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GSN announces Winners and Finalists In 2015 Homeland Security Awards

Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic categories: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions, and acknowledgement of the Most Notable Programs, Projects and Initiatives of Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies and Departments.

GSN would like to thank lead Judge Charles (Chuck) Brooks, whose tireless efforts to determine the most deserving entries led him to pore through websites, read white papers and case studies and study historical information, in addition to reading a large stack of 500-word “Reasons why this entry should win” essays. Chuck has accepted an invitation from Government Security News to contribute an article in the Digital Yearbook of Homeland Security Awards Winners that he encountered as a judge of this awards program.

An article about the very impressive career to date of Mr. Brooks can be found here.

In a final point, participants in the 2015 Homeland Security Awards may be interested to know that GSN has decided to combine its popular Digital Yearbook of Homeland Security Awards Program with its equally popular Yearbook of the Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, concluded earlier in the year, into a broadly distributed Digital Yearbook that shows off some of the best work of the year in homeland security and defense. All GSN Awards Winners and Finalists in 2015 are invited to sign up for two-page spreads describing their winning entries. For more information on this opportunity, GSN Publisher Mike Madsen is available to answer all questions at 732-233-8119 or at his email address of [email protected].

And now, without any further ado, here is the list of Winners and Finalists in the 2015 Homeland Security Awards:




Best Anti-Malware Platform

  • Blue Ridge Networks -- Winner
  • Cylance -- Finalist
  • Malwarebytes -- Finalist


Best Identity Management Platform

  • Gemalto -- Winner
  • RSA, Division of EMC -- Finalist
  • Secure Key Technologies -- Finalist


Best Enterprise/Vulnerability Solution

  • Cryptzone -- Winner
  • Brain Loop Inc -- Finalist
  • Skyport Systems -- Finalist


Best Compliance/Vulnerability Solution

  • Agiliance, Inc -- Winner (Tie)
  • RSA, Division of EMC -- Winner (Tie)
  • Beyond Trust -- Finalist
  • Netwrix Corporation -- Finalist
  • SolarWinds -- Finalist


Best Data Security/Loss Management Solution

  • ProactEye -- Winner (Tie)
  • Delphic -- Winner (Tie)


Best Endpoint Detection and Response Solution

  • Hexis Cyber Solutions -- Winner (Tie)
  • RSA, Division of EMC -- Winner (Tie)
  • Cylance -- Finalist
  • Malwarebytes -- Finalist
  • Sentinel One -- Finalist


Best Forensic Software

  • Qognify (formerly Nice Security) -- Winner (Tie)
  • MorphoTrak LLC -- Winner (Tie)
  • RSA, Security Division of EMC -- Finalist


Best Big Data Analytics Solution

  • RSA, Security Division of EMC -- Winner
  • Agiliance, Inc -- Finalist
  • Gurucul -- Finalist
  • Lancope -- Finalist


Best Threat Intelligence Solution

  • iSight Partners -- Winner
  • Attivo Networks -- Finalist
  • BrightPoint -- Finalist
  • gTHIRA Systems -- Finalist
  • Vectra Networks -- Finalist
  • VMWare Public Sector -- Finalist


Best Network Security Enterprise/Firewall

  • Cryptzone -- Winner (Tie)
  • Pulse Secure -- Winner (Tie)


Best Privileged Access Management Solution

  • Beyond Trust -- Winner (Tie)
  • CyberArk -- Winner (Tie)
  • Cryptzone -- Finalist


Best Continuous Monitoring and Mitigation System

  • CyberArk -- Winner (Tie)
  • SolarWinds -- Winner (Tie)
  • Agiliance, Inc -- Finalist
  • Netwrix -- Finalist
  • The Mariner Group -- Finalist
  • Risk IQ -- Finalist
  • RSA -- RSA Archer -- Finalist


Best Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) Solution

  • Event Tracker -- Winner (Tie)
  • SolarWinds -- Winner (Tie)
  • RSA Security Analytics -- (Tie)


Best Security Infrastructure Orchestration

  • Agiliance -- Winner






Best Biometric Identification System

  • Securiport, LLC -- Winner (Tie)
  • MorphoBIS -- Winner (Tie)


Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance

  • Viscount Systems -- Winner




Best Mass Notification Systems

  • Acoustic Technology, Inc (ATI Systems) -- Mass Alert




Best Chemical Detection Product of Solution

  • 908 Devices -- Winner


Best Explosive Detection Product of Solution

  • Implant Sciences -- Winner
  • American Science & Engineering -- Finalist
  • Iscon Imaging -- Finalist
  • Rapiscan -- Finalist


Best Nuclear or Radiation Detection Product of Solution

  • Passport Systems, Inc -- Winner




Best Intelligent Video Surveillance

  • Qognify -- Winner
  • Verint Video -- Finalist


Best Audio Surveillance Solution

  • Louroe Electronics -- Winner




Best Perimeter Protection System

  • Senstar, Inc -- Winner


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

  • BIG Enterprises -- Winner Guard Booths
  • CINCH Systems -- Winner Crash Barriers/Gates/Fences


Best Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) System

  • Qognify -- Winner




Best Disaster Preparedness or Disaster Recovery & Cleanup

  • High Rise Escape Systems, Inc -- Winner


Best Facility Security/Force Protection Service

  • Allied Barton Services -- Winner


Best Homeland Security Training, Higher Education Program

  • Bellevue University -- Winner




Most Notable Federal Government Security Program/Project or Initiative (2 Awards)


  • TSA – TSA Airport and Aviation Security
  • U.S. Department of State – Continuous Clearance Evaluation Program


Most Notable State Government Program, Project or Initiative (2 Awards)

  • New York State Division of Homeland Security – CEPA Emergency Preparedness Initiative
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles, Investigations Division


Most Notable Cybersecurity Program, Project or Initiative

  • City of Los Angeles – Centralization of Cybersecurity Incident Data Analysis


Most Notable County/Municipal Program, Project or Initiative (2 awards)

  • City of Nanded India – C-Cube Safe City Project –  Qognify Situation Management PSIM
  • San Antonio (Military Medical Center) Advanced Security Program – Qognify Suspect Search Technology


Most Notable Law Enforcement Interdiction, Arrest, Counter Terrorism or Crime Prevention Program


  • Memphis, TN Police Department – Traditional and Untraditional Video Surveillance -- Hikvision

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