Washington, DC, September 26, 2014 –(PR.com)– The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association representing the software and digital content industries, today announced that three cutting edge companies in the Security industries have been recognized with 2014 NextGen Awards.
SIIA’s NextGen program provides exposure to early-stage companies delivering game-changing solutions. The program aims to bring awareness to 6 verticals: Mobile, Social, Big Data, Security, Healthcare, and Financial Services. Nominating companies were judged by a group of industry experts who determined the Most Innovative, Most Disruptive and overall NexGen winner of the category.
The 2014 NextGen Award Winners in Security are:
· Most Disruptive& Overall Winner (tie): Mocana
Mocana securely mobilizes enterprise data and protects millions of the smart connected devices that comprise the Internet of Things. The company’s award-winning Atlas extended enterprise mobile app security platform provides organizations with an easy way to deliver business-critical mobile apps, with a high-quality end user experience, tap-and-go simplicity and strong security for internal and external users. Mocana’s customers include Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies and the world’s leading smart device manufacturers.
· Overall Winner (tie): Sentinel One
SentinelOne is reinventing endpoint security to protect organizations against advanced threats and nation state grade malware. The company uses a patent pending predictive execution inspection engine to detect and protect against targeted, zero day threats in real time. SentinelOne was formed by an elite team of cyber security and defense experts from Intel, McAfee, Checkpoint, IBM and the Israel Defense Forces. The company’s investors include Accel Partners, Data Collective, Granite Hill Capital Partners, Tiger Global Management and The Westly Group. To learn more visit sentinelone.com or follow us at @SentinelSec
· Most Innovative: Red Lambda
Red Lambda delivers next generation Big Data security and analytics solutions that help organizations simplify and unify their complex, appliance-based IT environments. By fusing patented advances in supercomputing, relational stream processing and artificial intelligence into one integrated platform, MetaGrid™, the company’s flagship offering, delivers unprecedented capabilities to preempt and prevent internal and external cyber attacks without rules, signatures or manual programming, as well as powerful analytics capabilities to help organizations derive maximum business value from their data. For more information visit the company website: www.redlambda.com.
“Much of the discussion about market disruption has focused on large, brand name businesses, but there is tremendous innovation taking place at companies that get little attention,” said Rhianna Collier, Vice President of the Software Division at SIIA. “NextGen companies–chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of M&A, VC and advisory executives–are young businesses that offer cutting-edge software and services.”
NextGen winners in mobile, social & collaboration, and BigData were announced earlier this year. NextGen winners in healthcare and financial services will be announced on a progressive basis throughout 2014.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.
The Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. Through the division, executives of member companies meet to brainstorm, collaborate, and discuss the industry’s latest challenges. The division’s many programs offer excellent vehicles for companies to develop partnerships, boost their profile, and gain strategic insight on key issues. To learn more, visit http://www.siia.net/software.
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