SC Awards

2015 SC Awards U.S. Finalists: Round One


Best Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
An advanced persistent threat (APT) product and/or service provides real-time detection of and protection against intruders gaining access to an enterprise environment to stealthily extract high-value information assets from targeted organizations in manufacturing, financial, national defense and other industries.

  • Check Point Software Technologies for Check Point Threat Prevention 
  • Cisco for Cisco Advanced Malware Protection 
  • FireEye for FireEye Threat Prevention Platform 
  • Palo Alto Networks for PA-7050 Next-Generation Firewall
  • Trend Micro for Trend Micro Deep Discovery 

Best Mobile Security Solution
More and more employees are using smaller and smaller devices with loads of applications to access corporate data. Some examples include iPhones, iPads, Android devices, BlackBerries and more. Products in this category deal with not only a collapsing perimeter, but also consumer-owned and consumer-controlled devices being used to get at corporate resources. At a minimum, these devices likely will require strong endpoint security, point-to-point encryption and more. This is a broad category. If your product is used to secure this type of small device/handheld, it may fit. Security can be for data at rest in the device itself, secure access to data in the enterprise, and encryption for data in motion between the enterprise and the device. This category also includes anything from hard disk encryption solutions and tools that track lost mobile devices to USB/thumb drive security solutions.

  • AirWatch by VMware for AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Check Point Software Technologies for Check Point Capsule
  • Dell for Dell Secure Mobile Access (SMA)
  • MobileIron for MobileIron
  • Sophos for Sophos Mobile Control

Best Vulnerability Management Solution
These products perform network/device vulnerability assessment and/or penetration testing. They may use active or passive testing, and are either hardware- or software-based solutions that report vulnerabilities using some standard format/reference.

  • BeyondTrust for Retina CS Enterprise Vulnerability Management
  • Malwarebytes for Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
  • Qualys for Qualys Vulnerability Management (VM)
  • Rapid7 for Nexpose Ultimate
  • Tenable Network Security for Nessus Enterprise Cloud


Best SME Security Solution
This includes tools and services from all product sectors specifically designed to meet the requirements of small to midsized businesses. The winning solution will have been a leading solution during the last two years having helped to strengthen the IT security industry's continued evolution.

  • Barracuda for Barracuda Spam Firewall
  • Check Point Software Technologies for Check Point 600 Appliance
  • iSheriff for iSheriff Cloud Security
  • Network Box USA for Network Box Managed Security Solution
  • Qualys for Qualys Express Lite


Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program
This category includes the best cybersecurity undergraduate or higher education program which currently has a cybersecurity degree program. These are for schools throughout the United States. Qualification is based on the quality of instruction, programs and how well these prepare students for the marketplace.

  • (ISC)2 for Global Academic Program
  • Champlain College for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
  • SANS Technology Institute for Master of Science in Information Security Engineering

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