Virsec was founded with a principle of stopping the endless cycle of reactionary security based on signatures and pattern matching. Our belief is that this model, no matter how much data or compute cycles you throw at it, is destined to leave you on your back foot with respect to malicious actors and sophisticated hackers. Testament to this is that even with all the investment companies have made in security over the past decade, even the top logos and defense organizations are being breached and publicly disgraced. It’s our belief that our distinctive approach of securing mission-critical applications as close to the processor and application process space as possible allows us to see and prevent exploits that are core to the most sophisticated cyber attacks known today. We’re founded on a principle of not employing signatures to achieve highly accurate and cost-effective next-generation security. Our mission is to end data breaches, cyber-espionage and insider theft, in support of a vision that all enterprises can operate safely and agilely on the Web and in their internal environments.
Virsec is made up of leading experts and professionals from various disciplines including network security, semi-conductors, embedded systems and real-time memory systems. The Virsec leadership team includes a broad experience base across all sizes of high technology organizations, and in both domestic and international arenas. Members of the Virsec team have decades of experience in shipping products and innovative technology in technical and leadership positions at Intel, AMD, Cisco, Juniper, Dell, NextGen, BMC Software, as well a long list of high-growth and successful start-up organizations.
Virsec’s ARMAS™ solution is built on a patented ability to create AppMAPS of interpreted web applications and the underlying binaries that run the applications.
Atiq RazaExecutive Chairman and CEO
Atiq Raza is the Chairman & CEO of Virsec Systems, Inc. Mr. Raza is an industry veteran and has been working in engineering leadership and senior management positions for the past thirty-two years….
Atiq Raza is the Chairman & CEO of Virsec Systems, Inc. Mr. Raza is an industry veteran and has been working in engineering leadership and senior management positions for the past thirty-two years. He was the founder, Chairman and CEO of RMI which was acquired by NetLogic which in turn was acquired by Broadcom on the strength of the RMI processor. Earlier, he was Chairman and CEO of NexGen, the first company to challenge Intel in microprocessors. NexGen became a public company and subsequently was acquired by AMD. Atiq became the President and COO of AMD and served on its Board of Directors.
Atiq holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Punjab University, a BS with Honors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of London, and a MS degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Stanford University..
Satya GuptaCo-Founder and CTO
Satya Gupta is Virsec’s visionary and has over 25 years of expertise in embedded systems, network security and systems architecture. Prior to focusing Virsec to a product orientation, Satya built…
Satya Gupta is Virsec’s visionary and has over 25 years of expertise in embedded systems, network security and systems architecture. Prior to focusing Virsec to a product orientation, Satya built Virsec as a highly profitable software design and consulting business and targeted data networking, application security and industrial automation projects. Prior to this, he was Director of Firmware Engineering at Narad Networks and Managing Director and Chief Engineer at Eastern Telecom and Tech Ltd.
Satya holds six patents in complex firmware architecture with products deployed to hundreds of thousands of users. He holds a BS degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and additional degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Ray DeMeoCo-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Ray DeMeo is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Virsec. With more than twenty years of operations and global business development experience, Ray has held key roles in the successful growth and transition…
Ray DeMeo is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Virsec. With more than twenty years of operations and global business development experience, Ray has held key roles in the successful growth and transition of multiple tech. startups, including Giganet, acquired by Emulex and EqualLogic, acquired by Dell. He has led teams in roles of responsibility ranging from operations management to global sales and CEO.
Ray holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Computer Science from Norwich University, and a MS degree in Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Horacio ZambranoVice President of Products and Marketing
Horacio Zambrano holds over 20 years of product marketing and business development experience in enterprise software. Before coming to Virsec, Horacio served as Sr. Director of Product Management…
Horacio Zambrano holds over 20 years of product marketing and business development experience in enterprise software. Before coming to Virsec, Horacio served as Sr. Director of Product Management at Juniper Networks in the security division. Prior to Juniper, he held product management and marketing leadership roles at start-up Mocana Corporation and in Cisco Systems security division. Prior to this, Horacio spent 5 years as an equity research analyst covering Information Security and Software stocks and holding senior management roles at Websense, BMC Software and Informix Software prior to his Wall Street experience.
He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his BS in Computer Engineering from Stanford University.
Rao GattupalliVice President of Engineering
Rao Gattupalli has extensive experience building and managing engineering teams in all sizes of companies. Prior to Virsec, Rao was VP of Engineering at Appcito, a virtual load balancing start-up…
Rao Gattupalli has extensive experience building and managing engineering teams in all sizes of companies. Prior to Virsec, Rao was VP of Engineering at Appcito, a virtual load balancing start-up. Prior to Appcito, Rao was VP of Applications and Systems at Tilera Corporation. Before Tilera, Rao was Director of Engineering at Cisco Systems and Netiverse Inc. prior to Cisco. His 30+ year career also includes management roles at Intel, SGI and other start-ups.
Rao holds a MS degree from the University of Texas in Arlington and a BS in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.
Sunil SamelVice President of Business Development
Sunil brings expertise in early engagements with lighthouse customers in multiple geographies – US, Asia-Pacific and Europe. He has a broad range of experience spanning software, semiconductor…
Sunil brings expertise in early engagements with lighthouse customers in multiple geographies – US, Asia-Pacific and Europe. He has a broad range of experience spanning software, semiconductor and storage markets. Before Virsec, Sunil was responsible for establishing and managing strategic partnerships at Virident, the leading provider of server-side flash storage solutions (acquired by Western Digital Corporation). Earlier, Sunil was co-founder at CoWare, the pioneer in system-level design solutions for complex system-on-chips (acquired by Synopsys), and a co-founder at Six-F Systems, a fabless semi startup developing SoCs.
Puneet GuptaExecutive Director - India
Puneet brings in over 20 years of experience in managing business & technology strategy at the world’s top IT/ITES companies, servicing geographically dispersed customers for multimillion-dollar…
Prior to Virsec, Puneet co-founded Inclusive Planet Services, an organization aimed at providing technology solutions for the differently-abled. Earlier, he managed Global Delivery Organization for Wipro’s India & Middle East business in addition to transforming traditional delivery models through Non-Linear Growth Initiatives.
Puneet is an Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and holds a MBA from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.