WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thycotic, a provider of smart and effective privileged account management solutions for global organizations, has been named a finalist today in the Sales Growth Achievement of the Year and Innovation in Customer Service categories in the ninth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in each category.
"As data breaches continue to become more commonplace for organizations of all sizes, the need for reliable, easy-to-use privileged account management solutions will only become more critical," said Jonathan Cogley, founder and CEO of Thycotic. "Our significant sales growth over the last year is not only a product of providing our customers with the features they think will best allow them to manage their important secrets, but also our customer service team's commitment to addressing all of our customer's issues in a timely manner and addressing any questions they have before they can cause issues."
More than 180,000 IT professionals worldwide are using Thycotic's Secret Server solution to securely store, distribute and manage privileged account data such as server passwords, router passwords, local and root accounts as well as service accounts in a secure, centralized repository. Secret Server reduces the complexity associated with managing privileged users' access rights, helping organizations mitigate the risk of security breaches and compliance violations.
"The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service continues to be the fastest-growing of our international awards programs," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The sheer number of nominations is matched by the increasing quality of those nominations. We congratulate all of this year's Finalists and wish them well in the next phase of judging."
This year's Stevie Awards competition evaluated more than 1,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry, an increase of 27% over 2014. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 139 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 54 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 50 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Business Development Achievement of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers. The Business Development categories are new for 2015.
The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 27 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.
Thycotic IT security and password management solutions empower companies to remove the complexities associated with proper access control and management of privileged accounts. An Inc. 5000 company, Thycotic is trusted by more than 3,000 customers worldwide – including members of the Fortune 500, enterprises, government agencies, technology firms, universities, non-profits and managed service providers. To learn more, please visit thycotic.com.
About The Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.
Sponsors and supporters of the ninth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Biz Talk Radio and ValueSelling Associates.