RALEIGH, N.C. March 30, 2021Cymatic today announced that it has been chosen as a finalist for the 2021 SC Award for Best Web Application Security. Finalists are recognized for outstanding products and solutions impacting the cybersecurity industry; winners will be announced online during Awards Week beginning Monday, May 3, 2021.

“The last year tested both security professionals perhaps more than any in history,” said Jill Aitoro, editor in chief of SC Media and editorial director at CyberRisk Alliance. “A pandemic forced a fast transition to remote working and inspired a wave of new, sophisticated attacks, and the impact of a supply chain breach reverberated across public and private sectors. The ability for organizations big and small to turn to security partners to help address this mountain of unexpected risk was and remains critical.  This year’s SC Awards finalists, all of which faced many of the same unprecedented challenges, proved their commitment to both customers and the community at large.”

Now in its 24th year, SC Awards is recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity organizations, products and people. With the awards, SC Media recognizes the achievements of cybersecurity professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities. Vendors and service providers who offer a product and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries are eligible for the SC Awards’ Trust Award category.

“WAFs may be a tried and true arrow in one’s quiver, yet 47% of organizations surveyed last year don’t expect their WAFs to defend against today’s sophisticated attacks,” said Cymatic Founder and Chief Executive Jason Hollander. “Traditional WAFs rely on ancillary products to fill security gaps, resulting in a complex web of siloed components that creates vulnerabilities allowing threat exploits to proliferate. Our sophisticated AI and ML capabilities provide automated vulnerability detection and response actions that continuously analyze user and app activity for OWASP Top 10 threats and the CWE Top 25 to provide protection early in the kill chain.”

Cymatic was chosen for its breakthrough results that combine client-side WAF defenses with a proprietary vulnerability, awareness, detection, and response (VADR™) engine to prevent cyber threats from executing. and support compliance standards like PCI-DSS, HIPAA, NIST CSF, and SOC2. Cymatic delivers 100% session visibility and actionability, bit-level streaming, data correlation, containerized sessions, and full reporting and forensics–a marked departure from the separate, siloed products that attach to WAFs without unified communication.

“The judges considered a record number of candidates for the Trust Awards this year, but recognized those that introduced new functionality either through enhancements to existing products or through new offerings to better respond to increasingly sophisticated threats,” said Jill Aitoro, editor in chief of SC Media and editorial director at CyberRisk Alliance.

Cymatic’s automated biometrics-based defense offers proactive risk management that consistently outperforms the signature- and rules-based decision making common in traditional approaches. It delivers complete client-side control with ease and scale not possible with network-based controls by preventing attacks at the browser before they can penetrate network defenses. Unlike complex network-side technologies that take months to deploy and provide only limited risk prevention, Cymatic installs in minutes and provides complete, fully operational session intelligence and protection in seconds. 

The 2021 SC Awards will feature an extended and expanded celebration, honoring finalists and winners through comprehensive promotion across SC Media’s full range of digital, social, and editorial channels. Industry anticipation will culminate in the kick-off of SC Awards Week on May 3, 2021. 

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