PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edgio, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGIO), the platform of choice for speed, security, and simplicity at the edge, today announced the appointment of Tom Gorup as its Vice President of Security Services. With 15 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, Gorup will lead the company's security managed services and operations and will report directly to Edgio CTO and GM of Security and Applications, Ajay Kapur.
Prior to Edgio, Tom held several executive-level security positions, including Vice President of Security Operations at Alert Logic (now Fortra) where he led Alert Logic's global Security Operations Centers. Tom was also Co-Founder and Director of Security Operations for Rook Security where he oversaw its Managed Detection and Response services and developed proprietary security operations management technologies and processes for organizations ranging from fast-growing startups to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to his work in cybersecurity, Tom also served in the United States Army with the prestigious 10th Mountain and 101st Airborne Divisions in Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively. During this time, Tom earned several medals including the Purple Heart.
"Our customers in banking, payments, retail and media all sleep easier knowing we have a comprehensive product that includes bot management, cloud firewall, API protection, and DDoS protection that runs in more than 300 global points of presence. They also tell us they want security experts to provide the highest level of protection in today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape," said Kapur. "Tom’s deep expertise in security managed services, incident response and threat intelligence combined with his leadership and passion for cybersecurity align perfectly with Edgio's mission to provide business value through reduced risk and simplified edge security."
Edgio will be showcasing its security offering at this week’s Black Hat conference, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the event, Edgio will demonstrate how it helps enterprise companies secure their business-critical applications and APIs with speed and confidence. To learn more about Edgio’s presence or to book a meeting with Tom and Richard Yew, Edgio’s head of security product management, at Black Hat, click here.
"I feel extremely privileged to be a part of Edgio during this transformative time," said Gorup. "Cybersecurity is a dynamic and evolving field, and Edgio's dedication to innovation and excellence presents an exciting opportunity to further strengthen organizations' defenses against cyber threats. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Edgio to deliver unparalleled security solutions to our clients."
Edgio (NASDAQ: EGIO) helps companies deliver online experiences and content faster, safer, and with more control. Its developer-friendly, globally scaled edge network, combined with fully integrated application and media solutions, provide a single platform for the delivery of high-performing, secure web properties and streaming content. Through this fully integrated platform and end-to-end edge services, companies can deliver content quicker and more securely, thus boosting overall revenue and business value. To learn more, visit edg.io and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.