AUSTIN, Texas – June 12, 2017 – NSS Labs, the global leader in operationalizing cybersecurity, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America Award, one of the technology industry’s most prestigious prizes.

Finalists for the awards are among the continent’s brightest and most innovative private ventures. Their place among North America’s tech elite has been chosen by Red Herring’s editorial team, during a months-long process that takes into account criteria including disruptive impact, proof of concept, financial performance, market footprint and quality of management.

“NSS Labs is honored to be selected as a finalist for the Red Herring Top 100 North America Awards,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO of NSS Labs. “We have achieved significant strides in the cybersecurity industry and differentiated ourselves by providing fact-based information to help enterprises continuously validate and improve their security posture. This prestigious recognition of our innovation, expertise and business execution is a testament to the impact of our endeavors to shape and influence the security industry.”

Red Herring selected NSS Labs as a finalist for its unique offerings which include our CAWS cyber protection platform. CAWS builds on our strong foundation of security product testing and threat research architecture by providing continuous security validation to help enterprises pinpoint where they are at risk. With CAWS, enterprises can see a real-time view of threats and exploits their security products are blocking and missing and validate active threats and campaigns targeting their security controls. CAWS provides critical insights that help enterprises understand their current risk posture and act with surgical precision to break the kill chain before a threat or a breach occurs.

“Selecting finalists for this year’s Top 100 has proved more difficult than ever,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and chairman of Red Herring. “North America has been tech’s beating heart for years–but never have I seen such an exciting, disruptive and innovative generation as we have in 2017.”

“NSS Labs fully deserves its place among our finalists, and I’ve every confidence it will make a significant impact in the tech world,” added Vieux.

The Top 100 North America has become not only a springboard for some of tech’s biggest names, but a valued and trusted tool for venture capitalists, experts and analysts predicting trends at the industry’s sharpest edge.

NSS Labs will present its winning strategies at the Red Herring Top 100 North America conference in Los Angeles, June 12-14 2017. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on the evening of June 14 at the event.