London, 12 April 2005 — MessageLabs, the leading provider of email security and management services to businesses, has today been recognised as a rising star among private European technology companies in the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award programme.
Winners of the annual award programme, which were selected from more than 600 candidates, will be officially unveiled at Red Herring’s three-day Venture Market Europe 2005 Conference that commences today in London. Judged by the Red Herring editorial team, MessageLabs was identified as one of the 100 top private companies that embody successful innovation, technology and strategy. The winners were selected after careful analysis of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development.
Focusing on emerging business and technology trends in the global technology community, the conference brings together an audience of industry leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and corporate strategy executives. MessageLabs’ CEO, Ben White, will be presenting at the Venture Market Europe roundtable session “Security Targets” being held at 16:00 – 16:40, on Thursday, April 14th.
“This is a fantastic achievement for MessageLabs,” said Ben White, Co-founder and CEO of MessageLabs. “Innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are at the heart of our business as we have grown from a cutting-edge anti-virus scanning company into a global leader in email security and management services to businesses.
“We are continuing to set standards for anti-virus and anti-spam protection, while investing significantly in our core infrastructure. This enables us to deliver new services and increasing value to our growing global customer base. As the market for proactive managed email security services continues to move to more mainstream adoption, MessageLabs is well positioned to offer businesses a comprehensive suite of services that offer protection, certainty and control around electronic communications.”