Raja Patel is vice president in the Intel Security Group and general manager of the Network Security business unit at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for defining and executing the strategic direction for Intel Security's Network Security business, which includes network intrusion prevention systems, enterprise firewalls, advanced threat defense solutions, and security solutions for the cloud. Patel leads the engineering, product management, marketing and sales functions that drive worldwide growth for this area of the business.
Prior to this role, he led Intel Security Group's cloud strategy initiatives. Patel joined Intel from Cisco where he led its cloud security services business, with a focus on content security, threat intelligence and advanced threat solutions.
Patel also held other senior positions at Cisco, including strategy development across the enterprise-networking portfolio, product management for its integrated services routing portfolio, overseeing development, go-to-market and lifecycle management for a broad range of hardware and software offerings.
Prior to Cisco, Patel worked in business development, application and flight test engineering at Honeywell.
Patel holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering with a minor in mathematics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, and an MBA degree in global management from the University of Phoenix.