PC Matic named as Best Product: Anti-Malware Winner in Cyber Defense InfoSec Awards 2020!

Cyber Defense Magazine Announces Winners of the InfoSec Awards 2020

Winners of 8th  Annual Coveted Information Security Awards announced today during RSA Conference 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 24, 2020 – Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine has spent the past six months scouring the globe and found 3,200 companies who create and offer the most respected information security products and services.  CDM has named 10% of these companies as winners of our coveted InfoSec Award for 2020 because of their innovations and focus on attempting to stop tomorrow’s breach, today.

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“In a world of nearly exponential growth in cybercrime, data theft and the loss of personally identifiable information as well as nation state cyber espionage, hacktivism and cyber terrorism, it’s time to focus on the most innovative solutions that might actually stop these exploiters in their tracks,” said Yan Ross, US Editor of Cyber Defense Magazine.

The list of winners is located here: http://www.cyberdefenseawards.com/

“These winners are the most innovative and proactive cyber security companies and service providers on the planet who are working to bring tomorrow’s cybersecurity solutions to market, today,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.

CDM will be staffed with a team of over 17+ people and will be handing out digital access to our Cyber Defense Magazine RSA Conference Special Edition with 170+ pages, consisting of some of the most prominent cyber security articles and awards in the industry. These online, mobile and monthly versions and are always freely available by signing up at http://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com   

Please join us at #RSAC RSA Conference 2020, https://www.rsaconference.com/usa today, as we congratulate our winners.

Why PC Matic Won

PC Matic takes a proactive approach to cyber security, including various layers of protection in its cyber solutions, including application whitelisting, malicious script block, RDP controls, two-factor authentication, patch management, and more.

PC Matic also provides a range of products to fit customer needs. The Consumer, Pro, and Server products are available for Windows or for MAC OS. PC Matic also provides partner programs for VAR and MSPs.

About CDM InfoSec Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s eighth year of honoring InfoSec innovators. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY (INFOSEC) space who believe they have a unique and compelling value proposition for their product or service. Learn more at www.cyberdefenseawards.com

About the Judging

The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company submitted materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to data sheets, white papers, product literature and other market variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so we are looking for Next Generation InfoSec Solutions.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

With over 5 Million monthly readers and growing, and over 17,000 pages of searchable online infosec content, Cyber Defense Magazine and our sister magazine being announced after the show is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.  We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and special editions exclusively for the RSA Conferencs. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group, a division of Ingersoll Lockwood. Learn more about us at http://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com and visit http://www.cyberdefensetv.com and http://www.cyberdefenseradio.com to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives.

About PC Matic

Founded in 1999, Windows 98 was the dominant operation system, and PC Pitstop was a free computer diagnostic website. We became an internet sensation ranking frequently in Alexa’s top 1000 web sites. We were off to the races. By 2009, PC Pitstop had grown, and we launched PC Matic, a comprehensive tool to care for the maintenance and security of all your computers. The next year, my wife and my father were running PC Matic, and both got infected with the FBI virus, an early form of ransomware. At the time, we were licensing a third party antivirus, so we developed our own entirely in the United States.

In January 2011, we launched SuperShield, PC Matic’s real time protection based on a whitelist. The flaw in antivirus then and still today, is how it deals with unknown applications. If a blacklist AV sees an unknown file, it assumes it to be good. That is the security hole and why our nation is facing a ransomware crisis. The whitelist assumes unknown files are bad until our researchers can verify their authenticity.

We learned that we can not claim our whitelist has superior protection. We had to prove it. In 2014, we won our first Virus Bulletin RAP test, the industry’s most difficult detection rate test. But we were not done, by the end of 2016, we achieved the first perfect score on the RAP test. Isn’t that what we all want in an antivirus? To correctly detect 100% of the viruses?

In the middle of 2016, one of our PC Matic customers got infected despite using our whitelist security. The reason was scripting attacks also known as fileless infections. By the end of 2016, we rolled out changes to block scripting attacks.

As the ransomware story continues to unfold, we hope that people will begin to look at detection rates when purchasing security products, and they will find ours as one of the best.

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