SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17, 2021— Virsec, the industry leader in application-aware workload protection, today announced that Founder and Chief Technology Officer Satya Gupta has been named CTO of the Year in the 2021 Global InfoSec Awards. 

In its ninth year, the Cyber Defense Magazine Global InfoSec Awards recognize companies in the information security space who demonstrate a unique and compelling value proposition for their executives, products, or services. Gupta was selected for his work in helping the industry change its thinking about traditional cybersecurity solutions and accept that modern threats demand a more robust and proactive solution.

"This is great recognition of Virsec's mission in mitigating the advanced cyber threats today's organizations face daily," Gupta said. "I am delighted to accept this award and dedicate it to our entire team working tirelessly to make a positive difference each day through innovation and technology."

Gupta, Virsec's visionary founder, is tireless in his contributions to advancing cybersecurity innovation, standards, technologies, and education throughout the industry. He is a technology leader who holds more than 48 patents in complex firmware architecture with products deployed to hundreds of thousands of users. His unique viewpoint on the limitations of traditional cybersecurity solutions propelled him to pioneer a solution that would force the industry to reimagine security and focus on protection from the inside, where it matters most.

"In an industry desperate to find solutions to mitigate sophisticated threats, Satya is leading the way in developing a solution designed to address modern threats," said Dave Furneaux, CEO, Virsec. "Attackers are constantly evolving their tactics and techniques and have matured to a point where they're evading detection by exploiting the tools organizations rely on each day. It is imperative we change the way we protect our assets and infrastructure, and Satya is instrumental is driving both this new technology and new mindset."

With more than 25 years of expertise in embedded systems, network security, and systems architecture, Gupta has helped build and guide Virsec from initial funding in 2015 to launching an enterprise-class application-aware workload protection solution in 2019. He holds a BS degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and additional degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

About Virsec

Based in San Jose, California, Virsec is the leading provider of application-aware workload protection. Virsec's unique technology defends against the broadest range of attacks, both known and unknown, with no signature or prior knowledge required. The solution secures any and all critical business applications, from legacy to COTS to custom, in any environment. Virsec is led by industry veterans with extensive leadership experience at multiple leading cybersecurity and technology companies and a long list of high-growth startups. More information is available at


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