Censornet announced as a finalist for the Computing’s Technology Product Awards

Censornet has been shortlisted in both the ‘Customer Project of the Year’ and ‘Security Innovation of the Year – SME’ categories for Computing’s Technology Product Awards 2019.

Censornet was nominated for ‘Customer Project of the Year’ after its work with the National Portrait Gallery. To protect itself from a data breach, the Gallery deployed Censornet’s Unified Security Service (USS) – choosing this solution thanks to its combination ofemail security, web security, CASB and MFA in one application. With the help of Censornet USS, the National Portrait Gallery has now achieved the Cyber Essentials certification, and even gone beyond this to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus, demonstrating to customers and shareholders alike that the Gallery has significant cyber security measures in place.

To further improve the USS, Censornet created the industry-first Autonomous Security Engine (ASE) and has also received a nomination in the ‘Security Innovation of the Year – SME’ category. The technology brings Censornet’s consolidated cloud platformone step further, enabling traditionally siloed services to share and react to security events and state data whilst leveraging world-class threat intelligence. SMEs are often appealing targets for cyber criminals because they have fewer resources – the government’s recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey revealed that two in five micro or small businesses have experienced breaches in the last year. Despite this, only 26 percent have a formal cyber security policy and only 19 percent train their staff to be cyber aware. ASE represents a transformational advance in security, which is particularly useful for SME organisations.

Ed Macnair, CEO of Censornet, said: “Innovation and customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do at Censornet, so it’s great to see that we’re being recognised for our efforts with not one, but two nominations. Forward-thinking solutions such as ASE will help enterprises of all sizes protect themselves from the ever-growing threat posed by cyber crime. Our platform is setting a new standard for the cyber security industry and helping to address the issues of cyber fatigue and the security skills gap.”

Computing’s Technology Product Awards recognise the best of the UK’s technology industry, from the most innovative and compelling products and vendors, through to the top use cases from end-user firms. Awards range from focusing on security and cloud computing to business software and infrastructure, as well as showcasing the innovative technology heroes and projects that deserve industry-wide praise. Uniquely, Computing readers get to have their say, as they determine the winners by voting on the shortlist.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday 29th November. To view the full shortlist, please visit:https://events.computing.co.uk/techproductawards/static/2019-finalists

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