AppGuard, a subsidiary of Blue Planet-works Inc, has developed a peerless and future proofed cyber security software product.

It is the only security product in the marketplace that is currently undefeated by any kind of malware and it deploys a unique methodology to achieve this. AppGuard’s patented technology protects both large and small corporate businesses as well as individual consumers.

 

 
 

In Development

 

 
AppGuard AirlineGuard
AppGuard ServerGuard
AppGuard TrustPhone
AppGuard CarGuard
AppGuard IotGuard
 
 

Executive Team

AppGuard is led by an expert executive team, each with over 25 years of experience in the cyber security industry or corporate strategy and sales.

 
 

Hiroshi Nakata

Board Director &
CEO of Blue Planet-works, Inc. (Parent Company)

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Mr. Nakata is the former Board Director, CFO and Head of Corporate Strategy of Yoshimoto Kogyo, Ltd, Japan’s largest talent agency and most prolific producer of television content.  In his position at Yoshimoto, Mr. Nakata engineered a $560 Million take-private of the 100 year old company in November of 2009.  

He also played a leading role in establishing new businesses for Yoshimoto Kogyo using new media and platforms, including Fandango, Inc., casTY, and Bellrock Media. In regards to Bellrock Media, Inc., he served as founder and CEO.

Prior to Yoshimoto Kogyo, he was with The Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, in charge of M&A operations for the entertainment industry. 

Most recently, Mr. Nakata has served as the Chairman of the Board of KeepTree, Inc. since 2011. In his role as Chairman of KeepTree he has guided the company to success in both operations and financing, including leading Series A financing rounds from major companies, including Dentsu, Inc. and Faith, Inc., among others.

Mr. Nakata is a CPA and holds an MBA from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.

 


Jon Loew

Chief Executive Officer

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Jon has a 25 year track record in the media and technology businesses and has built several successful companies during that time.  He serves as the CEO of KeepTree, Inc, the company he founded in 2011.  KeepTree’s patented technology allows users to send and receive private and secure video messages to other users now, or in the future.  As CEO of KeepTree, Jon has established partnerships with various high profile companies including Sony, Dentsu, World Wrestling Entertainment, Bloomingdales, and others.   KeepTree also supports parts of the U.S. military by providing ultra-secure communication services to deployed personnel.  

Jon serves as Chairman of Big Media Holdings, a leading producer and distributor of entertainment content.  Big Media has offices in New York, London, Sidney and Prague, and serves clients on every continent.  Notable clients include Netflix, ITV Studios, DirecTV, National Geographic Channels, Discovery Networks, and hundreds of others.  

Jon is a partner and member of the Executive Committee of Intellitech International, a global security advisory firm with strong expertise in Counter Terrorism, Intelligence, Border Control, and combating Organized Crime. He is also active with various philanthropic organizations involved in issues ranging from supporting the U.S. military, rescuing animals, and providing food for the hungry.

Jon graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1993, and from Brooklyn Law School in 1998.


Mike Fumai

President & Chief Operating Officer

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Prior to the Blue Planet-works, Inc. acquisition of the AppGuard product line, Mike Fumai served as President, COO and Director of Blue Ridge Networks, Inc., the originator of the AppGuard technology.

Fumai draws on more than 25 years of experience with Fortune 2000 corporations in the communications and technology industry to set the company’s strategic direction and drive revenue growth. Prior to being appointed President and COO, Fumai spearheaded Blue Ridge Networks direct sales efforts and directed the expansion of the company’s channel program as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Before joining Blue Ridge Networks, Fumai was Senior Vice President, Global Sales, for Cyveillance, a provider of online risk monitoring and management solutions. Prior to Cyveillance, Fumai served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Channels at Commerce One/Appnet, (now Perfect Commerce) and he spent 14 years at MCI in various positions including Executive Director, Strategic Services.

Fumai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland.


Fatih Comlekoglu, PhD.

Chief Technology Officer

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Prior to the Blue Planet-works,Inc. acquisition of the AppGuard product line, Dr. Comlekokglu served as the Chief Software Architect of Blue Ridge Networks, Inc., where he invented the core technology of AppGuard.

As a visionary, with a wealth of enterprise service and IT operational experience, Dr. Comlekoglu architected and led the implementation of Blue Ridge’s key product lines in new generation antimalware defense, secure enterprise access over untrusted networks, and virtualized workspace.

Dr. Comlekokglu served as a lead system architect at MCI Communications, as a lead software architect at StorageTek, and a senior consultant at the World Bank Enterprise Computing group.

Dr. Comlekoglu holds two US patents for antimalware defense and applied cryptography in distributed systems both of which are utilized in AppGuard.

Dr. Comlekoglu received a BS in Computer Science, and holds a MS in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science from George Washington University.