SAN MATEO, CA — Nov. 12, 2013 — Norse, the leading provider of live threat intelligence solutions, today announced it has been named an SC Awards 2014 finalist in the Rookie Security Company of the Year category for outstanding leadership and achievement in information security. The Excellence Awards acknowledges companies with superior security products that help customers mitigate the most pressing information technology (IT) threats. The winner will be announced at the SC Awards 2014 ceremony to be held Feb. 25, 2014 in San Francisco.

“Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly complex and cyber attackers are more innovative than ever when it comes to infiltrating and exposing sensitive information,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “More than ever, we need cutting-edge solutions to protect companies from the onslaught of malicious attacks. Norse should take pride in knowing they have been selected as a finalist for their demonstrated ability to execute innovative and comprehensive IT security measures.”

Now in its 17th year, the SC Awards are the information security industry’s most prominent recognition for information technology (IT) security professionals and products that help protect today’s corporate world from a myriad of ever-changing threats. SC Magazine recognizes the achievements of security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofits.

Each year, hundreds of IT security companies nominate their solutions for consideration in the SC Awards. Entries are then evaluated by a jury, hand-picked by SC Magazine’s editorial team, for their extensive knowledge and experience in the information security industry. Judges for the SC Awards include individuals from end-user companies, analyst and consulting communities and educators. In addition to reviewing the materials provided by entrants, the judges are encouraged to review other sources of applicable outside research and analyst reports, as well as product reviews appearing in SC Magazine.

“Enterprises within all industries are under a constant barrage of IP-driven attacks that relentlessly try to penetrate defenses. Without solutions that can keep them a step ahead of attackers, their intellectual property and sensitive data is at risk,” said Sam Glines, CEO, Norse. “We are honored to have been chosen as a finalist, this recognition validates the cutting-edge effectiveness of our technology and the need for live threat intelligence.”

Winners of this year’s SC Awards U.S. will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2014. This is one of the most anticipated IT security events of the year and promises excitement and invaluable networking opportunities with some of the top corporate IT professionals in the country. To attend the awards, please register at

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand’s portfolio includes the SC Congress and Expo series (New York, Chicago, Toronto), SC Awards, SC Directory and SC Magazine Newswire

About Norse

Norse is the leading innovator of live threat intelligence solutions that enable organizations to proactively identify and defend against advanced cyber threats and fraud. Norse’s live threat intelligence platform is a global, patent-pending infrastructure-based technology that continuously collects and analyzes live cyber attack and high risk traffic from the Internet’s darknets, identifying the sources of cyber attacks and fraud. Norse offers intelligence-based solutions to reduce the incidence of network compromise, data breach, and online fraud, while raising the organization’s overall security posture. NorsePayments, a division of Norse Corporation, offers the most comprehensive and secure payment gateway and related solutions in the marketplace. Norse has offices in Silicon Valley and St. Louis. Visit us online at


Travis Anderson
Trainer Communications