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

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

Junaid Islam is the CTO and 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 Solutions Architecture

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.

Gregory Ness

VP of Marketing

Gregory Ness is the VP Marketing of Vidder and 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 Dev

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 Khadagvasla from where he graduated with a BSc.

Josh Pollock

Director of Sales

Josh Pollock has 25 years of experience working with Fortune 1000 companies as a sales engineer, regional sales manager, and a leader of sales organizations. He has contributed to notable companies such as Attensity, an In-Q-Tel company; KACE Networks, acquired by Dell in 2010; Kaseya, acquired by Insight in 2013; Imperva, and RSA. One of the earliest Cisco CCNEs, Josh has broad knowledge across networking, endpoint management, artificial intelligence, and security. He understands the technology, customer needs, and  customer constraints. He holds a BS in Business Management, and an MBA in IT Management from University of Phoenix.

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