NetCitadel Named Finalist in Multiple Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards Categories -- NetCitadel Honored in “Best Security Software” and “Innovation in Enterprise Security” Awards Categories for Delivering Security Event Context, Intelligence and Real-Time Response to Address Next-Generation Threats
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 -- NetCitadel, Inc., the pioneer in innovative threat Relevant Products/Services management solutions, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security Relevant Products/Services research and advisory guide, has named NetCitadel’s ThreatOptics™ as a finalist for the 10th Annual 2014 Global Excellence Awards in both the Best Security Software and Innovation in Enterprise Security awards categories. These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

The evolving complexity and increased frequency of malware and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) have driven the need for next-generation Advanced Malware Detection (AMD) solutions and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). While effective, these detection tools generate unmanageable volumes of security alerts, and make it difficult for Incident Response teams to verify, prioritize, and respond to the most urgent threats in a timely and effective manner. Traditional response processes are manual, time-consuming and error-prone, thus leaving organizations exposed. This, combined with the ongoing shortage of skilled cyber Relevant Products/Services security resources, necessitates a new, more automated approach to incident response.

“NetCitadel’s ThreatOptics is the industry’s first solution that applies context and intelligence Relevant Products/Services to detected security events to dramatically reduce incident response times to APTs and malware attacks, and we are pleased to have earned this recognition from Info Security Products Guide,” said Neil Stratz, NetCitadel VP of Sales Relevant Products/Services and Marketing. “Today’s incident response solutions overwhelm security analysts and Incident Response teams with far too many alerts to address issues in real-time Relevant Products/Services. Without the proper context, it is almost impossible for them to prioritize events and make good security decisions. NetCitadel enables security analysts to quickly verify which issues are real and need to be addressed, and which issues can be safely deprioritized.”

NetCitadel ThreatOptics is the first threat management platform of its kind, addressing the security analysis and intelligence needs of today’s Incident Response teams. NetCitadel’s analytics Relevant Products/Services-driven approach uniquely adds rich context data Relevant Products/Services to security events generated by devices such as FireEye®, Palo Alto Networks®, and HP ArcSight®, and analyzes the data to facilitate rapid and intelligent decisions. In addition, ThreatOptics integrates with existing security enforcement devices, such as firewalls and web proxies, to deliver real-time responses to security events.

About Info Security Products Guide Awards

SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in four annual award programs: The Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer Products Guide’s Best Choice Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including people behind them, the products, performance, PR and marketing Relevant Products/Services. To learn more, visit www.svusawards.com.

About NetCitadel, Inc.

NetCitadel is the pioneer in innovative security threat management. Recognizing the dramatic growth in cyber-attacks and the increase in targeted attacks using Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), the company identified the need to operationalize the overwhelming volume of security data. Its threat management platform, ThreatOptics, leverages patent-pending technology to link existing network Relevant Products/Services security devices with real-time security event information, resulting in an infrastructure Relevant Products/Services capable of adapting to new threats instantly. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the company is venture backed by NEA and other investors. For more information about NetCitadel and its solutions, call (650) 564-4285 or visit http://www.netcitadel.com.