Founder, Visionary, Chairman, President & CEO
G. Ward Paxton, Jr. of Allen, Texas passed away on October 24, 2019 at the age of 83. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Allen.
Ward grew up in the small town of Tuttle, Oklahoma where he graduated from high school in 1954. He attended the University of Oklahoma and received a BS and MS in Physics in 1958 and 1959, respectively. In 1964, he earned a PhD in Physics at OU through a fellowship with Texas Instruments.
Ward served as Vice President of Honeywell Optoelectronics from 1978 to 1983. From 1969 to 1978, Ward was founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectronics, Inc. Prior to Spectronics, Inc., Ward held numerous managerial and technical positions at Texas Instruments from 1959 to 1969.
Ward was also involved in his community and served on the Allen Independent School District Board of Trustees several terms. Ward also served on the Allen City Council for several years.
INTRUSION began designing, manufacturing and selling secure fiber optic LAN equipment to customers in 1983. By 1998, INTRUSION’s Ethernet equipment had detailed traffic analysis built into every box, so that by 1991 INTRUSION uncovered a corporate espionage case for which our customer received over a billion-dollar settlement – still one of the largest ever settlements from a cyber crime. INTRUSION has a long track record of delivering proven, robust, network monitoring and analysis solutions to high profile customers including Fortune 500 companies as well as the US government. As the manufacturing market shifted to China, INTRUSION shifted its focus exclusively to US cyber security solutions. Leveraging its expertise with high performance networking and security systems, INTRUSION began development in 2003 on its Compliance Commander Sentry product – a content monitoring and filtering (CMF) solution for protecting confidential customer data from leaking onto public networks.
Compliance Commander was launched in 2004 and has had successful adoption throughout small, medium and large financial services organizations, as well as, in the healthcare sector. These organizations rely on Compliance Commander to protect their businesses against leakage of confidential customer information as dictated by recent legislation including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley-Act (GLBA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
INTRUSION launched TraceCop in 2005. TraceCop is a suite of Internet monitoring and tracking products that provides unprecedented capabilities for the identification of malicious and illegal activities based on both historical and current Internet usage data. TraceCop helps analysts and investigators dramatically reduce the time and complexity for discovering identities, ownership and contact information for computer devices on the Internet. This tool greatly reduces the time required to track down Internet perpetrators, thereby making it easier for law enforcement officials to prosecute Internet related offences.
Savant was launched in 2012 and is INTRUSION’s most robust analysis solution. Savant is a transparent network data capture and analysis solution that brings science into corporate decision making. This new insight will provide the ability to address many of today’s major challenges faced by corporations, such as company infrastructure issues, performance issues, and identifying the true ‘Wizards’ or recognized experts by their peers.
Shield is INTRUSION’s newest Internet protection solution for all businesses: small, medium and large enterprises. Shield ’s primary role is to identify and block all dangerous and harmful traffic. Shield does this using a unique, patented process flow technology which analyses all network traffic: incoming, lateral, and outgoing, to keep your business safe.
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