NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2016) - Balabit today announced that the company achieved Gold status in the 2016 Golden Bridge Awards® for its Blindspotter real-time user behavior analytics (UBA) solution that monitors and analyzes users' activities, and detects unusual behavior to help prevent theft. Blindspotter collects users' "digital footprints," builds a baseline of activities using advanced machine learning algorithms, and detects anomalies in real-time. Balabit's Blindspotter uniquely extended its feature list with biometrics capabilities that provides continuous authentication and prevents data breaches at their earliest phase.

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world's best in innovations, products and services and other business/technology categories from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world submitted nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups. Finalists in the UBA - Innovations category also included Niara, Fortscale and Securonix.

"We are thrilled that Blindspotter has earned yet another award among our peers, underscoring our commitment to providing very strong ROI in our technology solution. Blindspotter decreases the likelihood of a costly data breach without impacting business processes, it improves the efficiency of security teams and it helps IT teams discover potentially dangerous and expensive misconfigurations or misuse of corporate resources," said Balázs Scheidler, co-founder and CTO, Balabit.

Blindspotter leverages Balabit's syslog-ng technology, which is proven and trusted in more than one million installations around the world. It also leverages Balabit's Privileged Identity Management technology to analyze high-fidelity recordings of user activities such as screen recordings or command line interaction.

Blindspotter is part of Balabit's Contextual Security Intelligence (CSI) platform, which includes trusted log collection and data management and enriched insight from video-like activity records and user profiles, as well as Blindspotter's user behavior analytics and risk assessment. This unified security system increases productivity and transparency of security processes, and also includes Balabit's syslog-ng and Shell Control Box products.

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, September 12, 2016, during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at

About Balabit
Balabit -- founded in Budapest, Hungary -- is a leading provider of contextual security technologies with the mission of preventing data breaches without constraining business. Balabit operates globally with offices across the United States and Europe, together with its network of reseller partners. Balabit's Contextual Security Intelligence™ platform protects organizations in real-time from threats posed by the misuse of high risk and privileged accounts. Solutions include reliable system and application Log Management with context enriched data ingestion, Privileged User Monitoring and User Behavior Analytics. Together they can identify unusual user activities and provide deep visibility into potential threats. Working in conjunction with existing control-based strategies, Balabit enables a flexible and people-centric approach to improve security without adding additional barriers to business practices. Founded in 2000, Balabit has a proven track record, with 23 Fortune 100 customers and more than 1,000,000 corporate users worldwide.

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