RiskIQ Honored for Industry Leadership in Advancing Security Outside the Firewall

Named “Overall Web Security Solution Provider of the Year” by CyberSecurity Breakthrough and recognized as a 2018 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today announced that the company is being honored by two independent industry organizations for its leadership in advancing security outside the firewall.

RiskIQ won “Overall Web Security Solution Provider of the Year” award honors from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today.

Also, RiskIQ was designated as a Distinguished Vendor in this year’s 2018 TAG Cyber Security Annual, joining an exclusive group of the world’s leading cybersecurity vendors as selected by Dr. Edward Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber.

“These industry honors stem from the growing recognition of our technology and market success in providing automated intelligence and protection solutions that mitigate threats outside the firewall, a problem that is impacting enterprises and consumers,” said Lou Manousos, CEO at RiskIQ.

External threat actors account for 75 percent of data security breaches. RiskIQ provides enterprises a Digital Threat Management Platform –  a SaaS-based threat intelligence and integrated application suite that addresses security issues across web, social, and mobile channels. The RiskIQ application suite enables security teams to automate a broad range of external threat investigation, analysis, and mitigation tasks. More than 24,000 security analysts use its free entry-level access to the platform through RiskIQ Community Edition.

The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards
The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work, and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,000 nominations from over 12 different countries throughout the world. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the information security industry.

“The essence of our awards program is to recognize the innovators that are taking on today’s most complex cybersecurity challenges, and RiskIQ is an exemplary candidate for industry recognition,” said James Johnson, managing director at CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “The RiskIQ platform provides an impressive level of threat intelligence that empowers organizations to detect and eliminate today’s bombardment of digital security threats. We congratulate RiskIQ on its innovation and success in 2017, and we look forward to their continued success in 2018 and beyond.”

2018 TAG Cyber Security Annual
Each year, TAG Cyber publishes its three-volume annual report to the community for download at no cost. Volume two of the 2018 report also includes an informative interview with RiskIQ’s Manousos: riskiq.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-TAG-Cyber-Security-Annual-Volume-2-RiskIQ.pdf.

“Ensuring security outside of an organization’s firewall is essential to business digital transformation, and as such, extending visibility and control to external threats has become a CISO imperative,” said Amoroso. “The web, social, and mobile ecosystem can be a dangerous place for enterprises and their customers without proper intelligence against online threats, and RiskIQ provides that digital defense.”

This year’s 2018 TAG Cyber Security Annual was developed to assist enterprise security teams as they modernize their cyber risk program via the following three steps:  exploding the flat perimeter enterprise into distributed workloads; offloading the resultant applications and networks onto cloud-based, software-defined infrastructure; and then reloading protections using the best available cybersecurity technologies.

“We are pleased to be distinguished in this upcoming report as Ed and his team’s dedication to serving the security professional community and supporting the industry’s body of knowledge is admirable,” said Manousos. “We look forward to taking part in this upcoming TAG Cyber Security Annual as their excitement for showcasing our technology makes it an easy decision.”

About RiskIQ
RiskIQ is the leader in digital threat management, providing the most comprehensive discovery, intelligence, and mitigation of threats associated with an organization’s digital presence. With more than 75 percent of attacks originating outside the firewall, RiskIQ allows enterprises to gain unified insight and control over web, social, and mobile exposures. Trusted by thousands of security analysts, RiskIQ’s platform combines advanced internet data reconnaissance and analytics to expedite investigations, understand digital attack surfaces, assess risk, and take action to protect business, brand, and customers. Based in San Francisco, the company is backed by Summit Partners, Battery Ventures, Georgian Partners, and MassMutual Ventures.

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Alyssa Pallotti
Montner Tech PR