Ashar founded FireEye in 2004 and leads both the technical and business strategies of FireEye as CTO and CEO. Since founding FireEye, he has directly run all major departments, including Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Sales and Finance. He is also the original inventor of the core set of technologies behind FireEye's ground breaking Malware Protection Systems. This work has led to the filing of over 18 patents on various aspects of FireEye's technologies. Ashar has received over 20 patents in the areas of networking, cryptography, network security and data center virtualization for work done prior to FireEye. Before FireEye, Ashar founded Terraspring, a company focused on datacenter automation and virtualization. Terraspring was successfully acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2002, where Ashar then served as CTO of the company's N1 program. Before Terraspring, Ashar spent twelve years at Sun as a distinguished engineer focused on networking and network security. Ashar holds an S.B. (Scientiae Baccalaureus) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the UC Regents Fellowship.
Founder, Vice Chairman of the Board, CTO, and Chief Strategy Officer
Jan 1, 2004