Haystax, a Fishtech Group company, has won a top spot in the 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, the third such recognition in as many years. Another company in which Fishtech is a strategic investor, Perch Security, also won multiple awards.
Haystax is Gold Winner for Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company between 10 and 49 employees, and Perch has won Silver for Best Cybersecurity Startup between 10 and 49 employees — both in the Cybersecurity Company Award category. In the Product Award category, the Perch Security Managed Threat Detection and Response Platform additionally has won Gold for Intrusion Detection & Prevention; Gold for Security Monitoring and Silver for Threat Detection, Intelligence and Response.
The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards were created by Cybersecurity Insiders and the Information Security Community on LinkedIn with the goal of recognizing companies, products and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. The winners were selected based on the strength of their nomination as well as votes and comments received from the 400,000 members of the Information Security Community.
“Congratulations to Haystax for being recognized as the gold winner in the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company category — and to Perch Security both as the silver winner in the Best Cybersecurity Startup category and as the gold or silver winner in three Product categories,” said Holger Schulze, CEO of Cybersecurity Insiders and founder of the Information Security Community. “With over 500 entries in more than 90 award categories, the 2019 awards are highly competitive and all winners truly reflect the very best in today’s cybersecurity industry.”
Fishtech Group founder and CEO Gary Fish said: “We are honored that the Information Security Community has recognized our portfolio companies Haystax and Perch for their unique contributions to helping protect organizations from all types of cyber threats, and we are grateful to Holger for his tireless efforts to shine a light on all the innovative work that’s being done in the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity.”
Haystax is known for taking a unique model-driven approach to security analytics, blending qualitative expert judgments about user and entity behavior captured in Bayesian models with other artificial intelligence techniques like machine learning to find threat ‘signals’ buried inside multiple data sources. In the Haystax Analytics Platform, threats are ranked in priority order and instantly displayed as actionable information, viewable by decision-makers, analysts and others who need to know.
In 2018, Haystax took home gold for Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company, and in 2017 the Haystax Analytics Platform was awarded gold in the Security Analytics Product category.
Perch is an information security innovator that combines cutting-edge application design with an in-house security operations center (SOC). It was founded to help companies of any size to automate and share cyber threat intelligence.
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