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September 29, 2015 08:17 ET

Vidder Clinches Stevie Award for Tech Startup of the Year

Silver Winner in Nation's Premier Business Awards Program Demonstrates Leadership by Inventing New Paradigm for Precisely Controlling Application Access

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2015) - Vidder Inc., the inventor of precision application access, today announced that it has won the Silver Stevie® Award in the Tech Startup of the Year awards category in The 13th Annual American Business Awards (ABA) program earlier this month.

"We are honored by the ABA judges' recognition of Vidder and PrecisionAccess, our groundbreaking solution built to stop cyber attacks -- a top concern shared by CISOs, CIOs and CEOs today," said Mark Hoover, Vidder CEO. "PrecisionAccess has been deployed in some of the world's largest enterprises. It gives our customers the ability to precisely control application visibility and access -- for any user, on any device, to any application anywhere."

Vidder PrecisionAccess is the first commercial solution based on Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) specifications defined by the Cloud Security Alliance SDP working group, where Vidder is a leading contributor. The traditional corporate perimeter is now obsolete with increasing attacker sophistication, combined with expanding IT trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), cloud migration and ecosystem collaboration. PrecisionAccess provides a new layer of defense by "shrinking" the perimeter down to individual applications, providing visibility and context-aware secure connectivity to only trust-verified users. PrecisionAccess is proven to protect against the deadliest attacks: including stolen credentials, server vulnerability exploits, man-in-the-middle attacks, denial of service, and advanced persistent threat lateral movement. Through multiple global hackathons, Vidder's Software Defined Perimeter solution has successfully defeated more than 5 billion attempted attacks.

"We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud. To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide."

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About Vidder
Vidder PrecisionAccess stops cyberattacks by "shrinking" the perimeter, creating a new layer of defense around individual applications. The trust-before-connect architecture keeps everyone outside the new perimeter, hiding application servers from all users and devices. Only trust-verified users are allowed connectivity at the application-level. The result is a significantly reduced attack surface. Combining that with transparent multi-factor authentication executed for every user and every connection, PrecisionAccess defeats credential theft, server exploitation, man-in-the-middle, DOS, and lateral movement attacks. Offered as-a-Service, PrecisionAccess delivers OpEx and CapEx savings; and accelerates agility associated with cloud, BYOD and collaboration, while reducing risk for traditional IT. In 2015, Gartner named Vidder a Cool Vendor in Cloud Security Services. The company's headquarters are in Campbell, Calif. For more information, visit

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