“Aw shucks,” says Malwarebytes Corporation upon receiving new entrepreneurial award from Frost & Sullivan
San Jose, Calif. — Malwarebytes announced today that it has earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2012 North American Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in Endpoint Security. In presenting the award, Frost & Sullivan attributed Malwarebytes’ success “to a deeper understanding of the changing and evolving threat landscape.”
The annual award is presented to the endpoint security company that collects the highest average score from Frost & Sullivan security analysts in several key categories. The competing companies are scored in five categories: Growth Strategy Excellence, Growth Implementation Excellence, Degree of Innovation with Products and Technologies, Leadership in Customer Value, and Speed of Response to Market Needs.
“The Malwarebytes endpoint security product is designed to fight zero-hour and polymorphic software based on behavioral malware characteristics rather than relying exclusively on a signature created as the antidote,” said Frost & Sullivan Stratecast VP of Research Michael Suby. “Malwarebytes’ research and development team leverages a crowd-sourced base of community experts and product intelligence that supplement and contribute to its global knowledgebase of the latest emerging threats.
“Notably, Malwarebytes products are designed to work in tandem with products sourced from other endpoint security vendors to offer a layered security approach to block advanced threats that traditional antivirus scanners may fail to detect,” said Suby.
The company recently crossed the 200 million download mark globally. Corporate revenues are set to rise again in 2013 due to upcoming launch of several new Malwarebytes antimalware tools and product upgrades.
“Speaking on behalf of the entire Malwarebytes team, we’re thrilled to be honored with this award,” said Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski. “Everyone, especially the researchers and developers who joined us from the malware hunting community, had a hand in this. The fight to make the Internet a safer place always has been, and always will be, an incredibly collaborative effort. It involves dedicated folks all over the world submitting malware samples, identifying malicious websites, and writing anti-malware code.
“And,” he said, “only a concerted group effort could win an award with a title that long.”
Malwarebytes provides software designed to protect consumers and businesses against malicious threats that consistently escape detection by other antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro, the company’s flagship product, employs a highly advanced behavior-based detection engine that has removed over five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. Founded in 2008, the self-funded company is headquartered in California, operates offices in Europe, and employs a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.org.
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