BOSTON, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Confer, a leader in endpoint detection and response (EDR), was selected as the winner in Most Innovative Cybersecurity Technology for the 2016 MITX Awards. Winners were announced in 33 categories at a sold-out event at the Westin Waterfront in Boston.
The MITX Awards show is the largest and most prestigious annual awards competition in the country for technology and digital innovation. The categories in this year's program showcase the disruptive marketing, creative, and emerging technologies happening in New England. The Most Innovative Cybersecurity Technology category addresses the fact that the old IT world is dying. Cybersecurity experts are now dealing with advanced threats created by the cloud, the Internet of Things, mobile and wearable technology. As data travels through a dizzying variety of routers, data centers and hosts, traditional firewalls, anti-virus measures and tool-based security approaches no longer cut it. Entrants in this category were evaluated for their solutions to keep data safe.
"MITX offers a forum for the brightest minds in our community so they can share ideas, solve business problems and move their industries forward through continual developments in technology, making it a very competitive and exclusive event. We are proud to be a part of the community, and honored to have won the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Technology," said Mark Quinlivan, CEO of Confer.
Confer's Converged Endpoint Platform is an adaptive defense that integrates prevention, detection and incident response across endpoints, servers and cloud workloads. The solution uses a lightweight sensor allowing businesses to easily secure millions of distributed devices, while busy security teams focus on broader enterprise priorities. The patented technology replicates the same analytics that human beings would perform and automates it within the product, enabling companies of all sizes and budgets to benefit from the best security available.
"It is my honor to stand up on this stage and celebrate 20 years of MITX, and congratulate the companies and individuals that have been recognized – you are some of the most talented, creative and entrepreneurial individuals and organizations in the country," said Amy Quigley, President of MITX. "I'm proud to be part of a community that is bursting with a curious intellect that drives innovation."
The 2016 MITX Awards was made possible by the generous support of its sponsors and partners: Platinum Sponsors: PwC, and SapientNitro, Gold Sponsors: Morgan Lewis, TJX Companies and the Innovation and Design Building and Event Partners: AcclaimWorks, Atom Group, Black Math, Fasten and MassAV.
For the complete list of winners and other information please visit the MITX Awards Website.
Confer offers a fundamentally different approach to endpoint security through a Converged Endpoint Security Platform, an adaptive defense that integrates prevention, detection and incident response for endpoints, servers and cloud workloads. The patented technology disrupts most attacks while collecting a rich history of endpoint behavior to support post-incident response and remediation. Confer automates this approach to secure millions of devices, regardless of where they are, allowing security teams to focus on more important activities. For more information, visit www.confer.net.
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