Barrier1 Named Finalist for 12th Annual Tekne Awards

MHTA will recognize Minnesota's top technology companies and individuals at the Nov. 3 awards ceremony

Sep 20, 2011, 06:00 ET from Barrier1

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Barrier1 as a finalist in the Computer Hardware & Electronic Devices category for the 2011 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 3. The Tekne Awards recognize Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.


Barrier1 has pioneered the method of Real Time Intelligence to Network Security. This industry first is still a unique method yet has proven to be more Effective, Accurate, Faster, and Affordable than any other network security appliance on the market today. In order to maintain a safe network, one must also have the ability to identify and stop never before seen events with a high degree of accuracy.  Barrier1 has proven it's superior approach on live networks for Education, Finance, Government, Health, Utility Companies, and others.

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota's best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A full list of finalists is available online at

"I want to congratulate all of the finalists vying for a Tekne Award," said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President and CEO of MHTA.  "Entrepreneurship can be exhilarating.  We also know it takes a lot of patience and determination.  Minnesota's has always been known as a place for cutting-edge technologies and the long hours put forth by our finalists is more evidence of that ongoing spirit of innovation."

Recipients of the 2011 Tekne Awards will be announced at the award ceremony on Nov. 3. The event will begin with a VIP registration & reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by general registration and cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:45 p.m., the awards celebration at 7 p.m., and a post-Tekne party at 8:30 p.m. The event will be emceed by Paul Douglas, author, entrepreneur and meteorologist.

To register for the 2011 Tekne Awards ceremony, visit or contact Kathy Marsh at 952-230-4554 or

About Barrier1

Founded in 2004 and selling since 2005, The Barrier Group is the first company to provide a ITM security appliance able to combat both simple and complex threat adding 24 x 7 monitoring and continuous software updates.  The company's flagship product, Barrier1™ comes in hardware configurations to meet the needs of the smallest to the largest organization.  Headquartered in Twin Cities, The Barrier Group is privately held.  Visit for more information

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) promotes the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota's technology-based economy through public policy advocacy, member collaboration and education, and community outreach. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota's entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. MHTA works in partnership with TechAmerica, which represents Minnesota's technology organizations nationally. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at


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