Pat Calhoun, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Network Security, McAfee
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Security Pat Calhoun is responsible for defining and executing the strategic direction for McAfee’s Network Security business, which includes Network IPS & NAC, Enterprise Firewall, Web Protection, Email, DLP and Identity Management, and Services Gateway products. Calhoun leads the engineering, marketing, and sales functions that drive worldwide growth for this area of the business. Calhoun was most recently at Cisco where he led the Secure Network Services business unit, and was responsible for the strategic direction and market success across a broad portfolio of products generating more than $1 billion in revenue. Also while at Cisco, he served as Chief Technology Officer for Wireless Networking and Access Network & Services. Prior to Cisco, Pat held various Chief Technology Officer and senior engineering roles at US Robotics, Sun Microsystems, and Airespace, Inc. where he was a co-founder before an acquisition by Cisco. Calhoun studied Computer Science at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology.
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