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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


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


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


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

Best Long Range Detection Product, Service or System

Rapiscan – Winner

PureTech Systems – Finalist

Best Intelligent Video Surveillance Solution

NICE Systems – Winner

AXIS Communications – Finalist

Panasonic – Finalist

PureTech Systems – Finalist

Best Network Cameras

AXIS Communications – Winner

Bosch Security Systems – Finalist

Hikvision – Finalist


Best Perimeter Protection System (Excluding Video)

Automated Systems – Winner

Best Crash Barriers (Gates, Fences, Bollards, Guard Booths)

Secura USA – Winner

Best Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Solution

NICE Systems – Winner


Best Disaster Preparedness of Disaster Recovery and Clean-up Service

High Rise Escape – Winner

Best Homeland Security Training, Higher Education Program

Bellevue University – Winner

Category 3: Government Security News 2014 Government Excellence Awards

Judging in this category was based on one or more of the following criteria:

-Development of successful strategy and increase in public safety
-Providing a notable solution to a recognized problem
-Reduction in cost and/or major increase in efficiency and effectiveness
-Decisive, successful action or response to threat or emergency

Most Notable Airport/Aviation Security Program:

Los Angeles Airport – Platinum Winner

Most Notable Maritime/Seaport Security Program:

Port of Charleston – Platinum Winner

NAFtoport LTD, Gdansk, Poland – Gold Winner

Port Freeport – Entry #151 – Silver Winner

Most Notable Railroad/Mass Transit Security Program:

New Jersey Transit – Gold Winner

Denver Regional Transit District – Silver Winner

Most Notable Critical Infrastructure Protection Program:

U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria – Silver Winner

Most Notable Emergency Response Implementation – Federal/State or Local:

Northern Command/Norad – Platinum Winner

375th Security Forces Squadron – Gold Winner

Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program, Project or Initiative:

City of Philadelphia – Gold Winner

Orange County Court System – Silver

South Bend, Indiana Police Department – Platinum Winner

Glasgow, Scotland Community Safety – Gold Winner

Most Notable State Government Security Program/Project or Initiative:

NY State Division Criminal Justice – Gold Winner

Most Notable Federal Government Security Program, Project or Initiative

Center for Homeland Defense and Security – Platinum

Pentagon Force Protection Agency – Platinum

U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Platinum


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