Finalists for “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2009” contest

RSA Conference announced the ten finalists for its “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2009” contest being held in conjunction with the Conference’s new Innovation Sandbox event, a half-day interactive program devoted to highlighting technological breakthroughs and solutions that are designed to help security practitioners tackle emerging security issues facing the industry.

On Monday, April 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., finalists will be given the opportunity to present their emerging technology solutions before a panel of judges that includes Asheem Chandna of Greylock Partners, Ray Rothrock of Venrock, Michael Barrett of PayPal, Renee Gutmann of Time Warner and Hugh Thompson of People Security. Following the presentations, these judges will determine the award winner.

The finalists of this year’s Most Innovative Company include:

AlertEnterprise – Alert Insight and AlertAction
AlertEnterprise addresses the single most overlooked gap in enterprise security – the prevention, detection and fast resolution of blended threats from linked IT and physical access violations across diverse enterprise systems, applications, databases and geographically distributed assets.

BehavioSec – Behavio
BehavioSec develops the innovative IT-security software Behavio. Behavio protects against unauthorized usage by detecting anomalies in key-stroke rhythm after log in. It enables continuous authentication, preventing identity theft and account sharing by detecting it while it happens.

MokaFive – MokaFive Enterprise Suite
MokaFive is a technology company pioneering a new way to manage virtual desktops. Leveraging the latest advances in virtualization technology, cloud storage and flash memory to solve the costly problem of managing desktops and laptops securely for workers in the office, on the road or at home.

Network Intercept – Suite
Network Intercept has created a suite of products to secure privacy, add encryption, and provide web acceleration for computers and mobile phones. Their solutions save time and money as they protect both businesses and individuals from known and unknown threats on the internet.

Ohanae – Securworkplace
Ohanae is focused on delivering solutions that secure and simplify user online experience. Its patent-pending technology places Ohanae in a wide range of security market segments, including strong password, secure sign-on, data privacy and regulatory compliance.

Purewire – Purewire Trust
Purewire secures business and social interactions on the Web via a security-as-a-service (SaaS)-based secure Web gateway designed to increase return on investment and lower the total cost of security for businesses.

SafeMashups – MashSSL Protocol
SafeMashups has developed the MashSSL protocol which provides a standardized way for web applications to securely identify each other when mashing through a potentially untrusted user or browser. MashSSL allows web applications running emerging Web 2.0 protocols like OAuth, XHR, OpenAJAX, OpenID, etc. to authenticate each other securely using their existing SSL credentials.

VANTOS – VANTOS V-Flex for Investigation Management
VANTOS is the leader of the Investigation Management market. The company’s V-Flex product automates all investigations enabling organizations to compress time, reduce their risk exposure and save money for better bottom line results.

White Cyber Knight – WCK-Lancelot
WCK has developed WCK-Lancelot, a business-oriented, strategic solution to review and manage security risk and IT-GRC. Based on standards such as COBIT, ISO-27002, FISMA and NIST, WCK-Lancelot analyzes the core business processes and the underlying IT systems and their components. It assesses risks and their potential business impact, and translates findings into risk mitigation suggestions. Its sophisticated interactive dashboard provides an immediate overview of real-time risk and compliance status.

Yubico – YubiKey
Yubico provides a revolutionary clientless USB-authentication key for easy and affordable access to any online service. The Yubico global team supports 2000 customers in 50 countries.

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