LOS ANGELES, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prevoty today announced that it has been named an Excellence Award Finalist in the best emerging technology category of the 2018 SC Awards. Finalists are recognized for outstanding leadership in the cybersecurity industry and superior security products. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco.

Prevoty is the maker of Autonomous Application Protection, the first and only completely autonomous runtime application self-protection (RASP) solution that enables applications to monitor and protect themselves in real-time, at runtime, neutralizing attacks and protecting against both known and unknown threats.

“We are thrilled that the prestigious SC Awards jury has recognized that we’re innovating break-through application security technologies. Prevoty is enabling its customers to protect themselves from the application-targeted attacks that have menaced organizations in every industry,” said Prevoty Co-Founder and CEO Julien Bellanger. “Our customers can rest assured, knowing that Prevoty protected applications are secure by default, and that Prevoty empowers security leaders to run more effective and efficient vulnerability management programs.”

Applications are prime targets for cyberattacks because they handle troves of personally identifiable information, financial information and other critical data. Over the past decade, applications have become the number-one attack vector in major breaches.

Prevoty’s RASP technology is unique in the market because it leverages a technique called Language Theoretic Security (LangSec), the formal process of semantically understanding how data such as content payloads, database queries, operating system commands, and more will execute in an environment. Prevoty employs LangSec, among other things, via autonomous agents and plugins that can be attached to applications at any point in the software development life cycle, and travel with the apps wherever they are deployed. Prevoty inspects all incoming payloads, neutralizing threats in real-time. In short, Prevoty protected applications are secure by default.

“As a finalist, Prevoty demonstrated unique innovation in its approach to protecting companies from the onslaught of malicious attacks and other threats,” said Illena Armstrong, VP of Editorial at SC Media. “Prevoty’s solution represents some of the most effective security technology on the market today.”

Now in its 21st year, SC Awards is recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products, and services. Winners in the Excellence category are determined by an expert panel of judges with extensive knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity industry. The Excellence Award honors the professionals, products, and services that have proven to be the best in the industry for protecting today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

“In an age when threats are ever-evolving, it is reassuring to know that one true constant is the commitment of dedicated information security professionals, as best exemplified by our SC Media awards finalists,” said Armstrong. “These inspiring innovators have set a high bar for their industry peers, as they continue to protect the world from attacks and vulnerabilities that imperil our security, privacy, and digital infrastructure. The year 2017 brought us WannaCry ransomware infections, the rise of cryptominers, and bugs like Broadpwn and BlueBorne that impacted billions of devices. Whatever threats rear their ugly heads in 2018 and beyond, our finalists will be ready to act.”

Prevoty’s selection as an SC awards finalist is the latest milestone for the company. In December, Prevoty secured $13 million in new financing from the venture capital firm Trident Capital Cybersecurity, after a year of record-breaking revenue, exponential  customer acquisition, and new innovations delivered to the market. Prevoty is the recipient of multiple industry awards including the SINET 16 Innovator Award, the Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Award for Best Web Application Solution, the Most Innovative Security (Software) of the Year and a Companies with Tomorrow’s Technology Today award.

The SC Awards gala honoring the winners attracts top professionals in the cybersecurity community and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking. To register for the 2018 SC Awards gala, please visit http://www.scmagazine.com/awards/.

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About Prevoty

Prevoty delivers powerful Autonomous Application Protection via its runtime application self-protection (RASP) technology. It enables fast, efficient and secure software development life cycles, monitors and protects applications at runtime, and neutralizes known and zero-day attacks. For more information, go to prevoty.com.

Dan Chmielewski
Madison Alexander PR
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