22nd November 2012, Basingstoke, UK, – Cloud application auditing and security company, SaaSID, has been nominated as finalist in two categories of the 2012 Tech Trailblazer awards. SaaSID has been shortlisted as a Security Trailblazer and a Cloud Trailblazer. Voting is open to the public and will close on 14th December.
Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for businesses that are less than five years old and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups to grow their businesses with exclusive coaching, mentoring and development from venture capitalists and leading Chief Technology Officers, as well as an estimated prize fund worth in excess of $1million. The awards seek to recognize true innovators in the following enterprise technology areas:
- Big Data Trailblazers
- Cloud Trailblazers
- Emerging Markets Trailblazers
- Mobile Technology Trailblazers
- Networking Trailblazers
- Security Trailblazers
- Storage Trailblazers
- Sustainable IT Trailblazers
- Virtualization Trailblazers
The Tech Trailblazer Award nomination follows shortly after SaaSID was named as a supplier of Specialist Cloud Services to G-Cloud ii, the UK Government Cloud Computing procurement framework. G-Cloud is designed to enable the UK public sector to benefit from new, innovative technologies more quickly and to deliver economies of scale across government departments when ICT programmes are rolled out.
Ed Macnair, CEO of SaaSID, commented, “We are extremely excited to have been nominated in two categories of the Tech Trailblazer Awards. Our technology solves a real problem faced by CIOs who are trying to manage web applications and the influx of personal computing devices into the enterprise and it has already caught the attention of the judging panel, which includes some notable names from the technology and investment worlds. Our participation in the Tech Trailblazer Awards has provided us with a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of our innovation with CIOs of companies worldwide. Tech Trailblazer Awards is a great initiative that really supports up and coming companies in the technology sector. I’d like to thank everyone who adds their vote.”
SaaSID’s technology, Cloud Application Manager, facilitates organisations’ use of cloud-based applications by authenticating employees through the browser, then managing and auditing their use of applications. Cloud Application Manager seamlessly integrates with existing directories, including Active Directory, LDAP and OpenID. The browser-based technology can perform policy-based redaction of sensitive information presented by web applications, or restrict features within web pages according to a user’s role, regardless of the device they are using. This extends enterprise security policies to the cloud and helps organisations to address the governance, risk and compliance issues associated with web application use and the implementation of BYOD initiatives.
SaaSID has been shortlisted as a Cloud Trailblazer and a Security Trailblazer in the 2012 Tech Trailblazers Awards. Votes can be added here:
Security Trailblazers http://tech-trailblazers.wazoku.com/comp/security/entry/1400d44030cf25991d725343b6517edd
About SaaSID SaaSID provides authentication, management and auditing solutions that help organisations address the productivity, security and compliance issues associated with the growing use of Web applications and the implementation of BYOD initiatives within the wider consumerisation of IT. SaaSID solutions enable organisations to reduce user administration effort, increase productivity, prevent application misuse and meet audit requirements, while gaining the full benefits of the Cloud. Furthermore, its solutions support any device, thus enabling organisations to extend their security strategies to include BYOD and BYOS initiatives. SaaSID has partnerships with market leading technology, cloud platform and application providers including Salesforce.com, EMC Greenplum, Fujitsu, Kinamik, Microsoft and Apple. The company is headquartered in Basingstoke, United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.saasid.com.
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