CertiVox wins prestigious 2011 Bully Awardsis

CertiVox, an information security company, today announces it has received the Yearling category of the 2011 Bully Award, an honour presented by White Bull Summits to Europe’s leading technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies. The award recognizes CertiVox as an industry innovator in secure information exchange, and the first infrastructure as a service (IaaS) company to provide on-demand certificateless encryption for the cloud. The free CertiVox PrivateSky Connector plug-in for Internet Explorer and breakthrough PrivateSky secure information exchange service have revolutionized secure information exchange for the masses, enabling anyone to quickly and easily achieve browser-to-browser encryption with a single click.

“We’re delighted and honoured to be named a 2011 Bully Award winner, and to be recognized as one of the innovative and leading TMT companies in Europe,” said Brian Spector, CEO, CertiVox. “We will continue to work hard to produce breakthrough products that combine state-of-the-art cryptography with an award-winning user experience.”

“The Bully Award winners were selected for innovation and values of excellence in the TMT sector,” stated Farley Duvall, founder and chairman, White Bull Summits. “They have been recognized as a leader in their field, with a bright business proposition and meaningful market strategies, driven by a rich understanding of customer needs and technological solutions.”

A total of 60 European companies were named as finalists for the 2011 Bully Award, and the deserving winners were selected from a pool of entries that included hundreds of nominated European TMT companies.

The winners fall into three categories:

Yearlings: firms that seek or have received angel/seed rounds or equivalent; classic start-ups
Young Bulls: firms that seek or have received Series A financing; early stage companies
Longhorns: post Series A firms; growth stage companies

“The White Bull judges very carefully reviewed seed-stage, early-stage and growth-stage companies, and selected the winning companies they believe have demonstrated clear potential for further growth and a high probability for exit in the next few years,” added Duvall.

White Bull has a successful track record in identifying Europe’s leading TMT companies. Eight of the 2010 Bully Award winners identified by White Bull were acquired in the past year including BuyVIP (acquired by Amazon), JayCut (acquired by RIM), Q-go (acquired by RightNow Technologies), Severa Corp (acquired by Visma Group), SunglassesShop.com (acquired by Glasses Direct), Ubitexx (acquired by RIM), Vilant Systems Oy (merged RFID activities with Swisscom Auto-ID Services AG), and WatchMouse (acquired by CA Technologies).

For a complete list of the 2011 White Bull Bully Award winners, please visit: http://www.whitebull.com/latest. 

About CertiVox

CertiVox develops and markets a certificateless encryption as a service platform that provides for management and provisioning of identities, encryption keys and cryptographic protocols that enable governments, enterprise and individuals to secure their information exchanges simply and easily.  CertiVox has headquarters in San Francisco and London.  For more information http://www.CertiVox.com.

About White Bull

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