New York (PRWEB) October 6, 2009
Today, SC Magazine announced the top ten finalists for the inaugural Security Innovators Throwdown, part of the second annual SC World Congress Conference and Expo, Oct. 13 and 14 in New York City. The competition showcases young companies, new technologies and ground-breaking services likely to impact the future information security landscape.
A panel of cybersecurity and venture capital experts reviewed all submissions for the competition and selected the following companies as finalists, based on their vision and demonstrated ability to express the viabilities of their technologies:
 01 Communications for its DNAOS Information Entitlement Network Appliances and web services.
 Envision, for development of a SaaS suite of on-line applications, tools, and reference material.
 HyTrust for its control and visibility for virtual infrastructure.
 Oblique Drive for its mobile data and file sharing technology.
 Purewire for its SaaS-based secure web gateway.
 Silver Tail for its technology enabling detection of new fraudulent behavior on websites.
 SMS Passcode for its two-factor authentication systems using the mobile phone SMS to create real-time two-factor authentication.
 Triumfant for its technology for detection, analysis and remediation of attacks.
 Xybershield for its web application security solution.
 Yubi Key for its hardware authentication token technology.
At the SC World Conference, conference attendees can observe the finalists present to a panel of expert judges in an open forum, as the companies gain valuable insight and feedback from those in attendance. Each finalist will then will then be awarded a score based on a set of pre-defined criteria, until a champion is declared.
"The Innovators Throwdown is a truly unique forum to help identify and foster notable advances and showcase ongoing innovation in the information security field," said Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief, SC Magazine. "I congratulate each of these finalists on their achievements thus far, and hope that their presentations catch the attention of the VCs and other potential investors attending the event - leading to the next phase of their company's growth."
The top five innovators from the Security Innovators Throwdown will also be featured in a special section of SC Magazine that will discuss the evolution of the information security market and their relevancy in the industry.
A full list of SC World Congress speakers, a conference agenda, media partners, sponsors and participant registration can be found at http://www.scworldcongress.com. Representatives from venture capital firms are encouraged to attend.
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