San Mateo, CA., Sept. 9, 2014—Norse today announced it has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards for its Norse Darklist solution.  The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Norse Darklist is a live, continuously updated list of the highest risk IPs on the Internet, enabling organizations to protect their network from external bad actors. Unlike traditional blacklists that are often prone to false positives and are usually an aggregation of other lists, leading to incomplete or poor coverage, Darklist information is live, accurate and contextual. Darklist provides a Norse IPQ risk score for each IP, the risk category (such as “botnet” or “Tor proxy”) to provide context to the score, and latitude and longitude provided by Norse’s superior geolocation capabilities. Organizations using Darklist eliminate the blind spots that can miss high-risk traffic and lead to breaches and compromises.

More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2014 Golden Bridge Business Awards winners.

“We are extremely pleased to have our Norse Darklist named a Gold Winner of the Golden Bridge Awards in the Information Security and Risk Management Innovations category,” said Norse CEO Sam Glines.  “Norse Darklist is the world’s first comprehensive block list of the Internet’s highest risk IPs, a collection of more than three  million live, accurate entries with critical context information that enhance enterprises’ ability to protect their networks, and today’s honor is a testament to our commitment to be the leader in live threat intelligence solutions.”

About the Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at

About Norse

Norse is the leader in live attack intelligence.  Norse delivers continuously-updated, demonstrably unique Internet and darknet intel that helps organizations block attacks that other systems miss. Norse products tightly integrate with popular SIEM, IPS and next-generation firewall products to dramatically improve the performance, catch rate and security return on investment of existing infrastructures. The Norse DarkMatter™ platform detects new threats and tags nascent hazards long before they’re spotted by traditional threat intelligence tools, delivering unique visibility where bad actors operate. The Norse DarkMatter network processes hundreds of terabytes daily and computes over 1500 distinct risk factors, live, for millions of IP addresses every day. The DarkMatter platform is curated by a highly trained team of professional cyber- and human-intelligence analysts to deliver the superior attack intelligence our customers demand. For more information, visit

Media and analyst contact:

Patrick Corman
Corman Communications, LLC

650-465-5973 (mobile)