SAN MATEO, CA – February 24, 2015 – In an exciting start to 2015, AlienVault is proud to announce it has been named a top three contender in the Cybersecurity 500, a directory of the 500 hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2015. In addition, AlienVault was named a finalist in the "Security Solution of the Year" category for its Unified Security Management (USM) platform in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015.
"We are delighted with the recognition AlienVault is receiving through these two prestigious awards," said Barmak Meftah, CEO and president of AlienVault.
The Cybersecurity industry is growing from $71 Billion in 2014 to $155+ Billion in 2019, according to consolidated estimates by IT research firms and analysts that appear in the latest edition of the Cybersecurity Market Report. In a rapidly expanding market like this, there are many new entrants as well as M&A, investment and IPO activity that is constantly changing the vendor and service provider landscape.
“We are trying to create more awareness and recognition for the most innovative cybersecurity companies – ranging from the largest and most recognizable brands to VC backed start-ups and emerging players” said Steve Morgan, founder and CEO of Cybersecurity Ventures.
"AlienVault has established itself as a global leader in threat detection and response," he continued. "Its unique vision of delivering unified security management plus threat intelligence leveraging its innovative Open Threat Exchange, and an experienced executive team make AlienVault a must-watch cybersecurity company in 2015."
The selection criteria for the Cybersecurity 500 companies includes the following when evaluating each company:
The winners of the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015, the leading pan-European awards for ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators and their vendor and distributor partners will be announced at the awards dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel, on 25th March 2015. A total of 83 companies from 32 European countries have made the finals.
Chair of the judges and Editor of IT Europa, John Garratt said, "There is some truly impressive work being undertaken here. The judges' scores were among the highest we have seen in the seven-year history of these awards."