Author: Pat Calhoun

Pat Calhoun Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Security Pat Calhoun is responsible for defining and executing the strategic direction for McAfee’s Network Security business, which includes Network IPS & NAC, Enterprise Firewall, Web Protection, Email, DLP and Identity Management, and Services Gateway products. Calhoun leads the engineering, marketing, and sales functions that drive worldwide growth for this area of the business. Calhoun was most recently at Cisco where he led the Secure Network Services business unit, and was responsible for the strategic direction and market success across a broad portfolio of products generating more than $1 billion in revenue. Also while at Cisco, he served as Chief Technology Officer for Wireless Networking and Access Network & Services. Prior to Cisco, Pat held various Chief Technology Officer and senior engineering roles at US Robotics, Sun Microsystems, and Airespace, Inc. where he was a co-founder before an acquisition by Cisco. Calhoun studied Computer Science at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology.

In my last posting, I celebrated the 25 year history of the firewall and how its technology has evolved from simple packet filtering in the 1980’s, to the first intrusion prevention systems in the 1990’s, to fully application-aware next-generation firewalls in the mid-2000’s.  Now the stage is set for what I believe will be the […]

In July, I wrote a piece entitled, The Firewall is Turning 25, but is it Really All Grown Up?  It was interesting to look back on the evolution of a technology that we were all pretty darn proud of at the time – and even prouder of with every revision and improvement throughout more than […]

When I turned 25, I saw this as a pretty big milestone in my life.  At 25 years old, I felt like a true adult – I was now all grown up.  I was educated, employed, experienced and stable.   But when I look back, the journey from childhood to adulthood was really far from over […]

To say cyber threats are getting more advanced may be the understatement of the year.  Every minute, our 500-plus team at McAfee Labs learns something new about the behavior of malware and other types of network attacks.  The most commonly undetected threat these days is the advanced evasion technique (AET).  In the most basic terms, […]

Algunos pueden pensar que mi opinión no es imparcial, pero no es así. Realmente pienso que McAfee, tiene el firewall de próxima generación (NGFW) con mejor rendimiento del mercado. Seguramente ya lo ha escuchado antes. Todos lo dicen: su solución ofrece la mejor calidad, la máxima escalabilidad y el mayor nivel de seguridad. Pero yo […]