Nir is a former EIR at Greylock Partners, a successful serial entrepreneur and a network security expert. While in that role he co-founded Palo Alto Networks, the network security company, where he is currently the CTO. PAN’s next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content – by user, not just IP address – at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation.
Prior to co-founding Palo Alto Networks, Nir was CTO at NetScreen Technologies, acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004. Prior to NetScreen, Nir was co-founder and CTO at OneSecure, a pioneer in intrusion prevention and detection appliances. Nir was also a principal engineer at Check Point Software Technologies and was one of the developers of stateful inspection technology.