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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - September 6, 2017 - vArmour, the leading data center and cloud security company, today announced strategic recognition from cybersecurity media company, SC Media. As part of the SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards, vArmour Chief Executive Officer, Tim Eades, Chief Technology Officer, Marc Woolward and Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Mark Weatherford were selected amongst the most impactful cybersecurity visionaries in the industry.

Designed and launched to showcase and acknowledge industry luminaries who are positively impacting and advancing the cybersecurity arena, the awards program is an extension of SC Media’s annual Reboot edition. In that end-of-the-year special, which is both published in magazine form and in an exclusive, expanded section at SCMagazine.com, the almost 30-year-old brand’s editorial team identifies the best and brightest cybersecurity professionals and their many achievements.

vArmour is pleased to highlight the recognition from SC Media within the following categories:

Top Management, Tim Eades

Recognized for his relentless drive to build and lead innovative cybersecurity companies, Tim Eades is the ultimate security executive and entrepreneur. Over the years, Eades has led, mentored, grown and supported the security community via different avenues. His work has blazed a trail of innovation and has protected critical data and infrastructure across some of the world's largest banks, service providers, government agencies, healthcare companies and retailers that underpin our society. His notable management accomplishments include building and selling two companies as CEO, currently serving as an authoritative board member of five companies and having shaped and invested in numerous disruptive companies. Through his strategic vision and unparalleled business acumen, Eades has strengthened vArmour’s position as a leading security company that is transforming the data center security landscape.

Top Influencer, Mark Weatherford

With over two decades of security operations leadership and executive-level policy experience, Mark Weatherford has an extensive background in cybersecurity. His unprecedented knowledge of emerging markets and trends within the industry has positioned him as a top influencer in helping enterprise organizations build and implement strategic cybersecurity plans. In 2011, Mark Weatherford was appointed as the Department of Homeland Security first deputy under secretary for cybersecurity during the Obama administration. In addition to being an influential leader in the political community, Weatherford is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute, a founding member of the Cyber California Board of Advisors, on the Board of the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC), a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group, and on the Advisory Boards at AlertEnterprise, Coalfire, Cylance, and Indegy.

Top Thought Leader, Marc Woolward

Marc Woolward is a visionary in developing mission critical infrastructure and software-defined networks. With over 30 years of experience architecting and implementing data center software automation, and private cloud architectures, Marc joined vArmour as a former Technology Fellow and the CTO for Networking and Telecommunications at Goldman Sachs. Within the past year alone, Woolward has been awarded several patents focusing on policy automation, segmentation and service chaining in the modern data center.

The contenders who entered to be considered for these various categories faced thorough examination by SC Media’s editorial team. The judging process included a review of their professional backgrounds, references and work undertaken to benefit the wider industry, as well as any other research deemed necessary by editorial leaders. Honorees decided upon in each category have been called out for their outstanding service, qualifications and advancements in the cybersecurity industry.

“These three individuals exemplify leadership in one of the most vibrant and fast-evolving industries today,” said Teri Robinson, executive editor, SC Media. “That’s what this awards program is all about – highlighting some of the strongest leaders of the cybersecurity arena whose efforts more often than not underpin every business and leisure activity we all undertake online nowadays. The advances made in this marketplace to protect data, privacy and people are vital to all that we do."

After this inaugural year, the SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards program will continue to develop so that the notable contributions, thought leadership and unique improvements being made by a wide range of IT and information security players to the larger cybersecurity industry are acknowledged and celebrated annually. For profiles of all this year’s SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards honorees, please go to SCMagazine.com.

About SC Media

SC Media is cybersecurity. We've lived it for close to 30 years, sharing industry expert guidance and insight, in-depth features, timely news and independent product reviews in various content forms in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams.

SC Media arms information security professionals with the in-depth, unbiased business and technical information they need to tackle the countless security challenges they face and establish risk management and compliance postures that underpin overall business strategies. We deliver breaking news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business.

Whether through our comprehensive website, magazine, in-depth eBooks, newsletters, or regularly scheduled digital and live events – such as our SC Awards program, SC Media Roundtables or SC Congress London and other live events in Toronto, New York, Boston and Chicago – our readers gain all the relevant information they need to safeguard their organizations and, ultimately, contribute to their longevity and success.

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About vArmour

vArmour, the data center and cloud security company, delivers a distributed platform with integrated security services including software-based segmentation, microsegmentation, application-aware monitoring, and cyber deception to help organizations protect critical applications and workloads. Based in Mountain View, CA, the company was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Work-Bench Ventures, Allegis Capital, Redline Capital, and Telstra. The vArmour DSS Distributed Security System is deployed across the world's largest banks, telecom service providers, government agencies, healthcare providers, and retailers. Partnering with companies including AWS, Cisco, HPE and VMware, vArmour builds security into modern infrastructures with a simple and scalable approach that drives unparalleled agility and operational efficiency. Learn more at www.varmour.com.

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