NEWTON, Mass. – December 8, 2011 – Cyber-Ark® Software, the leading global information security provider for protecting and managing privileged accounts, critical applications, and sensitive information, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the 2012 SC Magazine Awards. Cyber-Ark’s Privileged Identity Management Suite was selected by SC Magazine’s esteemed reader base as a top product in the Reader Trust Award competition in the “Best Identity Management Applications” category. The Cyber-Ark solution was selected from hundreds of entries submitted across 33 technology categories.
The SC Magazine Awards, which recognize the information security industry’s most effective solutions, are consistently regarded as the most prominent and prestigious accolades obtainable by solution providers. Cyber-Ark’s designation as a finalist reflects the industry’s increased awareness of the importance of a preventative approach to privileged account management and the proven ability of Cyber-Ark’s Privileged Identity Management Suite to improve compliance, productivity and protect global enterprise organizations across all industries against insider threats and advanced external threats.
“We are very appreciative of this recognition from SC Magazine and its connected and influential reader base, and for the emphasis it puts on organizations’ evolving imperative: establishing a preventative approach to managing, monitoring and controlling privileged accounts,” said Udi Mokady, CEO, Cyber-Ark Software. “It also provides us with an excellent opportunity to not only highlight our leadership in pioneering privileged identity management solutions to market, but to continue to raise awareness surrounding one of the keys to enterprise security, which first entails identifying what an organization’s most important assets are, and then protecting them. Simply put, proactively locking down and isolating sensitive information is critical and it is not something that should only be done in response to a threat or attack.”
The Privileged Identity Management Suite is a fully integrated solution that combines privileged session management capabilities to provide a comprehensive platform for isolating and preemptively protecting the data center from insider threats. Through one central platform, users can manage shared and privileged identities and superuser credentials, as well as monitor and control privileged sessions. Unlike competing solutions, this integration enables a single version of the truth without the need to correlate between security events, easing the audit and management process.
In its 15th year, the annual SC Awards showcase the IT security industry’s best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. The awards serve as SC Magazine’s opportunity to distinguish the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, including the innovations that occur in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits – all working to help improve global security. Winners of this year’s SC Magazine Awards US will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
“The contenders in this category have already won a significant honor, the respect of their peers and a body of experts that represents those most interested in following threats and advancements in information security,” said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. “To make it this far amongst hundreds of submissions is quite an achievement.”
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