PALO ALTO, Calif.--Indegy, the industrial cyber security company, today announced that it was named a top security startup to watch in 2016 by Startup50 in its annual Big 50 report. Hundreds of tech startups are evaluated by a panel of experts and voted on by readers to select 50 winners in five categories. See: http://startup50.com/big-50-2016-final-50/ Previous Big 50 startups have achieved billion dollar valuations (Cloudera), been acquired by major incumbents (Eucalyptus) and completed successful IPOs (Square).
“I won’t be at all surprised if several of the startups in the Big 50-2016 list are household names in the coming years,” said Jeff Vance, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Startup50. “This is a really strong lineup, with startups tackling everything from artificial intelligence to water treatment to cyber-security and Big Data.”
“Being named to the Big 50 list for 2016 is very gratifying, especially after being selected a TiE50 winner just a few weeks ago,” said Barak Perelman, CEO of Indegy. “The success of past winners places us in very good company. This industry recognition demonstrates that our approach for protecting critical infrastructures from cyber threats is addressing a very important and unmet industry need.”
Indegy provides real-time visibility and security for industrial control systems (ICS) used across all critical infrastructure sectors (energy, power, water utilities, petrochemicals, manufacturing, etc.). The Indegy platform is natively designed for ICS networks and provides unprecedented visibility and control to ensure operational safety and protect against cyber attacks, malicious insiders, and operational mistakes. The Indegy platform monitors all ICS network activity with a unique focus on proprietary control-layer protocols, and provides critical real-time visibility into controller logic changes, configuration changes, firmware downloads and controller state. The Indegy platform enables ICS engineers and security staff to quickly pinpoint the source of problems and effectively respond to prevent operational disruptions and physical damage.
About Startup50 and Big 50-2016
Jeff Vance founded Startup50 in 2014 in order to establish a hype-free zone and to start repairing the broken relationship between journalists, marketing/PR, and the startups themselves. Prior to founding Startup50, Jeff regularly contributed features stories to Forbes.com, Network World, CIO, Wired, and many others. He also founded and still runs Sandstorm Media, a content marketing consultancy, in 2003.
The Big 50 is Jeff’s yearly roundup of the hottest 50 startups to watch. These are startups that have all gone through Startup50’s rigorous vetting process and that represent the technologies, market sectors, and trends that are poised to challenge the status quo in the coming year and beyond.
Indegy provides real-time situational awareness, visibility and security for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) used across critical infrastructures -- energy, water utilities, petrochemical plants, manufacturing facilities, etc. The Indegy platform monitors control-layer activity to ensure the reliability of ICS networks and protect against cyber attacks, malicious insiders and operational mistakes. For more information visit www.indegy.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.