18th December 2012, Basingstoke, UK, – Web application security provider, SaaSID, has won the Cloud category of the inaugural 2012 Tech Trailblazer award.
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 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 and an estimated prize fund worth in excess of $1million.
The awards seek to recognize true innovators in nine enterprise technology areas: Cloud; security; mobile technology; networking; storage; virtualization; big data; sustainable IT and emerging market technology.
SaaSID, was shortlisted in two categories: Security Trailblazer and Cloud Trailblazer and was the only British technology startup to be nominated in these categories. Voting was opened to the public worldwide and SaaSID was chosen as best Cloud innovator.
Ed Macnair, CEO of SaaSID, commented, “We are delighted to have won the Cloud Trailblazer Award, particularly as the judges work in the technology and investment communities on both sides of the Atlantic. They have recognised that our technology helps CIOs to meet the dual challenge of managing and auditing Web application use and allowing employees to access company data and systems via personal computing devices while adhering to compliance requirements. Our participation in the Tech Trailblazer Awards provided us with a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of our innovation with CIOs worldwide and I’d like to thank everyone who voted for SaaSID.”
The Tech Trailblazer success follows shortly after SaaSID was selected 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 more quickly from innovative technologies and to deliver economies of scale across government departments when ICT programmes are rolled out.
SaaSID’s solution, Cloud Application Manager, is a browser-based technology that enables organisations’ secure use of Web applications and the implementation of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programmes, by managing and auditing employees’ use of Web applications. Cloud Application Manager seamlessly integrates with existing enterprise directories and authentication systems, including Active Directory, LDAP and OpenID. The browser-based technology can restrict features within Web pages and mask sensitive information according to users’ roles, 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 BYOD.
SaaSID offers a unique solution to the challenges of cloud adoption, enabling organisations to immediately capture the benefits of public, private and hybrid cloud-based models without outsourcing control or downgrading to a ‘one size fits all’ security model.
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 abuse and meet audit requirements – while leveraging the full benefits of the Cloud.
The company is headquartered in Basingstoke, United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.saasid.com.
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