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Security at the
Speed of the Cloud

Our Mission

The requirements of security are changing again.

Decades ago, organizations moved from mainframes to servers. In the process, a model of security emerged that relied on well-architected networks, firewalls, DMZs, and a variety of system-level and application-level security controls. Today, organizations are moving on again. Across every industry, organizations are now taking a “cloud-first” approach to drive greater business agility and competitive business advantage. But as they make the move, the number one challenge is how to achieve these benefits whilst maintaining resilience and security.

Because it is dynamic, invisible, and aligns to cloud agility requirements, only Valtix delivers multi-cloud network security at the speed of the cloud.

5 Facts About Valtix


Founded in 2018, the Valtix journey started in 2002 when Co-founders and CTOs Vishal Jain and Vijay Chander, and Co-founder and Chief Architect, Praveen Patnala first met at Cisco-acquired Andiamo.


The founders bring together a trifecta of experience in cloud, networking, and security that was built working at Cisco, Google Cloud, Akamai, and Pensando.


CEO Douglas Murray is a serial entrepreneur and was a finalist for E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017 and successfully led Big Switch Networks through acquisition to Arista Networks.


The Valtix leadership team brings experience from network and security leaders including Big Switch Networks, Juniper, Palo Alto Networks, Thousand Eyes, Tanium, and Expanse.


Valtix is well funded and backed by investors such as Trinity, Vertex, and Wing as well as blue-chip networking titan Cisco.

Meet the Leadership Team

Douglas Murray


Vishal Jain

Co-Founder & CTO

Vijay Chander

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Praveen Patnala

Co-Founder & Chief Architect

Erik Kristiansen

VP of Marketing

Joe Palazola

VP of Worldwide Operations

Jigar Shah

VP of Products

Valtix Awards

Winner “Network Security” Category

Winner “Most Comprehensive Cloud Security”

Inc. Magazine Best Workplace, 2022

Gold Winner Hot Security Company of the Year (Security Cloud/SaaS)

Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Selected as 2021 SINET16 Innovator

Winner of “Top 10 Baby Black Unicorns”

Startup of the Year for Security Cloud / SaaS

Compliance Certifications

Backed by Leading Investors

Join Our Growing Team

Want to join us on our mission of enabling security at the speed of the cloud? Valtix employees enjoy flexible work arrangements, great benefits (of course), and monthly mental health days.

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