Defendpoint Recognized as Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Endpoint Security Management Solution

Avecto, a market leader in privilege management that was recently acquired by Bomgar, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award today. Avecto's Defendpoint v5.0 received the award in the category of Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Endpoint Security Management Solution category in The 15th Annual International Business Awards®.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. More than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Avecto won in the category of Best New Product or Service of the Year for Endpoint Management Security Solutions.

Avecto's Defendpoint v5.0 builds on Avecto's heritage and continued success in privilege management by introducing new, innovative features designed to transform the experience of organizations striving for least privilege. The software is now deployed on over 8 million desktops and servers across the globe, spanning 1,100+ prestigious customers, including seven of the world's biggest banks, 13 major aerospace leaders, and even three champion F1 teams.

"We're honored to be named a Gold Stevie Award winner,"" said Mark Austin, Co-CEO at Avecto. "As the threat landscape evolves, companies increasingly realize the need to enhance their security efforts. Bomgar's recent acquisition of Avecto provides our customers with one of the most comprehensive platforms for managing endpoint security on the market. The combined solution will enable businesses to defend themselves against today's most common cyber attacks."

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.

"This year's Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve had yet,"" said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "We raised the minimum average score from the judges required to qualify as a Stevie winner, so 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements. We look forward to presenting their Stevies to them in London on October 20, and to telling their stories over the coming year through Stevie Awards media."

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at

About Avecto

Avecto, a global leader in endpoint privilege management, empowers the world's biggest brands to mitigate internal and external attacks, achieve compliance and gain operational efficiency in the constantly changing world of cyber security. Defendpoint, Avecto’s pioneering security software, combines privilege management and application control technology in a single lightweight solution for Windows, macOS and the data center.

Avecto has enabled over 8 million users worldwide to quickly and successfully work without admin rights, striking the balance between security and user productivity. Avecto is headquartered in Manchester, UK with offices in Boston, MA (US Headquarters) and Frankfurt, Germany and extends its reach from midsize companies to the top Fortune 500 organizations and nearly 100 partners worldwide.

About Bomgar

Bomgar's secure access solutions enable customers to easily support people, access and protect endpoints, and defend privileged credentials to fight cyber threats and speed business performance. More than 15,000 organizations around the globe use Bomgar to deliver superior support services and reduce threats to valuable data and systems. Bomgar clients include some of the world’s leading IT outsourcers, systems integrators, software vendors, healthcare organizations, government agencies, universities, financial institutions, and retailers. Bomgar is privately held with offices in Atlanta, Jackson, Washington D.C., Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Singapore.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at