SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kenna Security, a leader in predictive cyber risk, today announced it has been named a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the continent’s most promising private technology ventures. Kenna received the award during a special ceremony at the Marina Del Rey Hotel in Los Angeles on June 20, 2018.
“2018’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models on show here at the conference have been fantastic to learn about. We believe Kenna Security embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. Kenna Security should be proud of its achievement: the competition was incredibly strong.”
Winners for the Top 100 North America awards are among the continent’s brightest and most innovative private ventures. Their place among North America’s tech elite was chosen by Red Herring’s editorial team, during a months-long process that takes into account criteria including disruptive impact, proof of concept, financial performance, market footprint and quality of management. The Top 100 North America has become not only a springboard for some of tech’s biggest names, but a valued and trusted tool for venture capitalists, experts and analysts predicting trends at the industry’s sharpest edge.
Following Kenna’s Top 100 win, they are invited to present at the Top 100 Global event in October that will encompass the best-in-show from the Top 100 Europe, North America, and Asia.
“We are honored to have been named a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner and to have our work in cyber security recognized among some of today’s brightest startups,” said Karim Toubba, CEO of Kenna Security. “This recognition is a testament to our predictive approach to managing cyber risk, which can help overwhelmed IT departments prioritize their remediation efforts and ultimately prevent cyber-attacks.”
The Kenna Security Platform leverages Kenna’s Cyber Risk Context Technology™ to identify which of the multitude of vulnerabilities are most likely to pose a threat to an organization’s assets. Kenna obtains its findings by collecting data in the wild, investigating hacker forums, exploit-kit directories, and real-time exploitations. Through advanced data science and predictive modeling, Kenna prioritizes the vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk now — as well as in the near future. Kenna’s Exploit Prediction capabilities deliver instant visibility into the effect of future exploits on a business’ systems, a type of intelligence that has traditionally been difficult to predict and prioritize. This enables organizations to understand the risk of a vulnerability the day it is announced to the public. Kenna Exploit Prediction has delivered 94 percent predictive accuracy to date.
About Kenna Security
Kenna Security is a leader in predictive cyber risk. The Kenna Security Platform enables organizations to work cross-functionally to determine and remediate cyber risks. Kenna leverages Cyber Risk Context Technology™ to track and predict real-world exploitations, focusing security teams on what matters most. Headquartered in San Francisco, Kenna counts among its customers many Fortune 100 companies, and serves nearly every major vertical.