SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - Farsight Security announced today that it has been selected as a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner. This important industry award honors the year's leading private companies in the United States and Canada.

Farsight Security, a cybersecurity company, was selected in recognition of its business and technical achievements, including delivering the world's largest real-time actionable threat intelligence information on how the Internet is changing and how it's being used, seeing more than 200,000 DNS-related observations per second. Security analysts around the globe use this information to provide critical context to existing threat data to increase detection and mitigation of today's Internet security threats.

"It has been a great year for Farsight Security. We continue to experience rapid growth, with increased demand for our solutions in new markets and a growing list of key industry partners. We are deeply honored to receive this award. Thank you to the Red Herring editorial staff for acknowledging not only our success, but also the work our team has done to help organizations measurably reduce their risk against today's cyberattacks," said Dr. Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security, Inc.

Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year. Past winners include many companies that are household names today such as Palo Alto Networks, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and eBay.

"In 2016, selecting the top achievers was extremely difficult," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "The variety, depth, disruption and traction we saw from the early stage companies to those with significant scale made it one of the toughest vintages to judge. The North America winners are representative of the amazing ecosystem that never ceases to astound, with new and experienced entrepreneurs continuing to push the barriers of innovation. As one of the winners, Farsight Security should be proud of its accomplishment under such strong competition."

Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated companies using multiple criteria including financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and market penetration. Each company's track record and standing relative to their sector peers were also assessed. The winners of the Red Herring Top 100 North America award represent the most promising new business models in the United States and Canada.

About Farsight Security, Inc.

Farsight Security provides the world's largest real-time actionable threat intelligence information on how the Internet is changing, seeing more than 200,000 DNS-related observations per second. Leveraging proprietary technology that was purpose-built to manage the volume of data and real-time analyses, Farsight provides security teams with the Internet's view of an organization's web presence and how it is changing, whether those changes were made purposely, inadvertently, or maliciously. The world's most security conscious organizations use Farsight for their real-time threat intelligence information. For more information, please contact us through our website at or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Karen Burke
Farsight Security, Inc.