Vijay is Co-Founder and CTO of Valtix. He has been the architect for various products in the areas of networking and application security for firewalls as distributed appliances and hypervisor-based distributed firewalls. Prior to co-founding Valtix, at Cisco ACI, which is the industry’s most widely adopted Software-Defined Networking(SDN) solution, Vijay was the micro-segmentation architect and one of the key architects of Opflex which enabled declarative policies to be realized imperatively at various network enforcement points like physical/virtual switches, routers, and firewalls. He was a founding engineer at various companies, which were all acquired and turned into big revenue-generating product lines for companies like Cisco. He is a named inventor on 16 issued/pending patents. Vijay holds an M.S in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.