MCLEAN, VA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - RSA Conference -- PerspecSys Inc., the leader in enterprise cloud data protection, today announced it has been selected by Cyber Defense Magazine as a 2014 winner in its InfoSec Technologies Awards for Most Unique Cloud Security Solution. Judged by a team of CISSP, FMDHS and CEH certified security professionals, the Cyber Defense Awards honor leading companies in the cyber security space that demonstrate unique solutions and expertise in solving information security issues. PerspecSys is among the first companies to be recognized with this new award at the annual RSA Conference taking place this week in San Francisco, California.

PerspecSys is being recognized for its AppProtex Gateway, which eliminates two of the biggest barriers that prevent companies from broadly adopting cloud computing: data security and control. Many organizations seek cloud computing solutions to achieve increased productivity, scalability and cost savings; yet, the vast majority are encumbered by fear and concern around protecting mission critical data. The gateway uses a distinctive, patent pending approach to leverage both industry validated tokenization and the strongest forms of encryption to secure sensitive data while enabling full cloud application functionality and performance -- a combination competing cloud data security solutions simply cannot match. PerspecSys gives enterprise users total control over cloud applications so their use of the public cloud is completely private.

"While surveillance and hacking issues continue to dominate the media, in reality, it's the everyday breaches that wreak the most havoc on average businesses," said David Canellos, CEO of PerspecSys. "We created the PerspecSys AppProtex Gateway to protect our customers' most sensitive data from privacy and compliance threats associated with doing business in the cloud. Unlike many other solutions available on the market, PerspecSys combines the highest levels of security with full cloud application functionality. This differentiation has helped us win the Cyber Defense Award, validates the superiority of our solution in the market."

The AppProtex Gateway was recently enhanced to align with customers' current and existing security investments. Updates have been made to its Discover and Analyze capabilities, extending existing data protection functionalities. These capabilities enable businesses to gain visibility into all information users are sharing with cloud applications (Salesforce, Oracle, Dropbox, etc.) and analyze that data to make proactive decisions on data that requires encryption or tokenization in order to satisfy compliance, security, data privacy and other key policies.

PerspecSys will be demonstrating its award winning AppProtex Gateway at the RSA Conference this week in booth 538. To meet with our leadership team at the RSA Conference, please fill out a request here:

About PerspecSys
PerspecSys Inc. is a leading provider of cloud data control solutions that enable mission critical cloud applications to be adopted throughout the enterprise. PerspecSys gives organizations the ability to understand how employees are using cloud applications and take the necessary steps to protect sensitive information before it leaves the network. By removing the technical, legal and financial risks of placing sensitive data in the cloud, PerspecSys makes the public cloud private. Based in Toronto, PerspecSys Inc. is a privately held company backed by investors, including Intel Capital, Paladin Capital and Ascent Venture Partners. For more information please visit and follow us on Twitter @PerspecSys.