December 22, 2017 | SC Media

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Hall of Fame 2017

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Well, here we are folks. These are the best of the best innovators that we have seen over the past year. Every year we spend a bit of time discussing how we select Hall of Fame recipients. It’s really pretty simple: survive a number of years as an innovator and you’re in. Well, it’s not…

Industry Innovators 2017 – Access Control

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Each year we opine that the nature of access control has changed and evolved. Well, not to sound like a broken record, but we must say that again this year. Part of the reason that we are seeing these changes is the same reason we are seeing changes in the Perimeter Defense category: the dissolution…

Industry Innovators 2017 – Data Protection

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It’s all about the data. If there was no data to protect we wouldn’t need security. But there is and we do. However, this level of protection really subsumes several other older categories. Sometimes we think of data protection in terms of malware bringing to mind anti-malware tools. But data protection today is much more…

Industry Innovators 2017 – Virtualization and Cloud-Based Security

Security in cloud and hybrid systems is a big challenge. There needs to be a way to secure assets in an environment where you have no control over the contents or behavior of the environment and where you must share hat environment with other organizations, some of which might be your competition. Additionally, there are…

Industry Innovators 2017 – Next Generation Security Monitoring and Analytics

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The focus here is on monitoring and analytics. We have arbitrarily designated products that use advanced algorithms, machine learning or other form of AI (such as neural nets), pull in external threat feeds as part of their data gathering and often use cloud technology to aggregate and correlate data from a large number of global…

Industry Innovators 2017 – Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence

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This is a tough category because today just about every product that we consider next generation claims to perform threat analysis and intelligence gathering or, at least, ingestion. We like those products because they say something very important about the evolution of the marketspace. However, for our purposes here we considered only those products whose…

Industry Innovators 2017 – Security Infrastructure

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This is such a ubiquitous category that it is really a bit hard to define. Just about every tool in your security stack could fit in here if we defined the terms broadly enough. We have three innovators here this year and they are very different, both in how they defend the enterprise and how…

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