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Virtru Announces Inaugural Vanguard Award Winners

Annual Awards Highlight Innovation and Leadership in Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Virtru today announced the winners of its inaugural Virtru Vanguard Awards, which celebrate innovation and leadership in data protection, privacy and sovereignty. 

The Virtru Vanguard Awards honor Virtru customers and partners who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and innovative thinking in their cybersecurity strategies. The awards span industries and categories, reflecting Virtru’s broad customer base — from federal government to healthcare and financial services.

“The winners of the Virtru Vanguard Awards represent some of the brightest and most creative minds in cybersecurity,” said Virtru CMO and SVP Matt Howard. “Cybersecurity leaders are up against immense challenges, including sophisticated cyber attacks and macroeconomic pressures — yet these awardees are relentless in their pursuit of powerful, data-centric security to protect the sensitive information that’s been entrusted to them. At Virtru, we believe in celebrating excellence  when we see it, and we are thrilled to honor this group of innovative security leaders with the Virtru Vanguard Awards.”

2023 Virtru Vanguard Award Winners - Customers

The Virtru Vanguard Awards honor customers or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional encryption security practices. It celebrates those who have met cybersecurity challenges through innovative and strategic deployments across various departments, user groups, or locations, and have achieved compliance by adhering to rigorous and stringent regulatory standards. Virtru Vanguard Award winners are distinguished for setting industry benchmarks in data protection and excellence.

  • Virtru Vanguard Award  - Education:  Paul Drake, University of Notre Dame
  • Virtru Vanguard Award  - Healthcare: Bill Dougherty, Omada Health
  • Virtru Vanguard Award  - State and Local Government: State of Utah
  • Virtru Vanguard Award - Federal Government: Steven Jordan, Mission Partner Capabilities Office, SAF/CDMX
  • Virtru Advocate: Troy Lunt, Iron County, Utah

Awards have also been granted to winners in the Financial Services and IT/Communications categories. 

2023 Virtru Vanguard Award Winners - Partners

  • Platinum Partner of the Year: SADA
  • Gold Partner of the Year: Daston
  • Premier Partner of the Year:  Accelerated IT
  • Emerging Partner of the Year: UpCurve Cloud
  • Virtru Partner Sales MVP: Austin Reeder, SADA 
  • Virtru Channel MVP: Dhwani Rao, SADA

To learn more about Virtru’s data-centric security solutions, visit virtru.com. To read Virtru’s customer stories, click here.

About Virtru

At Virtru, we empower organizations to easily unlock the power of data while maintaining control everywhere it’s stored and shared. More than 8,000 global customers trust Virtru to power their data-centric, Zero Trust strategies and safeguard their most sensitive data in accordance with the world’s strictest security standards. Leading providers of TDF (Trusted Data Format), the open industry standard for persistent data protection, Virtru provides encryption technology for data shared through email, collaboration tools, cloud environments, and enterprise SaaS applications. For more information, visit virtru.com.