Nilesh Halai

SASE Sales Acceleration Lead, EMEA

Cross Architecture Sales

Nilesh Halai is the SASE Sales Acceleration Lead for EMEA. A solution specialist with over 15 years’ experience across multiple architectures including Enterprise Networking and Security. Nilesh is responsible for driving growth of Cisco’s SASE solutions by supporting customers on their journey to their future state of network security, converging networking and security functions in the cloud to connect users to applications and data they need, wherever it lives, from wherever they are, securely. Prior to SASE, Nilesh was a sales specialist for Cisco Cloud Security and Cisco Meraki helping customers deliver exceptional user experience, simplify operations, and secure everyone with transformational technologies such as Secure Internet Gateway (SIG), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and SD-WAN. Nilesh has also worked at Viglen IT, Mesh Computers, and iDesk in various sales, technical and leader roles.


December 20, 2023


Why CISOs and CIOs Should Work Together More Closely

4 min read

The goals and responsibilities of CIOs and CISOs greatly overlap. What does each executive require from the other for a more aligned technology function?