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GSN announces Winners and Finalists in 2014 Homeland Security Awards Program

As in previous years, the Government Security News Homeland Security Awards was divided into three broad categories of entries: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions; and Most Notable Programs, Projects and Initiatives of Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies.

The 2014 Distinguished Panel of Judges included Chuck Brooks, VP Homeland Security, Xerox Corporation; Scott Greiper, founder and CEO of Security Strategy Group, Inc; and Denise Rucker Krepp, attorney, professor at George Washington University, consultant to DOT, DHS clients. Judging of International entries was conducted by Marianne Molchan, president of Molchan Marine Sciences of Green Cove Spring, FL. Government Security News would like to express its sincere thanks to all of the judges for sharing their time, effort and expertise in judging this awards program.

A commemorative publication called the “GSN 2014 Yearbook of Homeland Security Awards Recipients,” similar to The GSN 2013 Yearbook of Awards Recipients will be released in December to provide extensive information about the year’s Winners and Finalists in the Awards Program as well as in-depth “State of the Industry” discussions on technologies and new directions in homeland security and defense with the judges.

Category #1: Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions

 Judging in this category is based on a combination of:

- Increase in client organization’s security
- Technological innovation or improvement
- Filling a recognized government IT security need
- Flexibility of solution to meet current and future organizational needs

Best Anti-Malware Solution:

Blue Ridge Networks – Winner

Palo Alto Networks – Finalist

Cyphort Inc – Finalist

Best Identity Management Platform:

RSA, Security Division of EMC – Winner (Tie)

NetIQ – Winner (Tie)

Real-Time Technology Network -- Finalist

Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution:

Agiliance – Winner

Applied Visions, Inc, Secure Decisions Division – Finalist

Proofpoint, Inc – Finalist

RSA, Security Division of EMC – Finalist

SolarWinds – Finalist

TSA Advantage – Finalist

Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution:

Imperva – Winner (Tie)

RSA, Security Division of EMC – Winner (Tie)

Power Admin LLC – Finalist

Waratek – Finalist

Watchful Software -- Finalist

Best Email Security and Integrity Solution:

Encryptics -- Winner

Good Technology -- Finalist

Proofpoint, Inc -- Finalist

Best Endpoint Security Solution

Bromium – Winner

RSA, Security Division of EMC – Finalist

Best Forensic Software:

NICE Systems – Winner

RSA, Security Division of EMC -- Finalist

Best Big Data Analytics Solutions:

Splunk – Winner

RSA, Security Division of EMC – Finalist

Agiliance – Finalist

Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution:

Venyu Solutions – Winner

Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall:

Palo Alto Networks – Winner

Black Lotus Communications – Finalist

Firemon – Finalist

Forescout – Finalist

Best Privileged Access Management Solution

RSA, Security Division of EMC – Winner (Tie)

Beyond Trust – Winner (Tie)

Best Continuous Monitoring Solution

SolarWinds – Winner (Tie)

Tenable Network Security – Winner (Tie)

Agiliance, Inc -- Finalist

FireMon -- Finalist

Lancope, Inc – Finalist

Power Admin LLC – Finalist

Best Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM) Solution

EventTracker – Winner (Tie)

RSA, Security Division of EMC – Winner (Tie)

LogRhythm, Inc - Finalist

Ne+IQ – Finalist

SolarWinds – Finalist

Category #2: Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions

Judging in this category is based on a combination of:

- Increase in client organization’s security
- Technological innovation and/or improvement
- Filling a recognized government physical security need
- Reduction in costs and/or increase in efficiency
- Ability to address future organizational requirements

PHYSICAL ACCESS CONTROL AND IDENTIFICATION

Best Biometric Identification Solution:

IRIS ID -- Winner

Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance

EID Passport -- Winner

Best Smart Card Solution

WAVE Systems – Winner

Best Platform for Physical/Logical Access

Viscount Systems – Winner

Alert Enterprise – Finalist

HID – Finalist

Honeywell – Finalist

COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS

Best Interoperable First Responder Communications

Desktop Alert – Winner

AtHoc – Finalist

Best Mass Notification Systems

Desktop Alert – Winner

AtHoc – Finalist

Best Regional or National Public Safety Communications Deployment

AtHoc – Winner

Alastar Software – Finalist

DETECTION PRODUCTS

Best Chemical Detection Product or Solution

Bruker Detection – Winner

Best Explosives Detection Product or Solution

Implant Sciences – Winner

American Science and Engineering (AS&E) – Finalist

 

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