HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 4, 2018--OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced that its CTO Tom Cross has been recognized as a Reboot Leadership Award 2018 recipient by SC Media, publishers of SC Magazine, in the C-Suite category. The annual awards honor executive and professional leaders for their unique, inventive and inspiring contributions that improve security, shape the industry, provide thought leadership, and otherwise have a positive impact on cybersecurity.

Tom is profiled in SC Magazine at: https://www.scmagazine.com/c-suite--tom-cross/article/790181/

“It’s an honor to be recognized by SC Media alongside so many great computer security professionals,” said Tom Cross, CTO of OPAQ. “We are constantly seeing the development of new attack techniques and new threats, yet millions of users are able to rely on the Internet every day because of the efforts of talented people throughout this industry, who work hard to confront these challenges.”

Tom Cross is currently CTO of OPAQ, which enables service providers to make Fortune 100-grade security accessible to midsize enterprises via the cloud over a fully encrypted SD-WAN. As CTO of Drawbridge Networks, he led the technical team that invented dynamic endpoint micro-segmentation security technology. He was previously Director of Security Research at Lancope and Manager of IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Advanced Research team. Tom co-founded Industrial Memetics, which developed an early social networking platform called MemeStreams. He also co-founded EFGA (Electronic Frontiers Georgia).

About OPAQ OPAQ is the premier network security cloud company. OPAQ’s platform-as-a-service enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to midsize enterprises on a fully encrypted SD-WAN optimized for speed and performance. With OPAQ, service providers are equipped with a simplified ability to centrally monitor security performance and compliance maturity, generate reports, manage security infrastructure, and enforce policies – all through a single interface. This empowers OPAQ partners to grow revenue and margins, eliminate complexity and costs, and establish a competitive advantage that helps them attract and retain customers. Based in Northern Virginia, OPAQ is privately held and is funded by Greenspring Associates, Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

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