eFortresses Named a Top 40 Innovative Technology Company by the Technology Association of Georgia

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Georgia technology community taps eFortresses for its CloudeAssurance SaaS platform

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The Top 40 companies are shining examples of what makes Georgia a hotbed for innovation in technology, said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG.

eFortresses and its cloud security scoring platform - CloudeAssurance, today has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

TAG, the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced eFortresses as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2012 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 28, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their degree of innovation, the scope and financial impact of their innovations and effect of such innovation in promoting Georgia’s technology industry throughout the U.S. and globally.

“The Top 40 companies are shining examples of what makes Georgia a hotbed for innovation in technology,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “Georgia is home to more than 13,000 technology companies, so we applaud the 2012 Top 40 finalists for standing out as leaders in innovation and in Georgia’s technology community. These are the types of companies that will help Georgia become recognized as one of the top states in the nation for technology.”

“This year we had a 30% increase in the number of applications over the past few years. We were very impressed by the quality and breadth of technology companies that applied,” said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “It was very difficult to choose the Top 40 because of the large number of deserving companies. We expect great things from our winners.”

“eFortresses is honored to be named amongst this group of prestigious companies. This recognition coincides with the launch of our latest innovative product - CloudeAssurance 1.0 on March 31, following extensive closed beta testing with a handful of strategic customers in the last 3 months; I believe this achievement is a validation of our product roadmap and go to market strategy”, explained Taiye Lambo, President and Founder of eFortresses, Inc.

With the global cloud services revenue projected to reach $148.8 billion by 2014 and $241 billion by 2020, Information Security will either become a nightmare or an enabler for cloud adoption.... CloudeAssurance SaaS platform is the industry’s first truly risk-intelligent rating and continuous monitoring system assuring cloud service provider’s cloud security and governance, risk and compliance. Customers can know which cloud providers have the best cloud assurance score and history, a measure of cloud trust they can depend on. This platform enables safe and secure adoption of Cloud Computing!

For more information about the Top 40 awards and the Georgia Technology Summit, visit http://www.tagonline.org/georgia-technology-summit.php . Follow the conversation on Twitter through #GTS2012.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 15,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
For more information visit the TAG website at http://www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at http://www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org.

About eFortresses, Inc.
eFortresses, Inc. is a Cyber Security & Governance, Risk management and Compliance solutions company with a focus on cloud computing security. We help our customers to stay out of the headline news due to a security breach or data loss that could result in major financial losses and reputational loss. Our mission is to provide clients with the knowledge and expertise to make informed decisions regarding exposure to regulatory non-compliance and potential theft or compromise of information assets. Knowledge and expertise are provided by a combination of automated assessment, extensive and continuous research, and real world experience gained in projects over several years for government and commercial organizations worldwide.
Our focus is always to quickly identify risks then propose remedial actions that provide tangible value, reduction in costs and return on investment (ROI).

For more information about eFortresses and its CloudeAssurance SaaS platform, please visit http://www.eFortresses.com or http://www.CloudeAssurance.com.

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