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Dr. Gee Rittenhouse

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Security Business Group

Gee Rittenhouse is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Security Business Group (SBG). With strong executive management skills and deep technical experience, he is responsible for the company's global security business including strategy, portfolio, and architecture. Previously, he was the senior vice president of engineering for SBG, where he was responsible for development efforts across the business.

In 2014, Gee was named one of Cisco's Rising Stars by CRN after he was recruited by John Chambers to help the company shape its cloud and virtualization strategy. As vice president and general manager of Cisco's Cloud and Virtualization Group, he accelerated development of the company’s software stack, NFV and SaaS consumption model.

Prior to joining Cisco, Gee served as president of Bell Labs where he led the extensive transformation of the organization that followed the merger of Bell Labs and Alcatel's Research group.

As a highly respected IT industry leader with more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Gee is often a featured speaker on advances in mobile communications and wireless networking technology, management, policy, applications and security. He has appeared before the U.S. Congress, U.S. FCC, European Presidential Commission, and World Economic Forum. He has twice been elected to the Global Telecoms Business Power 100, published numerous articles, and holds more than a dozen patents.

Previously, Gee served as a member of the advisory board for the University of California, Santa Barbara Computer Engineering Department, chairman of the board of Green Touch, and board member at the ALU Foundation, which has the goal of educating disadvantaged women worldwide. Currently, he is a senior member of IEEE and was the previous recipient of the IEEE Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR) Chairman’s Award.

Gee has a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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December 8, 2020

SECURITY

Cisco Secure Remote Work – Core: Collaboration that is Secure and Simple

Cisco Secure Remote Work - Core offers an easy to deploy and use cloud-based security and collaboration solutions in one single SKU, enabling customers to provide a high-quality work experience securely from anywhere.

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SECURITY

Cisco SecureX: Security for the Accelerated IT Agenda

With Cisco SecureX we wanted to transform security with a platform that would give customers the best protection and a simple user experience. This has never been more vital.

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SECURITY

The Future of Cisco Security: Protecting What’s Now and What’s Next

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SECURITY

Cisco Named a Leader in the 2019 Forrester Zero Trust Wave

Cisco has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q4 2019 report—a validation of Cisco’s multi-year zero-trust vision and strategy.

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SECURITY

Cisco Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls

Cisco once again named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, validating our multi-year journey to reimagine the firewall as the foundation of integrated security platforms.

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SECURITY

Branch Security for the Digital Age

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SECURITY

Better: Cisco Security Drives Innovation, Growth and Empowers Customers

Today, 250,000 organizations globally are placing their trust in Cisco Security. With our world-leading threat intelligence by Cisco Talos, we block billions of threats every day.