Virsec Honored with Nine Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Recognized for Application Security, Innovation, Leadership and Industry Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA, FEBRUARY 21, 2020 -- Virsec, a cybersecurity company delivering a radically new approach to protect against advanced cyberattacks, today announced that it has been awarded nine Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, including Gold for Application Security, for Runtime Application Protection, and for Best Solutions for the Government and Manufacturing Sectors, and honors in the coveted Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company.

The award-winning Virsec Security Platform is the first solution to combine advanced CI/CD application testing with continuous monitoring during runtime, delivering unprecedented accuracy, time savings, and real-world attack prevention. Virsec is unique in protecting applications from the inside across the full application stack at the web, memory, and host levels. Patented AppMap™ technology maps and enforces the control flow integrity of code as it executes, detecting and stopping attacks within milliseconds. Virsec proactively stops malicious code from executing within an application, without relying on exploit signatures, heuristics or behavioral rules.

Rajiv Singh, SVP Global Cybersecurity for Tech Mahindra, said: “We have been working closely with Virsec for a year, won marquee customers, and just announced our global partnership. We understand why Virsec has dominated in so many important award categories. These awards echo what we’ve heard from our customers in telecom, ICS, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and others. They believe Virsec is a game-changer for protecting their most critical applications – their crown jewels.”

Paul Forney, Chief Security Architect for Schneider Electric, said: “I’ve been working closely with Virsec and these awards are well deserved, recognizing how powerful their technology is. Virsec’s unique control flow integrity protects critical applications at the deepest levels of process memory – stopping attacks like ROP chain, fileless, buffer overflows and other sophisticated attack techniques.”

Virsec has been honored with the following nine gold and silver Cybersecurity Excellence Awards:

  • Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company in North America: Silver
  • Application Security: Gold
  • Runtime Application Protection: Gold
  • Memory Protection: Gold
  • Critical Infrastructure Security: Silver
  • ICS / SCADA Security: Silver
  • Cybersecurity Professional of the Year, North America – Atiq Raza, CEO: Silver
  • Government: Gold
  • Manufacturing: Gold

“We’re honored to be selected for all of these awards,” said Atiq Raza, CEO of Virsec. “As business-critical applications are increasingly targeted by sophisticated attacks, we think it’s critical to change our security mindset and protect applications from the inside, across the full software lifecycle.”

About Virsec

Based in San Jose, California, Virsec was founded on the belief that a new approach is required to counter today’s advanced threats. The company is led by industry veterans who have driven one of the world’s top processor teams, and created innovative technology in network security, embedded systems and real-time memory protection. The team has broad leadership experience at companies including AMD, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper, Dell, NextGen, BMC Software, ForcePoint, as well as long list of high-growth start-ups. More information and demos are available at


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