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Global security heavyweights win big at SANS Best of Awards

30 Mar 2017

Some of security’s biggest names have walked away with awards at the SANS Best of 2016 Awards this week.

CrowdStrike, Carbon Black, Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, Cylance and LogRhythm were among the winners at the awards, which celebrate security products that successfully defend against cyber attacks.

While the event might seem like a vendor-driven affair at first glance, SANS says it’s actually driven by the end users. The event is an extension of the SANS WhatWorks Program, which aims to create awareness of security programs and solutions that are actually used by people to stop attacks and improve their security.

"The SANS Best of Awards were created to showcase solutions from around the world that are making a difference by reducing the business impact of cyberattacks in real world applications. By increasing awareness of these solutions, we believe we can help security professionals to reduce the number of successful intrusions, as well as greatly reduce the business impact of those that do get through,” Explains John Pescatore, director of Emerging Security Trends at SANS.

Winners and honorable mentions will be able to participate at the SANS 2017 training event in the US.

The complete list of winners:

Advanced Threat Detection Winner: FireEye Network NX ​Honorable mention: Snort Cisco

Application Security Winner: Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) ​Honorable mention: Rapid 7 ​Checkmarx (tie) ​Veracode (tie)

End Point Protection Winner: Cylance PROTECT ​Honorable mention: ​Symantec Trend Micro

Endpoint Detection/Response Winner: Carbon Black Platform ​Honorable mention: Palo Alto Networks Traps ​CounterTack Sentinel

Next Generation Firewall Winner: Palo Alto Networks PA Series ​Honorable mention: Check Point Software Fortinet

SIEM Winner: LogRhythm Security Intelligence Platform ​Honorable mention: Splunk IBM

Threat Intelligence Winner: CrowdStrike Falcon Intelligence ​Honorable mention: ​FireEye Threat Intelligence  ​Cisco AMP Threat Grid

Vulnerability Assessment Winner: Tenable Nessus Honorable Mention: ​Rapid7 ​Qualys

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