Top 10 Finalists Announced for the "Most Innovative Company at RSA® Conference 2011" Contest

Annual Contest Honors Information Security Companies Delivering Technology Innovation

RSA Conference 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced the top 10 finalists for its "Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2011" contest, part of its half-day Innovation Sandbox program, held on Monday, February 14. This year’s program will also feature interactive white boarding sessions, a “Trailbreaker Innovators” panel and the all-new “Start-up Speed Dating” session, aimed to match up venture capital professionals with early stage start-up companies.

On Monday, February 14th, the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2011” winner will be determined at the culmination of Innovation Sandbox, after a short presentation to a panel of judges that includes Asheem Chandna of Greylock Partners; Gerhard Eschelbeck of Webroot; Renee Guttmann of Time Warner Inc.; Paul Kocher of Cryptography Research, Ray Rothrock of Venrock and Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chair for RSA Conference 2011. The winner will also be announced to all Conference attendees on Tuesday morning, February 15, during the RSA Conference 2011 opening session.

“Innovation Sandbox honors early stage start-ups at the forefront of information security innovation,” said Sandra Toms LaPedis, Area Vice President and General Manager of RSA Conference. “With new threats surfacing daily, those tasked with securing an organization must innovate in a rapidly changing environment. RSA Conference and Innovation Sandbox salute these 10 finalists as they represent the evolution of the security industry to meet and defeat the next wave of cyber attacks.”

The finalists for RSA Conference 2011 Most Innovative Company in alphabetical order include:

  • CipherCloud – CipherCloud Cloud Gateway
    CipherCloud Cloud Gateway anonymizes data and captures user activities in the cloud. It uses functionality-preserving encryption and tokenization techniques in real-time prior to sending data to the cloud while retaining all cloud app features such as search, report and data-integration.
  • ENTERSECT – Interactive Transaction Authentication (ITA)
    ENTERSECT's ITA module provides additional-factor, out of band, interactive authentication for any form of digital action taking place.
  • Gazzang Inc. – ezNcrypt
    ezNcrypt goes beyond unlimited encryption of MySQL databases, tables and files for large organizations with hundreds of database servers and those whose business foundation depends on the security of data, such as large healthcare and financial institutions.
  • HyTrust – HyTrust Appliance 2.1
    HyTrust Appliance is a network-based policy management solution for virtual infrastructure that provides administrative access control, hypervisor hardening, and audit-quality logging
  • Incapsula Inc – Incapsula
    Incapsula is a cloud-based service that makes websites safer, faster and more reliable. Incapsula provides websites of all sizes with capabilities that so far, have only been consumable by the very large Internet websites.
  • Invincea, Inc. – Invincea Browser and Document Protection
    Invincea Browser Protection virtual technology protects vulnerable computers against cyber malware.
  • Pawaa Software – pawaaFILE
    pawaaFILE is a patented file format that wraps around a native file and carries the usage policy along with it.
  • Quaresso – Quaresso Protect On Q (POQ)
    Protect On Q is a hardened, ephemeral browser that protects and controls browser operations and behavior to ensure that the web session and its content are protected from theft or data leakage from malware or end users.
  • Silver Tail Systems – Mitigation
    Silver Tail Systems Mitigation gives the business owner the flexibility to adjust a website’s business flows to prevent bad actors without impacting legitimate users.
  • Symplified – Symplified Trust Cloud
    The Symplified Trust Cloud™ is a unified access management and federation platform built on the Amazon EC2 cloud platform that uniquely integrates and secures SaaS, IaaS, EC2 and Web 2.0 apps.

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Cara Foley, 415-591-8416