Award demonstrates the value of runtime workload protection to ensure application security
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2021— Virsec, the industry leader in application-aware workload protection, announced that it is the winner of the Best Web Application Solution in the 2021 SC Awards, presented by SC Magazine. Recognized throughout the security industry as the gold standard of excellence in cybersecurity, the SC Awards recognize innovations changing how organizations address the growing cybersecurity challenges in today's market.
The importance of, and the need for, a new era of cybersecurity solutions has skyrocketed over the past year, as high-profile breaches have demonstrated the ease in which potential threats and bad actors can slip by traditional security solutions. High-profile attacks occurred undetected for months and resulted in significant financial losses and plummeting brand reputations for major companies worldwide.
Virsec delivers a radically new approach as the only solution to protect all workloads from end-to-end, on any platform. The Virsec Security Platform starts with the application and protects it from the inside during runtime, delivering far greater accuracy, speed, and protection than legacy security tools. It has become essential to safeguard applications as they execute and gain greater visibility at the memory layer to fend off sophisticated cyberattacks, and Virsec is leading the way to the next evolution of cyber protection.
"The SolarWinds attacks was another example of why runtime security is essential. The need for new, unconventional, and more effective methods to secure critical infrastructure has never been greater," said Dave Furneaux, CEO, Virsec. "The advanced attacks we see today are built to break through traditional solutions. Runtime is the new threat vector, and Virsec can protect the modern enterprise to ensure business continuity and brand protection."
Now in its 25th year, 2021's SC Awards were the most competitive yet, with a record 579 entries. Winners of the Trust Award were chosen by a distinguished group of leading IT security professionals from SC Media'sreadership. Entrants were narrowed down to a select group of finalists before undergoing a rigorous final judging process to determine the winner of each category.
"Distinct challenges that emerged during the last year resulted in a diverse range of demands from the customer community. A pandemic drove employees home en masse; supply chain attacks left government agencies and businesses reeling; cybercriminals and enemy nation-states banked on security gaps during unprecedented times, targeting home networks, health care organizations, and retailers, among many other organizations," said Jill Aitoro, Editor in Chief, SC Media. "Winners of our Trust Awards demonstrated remarkable resiliency, adapting to meet evolving requirements of customers."
Based in San Jose, California, Virsec is the leading provider of application-aware workload protection. Virsec's unique technology defends against the widest range of attacks, both known and unknown, with no signature or prior knowledge required. The solution secures any and all critical business applications, from legacy to COTS to custom, in any environment. Virsec is led by industry veterans with extensive leadership experience at multiple leading cybersecurity and technology companies and a long list of high-growth startups. More information is available at www.virsec.com.