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Gary Moore, Former Cisco President and Chief Operating Officer Appointed to vArmour Board of Directors

Technology and Operational Luminary Joins Industry-Leading Data Center Security Company to Scale the Organization based on Global Customer Adoption of vArmour’s Distributed Security System

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 11, 2015 - vArmour, the data center security company that enables organizations to protects their virtualized and cloud assets in a multi-cloud world, today announced the addition of Gary Moore, former president and COO of Cisco, Inc. to its board of directors. Moore is a global leader with over 30 years of boardroom and executive leadership experience in creating, operating and scaling world-class companies and teams.  Moore will carry this industry expertise and knowledge to partner with vArmour CEO, Tim Eades, in operating and scaling vArmour’s leading technology and global customer adoption of its industry-first Distributed Security System. Moore joins vArmour along with Meg McCarthy, Aetna EVP of Operations and Technology, who also today joined the company’s board.

“Throughout my time at Cisco, I saw organizations struggle to protect their data as they were hit by wave after wave of new technology trends - from converged to cloud. Cyber attackers are exploiting these industry shifts to virtualization and cloud, bypassing the old guard of perimeter based security controls that were not designed with today’s dynamic digital assets in mind,” said Gary Moore, board member, vArmour. “I can see that a completely new approach to security is needed- one that supports and enables the transformation and growth of the organization, not inhibit it. vArmour has created and deployed the industry’s first software-based, distributed security system at top organizations across the globe, made it easy to access via download and transformed purchasing economics. Essentially, the company is security disruption on steroids. I am ecstatic to be a part of vArmour as they revolutionize this market and rewrite the book on security.”

With Gary Moore’s proven track record in operational and executive management of rapidly growing and publicly traded companies serving the enterprise market, Moore’s expertise will be play a critical role as vArmour continues to accelerate growth and scale-out the company. Previously, Moore was at Cisco, Inc. where he was selected as the first-ever chief operating officer in 2011 and was soon after promoted to president and COO in 2012. Under Moore’s leadership of Cisco Advanced Services, he helped create a multi-billion dollar line of business for the company with best in class growth rates and margins over a 12-year period. Gary was also responsible for a broad and diverse set of functions including supply chain, global business services, information technology, global marketing, corporate communications, human resources, government & community affairs, corporate affairs, legal services, security & trust, and strategic planning.

“Gary Moore is a rock star and his accomplishments speak for themselves —I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with him to engage with customers and scale operations as we continue to blow through growth objectives and expand the company to deliver an unparalleled level of security protection for organizations’ across the globe,” said Tim Eades, vArmour CEO. “At vArmour, we have assembled the industry’s best team and board of directors where Gary and Meg McCarthy fit in perfectly. Their appointment to our board is a huge testament to our company’s direction and the data center security technology we are leading the market with.”

 

vArmour Appoints Meg McCarthy, Aetna EVP of Operations and Technology, to its Board of Directors

Health and Technology Business Veteran Joins Board to Expand Focus on Security Needs in the Healthcare industry

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 11, 2015 – vArmour, the data center security company that enables organizations to protect their virtualized and cloud assets in a multi-cloud world, today announced the appointment of Meg McCarthy, executive vice president of operations and technology at Aetna, to its board of directors. A distinguished leader with 30 years of experience in information systems and healthcare operations, McCarthy’s insight and expertise will help expand vArmour’s focus on the security needs in the healthcare industry. McCarthy joins Gary Moore, former president and chief operating officer of Cisco Systems, as the newest members of vArmour’s board.

“Every organization should have cyber security as a top risk. The protection of consumer information and customer-enabling technologies is paramount,” said McCarthy. “vArmour is among the new guard of innovative security companies working globally to secure customer data and reduce threat risk in a completely new and disruptive way as organizations move their businesses to the cloud. I’m pleased to join vArmour’s board at this exciting time in the transformation of cyber security.”

As Aetna EVP of Operations and Technology, McCarthy is currently responsible for information technology, service operations, global security, data analytics, procurement and real estate services. She has helped Aetna pioneer a new healthcare model that is based in innovative technologies and provides higher value and quality for the consumer. With security becoming a key differentiator in healthcare, McCarthy will play a pivotal role in advising vArmour on the personal health data protection requirements of healthcare organizations. Prior to her current role, she served as Aetna’s chief information officer and vice president of information technology. Prior to her Aetna tenure, McCarthy was senior vice president of information technology at Cigna Corporation. She also has been recognized as one of Insurance & Technology Magazine’s “Elite 8” and Computerworld’s Top 100 leaders.

“Meg joining our board shows a commitment to solving a huge problem: protecting digital assets wherever they reside,” said Tim Eades, vArmour CEO. “Our customer add rate for our software-based distributed security technology has increased 10x in the past quarter, spread out across all verticals and we are just getting started. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Meg and Gary Moore join our board of directors—ensuring we do right by our healthcare and enterprise customers.”

About vArmour

Based in Mountain View, CA, vArmour is the data center security company that transforms how organizations protect their virtualized and cloud assets as they transform to a multi-cloud world. The company was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Citi Ventures, Work-Bench Ventures and Allegis Capital. vArmour’s Distributed Security System is deployed in a significant number of the world’s largest banks, telecom service providers, government agencies, healthcare providers, and retailers, and is leading the industry with a new patented, distributed approach to data security that allows organizations to deliver IT at the speed of business. Along with partners like Amazon and VMware, vArmour secures many of the largest data center and cloud environments in the world. Learn more at www.vArmour.com