Avecto, the leader in privilege management software, announced that the company's Defendpoint solution has been recognized as an Excellence Award finalist in the Best Identity Management Solution category for the 2018 SC Awards. Finalists are recognized for outstanding leadership and providing superior security products to the cybersecurity industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.

Avecto's Defendpoint protects more than 8 million users and allows organizations to strike the right balance between employee productivity and enterprise security by combining best-in-class privilege management and application control. By making the removal of administrative rights simple and scalable across Windows desktops, Macs, and servers, Defendpoint transforms the experience of organizations aiming to achieve a least privilege environment.

"It's an honor to be recognized as a finalist for one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry," said Marco Peretti, CTO at Avecto. "What separates Avecto from other companies is that we understand the frustration many organizations of all sizes face when it comes to securing their employees and network. We want to ensure that productivity and flexibility is always a priority, while also allowing organizations to take a proactive approach to stop cyberattacks and insider threats."

Now in its 21st year, the SC Awards are recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Winners in the Excellence category are determined by an expert panel of judges with extensive knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity industry. The Excellence Award honors the professionals, products and services that have proven to be the best in the industry for protecting today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

"In an age where threats are ever-evolving, it is reassuring to know that one true constant is the commitment of dedicated information security professionals, as best exemplified by our SC Media Awards finalists," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. "These inspiring innovators have set the bar high for their industry peers, as they continue to protect the world from attacks and vulnerabilities that imperil our security, privacy and digital infrastructure. The year 2017 brought us WannaCry ransomware infections, the rise of cryptominers, and bugs like Broadpwn and BlueBorne that affected billions of devices. Whatever threats rear their ugly heads in 2018 and beyond, our finalists will be ready to act."