Government Technology Award winners announced at GTRA Council Meeting

(PR NewsChannel) / June 28, 2012 / WASHINGTON 

Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA)

Today GTRA announced the speaker and technology award winners from the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) June 2012 Council Meeting.  Senior executives at the council meeting voted among their peers for cutting edge demonstrations, presentations and best in class government technology solutions.

Imperva was voted “Best Insider Threat Roundtable” for showing how to define and mitigate insider threats in data. The discussions titled, “Managing the Insider Threat” was voted the winner by attending government IT executives at the council meeting.

Q1 Labs, an IBM Company, was voted “Best Continuous Monitoring Roundtable.”  “We’re honored that the QRadar Security Intelligence Platform was selected by GTRA attendees as the Best Continuous Monitoring solution. QRadar is a next-generation technology that can be rapidly deployed and managed without the complexity and high personnel costs of first-generation SIEMs” said Erich Baumgartner, VP Federal Region at Q1 Labs, an IBM Company, “We look forward to continuing to innovate and meet the unique needs of government organizations.”

LexisNexis won “Best ID Management Roundtable Award.” “Identity Management is one of the most challenging problems facing government agencies today – and one that LexisNexis takes very seriously,” said Haywood Talcove, chief executive officer, Government, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “We applaud GTRA for highlighting this important topic and providing a forum where government executives can learn more about the benefits of Identity Management.”

Troux Technologies won the “Enterprise Portfolio / Architecture Solutions Award” for their industry leading enterprise portfolio management solution. 

Centrify was awarded the “Best Live Demonstration Award” for their roundtable presentation about securing cloud and mobile environments.

Industry security leader RSA won the “Best Security Roundtable Award” for their discussions about a single security solution that can detect all of the threats in your network.

MaaS360 by Fiberlink won the “Best Secure Mobility Roundtable Award.” “As the enterprise mobility market continues to mature, organizations will need more advanced management that spans across devices, networks, apps, and documents for both corporate and BYOD” said David Lingenfelter, Information Security Officer, MaaS360 by Fiberlink.  “While having visibility and control at the device level will still be considered a best practice, much of the focus will be on the data and ensuring that it’s handled and protected appropriately.”

Riverbed Technology’s roundtable discussion about the importance of understanding government agency’s IT assets by using network dependency and mapping technologies won the “Best Modernization Award.”

About GTRA: GTRA brings together executive-level government technology Security, Enterprise Architecture, Sustainability and Health IT leaders to collaborate, strategize and create innovative solutions.  The semi-annual GTRA Technology Council Meeting address the topics identified through research with the government Council members and industry experts. By sharing best practices and lessons learned, knowledge is exchanged in a peer-to-peer forum, resulting in actionable government-wide strategic plans and cutting-edge solutions.  Through a unique collaborative methodology, GTRA is revolutionizing the way government does business.

Kerri Tompkins
Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA)

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