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Feb 5, 2018

Armis Honored as Finalist in 2018 SC Media Excellence Award

Company recognized in Rookie Security Company category seven months after launch

Palo Alto, CA – February 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/

Armis, the enterprise IoT security company, today announced it has been recognized by SC Magazine as an Excellence Award finalist in the Rookie Security Company category for the 2018 SC Awards. Finalists are recognized for their outstanding leadership and providing superior security products to the cybersecurity industry.

Armis launched in June 2017 to help enterprises eliminate the IoT security blind spot that exists in all businesses today. Armis’ technology is the only platform that lets companies see and control unmanaged devices, as well as rogue networks accessing their systems. In September, it announced the discovery of BlueBorne, a new attack vector endangering nearly all Bluetooth-connected devices, including smartphones, TVs, laptops, watches, smart TVs, personal assistants (such at the Amazon Echo and Google Home), and even automobile audio systems. It worked with Google, Microsoft, Apple, Linux, and Amazon through coordinated disclosure, to patch these vulnerabilities.

“Businesses today are going through a digital transformation greater in scale than the introduction of the PC and mobile device, combined. Connected devices are entering into the workplace en masse, most of which are unknown and unmanageable by IT,” said Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO and co-founder of Armis. “Enterprise security has a massive IoT blind spot that must be addressed, which is why we built Armis. We’re thrilled to be recognized by SC Media for the passion we put into securing the enterprise.”

“In an age where threats are ever-evolving, it is reassuring to know that one true constant is the commitment of dedicated information security professionals, as best exemplified by our SC Media Awards finalists,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “These inspiring innovators have set a high bar for their industry peers, as they continue to protect the world from attacks and vulnerabilities that imperil our security, privacy, and digital infrastructure. The year 2017 brought us WannaCry ransomware infections, the rise of cryptominers, and bugs like Broadpwn and BlueBorne that affected billions of devices. Whatever threats rear their ugly heads in 2018 and beyond, our finalists will be ready to act.”

Now in its 21st year, SC Awards is recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. The Excellence Award honors those that have proven to be the best in the industry at protecting today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats. Winners are carefully determined by an expert panel of judges with extensive knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity industry, and will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco.

“It’s been said that cyber criminals are often the earliest adopters of new technologies, creating a unique challenge for organizations trying to protect private and public sector companies from attacks,” added Armstrong of SC Media. “As a finalist, we recognize Armis as one of an elite group of companies able to successfully meet this constantly evolving challenge head-on.”

The SC Awards gala honoring the winners attracts top professionals in the cybersecurity community and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking. To register for the 2018 SC Awards gala, please visit

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About Armis

Armis is the first agentless, enterprise-class security platform to address the new threat landscape of unmanaged and IoT devices. Fortune 1000 companies trust our unique out-of-band sensing technology to discover and analyze all managed, unmanaged, and IoT devices—from traditional devices like laptops and smartphones to new unmanaged smart devices like smart TVs, webcams, printers, HVAC systems, industrial robots, medical devices and more. Armis discovers devices on and off the network, continuously analyzes endpoint behavior to identify risks and attacks, and protects critical information and systems by identifying suspicious or malicious devices and quarantining them. Armis is a privately held company and headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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Bain Capital Ventures partners with disruptive founders to accelerate their ideas to market. The firm invests from seed to growth in startups driving transformation across industries, from security and cloud infrastructure to logistics and e-commerce to finance and healthcare. The firm has helped launch and commercialize more than 240 companies, including DocuSign,, Kiva Systems, Lime, LinkedIn, Rapid7, Redis Labs, Rent the Runway, Rubrik, SendGrid and SurveyMonkey. Bain Capital Ventures has $5.2 billion in assets under management with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston and Palo Alto. Follow the firm via LinkedIn and Twitter.