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Bitdefender Adds Industry Veterans as VPs

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Antivirus and security software provider Bitdefender has named industry veterans Vincent Schiavo and Harish Sunderam Agastya to key vice-president positions.

Bitdefender's Harish Sunderam Agastya (left) and Vincent SchiavoSchiavo, a 30-year veteran who oversaw the growth of Secure Computing ahead of its takeover by McAfee, is now senior vice president of worldwide enterprise sales and marketing. He also held leadership positions with Guidance Software and LogLogic.

Agastya, who held product and marketing leadership roles at Trend Micro, Dome9 and CloudPassage, is now vice president of enterprise solutions.

As Bitdefender increasingly turns its talent and dedication to the enterprise market, Schiavo and Agastya will bolster a staff that has, as the company touts, “leveraged the world’s most effective online security technology into a significant global presence in the enterprise market.”

“Recruiting new managers with solid experience, and development of the enterprise hub in the United States, will accelerate Bitdefender’s growth in the market for large enterprise security,” said Bogdan Irina, Bitdefender’s chief operating officer.

Schiavo and Agastya will work from Bitdefender’s expanding office in Santa Clara, California.{ad}

“As I take on my new role, I see an infectious enthusiasm and ambition throughout the company, inspired by a solid vision for the future,” Schiavo said. “Bitdefender’s impressive gains in the enterprise market in the last couple of years have been backed by even more impressive technological innovations. So we can expect a sustained and rapid advance in the sector.”

“Bitdefender is a name that instantly connotes quality in security circles worldwide,” Agastya said. “In coming months and years, I am confident Bitdefender will be just as admired by large enterprises worldwide as it currently is by the IT security professionals who understand innovation and quality in the industry.”


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