It’s been a strong month for Scottish cybersecurity provider ZoneFox, who have recently brought home three awards from two separate events.
On November 9, ZoneFox was named Cyber Security Product of the Year at the CIR Risk Management Awards, beating internationally acclaimed competitors such as Kaspersky Lab, Titania and Arbor Networks for the prize. The awards, now in their 8th year, are overseen by an independent panel of experts and provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to showcase their best products, projects and people.
ZoneFox’s founder and CEO Dr. Jamie Graves commented: “It’s an honour to have won this award and to be shown again that the demand for Insider Threat protection is on the rise – we couldn’t do this without our fantastic team and to see their work recognised again is a great way to wind down a truly fantastic year for us.” He added that ZoneFox has grown ‘exponentially’ over the past year, and promised that “next year is going to be even bigger and better!”
And last week, ZoneFox went one better and brought home two of the four awards it was nominated for at the Scottish Cyber Awards, winning both the Leading Light Innovation award and the Cyber SME Defender of the Year award.
It’s an honour to have won this award and to be shown again that the demand for Insider Threat protection is on the rise – we couldn’t do this without our fantastic team and to see their work recognised again is a great way to wind down a truly fantastic year for us.
– Dr. Jamie Graves, CEO and founder, ZoneFox
The awards ceremony is in its 2nd year, and aims to promote Scotland’s rapidly growing cyber security sector. Scotland is home to a growing number of digital and technology sector businesses operating in various areas of the industry, including cybersecurity startups CyberAggress, ID Cyber Solutions and Quorum Cyber.
ZoneFox’s main area of focus is insider threat, which its solutions address using behaviour analytics techniques which identify and alert on anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes activity such as file transfers, loss or theft of data, copying intellectual property to removable media such as USB sticks, data tunnelling (via the dark web), ransomware and malware files entering the network, and unauthorised or suspicious file access.
At the Scottish Cyber Awards, Dr. Graves commented: “It’s our mission to provide proactive security. To deliver on that vision we’re constantly challenging ourselves to develop the product in new ways and integrate emerging technologies so that every company, large or small, has access to the technology needed to defend against formidable cyber opponents.”
“Scotland’s Cyber industry is booming, it’s a real hotbed for innovation and initiatives like the Scottish Cyber Skills Programme are leading the way in ensuring that the next generation have the skills to continue pioneering new technical frontiers. To win these awards against this backdrop is absolutely amazing and a real testament to the commitment, vision and tenacity of the entire team.”