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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 4, 2010
Mocana, a company that focuses on securing Smart Devices - the billions of non-PC devices connecting to the Internet across every sector of the economy , announced that it won a "SINET Innovator Award for 2010" last week in Washington, DC.
The SINET Showcase is considered one of the most influential gatherings within the Beltway for security technologists. Speakers at the conference this year included Michael Chertoff, the Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Curt Carlson, CEO of SRI International and George Hoyem, Partner at In-Q-Tel, the defacto "venture capital arm" of the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agencies.
"We're honored to be recognized by our peers and colleagues at SINET, and we look forward to Mocana working more closely with federal agencies to help them secure the millions of smart devices used in our critical infrastructure, in sensitive government operations and on the battlefield," said Mocana CEO Adrian Turner.
The SINET Showcase is an annual conference hosted by the Security Innovation Network and supported by the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, which fosters public-private sector collaboration. SINET helps identify and match 'best in class' cyber security technologies with federal agencies (civilian, defense and intelligence) and the commercial sector to defeat global security threats. Companies are selected for the award based on a two-stage evaluation and selection process and are often selected to participate in government and industry pilot programs, which can pave the way for large-scale government accreditation, acquisition and deployment.
Mocana is developing the industry's only device-independent Smart Device Security platform that secures all aspects of IP addressable devices as well as the information, applications and services that run on them. Mocana's solutions dramatically increase confidence, trust and compliance among OEMs, service providers and their customers. Every day, millions of people use products sold by over 150 companies that leverage Mocana's Device Security solutions, including Cisco, Honeywell, Dell, General Electric, General Dynamics, Avaya and Harris, among others. Mocana won Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation of the Year award for 2008 for Device Security, and was named to the Red Herring Global 100 as one of the "top 100 privately-held technology companies in the world" in January 2009.