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Lastline Chosen as 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

Lastline Chosen as 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

Award recognizes company’s innovation, anticipated growth, and success in offering the industry’s most effective advanced malware protection.

REDWOOD CITY, CA – June 16, 2017 – Lastline, Inc., the leader in advanced malware protection, today announced that it has been named one of the winners of the Red Herring Top 100 North America 2017, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

The winners have been chosen from thousands of entrants, whittled down to hundreds that best exemplified the goal of the award, which is to recognize innovative, disruptive companies well positioned to grow at an explosive rate. The ceremony, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, was preceded by two days of keynote speeches, discussions, and finalist presentations. Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy, and market penetration.

“2017’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Vieux. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here in California, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by Red Herring, especially considering the high quality of companies I was surrounded by at the awards event,” commented Chris Kruegel, Lastline Co-founder and CEO. “The Red Herring 100 emphasizes innovation, which is the hallmark of Lastline. Like our fellow winners, our technology is fundamentally changing our industry, enabling enterprises to significantly improve their ability to detect and defeat data breaches caused by advanced malware.”

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models showcased here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe Lastline embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. Lastline should be proud of its achievement – the competition was incredibly strong.”

Lastline Enterprise is widely acknowledged as the industry’s most effective advanced malware protection solution as evaluated by third-party testing agencies and as recognized by numerous awards. NSS Labs’ 2016 Breach Detection Systems Test recognized Lastline as the only breach detection offering they have ever tested to achieve 100-percent detection effectiveness with zero false positives. And the 2016 Forrester Wave report recognized Lastline as providing the strongest automated malware analysis solution in the market.

Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for over two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype to pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.

About Lastline

Lastline provides advanced malware protection that is innovating the way companies protect themselves against advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks, and evasive malware. Lastline provides the threat visibility and context needed to respond quickly and effectively to malicious activity before damaging and costly data breaches occur. Headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Lastline’s platform is used by Global 5000 enterprises, offered directly and through global managed security service providers, and integrated into the solutions of leading security technology vendors worldwide.

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