RiskIQ Named Best in Social Media Security and Threat Hunting in the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Digital threat management firm also placed Silver for Best Cybersecurity Startup and Bronze for Threat Detection, Intelligence, and Response

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today announced that it won four 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, including two Golds for Social Media Security and Threat Hunting, Silver for Best Cybersecurity Startup, and Bronze for Threat Detection, Intelligence, and Response. PassiveTotal®, the firm’s platform-based digital threat hunting solution, was specifically recognized in the three product categories.

The independent awards program honors companies and individuals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security. Each year, it is produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the experience of 350,000+ cybersecurity professionals to recognize the world’s best cybersecurity products, individuals, and organizations.

These coveted awards recognize RiskIQ’s ability to give its customers access to the broadest range of security intelligence and applications necessary to understand exposures and detect and take action against threats across all digital channels—all without leaving its Digital Threat Management Platform.

As organizations embrace digital channels to enhance products, promote business, and extend customer and employee engagement, their digital presence—and thus their attack surface—grows. RiskIQ can trigger malware and launch apps the way a human user would, which gives the cybersecurity startup the unique ability to detect threats that elude traditional web crawling and scanning methods, including zero-day malware.

Well over 13,000 users, many from Fortune 500 companies, use RiskIQ’s award-winning PassiveTotal technology to simplify and accelerate event investigation and intelligently consolidate and analyze data from multiple sources into a single pane of glass. The world-class platform addresses a more substantial number of threats in less time than the traditional manual processes employed by investigators. The data that PassiveTotal aggregates and correlates is routinely used by analysts in investigations and can integrate with other security platforms. Additionally, PassiveTotal supports out-of-the-box integrations with Splunk, QRadar, Maltego, and Phantom, with new integrations developed regularly.

What truly sets PassiveTotal apart from the competition is its ability to alert analysts of infrastructure changes based on collected data sets and most recent scans. It is the only platform that can alert users looking to monitor specific indicators or keywords when it detects changes.

“The massively increasing size and scale of the internet continue to lower the bar for hackers to carry out successful attacks,” said Lou Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ. “Attackers simply have too many places to hide online. The combination of RiskIQ and PassiveTotal gives customers the ability to detect threats that exist in their digital footprints and map out the attack infrastructure of their adversaries, leaving the bad guys with nowhere to hide.”

In addition to the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, RiskIQ was named American Security Today’s 'Best Threat Intelligence' and 'Best Cyber Excellence Solution,’ listed in CRN’s 2017 Mobility 100 and honored as Cyber Defense Magazine’s ‘Best Product in Digital Footprint Security Solutions for 2017.’ Recently, analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also named RiskIQ as Technology Leader and a 2017 Value Leader in the EMA RadarTM for Digital Threat Intelligence Management: Q4 2017 Report, and Frost & Sullivan recognized the ROI benefits RiskIQ’s platform-based approach delivers to its customers in a new whitepaper.

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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