SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – Feb. 18, 2013 – Light Point Security today has been named one of ten finalists for RSA® Conference’s 2013 Innovation Sandbox program. Innovation Sandbox is a half day gathering of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and security professionals pioneering the future of information security. The finalists represent new technologies and strategies with the potential to transform the future of information security. On Monday, February 25, Light Point Security will have the opportunity to demonstrate its security innovation to the Conference’s esteemed panel of judges and be named Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2013.
“Being selected as an Innovation Sandbox finalist affirms that these organizations have identified proactive ways of solving and executing solutions to security obstacles,” said Sandra Toms LaPedis, Area Vice President and General Manager of RSA Conference. “With Innovation Sandbox, RSA Conference showcases the companies and individuals creating out of the box technologies that will continue to drive security evolution. This program also provides a concrete platform for other ambitious start-ups looking to invigorate the information security industry.”
Light Point Security’s product, Light Point Web Enterprise, is the first and only server-based virtual-machine-in-a-browser. It is a secure web browsing solution to protect enterprises from web-based malware. It isolates each employee’s browsing session within a one-time-use server-based virtual machine that is destroyed immediately after use. By isolating the dangerous task of parsing and rendering websites in a disposable virtual machine, Light Point Web Enterprise makes it impossible for web-based malware to infect a corporate network.
“Today, 85% of all malware is delivered through web browsers, but the web is simply too vital a resource for enterprises to restrict,” said Beau Adkins, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security. “Our technology gives users the ability to access the web, but in a way where malware can do no harm. We have worked tirelessly to create this technology, and we are honored to present it on stage at the Innovation Sandbox.”
The “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2013” winner will be determined at the conclusion of Innovation Sandbox, after each finalist gives a short presentation to a panel of judges including Asheen Chandna, Partner at Greylock Partners; Paul Kocher, President of Cryptography Research; George Hoyem, Investment Partner at In-Q-Tel; Alastair Goldfisher, Editor at Venture Capital Journal; and Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO & SVP at Sophos.
Additional information about the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2013” contest and Innovation Sandbox program can be found at:
About Light Point Security
Light Point Security is a startup based in Baltimore, Maryland founded by two former NSA employees. The company is dedicated to stopping malware infections delivered through web browsers. Instead of relying
on security through detection, its products use virtualization and cloud technologies to provide security through isolation. For more information on Light Point Security, visit lightpointsecurity.com or follow us on Twitter at @LightPointSec.
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