At the inaugural event, after presentations to a distinguished panel of experts, based on their vision and demonstrated ability to express the the viability of their technologies, the following companies were declared the top five innovators within the industry: Coming in at the top was HyTrust, which offers a tool for the control and visibility for a virtual infrastructure. At No. 2 was Yubico, with its hardware authentication token. Coming in third was Envision, which offers a software-as-a-service suite for CISOs to run their programs more effectively. Fourth was SMS Passcode, which makes two-factor authentication systems using mobile phone SMS. And fifth was SilverTail, which offers a solution for the detection of new fraudulent behavior on websites.
"The competition presented the perfect stage for our first public appearance," said Jared Pfost, CEO, Envision Security. "The competition not only provided us visibility, but we're already applying insight gained from the judging panel to evolve our offering.""The Security Innovators Throwdown was a fun, spirited and challenging event for showcasing developing technologies in our field," said Lars Barthold Nielsen, vice president of commercial operations at SMS Passcode. "SC Magazine is the authority within our industry, and we are very honored and excited to have proven to the selection committee the viability of our two-factor SMS authentication technology."
The top five innovators selected during the Security Innovators Throwdown will be featured in a special section of SC Magazine that will discuss the evolution of the information security market.
"I want to congratulate the winners of the Security Innovators Throwdown, as well as all those who participated and made this unique event a success" said Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief of SC Magazine. "These companies will surely continue to drive the growth and development of the information security industry, and foster new ways of addressing emerging challenges."