12:00 CET, 18th August 2010 By Secunia.
COPENHAGEN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On September 14, 2010, in San Jose, California, Secunia will receive the 2010 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement.
According to Frost & Sullivan’s research, “Secunia’s comprehensive and thorough level of research is unmatched in the vulnerability intelligence community. This has allowed Secunia to uncover the most valuable vulnerability intelligence available. As a result, Secunia provides tremendous value for their customers, end-users, and to other security vendors.”
The official presentation of the award will take place at a Frost & Sullivan conference in San Jose on the 14th of September 2010, where Founder and CEO of Secunia, Niels Henrik Rasmussen, will be accepting the award on behalf of Secunia.
“I am extremely proud of this award, as it is a clear recognition of our constant efforts for delivering the highest possible quality in our research and doing it in a responsible manner, and at the same time being able to deliver outstanding customer value,” comments Niels Henrik Rasmussen. “Being able to combine the efforts in growing our company, and at the same time working respectfully and professionally with vendors and customers, is really unique and something that we have always prioritized.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the company's inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and ultimately customer base expansion.
“Secunia’s penetration rate in the vulnerability research market is directly attributable to its firm commitment towards enhancing the value that customers derive from the company’s product and services,” says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Chris Rodriguez.
Frost & Sullivan has made a thorough evaluation of how Secunia works with its research practices and at the same time interviewed a number of the company’s customers. The award will further ignite the rapid development which Secunia has been experiencing in the past years, and being recognised by a leading, global research and consulting firm like Frost & Sullivan will further aid the company in positioning itself to Fortune 500 customers in its upcoming expansion to the North American Market.
“Despite market challenges such as low end-user awareness of the value of original vulnerability research, and competitors that offer differing messages about vulnerability research which confuses customers, Secunia has bested its competitors, by offering quality research to its customers,” said research firm Frost & Sullivan.
“Even though we have invested heavily in the past few years in innovative software solutions like the Software Inspector technology and the Patch Management integration into Microsoft WSUS & SCCM, in the end, software solutions are only as good as the intelligence and research that delivers the content. In that respect, we will always strive for being the best provider of vulnerability intelligence and research,” continues Rasmussen. “I would like to thank all of the dedicated employees of Secunia for making this a reality and a special thanks to the best research team in the world, as they are always delivering fantastic performance.”
To celebrate the award, Secunia offers all companies who are currently using free sources to collect vulnerability information a free 30-day trial of the company’s Enterprise Vulnerability Manager.
To learn more about the free trial, contact Secunia at: http://secunia.com/products/corporate/vim/trial/
Based in Denmark, Secunia was founded in 2002 by a team of individuals with complementary competencies in management, sales, IT security, and IT development. The founder of the company is Niels Henrik Rasmussen, and co-founders are Thomas Kristensen, Michael Haddi Zaman, Thomas Piil, and Jakob Balle. Secunia recognizes that vulnerabilities in software represent the Achilles' heel of any network or IT-system. Secunia's mission is to identify and eliminate the threat from these vulnerabilities, by accurately tracking software vulnerabilities and supplying products to its customers, and the community.
As a leading provider of vulnerability intelligence, Secunia plays an important role in the security eco-system, and is the preferred supplier by more than 1,000 enterprises and government agencies around the globe. The quality and importance of Secunia in the security eco-system is publicly recognized by customers, partners, software vendors, industry peers, media, and the community.
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