Amsterdam, Netherlands - Red Herring announced its Red Herring Europe award winners today, recognizing Europe’s leading private companies and celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.
Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
“Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “We looked at hundreds and hundreds of candidates from all across the continent, and after much thought and debate, narrowed the list down to the Top 100 Winners. Each year, the competition gets tougher but we believe SecurIT TrustBuilder demonstrates the vision, drive and innovation that define a Red Herring Top 100.”
“This award is a boost for the creation of our new product company TrustBuilder Corporation, with a serious impact on interest from the venture capital community” says Marc Vanmaele, CEO of SecurIT. “Our TrustBuilder solution continues to impress customers, analysts and media as the next generation Access Management solution for the distributed, cloud and mobile world of tomorrow.”
TrustBuilder is a powerful Identity Hub, providing brokerage between modern cloud and legacy architectures for Identity and Access Management. Its Authentication and Authorization decisions are based on Policies and information obtained at runtime – not static access controls.
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation, management quality, overall business strategy and market penetration. This assessment was complemented by a review of the track records and standings of similar startups in the same verticals, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Europe.