Powering an Architectural Security Transformation
We’re on a mission to make enterprises thrive in a world without boundaries
Founded in 2018 and led by industry veterans from Cisco, Qualys, and Viptela, Elisity is helping companies redefine security and access in a world transformed by cloud, mobility, and connected devices. The team has been designing, building, marketing and selling products in the network and security space for over 25 years.
Rounding out the Elisity team, the company has a world renowned Board of Directors and an equally strong Board of Advisors. These industry visionaries have funded, built, and led companies in all areas of technology.
We are redefining enterprise security and access.
Elisity Cognitive Trust is a new security paradigm that combines Zero Trust Network Access and an AI-enabled Software Defined Perimeter. With this transformational approach enterprises can proactively protect their data and assets while ensuring access without compromise to any application, data, or device, by any user, anywhere.
CPO / Co-Founder
Burjiz’s experience as a leader and technology visionary spans 23 years with deep roots in networking, cloud transformation, and enterprise software. Prior to Elisity, Burjiz led many of Cisco’s best recognized routing and switching product groups with teams of 15 to 300 people. Burjiz is an Internet Task Force (IETF) author and patent holder for technologies ranging from routing, switching, and predictive cloud management.
Burjiz earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University, India, and his masters in Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University. He also holds a General Management degree from Harvard Business School.
James is an experienced go-to-market network and security infrastructure executive with a 20+ year track record building and scaling companies. After starting his career at Check Point Software, James moved to progressively larger leadership roles at Cisco, Viptela, and Aviatrix. His experience includes leading go-to-market strategy for Viptela from pre-launch through the sale to Cisco in 2017.
Sundher brings extensive experience taking innovative networking technologies from concept to multimillion-dollar portfolio product. Sundher is responsible for technology, vision, and architecture for Elisity Cognitive Trust. Previously, Sundher was a Senior Network Architect at Cisco, where he developed industry-leading fast converging access networks and cloud solutions, as well as led many of the company’s enterprise, service provider, and ACI Solutions.
Sundher is a pioneer in Automatic Protection Switching and Ethernet Virtual Circuit technologies and holds multiple patents across enterprise, service provider, and DC areas for Cisco. Sundher holds a Masters of Engineering in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
VP of Product Management
Shiva brings 25 years of diverse product leadership and operational experience in security, cloud, and SaaS environments. Previously, Shiva was VP of Products and Marketing at Qualys, where he drove P&L and customer acquisition for the Qualys Visibility and Control portfolio. He was also instrumental in driving key innovations for the Cisco Security Portfolio and F5 Software and Cloud Portfolio. Shiva has led the development of product from the ground up for numerous security startups.
VP of Sales and Marketing
Matt brings a 20+ year track record of success that includes sales and technical leadership positions at Cisco, Viptela, and Open Systems. Matt has strong experience growing companies in all phases of the technology lifecycle, and is a powerful communicator about the benefits of adopting disruptive technologies for business transformation.
VP of Engineering/Co-Founder
Srini has nearly 20 years of experience in Networking, Virtualization, Security, and currently heads Engineering at Elisity. He specializes in building Virtual Networking Products in the Datacenter and in Hybrid Cloud Platforms.
Srini joins from Cisco, where he was Principal Engineer and led teams that included Cisco’s Insieme’s Application Virtual Switch, Application Virtual Edge, and Vpod. He was an early developer of Cisco’s flagship virtual switching product, Nexus 1000V which currently has more than 10,000 customers. Srini holds seven patents in Networking and Virtualization and holds a Master’s in Computer Science from Arizona State University.
Khalid is the founder and CEO of Graphiant. Prior to Graphiant, Khalid was the Co-founder and CTO of Viptela, acquired by Cisco for 610 million dollars. At viptlea he was responsible for driving the architecture and technology vison. Prior to Viptela he worked at Cisco for 17 years. Khalid is widely regarded as a visionary in routing protocols and large-scale network architectures. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has played an instrumental role in architecting networks for Global Tier-1 carriers, Fortune 100 companies, and the healthcare industry. He has been awarded the pinnacle of Cisco certifications: Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) and Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE). While working at Hewlett-Packard, he was honored as Distinguished Technologist, and he created the vision for the company’s Next-Generation Datacenter and Wide Area Network architectures. Raza holds multiple patents in routing and security protocol and is the author of a book titled “Large-Scale IP Network Solutions”.
Board of Directors
Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Atlantic Bridge
Chief Customer Experience Officer, Pure Storage
CEO, BMC Software