Annual Awards Highlight Forward-Thinking Data Security Strategies

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2023 – UpCurve Cloud was today announced as a winner in the 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. UpCurve Cloud was named the winner of the award for Virtru Emerging Partner of the Year.

“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.”

"Receiving the 'Emerging Partner of the Year' award from Virtru is a significant milestone for us. It highlights our team's dedication to excellence and innovation in Google Cloud and cybersecurity. We're honored by this recognition and continue to focus on enhancing data protection and security for businesses using the Google platform."

– Rob Naficy, COO, UpCurve Cloud

The Virtru Vanguard Awards honor Virtru customers, partners and 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 adherence to rigorous and stringent regulatory standards. Virtru Vanguard Award winners are distinguished for setting industry benchmarks in data protection and excellence. To view the list of all recipients of the inaugural Virtru Vanguard Awards, visit

About UpCurve Cloud

UpCurve Cloud is one of the very first and highest rated partners in North America focusing on businesses improving their ROI and investment in the Google ecosystem. As a Google Cloud Partner, our certified deployment specialists and engineers stay on the cutting edge of technology to ensure we offer the best in class service and support. We work closely with clients ranging from small businesses to fortune 500 companies to reduce overhead, increase adoption, boost their security posture, and simplify infrastructure by leveraging Google and integrated solutions including Google Workspace, Google Cloud Platform, Virtru, and more.

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

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