2013 Winner for Best Rookie Company of the Year

Pindrop Security Phone Social Engineering Attacks With Anti-Fraud and Authentication Solutions

ATLANTA – March 1, 2013 – Pindrop Security, the innovative provider of enterprise phone fraud security and authentication solutions, has been named the Best Rookie Security Company at the 2013 SC Awards. The Best Rookie Security Excellence Award is awarded to the company that has released the strongest initial product within the previous two years. The award was presented at the 16th annual SC Awards U.S. Ceremony held February 26, 2013 in San Francisco, in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference. The SC Awards are the security industry’s most prestigious accolade, awarded only to the most impressive companies in the security industry.

“Corporate contact centers are being increasingly targeted by professional criminal organizations, resulting in account takeovers and ID theft. This is costing companies billions of dollars a year in losses and additional contact center costs. Our mission at Pindrop Security is to help our customers detect these calls and avoid these costs,” said Vijay Balasubramaniyan, CEO and Founder of Pindrop Security. “Therefore it is particularly gratifying to be recognized by the SC Magazine editorial team and panel of security professionals as the Rookie Security Company of 2013.”

The 2013 Excellence Award winners were chosen by a panel of esteemed security professionals from the private and public sector, hand-picked by SC Magazine’s editorial team for their breadth of knowledge and experience in information security. Through this comprehensive analysis Pindrop Security was determined as this year’s winner in Best Rookie Company.

“Pindrop Security’s phone fraud solution represents some of the most innovative and effective security technology on the market today,” said Illena Armstrong, VP of editorial, SC Magazine. “SC Magazine, our distinguished panel of expert judges and the entire industry recognize these efforts with this prestigious award.”

“Network security continues to improve and therefore attackers are increasingly relying on social engineering and phone-based attacks,” said Paul Judge, Executive Chairman of Pindrop Security. “We appreciate SC Magazine recognizing this new challenge and honoring Pindrop Security’s work in combating this emerging problem.”

The SC Awards, now in its 16th year, are the clear global leader for information-technology (IT) security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today’s corporate world. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the fervent work of government, commercial and nonprofits. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/awards.

About Pindrop Security

Pindrop Security provides enterprise solutions that help prevent phone-based fraud. Its acoustical fingerprinting technology detects fraudulent calls and authenticates legitimate callers, helping customers eliminate financial losses and reduce operational costs. Pindrop Security’s breakthrough technology is the first of its kind to fingerprint individual phone calls, providing verification of caller provenance. Recently named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies at the 2012 RSA conference and a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Enterprise Unified Communications and Network Services for 2012, Pindrop Security’s solutions help companies feel more confident in the security of phone-based financial transactions. Web:pindropsecurity.com, Twitter: @pindropsecurity, Facebook: Pindrop Security

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand’s portfolio includes the SC World Conference and Expo, SC Congress Canada, SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

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