vidder, Junaid founded Bivio Networks which was the first Gigabit speed software-based security platform in the industry. Earlier in his career Junaid helped create networking protocols such as Frame Relay, ATM and MPLS while at StrataCom and Cisco. Currently, Junaid is the Co-chair of the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) Working Group at the Cloud Security Alliance.

Brent Bilger, VP of Product Management

Brent Bilger

VP of Product Management

Brent Bilger has been involved in the definition and implementation of security and networking products for over 25 years, including Firewalls, IDS/IPS, vulnerability management, configuration compliance, privileged access management, identity and access management, and IP routing. Most recently, he was an Executive in Residence at US Venture Partners. Prior to that he was the vice president of marketing at CloudPassage, a leading security SaaS company for elastic clouds. Other companies he’s been involved with, in either an operational or consulting role, include FastSoft, Nicira, Altor Networks, Force10 Networks, MMC Networks, and Cisco Systems. He holds an AB in Math and BE in Engineering from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and an ME from Cornell University.

Greg Ness, VP of Marketing

Gregory Ness

VP of Marketing

Gregory Ness has over 30 years of experience in marketing technology B2B and consumer products and services. Prior to Vidder, Greg was VP Marketing at cloud migration pioneer CloudVelox. Before CloudVelox he held marketing leadership positions at Vantage Data Centers, Infoblox (BLOX), BlueLane Technologies (VMW), Redline Networks (JNPR), IntruVert (INTC) and ShoreTel (SHOR). He has a BA from Reed College and an MA from The University of Texas at Austin. He has spoken on virtualization, networking, security and cloud computing topics at numerous conferences including CiscoLive, Interop and Future in Review.

Anurag Dave, Sr. Director of Automotive & IoT Business Development

Anurag Dave

VP of Business Development

Anurag Dave has over 25 years of experience in operations, engineering, sales, and management in the domains of information security, mission critical systems engineering, telecom, and defense electronics. A multi-geo professional, Anurag has held leadership positions in strategic business development in the USA, India, APAC and the Middle East. Earlier, as a sales leader at GlobalLogic Inc. he helped incubate its foray into the automotive segment. Prior to that, at Hughes Systique Corp., he set up its business in Asia and the Far East. Anurag holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from IIT, Madras and a degree in EE from the Naval College of Engineering of the Indian Navy. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla from where he graduated with a BSc.

Rajesh Patel

VP of Engineering

Rajesh has over 23 years of experience in software product development. He has co-founded two startups. Trlokom was a DARPA-funded security startup and one of the first companies to sandbox an application. This innovative approach to sandboxing Internet Explorer won his company a Datamation Product of the Year award in Enterprise Security. Intigma, the other startup he co-founded, was acquired by Emptoris. Rajesh received his Bachelors in Engineering Physics from IIT Bombay and holds two MS degrees – Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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