A glitzy new venue, a fresh focus and victorious women made this year's event a night to remember.

The SC Magazine Awards Europe 2007 ceremony was held in the stunning surroundings of the Hurlingham Club, in glamorous Chelsea. Truly an international occasion, SC welcomed leading information security professionals and vendors from around the globe.

The evening, hosted by TV and radio star Paul Ross, got off to a fine start with a speech from the editor of SC Magazine, Paul Fisher. Comedian Milton Jones kept the crowd amused before the all-important prize-giving got underway, with the award for best content security starting the proceedings.

The awards, in their 12th year, aim to reward the best products, people and services in the information security industry. Reflecting a fast-changing and maturing business, the number of award categories was reduced, and included a new award for innovation, which was won by Secerno. There were four award categories: reader trust, excellence, technology and professional, with winners chosen by a dedicated panel of ten judges. For the first time, both the CSO of the Year and Outstanding Achievement awards went to women.

All our winners were delighted to get their hands on the coveted SC Award trophies. Others saw it as a fantastic opportunity to mix with their peers, make new contacts and catch up with old friends and business partners.

The evening was a great success. Our thanks to everyone involved, including the sponsors, the judges and of course, all the winners.

For more details about the awards and to view and order photos from the event, go to www.scmagazine.com/awards.

AWARD WINNERS IN FULL
Best Content Security
Winner
ScanSafe

Highly Commended
Websense

Best Network Security
Winner
Astaro Security

Highly Commended
Fortinet

Best Anti-Malware Solution
Winner
McAfee

Highly Commended
Kaspersky Lab

Best Vulnerability Assessment
Winner
Qualys

Best Identity Management
Winner
Novell

Highly Commended
Evidian

Best Remote Access
Winner
Aventail

Highly Commended
Citrix Systems

Best Security Management
Winner
NetIntelligence

Highly Commended
McAfee

Best Security Solution for Healthcare
Winner
Imprivata

Best Security Solution for Government
Winner
AEP Networks

Highly Commended
Vizuri

Best Security Solution for Financial Services
Winner
RSA

Highly Commended
Tumbleweed Communications

Best SME Security Solution
Winner
McAfee

Highly Commended
Kaspersky Lab

Innovation Award
Winner
Secerno

Highly Commended
Chronicle Solutions

Best Security Product
Winner
Qualys

Highly Commended
Kaspersky Lab

CSO of the Year
Winner
Amanda Finch
Marks & Spencer

SC Magazine Award for Outstanding Contribution
Winner
Judith Baker

Best Security Company
Winner
MessageLabs

Highly Commended
NGS Software