Blue Ridge Networks Wins 2020 Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award

LinkGuard recognized as “Best Overall IoT Security Solution of the Year” in annual international awards program

Chantilly, VA – October 21, 2020 – Blue Ridge Networks announced today that its LinkGuard solution was selected as the winner of the 2020 “Overall IoT Security Solution of the Year” award from Cybersecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today.

The Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards were created to honor the world’s leading information security companies, products and people. The fourth annual awards program garnered more than 3,700 nominations from countries around the world.

Blue Ridge Networks recently enhanced LinkGuard to provide a more efficient and effective security solution for its customers. LinkGuard employs a Zero-Trust stealth overlay to block malicious actors from gaining access to critical assets, while extending trusted communications with a granular level of control. The newest LinkGuard offering breaks through the noise of the crowded cybersecurity market by preventing network breaches with a solution that is simple to implement, easy to deploy, and that doesn’t require constant monitoring.

The new version of LinkGuard includes greater bandwidth and configuration options for a wider array of use cases, while evolving its firmware to be compatible with new classes of target hardware. By segmenting networks and upholding automatic, robust security policies, the lightweight solution has proven effective in neutralizing threats, such as Meltdown and Spectre, before they cause irreparable damage. LinkGuard consistently outperforms complex or insecure solutions like firewalls and TLS or IPsec VPNs and has been heavily tested, protecting U.S. national security assets for more than two decades with no confirmed security breaches.

“COVID-19 exacerbated an existing market demand for more effective remote access to secured networks,” said Srini Mirmira, President of Blue Ridge Networks. “The unprecedented increase in employees accessing networks from potentially dangerous endpoints such as personal computers and unprotected WiFi networks has created potentially devastating security gaps and vulnerabilities. LinkGuard empowers businesses to address these challenges and prevent network breaches with a single, complete solution.  We’re thrilled to be recognized by Cybersecurity Breakthrough as the 2020 Overall IoT Solution of the Year and incredibly proud of the value LinkGuard is bringing our customers.”