Fortanix Collects Three Awards in 14th Annual InfoSec 2018 Global Excellence Awards | Press Releases

Fortanix Honored as Startup of the Year; Recognized in Most Innovative Software Security Product of the Year and Innovation in Next-Generation Security Award Categories
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, March 8, 2018

Fortanix® Inc., the leader in Runtime Encryption, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Fortanix as an award winner in three distinct categories in the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards®. These prestigious global awards recognize cybersecurity and information technology vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products, solutions, and services that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

In awards categories for companies with less than 100 employees, Fortanix was named as the Startup of the Year (for companies founded in 2017) with a Gold Award. Its Self-Defending Key Management Service™ (SDKMS) next-generation Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution earned a Silver Award in the Most Innovative Security Product (Software) of the Year award category. In addition, its Runtime Encryption® Platform earned a Bronze Award in the Innovation in Next-Generation Security award category.

“We are proud to have swept a triple crown of awards for our company, our innovation, and our product in this year’s Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards competition,” said Ambuj Kumar, Fortanix co-founder and CEO. “Fortanix delivers complete and deterministic privacy, and organizations come to us to keep their data and keys completely protected from a variety of exposures and potential threats - including cloud providers, system administrators, insiders, government subpoena, and network hackers.”

Last year, Fortanix introduced its Self-Defending Key Management Service™ (SDKMS) next-generation Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution with data protection features and location-based access controls. Leveraging Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX), it is the world’s first cloud solution delivering Runtime Encryption® technology to protect keys, applications and data during use. Runtime Encryption® allows general-purpose computation on encrypted data without exposing sensitive information to untrusted operating systems, root users, cloud providers, or malicious insiders. Fortanix delivers complete and deterministic privacy, as data remains encrypted and completely protected from cloud providers, system administrators, insiders, government subpoena, and network hackers. Secured with Intel SGX, Fortanix’s SDKMS is HSM, key management and encryption, all integrated as one product and offered as a service. SDKMS is cloud agnostic, built to scale, and provides software flexibility with HSM-grade security. Organizations use SDKMS to secure their sensitive cloud and traditional applications, PKI systems, IoT applications, silicon manufacturing, and remote TLS terminations - all while drastically reducing integration complexities and expenses.

About Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards

Info Security Products Guide sponsors the Global Excellence Awards and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources and assets. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measures they can take. Readers will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping cyber security, and industry predictions and directions that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. Visit for the complete list of winners.

About Fortanix

Fortanix delivers provable deterministic security to organizations by offering the industry’s only Runtime Encryption. While today’s encryption technologies protect only data at rest and data in motion, Runtime Encryption® keeps keys, data and applications completely protected while in use from external and internal threats, including insiders, cloud providers, government subpoena, OS-level hacks and network intruders. Fortanix uses Intel® SGX, Intel TXT, and other technologies for real-time encryption with no performance impact. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the company is backed by Foundation Capital and NeoTribe.

Fortanix and Runtime Encryption are registered trademarks of Fortanix, Inc. Fortanix Data Security Manager is a trademark of Fortanix, Inc. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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