10th Anniversary ofInnovation Sandbox ContestWill Honor Information Security’s Next Generation of Groundbreaking Technologies
BEDFORD, MA – March 24, 2015 – RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced the 10 finalists for its annual Innovation Sandbox Contest. The competition is dedicated to encouraging out-of-the-box ideas and the exploration of new technologies that have the potential to transform the information security industry. The 2015 event marks 10 years since the event launched at RSA Conference 2005 as Innovation Station. Past winners include Sourcefire, Imperva, and most recently RedOwl Analytics.
On Monday, April 20, 2015, each of this year’s finalists will demonstrate its technology to conference attendees, as well as a judging panel that includes Asheem Chandna, partner at Greylock Partners; Gerhard Eschelbeck, vice president of security engineering at Google; Renee Guttman, vice president for information risk at Accuvant; Patrick Heim, head of trust and security at DropBox; and Paul Kocher, president of Cryptography Research. The finalists will also deliver a short presentation to the judges who will determine the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2015.”
Waratek’s AppSecurity for Java protects applications from sophisticated attacks without having to install network devices or make code changes. AppSecurity for Java embeds security into the Java run-time layer, not in the app itself. A granular security rules engine provides monitoring and control of all key application behaviors to virtually patch legacy vulnerabilities, and identify and optionally block attacks, with minimal performance impact.
“This year we had the most submissions we’ve ever had for Innovation Sandbox Contest, increasing 50 percent from last year’s record-breaking number of applicants,” said Sandra Toms, vice president and curator for RSA Conferences. “This uptick in submissions demonstrates a clear need in the information security industry for innovative security solutions that will help businesses protect against an increasing amount of cyberattacks and vulnerabilities. These 10 finalists represent the most promising technologies and we’re excited to give each finalist the spotlight to showcase their product to investors and the larger RSA Conference community.”
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