SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today named Waratek “Most Innovative New Company at RSA® Conference 2015.” Marking the 10-year anniversary of Innovation Sandbox Contest since the event launched at RSA Conference 2005 as Innovation Station, Waratek was selected from a group of 10 finalists. In a first for the event, acknowledging the competitiveness of this year’s field, Ticto was also named as the runner up. The annual conference competition is a half-day program during which up-and-coming startups grab the spotlight and demonstrate groundbreaking security technologies to the broader RSA Conference community. Past winners include Sourcefire, Imperva, and most recently RedOwl Analytics.
Waratek won the award based on its ability to clearly demonstrate strengths in addressing the market’s need for better application protection against sophisticated attacks without having to install network devices, make code changes or greatly impact performance.
“This is a huge honor and award for the Waratek team,” said Anand Chavan, co-CTO of Waratek. “We were not anticipating this level of competition and every company that presented here is doing great things. It feels great to have this panel of judges validate our approach to this challenging security issue.”
“RSA Conference has always been dedicated to encouraging the discussion of new ideas and providing support for groundbreaking information security technologies that push the industry forward. It proved that once again, as Innovation Sandbox Contest’s 10 finalists showcased some of the most innovative security solutions,” said Sandra Toms, vice president and curator of RSA Conference. “Coming out on top, Waratek demonstrated that they were the most innovative new company by highlighting the need for their unique approach to application security.”
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