VERO BEACH, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 -- SpectorSoft Corporation the leader in user activity monitoring software, has been named a finalist in the Excellence category of the 2013 SC Awards for outstanding leadership and achievement in information security. SPECTOR 360 is recognized in the Best SME Security Solution category, which acknowledges companies with superior security products that help customers tackle today's most pressing information technology (IT) challenges. The winner will be announced at the 2013 SC Awards U.S. ceremony to be held on Feb. 26, 2013 in San Francisco.
"SpectorSoft's solution represents some of the most innovative and effective security technology on the market today," said Illena Armstrong, vice president and editorial director of SC Magazine. "It can be a great challenge to protect sensitive information, and SPECTOR 360 was named an SC Award finalist because their efforts are setting the standard for the industry."
"SMEs are plagued by insider threats, employees who misuse corporate computing resources and data breaches. These problems are difficult to address and end up costing organizations millions of dollars and damage to their brands and reputations," said Jason Judge, CEO of SpectorSoft. "Organizations need solutions that allow them to easily identify and detect these threats in real-time, so they can be addressed quickly and effectively. They also need solid, third-party and objective validation that helps them to make security investment decisions with confidence -- the SC Magazine Excellence awards, judged by a hand-picked panel of experts, provide them with this level validation."
Hundreds of IT security companies nominated their solutions for consideration in the SC Awards and entries are evaluated by a jury hand-picked by SC Magazine's editorial team for their breadth of knowledge and experience in the information security industry. The SC Award judges are luminaries from all walks of life -- from end-user companies to the analyst and consulting communities to academia. Many are practicing and former chief security officers from the private and public sectors, who also may have been honored themselves at SC Awards galas in previous years. Not only are judges advised to review the materials provided by entrants, they are also asked to review any applicable research or analyst reports, as well as product reviews appearing in SC Magazine.
The SC Awards, now in its 16th year, are the premier global recognition for information technology (IT) security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today's corporate world. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the fervent work of government, commercial and nonprofits.
"This year's SC Awards are possibly the stiffest competition we've ever had," said Illena Armstrong. "As information security continues to grow in importance this has only added more weight to our program. Recognition for the tireless efforts of the men and women providing information security to the organizations around the world is paramount to SC Magazine and we look forward to celebrating them at the SC Awards gala."
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 Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. The event is a night filled with excitement, along with an invaluable opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance. To attend the awards, please register at
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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. In addition to the monthly print edition, the brand's portfolio includes a vibrant website (scmagazine.com); SC Congress New York, Toronto and Chicago; SC Awards; SC MarketScope; and SC Magazine Newswire.
SpectorSoft is the leader in computer and mobile device User Activity Monitoring and analysis software. SpectorSoft has helped more than 36,000 businesses, government organizations, schools, and law enforcement agencies conduct investigations, optimize productivity and efficiency, protect assets and reputation, ensure adherence to Acceptable Use Policies, review security risk, and audit compliance mandates. In addition, SpectorSoft has sold nearly 1 Million licenses to help parents and guardians keep children safe online. For more information, visit www.spectorsoft.com.