Ocean Tomo and Ocean Tomo China Open Call for Network Security Patented Technology

CHICAGO (PRWEB) December 13, 2019

Ocean Tomo and Ocean Tomo China are actively seeking patents and related intangible assets covering network security technology. Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) projects global IP traffic to more than triple by 2022. Against this backdrop, Ocean Tomo Private Acquisitions is responding to multiple buyers with immediate interest in patents related to authentication, certification, encryption/decryption in networks of both wired and wireless contexts. Technologies of interest include both open systems interconnection, (OSI) layer or cross-layer innovations as well as location-based services (LBS), quantum-based, and block-chain backed inventions.

Ocean Tomo clients seek US, Chinese, Indian and European patents.

Patent owners interested in submitting technology for sale as part of this call for network security patents, can submit them here or to Layna Guo at Transactions@OceanTomo.com.

About Ocean Tomo

Ocean Tomo, the Intellectual Capital Merchant Bank® firm, provides companies with financial services related to intellectual property and intangible assets including financial expert testimony, valuation, strategy consulting, investment advisory, innovation management consulting and transaction brokerage.

Our Opinion, Management, and Advisory Services are built upon more than three decades of experience valuing intellectual property in the most rigorous of venues – State, Federal and international courts. Our financial, market and technical experts provide a unique understanding of the contributory value of proprietary innovation. This is the cornerstone of our business. This insight permeates every practice.

Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a licensed broker-dealer under Federal and State securities law (brokercheck.finra.org Broker Check CRD #: 172912) and Ocean Tomo Hong Kong Ltd., dba, Ocean Tomo China, a joint venture between Ocean Tomo and Sinofaith IP Group.

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OPSWAT Acquires Leader in Network Access Control, Impulse, to Bolster Critical Infrastructure Protection Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) December 12, 2019

OPSWAT, a leader in critical infrastructure protection, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Impulse, a Tampa, FL based cybersecurity firm focused on providing Network Access Control (NAC) solutions and Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) capabilities to a wide range of industries, including financial services, energy, higher education and government agencies, among others. As part of the acquisition, OPSWAT will absorb and integrate Impulse’s products and teams, affording its customers mission-critical network security and SDP capabilities that are essential to protecting critical infrastructure environments from cyberattacks. OPSWAT will maintain the company’s office in Tampa to serve as its first East Coast hub.

The acquisition of Impulse strengthens OPSWAT offerings to include best-of-breed solutions for integrated secure device access — Network Access Control, secure access via SDP, and Secure Device Access via OPSWAT’s MetaAccess. In addition, the leader in critical infrastructure cybersecurity will now also be able to provide an end-to-end NAC solution that is interoperable by design. To expand its anytime, anywhere, 24/7/365 customer support to new and existing customers, OPSWAT’s new Tampa location will be quickly integrated into the OPSWAT global support team, joining existing support centers in EMEA, APAC, and San Francisco. Additionally, OPSWAT plans to expand its footprint in Tampa with additional engineering, IT, and customer service talent in 2020 and beyond.

“We made the decision to acquire Impulse after careful evaluation of many different SDP and NAC vendors and are confident that integrating Impulse’s core technologies and teams with OPSWAT will deliver best-in-class network protection to our customers,” said Benny Czarny, OPSWAT founder and CEO. “Through this combined solution, we will now be better positioned to extend our ‘trust no device, trust no file’ doctrine to the network itself, empowering our joint customers to enforce access policies with ease, prevent known and unknown threats, and reduce their overall risk exposure.”

Impulse was founded by serial entrepreneur David Robinson in 2004 to address the many challenges faced by businesses of managing network access across endpoint devices. The company’s flagship SafeConnect Network Access Control (NAC) product is an award-winning solution that offers flexible endpoint policy management for BYOD while its SafeConnect Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) solution embraces a Zero Trust model to protect data and applications, regardless of whether they reside on-premises or in the Cloud.

“The network perimeter is no longer confined to the four walls of a physical datacenter. Rather, it extends out to every employee device or cloud-based application, introducing new complexities and risks to overwhelmed security teams,” said David Robinson, founder and CEO for Impulse. “Over the course of nearly 16 years, Impulse has focused on helping hundreds of customers protect millions of endpoints with its flexible and easy-to-implement Network Access Control solution. We are thrilled to be part of the OPSWAT family and are excited to help them in their mission to bring next-generation security practices to the critical infrastructure market.”

OPSWAT solutions are based on a Zero Trust framework that applies Deep Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) technology to scan and sanitize all files and ensures the integrity of devices via its Access Control Certification program. For more than a decade, OPSWAT technology has been white labeled to power NAC, SDP, SSL VPN, and secure device access for Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Pulse Secure and other leading network vendors. The OPSWAT MetaAccess product line also integrates with leading SDP solutions such as Symantec Secure Access Cloud and others, providing critical infrastructure customers with easy-to-use secure cloud and network access.

For more information, visit http://opswat.com/impulse-network-access-control. To learn about OPSWAT’s recently announced critical infrastructure certification program, OPSWAT Academy, visit https://www.opswat.com/academy.


OPSWAT is a global leader in critical infrastructure cybersecurity that helps protect the world’s mission-critical organizations from malware and zero-day attacks. To minimize the risk of compromise, OPSWAT CIP solutions enable both public and private organizations to implement processes that ensure the secure transfer of files and devices to and from critical networks. In total, 98% of U.S. nuclear power facilities and more than 1,000 organizations worldwide spanning Financial Services, Defense, Manufacturing, Energy, Aerospace, Transportation Systems trust OPSWAT to secure their files and devices; ensure compliance with industry and government-driven policies and regulations, and to protect their reputations, finances, employees and relationships from cyber-driven disruption. For more information, visit http://www.opswat.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Impulse

A SafeConnect Network is a Secure Network. SafeConnect solutions are the leading provider of Secure Access for traditional networks as well as remote and cloud access. SafeConnect securely and efficiently automates this access for organizations of all sizes and needs by combining our simplified access control architecture, remote managed support services, and customer-centric business philosophy to enable customer and IT security freedom. Our customers know this as the SafeConnect Experience. Visit http://www.impulse.com

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ACM admits five partners, announces additional promotions

DENVER (PRWEB) December 12, 2019

ACM LLP (ACM) has announced five new partner admissions effective January 1, 2020.

Erin Breit, Audit Partner, joined ACM in 2005, devoting her full attention to ACM’s Employee Benefit Plan and Nonprofit Practices. She works closely with her employee benefit plan clients to help them navigate complex compliance issues, including service provider changes, plan mergers, spinoffs, terminations and Form 5500 Preparation. She works with her nonprofit client to tell their story through their financial statements while ensure compliance with accounting standards. Erin received her Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Operations Quality Management from the University of Maryland. Outside of work, you’ll find Erin devoting time to her philanthropic interests, spending time with her daughter and husband, or working on her latest craft project.

Jessica Friedly, Audit Partner, spends 100% of her time in ACM’s Employee Benefit Plan Practice. In the 14 years she has been at ACM, she has acquired vast knowledge and experience auditing defined benefit plans, health and welfare plans, and defined contribution plans, including 11-K audits and 403(b) plans. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts, Accounting from the University of Denver. She is a Colorado Native and an avid sports fan and the mother of two young boys.

Scott Norquist, Tax Partner, began his public accounting career in 2006. He has spent most of his career serving the real estate industry; upon joining ACM two years ago he has continued that focus in the real estate and hospitality industries. Some of Scott’s areas of specialty are cost segregation studies and syndicated real estate partnerships. He has performed many cost segregation studies that have saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax and strives to structure real estate deals in a way that is both tax efficient and practical. His Master of Taxation Degree is from the University of Denver and Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Public Accounting is from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. When not working you will find him traveling with his husband, working on his Land Cruiser or serving on various nonprofit and philanthropic boards.

Jason Slavsky, Tax Partner, has spent five years at ACM. Jason specializes in providing tax compliance, planning, and consulting services to closely held businesses and their owners. He leverages his broad range of experience working with clients across a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing and distribution, to identify innovative ways to reduce his clients tax burdens. Jason’s Master of Taxation Degree is from the University of Denver and Bachelor of Science, Accountancy, is from the Arizona State University. When not at work, Jason is spending time with his wife and daughters.

Tim Stueven, Audit Partner, is responsible for preparing, executing, and completing audit and other attestation engagements. He believes in building strong relationships with his clients, which is why he communicates with his clients year-round, not just during the annual audit. He splits his time between ACM’s Corporate and Employee Benefit Plan Practices. Tim joined ACM after finishing his degree at the University of Northern Colorado and has spent his entire career at the firm. He coaches his two sons’ soccer teams, regularly takes family bikes rides, and looks forward to Friday pizza and movie night with his family.

ACM’s newly admitted partners agree that the people at ACM are the key to their success and happiness. They expressed appreciation for ACM’s culture and the opportunity to continue shaping that culture while delivering exceptional client service.

“Our newest partners represent the talent and commitment of ACM’s partner group,” said ACM President and Managing Partner, Stacey (Hekkert) Duke. “Team members like Erin, Jessica, Scott, Jason and Tim join ACM to take advantage of significant growth opportunities and they stay because they have the ability to further impact firm culture and growth. We welcome them as Partners and look forward to the future.”

The Firm announced the following additional promotions:

Marc Furton – Audit Director

Abbey Hagerman – Director

Michael Malody – Tax Director

Michelle Welch – Client Accounting Services Director

Melissa Fifer – Chief People Officer

Brooke Hipp – Chief Marketing Officer

Scott Walker – Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Baran – Senior Tax Manager

David Gantos – Senior Audit Manager

Megan Grozdanich – Senior Tax Manager

Megan Hanneman – Senior Manager

Curtis Forney – Audit Manager

Elise Huppert – Tax Manager

Jim Mohrbacher – Audit Manager

Jessica Wambsgans – Audit Manager

Seva Kouremetis – Event Manager

The firm promoted an additional 15 people below manager.


ACM LLP (ACM) is the largest locally owned and committed public accounting firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado with offices in Northern Colorado, Boulder and Laramie, WY. ACM provides assurance, tax and consulting services to the Rocky Mountain Region’s entrepreneurial and middle market companies along with their owners, as well as public companies, governmental and philanthropic organizations. The firm’s membership in the BDO Alliance USA and relationship with BDO USA, LLP enhances its personal client approach with the resources of one of the world’s leading accounting services organizations.

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