Bitdefender Names Vincent Schiavo, Harish Sunderam Agastya as VPs as Rapid Advance in Enterprise Market Gathers Pace

Apr 05, 2016, 09:00 ET from BitDefender SRL

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Bitdefender, a leading Internet security technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, has named industry veterans Vincent Schiavo and Harish Sunderam Agastya to key vice president positions to accelerate its rapid advance into the global enterprise market.

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Vincent Schiavo, a 30-year industry veteran who oversaw the impressive growth of Secure Computing ahead of its takeover by McAfee, is now Senior Vice President, Worldwide Enterprise Sales and Marketing at Bitdefender, where he will help translate the company's technical superiority into a commanding position in global enterprise sales.

Harish Agastya brings a history of success in product and marketing leadership roles at Trend Micro, Dome9 and CloudPassage to his new position as Vice President, Enterprise Solutions at Bitdefender, where he will lead the Enterprise Product Management, Product Marketing, Services and Market/Competitive Intelligence teams.

As Bitdefender increasingly turns its talent and dedication to the enterprise market, the two newest leaders will bolster a staff that has leveraged the world's most effective online security technology into a significant global presence in the enterprise market.

Vincent Schiavo and Harish Agastya will work from Bitdefender's expanding office in Santa Clara, California moving toward Bitdefender's immediate goal of undisputed dominance in the hybrid infrastructure security market and a leadership role in enterprise endpoint protection.

"Bitdefender's innovation in security for large enterprises, along with our positioning as a Visionary by Gartner, have helped double enterprise sales in 2015, and win the trust of clients seeking to secure hybrid infrastructure," said Bogdan Irina, Bitdefender's Chief Operating Officer. "Recruiting new managers with solid experience, and development of the enterprise hub in the U.S., will accelerate Bitdefender's growth in the market for large enterprise security."

"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," Vincent 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," Harish Agastya said. "It's with great pleasure and pride that I take on a senior role in a company I have known and admired for years. 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."

About Bitdefender 
Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 100 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world's leading virtualization and cloud technology providers. More information is available at

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