About ZTEdge

Zero Trust Secure Access Service Edge Platform


of enterprises and small
businesses suffered a
cyberattack last year


of businesses identify attacks
on remote devices and employees
as a key concern


of businesses wish their
cybersecurity solutions cost less
and were more effective

Our Story

Zero Trust (ZT) seems to be in the headlines in every industry publication these days, highlighted as a security strategy that organizations need to embrace to stay protected in an increasingly dangerous threat environment. Many large organizations, with sizable IT budgets and teams, have begun their Zero Trust journeys, but overall market adoption has been slowed by the complexity and cost of the currently available solutions.

Some vendors have introduced Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions that attempt to integrate multiple security products into a single platform, but the results have been mixed. The reality is that most of these platforms are created by taking legacy products and “stitching” them together. While they do represent an improvement versus completely siloed products, they typically do not significantly move the needle in two critical areas – cost and complexity.

Research from leading analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester continually highlight the challenges that organizations face in staffing their cybersecurity teams. There is not enough cybersecurity talent available to meet demand, and when the tools that cyber teams need to use are overly complex – and expensive – the situation is only exacerbated.

The ZTEdge SASE Security Platform is developed by Ericom Software, a company whose security and access solutions support thousands of companies around the globe. ZTEdge is a completely new cloud-first platform, unlike other offerings that have stitched together older technologies. This clean-slate approach allowed us to innovate and gave us the freedom to address the complexity and cost issues that other platforms have not been able to overcome.

When you see the demo, we are confident you will leave with three impressions:

  • Comprehensive – “This is a really good fit with our key use cases.”
  • Simple – “The intuitive design, with powerful technology under the hood, makes it easy to adopt.”
  • Affordable – “It is approximately half the cost of competitive alternatives.”


And we heard you regarding how you wanted the service delivered – via Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). We have partnered with leading MSSPs to deliver exactly what you want, a comprehensive, simple, and affordable Zero Trust security platform delivered as a managed service – that’s ZTEdge.

ZTEdge Leadership

David Canellos

Chief Executive Officer

A seasoned cybersecurity leader with over two decades of experience heading early-stage, venture-backed startups, mid-sized and large organizations, David was previously Symantec SVP of Global Service Providers business. Earlier, he was President and CEO of Perspecsys Inc., overseeing its acquisition by Blue Coat Systems, which was then acquired by Symantec. David was SVP Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Irdeto division of Naspers, which acquired Cloakware, where he was President and COO.

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John “JP” Peterson

Chief Product Officer

JP is the technology founder and architect of ZTEdge and is responsible for product strategy and helping to define and support go-to-market activity. Most recently, he was founding Chief Product Officer at Stellar Cyber. In his 30-year career, John has held executive positions at Comodo, Barracuda, Juniper, Fortinet, Websense, Montego Networks and Netscreen. He was a key member of four companies that went public and three that were acquired. John served as a United States Marine and holds multiple patents.

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Dr. Chase Cunningham

Chief Strategy Officer

Creator of the Zero Trust eXtended framework and a cybersecurity expert with decades of operational experience in NSA, US Navy, FBI Cyber, and other government mission groups, Chase is responsible for ZTEdge’s overall strategy and technology alignment. Chase was previously VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research; Director of Threat Intelligence for Armor; Director of Cyber Analytics for Decisive Analytics; and Chief Cryptologic Technician, US Navy. He’s author of the Cynja series and Cyber Warfare: Truth, Tactics, and Strategies.

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Nick Kael

Chief Technology Officer

A cybersecurity expert with over 20 years of experience in web technologies, architecture, infrastructure, networking and dev environments, Nick is responsible for solution management, technology strategy and technology partnerships. Nick was previously Symantec Group CTO for Global Service Providers, following his tenure as Director of the Chief Architect Team for Channel and Service Providers at Zscaler and an earlier position in the Symantec CTO organization. His certifications include CEH7, CCSK, BCCPP, Bluecoat Blue Knight, MCSE + Security, CCDP, CCNA, CCSA, VTP5 and VTSP5.

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Gerry Grealish

Chief Marketing Officer

Gerry is a security industry veteran, bringing over 20 years of marketing and product experience in cybersecurity, cloud, analytics, and related technologies. Responsible for marketing and business development, Gerry previously was at Symantec, where he led the product marketing and go-to-market activities for the company’s broad Network Security portfolio. Prior to Symantec, Gerry was at Blue Coat, which he joined as part of Blue Coat’s acquisition of venture-backed Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) innovator, Perspecsys, where he was Chief Marketing Officer.

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Simon Moran

VP, Global Business Development

Simon manages Ericom global business development and technology partnerships. Previously, as VP Cloud Security at Symantec Corporation, he focused on enabling next gen solutions for Cloud Infrastructure deployment. Along with a unique balance of sales, management and technical skills, Simon has over 34 years of software experience at the world’s largest and most successful software companies including Blue Coat, Oracle, SAP, and Software AG, and over a quarter century of experience in Enterprise Application sales of Security, Customer Experience and Supply Chain software.

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Matt Howes

Director of Alliances, EMEA

An accomplished channel development leader with a successful track record of cybersecurity sales, Matt is responsible for partner-led distribution in EMEA and works closely with MSSP and reseller partners to drive their go-to-market efforts. Matt previously held multiple channel partner sales roles, most recently at Symantec, where he was a Channel Account Manager and Global Account Director for Symantec’s service provider business. Prior to Symantec, Matt worked for a number of cybersecurity VARs in various sales roles.

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Leo Versola

Group CTO, Americas

For over 25 years, Leo has executed on strategic business vision and technical leadership with a wide range of start-ups and established cybersecurity companies in various senior leadership roles. Leo’s expertise in enterprise, cloud and SaaS security enabled him to build and lead high-performance technical teams driving product development, technical innovation, and sales for a number of companies including VMware, Lastline, Zscaler, Barracuda Networks, Forcepoint, RedSeal Networks, Fortinet, Juniper, and NetScreen.

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Industry Recognition

Launched in 2021, the ZTEdge SASE Security Platform is already following in the footsteps of other award-winning solutions developed by Ericom Software. The experience we gained through the development of those solutions, and the successful customer relationships we’ve maintained, led to ZTEdge, the first comprehensive SASE platform designed specifically for small and medium enterprises.

Cyber Security Award

Gold Winner

  • Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
  • Zero Trust Security
  • Endpoint Security
  • Network Security
  • Remote Browser Isolation (RBI)
  • Anti Phishing
  • Anti Malware


Silver Winner

  • Ransomware Protection

ZTEdge – The Comprehensive, Simple and Affordable SASE Platform
and Small Businesses

“As a CIO of a midsize business, I need to ensure we have the right solutions in place to protect our distributed workforce.”

– Dale McCarty

Executive Director Cyberlandia

“Quite often, I hear, ‘Zero Trust is only for big organizations – my company is too small.’ But Zero Trust is a framework for any organization that has data and assets to protect from the malicious actors to which all companies, big or small, are exposed via the Internet. Luckily, Zero Trust can work for your small or midsize business, once you find technology and expertise that fit the unique parameters of your organization.”

– John Kindervag

Creator of Zero Trust, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy, ON2IT

“Zero Trust security is an emerging approach that I am a proponent of, so when I heard about ZTEdge and saw that it included all of the Zero Trust capabilities we needed, I was excited to check it out. The solution meets all of our requirements, and it has a price point that I’m sure all businesses our size will find very appealing.”

– Dale McCarty

Executive Director Cyberlandia

“Distributed work environments and the move of applications and data to the cloud are forcing organizations to rethink their security infrastructures. We believe that an approach aligned with Gartner’s Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is what all organizations, including MSEs, should pursue.”

– Mark Mahovlich

Vice President of Strategy & Execution, ICM Cyber

“Remote work is here to stay, so being able to simply and securely connect our users with the apps and resources they need in the cloud or back in the office is critical.”

– Brandon Nokes

Director, Facilities & IT, Devada

“As the CEO of a 100-person SMB, I can tell you firsthand that if I understood and implemented basic cyber hygiene and best practices, I would not have lost time, money, and valuable IP to criminal hackers. I STRONGLY recommend that all SMBs realize that they will not understand how valuable their intellectual property is…until they lose it!”

– Gary Berman

Host of The “CyberHero Adventures Show” and Industry Analyst

“Given the large enterprise orientation of most security solution providers, we wanted a right-sized solution that provided a simple, cost-effective way for MSEs to quickly implement their own SASE strategy. The ZTEdge platform is the solution to do just that and is a valuable addition to the market.”

– Mark Mahovlich

Vice President of Strategy & Execution, ICM Cyber

“Getting the fundamentals right, including Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), microsegmentation, and following the Zero Trust framework isn’t just good security hygiene; it is the cornerstone of a successful business.”

– Louis Columbus

Cybersecurity Author, VentureBeat

“ZTEdge has a broad set of affordable, always-on security capabilities, including a Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) service that will reduce the complexity of remote application access for our teams, improving user experience and security compared to legacy VPN solutions.”

– Brandon Nokes

Director, Facilities & IT, Devada

“ZTEdge offers a unique value proposition for organizations, delivering a comprehensive set of integrated Zero Trust security capabilities via a simple and affordable always-on cloud platform.”

– Kamalika Sandell
Chief Information Officer, New Jersey Institute of Technology

“ZTEdge is a very high-performance solution that enables browsing to feel native. It makes users’ lives better. If people are looking for a high-performance solution in this space, Ericom ticks the boxes.”

– Jeremy Smith
Jellyfish Pictures Chief Technology Officer