AUSTIN, Texas – June 19, 2017 – NSS Labs, the global leader in operationalizing cybersecurity, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 North America Award, recognizing the most innovative and exciting private technology companies. Winning companies are chosen from a pool of thousands of start-ups identified as companies poised to grow an explosive rate. Companies selected undergo a rigorous process of evaluation by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy and market penetration.

This recognition comes on the heels of several recent awards for NSS Labs. Earlier this year, NSS Labs’ CAWS cyber threat protection platform was recognized by the Network Products Guide as the Silver Winner in the Information and Security Risk Management category of its 2017 IT World Awards. In 2016, the company was one of 12 startups named by the Austin Chamber to the Austin A-List of the hottest startups.

“NSS Labs understands that cybersecurity is a complex and continuously evolving issue that is vital to business success,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO of NSS Labs. “We are honored to be recognized by the Red Herring on the merits of our technological advantage, execution and growth. This prestigious recognition underscores the impact of our continued focus on helping enterprise customers gain peace of mind and improve their security posture.”

NSS Labs continues to set the bar with fact-based, objective cybersecurity research and analysis to help enterprises make informed decisions. In 2017, the company has released Group Test results for several categories of mature and evolving cybersecurity products including products – Advanced Endpoint Protection, Data Center Firewalls, Next-Generation Firewalls, and Web Application Firewalls.

In addition, the company has also continued to evolve its CAWS cyber protection platform. CAWS provides continuous security validation and leverages our strong foundation of security product testing and threat research and analysis to help enterprises pinpoint where they are at risk. With CAWS, enterprises can gain visibility into the threats and exploits that their security products are blocking and missing before a threat or breach occurs.

“2017’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Alex Vieux, Red Herring Chairman. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here in California, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience.

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models showcased here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe NSS Labs embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. NSS Labs should be proud of its achievement – the competition was incredibly strong.”