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Axonius Named “Most Innovative Startup” at 2019 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest

March 5, 2019

Judges select Axonius for its cybersecurity assets management platform, honors Duality Technologies as runner-up

SAN FRANCISCO – March 5, 2019RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, announces that Axonius was selected winner of the fourteenth-annual RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest. A panel of leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry veterans judged the contest and named AxoniusRSAC’s “Most Innovative Startup 2019.” Duality Technologies was recognized as well by the judges for building SecurePlus™ platform for secure collaboration on sensitive data.

In its fourteenth year, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest is a leading platform for startups to showcase their groundbreaking technologies that have the potential to transform the cybersecurity industry. In the past five years alone, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest’s top 10 finalists have collectively seen 14 acquisitions and have received over $2.2 billion in investments. Past winners include companies such as Phantom, Invincea, UnifyID and, most recently, BigID. For a more complete picture of where past RSAC Innovation Sandbox participants stand today, visit the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Leaderboard, powered by Crunchbase, for updated status and funding totals.

“I am blown away that the judges recognized a problem as mundane as asset management to be the winner this year,” said Nathan Burke, chief marketing officer of Axonius. “It is amazing that a really big and nagging problem that hasn’t been solved yet is something that the judges decided is worthy of winning.”

Axonius is a cybersecurity asset management platform providing actionable visibility and policy enforcement for all assets and users.

This year, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest team worked with WSJ Pro Cybersecurity, a global membership powered by The Wall Street Journal. This new media partnership supports RSAC’s goal to advance the information security industry forward on a global level by shining a spotlight on the innovation happening in the security industry around the world.

“A key trend among this year’s RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest finalists was machine-based security and automation, which emphasizes just how critical it is to develop solutions that will increase response times to outpace modern cyber-crime,” said Linda Gray Martin, Director & Chief of Operations of RSA Conference. "This is no easy feat, but one that will benefit from the collective brainpower of the entrepreneurs on stage today and the industry professionals in attendance. Axonius’ ability to demonstrate the current need for a solution to such a problem as asset managementwas truly impressive, and we look forward to witnessing the lasting impact Axonius will make on our industry.”

More information regarding RSA Conference 2019, taking place this week at the Moscone Center and the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, can be found at: www.rsaconference.com.

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