Network Runners and Fortenix

Network Runners and Fornetix Partner to Exhibit Mission-Critical Technology at AFCEA WEST

Sterling, VA and Frederick, MD – February 5th, 2019 – Network Runners, Inc, a top technology consulting services company that supports the commercial and federal government market spaces, and Fornetix, a leading provider of encryption key management solutions for cyber security, announced they will partner and showcase cutting-edge defense systems at the AFCEA WEST Conference in San Diego, CA, on February. 12-15, 2019.

“Network Runners is continuing its legacy of delivering expertly tailored technology to the DoD and its contractors by partnering with Fornetix to feature its data access-on-demand solutions,” said Manoj Bhatia, President and Co-founder of Network Runners. “Providing our customers with access to data in-place reduces copy sprawl resulting in better security and protection of data assets, which is a pillar of the DoD’s cyber strategy. As an economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned small business (EDWOSB) based in Virginia, we value partnering with fellow innovators to bring the DoD and the Warfighter the most applicable technology.” 

AFCEA WEST is the premier naval conference and exposition on the West Coast. WEST is now in its 29th year of bringing military and industry leaders together. Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, WEST is the only event in which the makers of platforms and the designers of technologies can network, discuss, and demonstrate their solutions in a single locale.

Fornetix’s VaultCore technology is a scalable, interoperable, and secure encryption key management system built on trusted industry standards, providing seamless integration with Network Runners’ switches and wireless access points for full control of encryption and key management. “Our work with Network Runners is truly a collaborative, consultative relationship. This unique project demonstrates Fornetix’s ability to rapidly deploy and protect across the network landscape and deliver secure encrypted data communications assets regardless of their global location,” says Mark P. Gilroy, Chief Executive Officer of Fornetix.

WEST connects the industry professionals who design and build the platforms, equipment, and weapons with the designers of communications and technical systems. To complete their missions successfully, more than 150,000 professionals in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who live in the San Diego area depend on the open discussions and valuable networking WEST provides.

Senior military and government officials talk directly to the operators to gain valuable feedback. Industry leaders attend because they can connect with decision makers and operators over the three-day event.

About Network Runners

Network Runners, Inc. (NRI) is a growing technology consulting services company serving the Commercial and Federal market space since 2009. While continuing to serve its original Commercial clients, NRI’s largest presence is now in the Civil and Department of Defense agencies; providing Information Technology and Organizational Support solutions to the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S Army, U.S. Navy, Joint Agencies, DIA, USDA/NIFA, USDA/FNS, USDA/FSIS, USDA/FSA, BPD, BFS, etc. Headquartered in Sterling, Virginia, NRI is an established ISO 9001: 2015 and CMMI Maturity Level 3, Woman Owned Small Business, Virginia MBE and Maryland MBE. For more information, visit

About Fornetix

Fornetix is the trusted voice and leader in encryption key management. Our mission is to harmonize security by orchestrating encryption, identity, and content. We do this by enabling organizations to unleash the full potential of encryption through Fornetix VaultCore™. By providing powerful automation and policy tools, we help organizations conquer the key management bottleneck and bring existing technology investments into a unified and secure ecosystem. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Note: This entry has been edited to reflect the ‘Key Orchestration’ solution name becoming ‘VaultCore’