Jeff Reed

SVP/GM of Cloud and Network Security

Security Business Group

Jeff Reed is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Cloud and Network Security product organization for Cisco’s Security Business. In this role Reed oversees product management, engineering, technical marketing, business development and strategy for cloud and on-premise-based firewall, secure web gateway and workload protection products. Via a SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) infrastructure, the Cloud and Network Security portfolio will enable every end user to access applications and data securely, with a great user experience, from anywhere.

Previously, Reed was SVP of Product for Cisco’s Security Business, managing the industry’s leading and broadest security portfolio. In this role he focused on delivering Cisco SecureX, a cloud native platform designed to integrate the security portfolio, along with third-party products, addressing the issue of complexity - the number one concern of Security Operations Centers (SOCs) everywhere.

Prior to that, Reed was SVP of Cisco’s Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group (EISG), encompassing a $16B networking product portfolio, where his focus was on delivering Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA). Prior to that, Reed had responsibility for the company’s SDN solutions and architectures for enterprise customers. Additionally, he was General Manager for Cisco’s largest switching business unit, the Unified Access Group.

Before joining Cisco in 2010, Reed held a number of senior positions in large-scale enterprise software businesses, covering storage product development, alliances, and business development. He also served as president and cofounder of an e-commerce start-up venture.

Reed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering (with distinction) and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Stanford University.


October 28, 2020


Cisco Takes a Simple, Secure, and Scalable Approach to SASE

4 min read

The erosion of the network perimeter has changed the way we look at security. SASE is based on cloud-native capabilities that simplify the IT environment while improving security and enabling dynamic scalability.

June 16, 2020


Delivering Security That is Effective and Simple – That’s No Easy Feat

5 min read

We’re incredibly proud to unleash SecureX on the security market and we’re continuing to innovate in the products that underline SecureX being the broadest most integrated platform.

May 28, 2020


Cisco is Building a Bridge to Secure Access Service Edge

4 min read

SASE is a vision of a future secure networking model enterprises can use to adopt secure cloud computing. Cisco has been building a bridge to SASE for several years with SD-WAN and cloud security technologies.

February 24, 2020


Introducing SecureX

3 min read

Announcing Cisco SecureX - our open, cloud-native platform that connects Cisco's integrated security portfolio and customers' security portfolios for a simpler, more consistent experience across endpoints, cloud, network, and applications.

February 19, 2020


4 Cybersecurity Trends that Will Make an Impact in 2020

4 min read

As we approach RSA 2020, here are four cybersecurity trends that will be making an impact this year.

January 28, 2020


Time for Some Straight Talk Around Network Traffic Analysis

1 min read

Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) solutions have become necessary to stay ahead of threats in today’s attack landscape. Learn what makes Cisco Stealthwatch the leading NTA product.

November 5, 2019


Securing Your Future by Innovating Today

5 min read

To reduce security complexities, accelerate cloud adoption and provide breach defense everywhere, Cisco created a comprehensive platform approach and introduces a series of innovations across its security portfolio.

October 1, 2019


Find What Your Endpoint Anti-Malware is Missing with CESA Built on Splunk

5 min read

Splunk’s analytics-driven security solutions are a perfect complement to Cisco Security. This partnership has generated CESA Built on Splunk, which is a solution unlike anything available in the industry.