Press Release

The annual awards celebrate the most innovative technology companies in the region. Read more from NVTC.

Reston, VA, December 17, 2020.  Apcela, a leading innovator in software-defined, cloud-optimized network services, today announced it has been named to the 2020 Tech 100 by the Northern Virginia Technology Council. The Tech 100 is a list of groundbreaking companies, leaders, and innovators within the Greater Washington region’s technology community.

This year’s program attracted nearly 200 nominations that were carefully reviewed and considered by a panel of independent judges including Joel Kallett, Managing Director of Clearsight Advisors; Sam Maness, Managing   Director of Defense and Government Services Investment Banking at Raymond James & Associates, Inc.; and Jean Stack, Managing Director Global Technology and Services team and Co-head of Government Services  Investment Banking practice at Baird. The final NVTC Tech 100 Award list comprises 100 tech companies, each consistently demonstrating dedication, vision, and innovation.

“While this year has presented numerous challenges to every organization and individual, it is encouraging to see so many of the area’s tech companies and executives remain resilient and committed to the health and wellbeing of their employees, the success of their companies, and industry advancement. Congratulations to Apcela for being named a 2020 NVTC Tech 100 honoree and for the positive impact the firm has made in our region.” said Jennifer Taylor, NVTC president and CEO.

Apcela CEO Mark Casey added, “During the chaos of 2020, Apcela has continued to innovate and develop new products, including hosted VPN and VDI for remote workers, and a growing list of cloud-based security extensions, building on our Firewall as a Service offerings.”

Earlier this year Apcela launched its Arcus Platform, rethinking the enterprise WAN. The Arcus Platform enables enterprises to easily extend their existing networks via an integrated software-defined WAN that was purpose built for today’s multi-cloud environment. Delivered as a service, Apcela is bringing together the speed and flexibility that is driving enterprises to the cloud with the network that connects it. This all-in-one approach to SD-WAN in the cloud improves security and application performance.

“We’re excited about the work we’re doing with large enterprises to modernize legacy networks, as they accelerate cloud adoption,” says Casey. “We’re bringing our innovative, start-up culture to some of the biggest brands in business, easing their networking and security workloads so they can focus on tackling some of the most difficult challenges facing our society and the environment.”

About the Northern Virginia Technology Council

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the trade association representing the Northern Virginia technology community. As one of the nation’s largest technology councils, NVTC serves companies from all sectors of the industry, from small businesses and startups to Fortune 100 technology companies, as well as service providers, academic institutions, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. More than 500 member companies make up the NVTC membership and look to the organization as a resource for networking and educational opportunities, peer-to-peer communities, policy advocacy, industry promotion, fostering of strategic relationships, and branding of the region as a major global technology center. Learn more at and check out their press release here.

aAbout Apcela

Apcela provides software-defined, cloud optimized networks for the digitally transforming enterprise. Delivered as a service, we enable enterprises to easily deploy and operate a software-defined network and security architecture that was built for a multi-cloud world. Learn more at

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