FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) - Invincea, Inc., the market leader in the development of secure virtual containers for advanced malware threat detection, zero-day exploit prevention, and cyber threat forensic intelligence, today announced that the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) named Invincea winner of the Best Security Solution category. The company was recognized at the annual GOVTek Executive Government Technology Awards Gala on June 2 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD.
GOVTek Awards winners were selected from more than 200 nominees by GTRA Council Members and general public voting. Nominees, including Civilian, Defense and Intelligence agencies, as well as solution providers, were all judged on this past year's vision, innovation and remarkable accomplishments. Invincea was chosen as Best Security Solution among other notable finalists including AvePoint, Cyber-Ark, ForeScout, Lancope, LogRhythm, RSA, SANAS, Skybox Security, Sourcefire, Symantec, and Tripwire.
"Invincea was nominated alongside a number of distinguished and respected security vendors, which we also congratulate," said Anup Ghosh, founder and CEO of Invincea. "We are extremely honored that GTRA and the Federal community of buyers chose Invincea as Best Security Solution at this year's GTRA Gala. Being recognized with this GOVTek Award further validates Invincea's position in the market as an innovative and disruptive force. It also speaks to the importance of our mission, which is to arm both government and private sector organizations with next generation endpoint security solutions capable of addressing the advanced threat from nation state actors against the largest attack surface -- users. Invincea protects the network from targeted attacks against users who are bombarded with spear-phishing emails, watering hole attacks, web-based drive-by-downloads, and crimes of opportunity."
Invincea is a pioneer in the use of secure virtual containers to protect users from untrusted content. In fact, it was recognized for its innovative focus in 2011 when it won "Most Innovative Company of the Year" at RSA. The importance of Invincea's focus only continues to grow -- a fact supported by a recent report from industry research firm Gartner, who estimates that by year-end 2016, 20% of enterprises will implement Windows containment mechanisms for end users handling untrusted content and code, up from less than 1% in 2013.
As targeted attacks continue to accelerate, both in volume and success, Invincea is filling an essential market gap left by traditional security solutions and as a result, is experiencing significant growth across both public and private sectors. Invincea's secure virtual container approach protects the network against user-targeted attacks and user-initiated compromise including clicking on malicious links, opening infected attachments, browsing to malicious web sites, and falling victim to watering hole attacks. Recent headlines including spear-phishing attacks against The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post and watering hole attacks uncovered by Invincea against the U.S. Department of Labor are illustrative of the types of attacks the firm defends against. Invincea's non-signature based approach means there are no daily updates required and users are protected against zero-day exploits such as the recent exploit against Internet Explorer 8.
This latest award is among a growing list of industry accolades for Invincea -- including being named GSN's 2012 Best Anti-Malware Solution and most recently selected by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) as one of 16 Market-Making Technologies. In 2012, GOVTek also named Invincea a "Top 20 Solution Provider to Watch for."
Details about the GOVTek Awards and the list of winners in all categories are available at http://www.gtra.org/gtra-events/govtek-awards.
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About Invincea, Inc.
Invincea is the premier innovator in advanced malware threat detection, zero-day exploit prevention, and pre-breach forensic intelligence. Invincea is the only solution on the market that provides enterprise networks with coverage against the largest attack surface for cyber-breach -- attacks aimed at end-users in the form of spear phishing, watering hole attacks, drive-by download exploits, poisoned search results, scareware/crimeware, social networking worms and user-initiated infections.
The company's solutions include an endpoint security software suite and threat intelligence appliance. The solutions offer a unique ability to protect networks against all types of threats directed at end-users, including zero-days, by seamlessly moving applications that render untrusted content into controlled, secure virtual containers that automatically detect and terminate threats in real time. Invincea's platform seamlessly moves the browser, PDF reader, Microsoft Office suite, .zip, and .exe file types from the native operating system into secure virtualized environments without altering the user experience. The company, which was founded by Dr. Anup Ghosh to address the rapidly increasing security threat from nation states, cyber-crime, and rogue actors, has commercialized technology originally built under DARPA funding. The company is venture capital-backed and based in Fairfax, VA. For more information, visit http://www.invincea.com.