Jeff Scheaffer

Vice President Product Management, Security Service Edge (SSE)

Security Business Group

Jeff Scheaffer is a growth business leader with expertise in business strategy, innovation, and execution. He has a proven track record of scaling emerging businesses to over $1B in annual revenues, turning around underperforming businesses, leading portfolio transformation to subscription and SaaS, and driving intrapreneurship initiatives within large enterprises. As Vice President of Product Management for the Security Services Edge (SSE) team, Jeff leads the development of a new product focused on delivering seamless and secure access from anything to anywhere. Partnering with customers directly, his team created an SSE solution that delivers comprehensive cloud-native security that is grounded in zero trust and AI. Prior to this role, Jeff led Software Defined Transformation for Cisco’s $20B+ Networking Experiences Team, Jeff led the software-defined disruption of legacy IP networking markets. His portfolio included Enterprise Routing, Software Defined Access (SDA), Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), DNA Center, and Multi-Domain Integration. Prior to joining Cisco, Jeff served as the SVP and General Manager for the Continuous Delivery and DevOps portfolio at CA Technologies (acquired by Broadcom). While a member of the CA Technologies senior leadership team, Jeff played a key role in doubling CA’s market capitalization to $19B over three years by leading business model and portfolio transformation. Jeff started his professional career with Hewlett-Packard, working with legendary founders David Packard and Bill Hewlett. Jeff held various leadership positions in engineering, product management, and general management of the HP OpenView and HP Software businesses. Jeff coauthored The Kitty Hawk Venture, a thought leadership book on Continuous Delivery and Continuous Testing in DevOps. Jeff holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and a BS in Engineering from Colorado State University.


February 19, 2024


Cisco Secure Access Accelerates SSE Innovation with AI, User Experience Monitoring, and Identity Intelligence

5 min read

We're improving Cisco Secure Access by adding functionality that improves end user experience, simplifies security management for IT and tightens security.

February 22, 2024


The Real Deal About ZTNA and Zero Trust Access

5 min read

Move beyond ZTNA with Zero Trust Access to modernize remote user security

December 5, 2023


Cisco Secure Access Extends SSE Innovation with Mobile Zero Trust and Flexible Resource Connectors

5 min read

Cisco has developed innovative ways to secure both internet and private application traffic from a broad spectrum of users, locations and devices without burdening the user.

October 26, 2023


Evolve to Cloud-Enforced Security to Empower Your Anywhere Workforce

5 min read

The next generation of enterprise networking architecture is here. Organizations are moving to cloud-enforced security with security service edge (SSE) to optimally connect and secure the distributed workforce.

September 13, 2023


Cisco Secure Access is generally available to secure today’s hyper distributed environments

3 min read

Cisco Secure Access is now generally available, enabling end-users to do their best work & securely access any application with one experience from anywhere.

June 6, 2023


Introducing Cisco Secure Access: Better for users, easier for IT, safer for everyone

4 min read

Learn how Cisco Secure Access (an SSE solution) empowers end users to securely access whatever they need to do their best work from anywhere.

November 12, 2021


Improving Application Experience with Deep Network Visibility

5 min read

Learn how Deep Network Visibility is the foundation of a network and security operating model that ensures application experience delivered to the workforce and customers meets or exceeds expectations.