We’re shortlisted for 2 UK cloud security awards

Save your eyeballs. Here’s what this post is about:
  1. VNS3 recognized by Global Security Challenge (GSC) and Computing Security Magazine Awards
  2. Vote for us in the CSA awards – skip to the good part and go vote now: http://ow.ly/o8rMQ 
  3. CTO Chris Swan will speak at the GSC Award Reception in London
  4. Other humblebrags from us

We’re pumped to be nominated for 2 separate awards this month. VNS3, our virtual networking product, is a finalist for the Global Security Challenge (GSC) category of Post-Revenue security solutions, AND the Computing Security Magazine Awards for Cloud Security Solution of the Year. 
VNS3 is so cool that it is nominated for work in the cloud industry around data security encryption, IP addressing control, and other cloud overlay networking stuff. Exactly what you think of when you hear “cool,” amiright
Our official leader in Chicago, +Patrick Kerpan (officially, CEO and co-founder) made an official statement for the official press release that officially went out today:
  “We are honored to have been selected as a finalist by both the editors of Computing Security magazine and the Global Security Challenge judges. Cohesive has been working with customers and partners to secure over 60 million virtual device hours since we started supporting the cloud industry in 2008. It is a testament to our technology and our industry to see how customers are using VNS3 to scale their production-ready cloud deployments as they grow.” 

AWARDS INFO: CTO Chris Swan to speak at GSC
The Global Security Challenge Summit will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in London, UK. 
Our globetrotting CTO, +Chris Swan, will present a brief company pitch as part of the Summit and award presentation. 
Don’t be late – Chris will present at 2:20pm sharp. The event is “in London” at the Bourne Laboratory Building at the University of London. Chris Purrington and Sam Mitchell might know of additional (free!) tickets – make sure to repeatedly email them for information.
In the Computing Security Awards, the winner in each category will be determined via popular vote online and presented on October 17 also in London.  When it comes to popular, we desperately want to be the coolest contestant you know. So, vote early and often! Here, vote here: http://ow.ly/o8rMQ 
Did we mention to vote? Click to vote now through Oct. 9 

Wanna know more about VNS3? Of course you do.
VNS3 is different from other cloud networking solutions because it creates a customer-controlled overlay network on top of any underlying public, private or hybrid IaaS. VNS3 allows enterprise customers to secure and control their production-ready cloud environments to speed time to market.
Our 500+ VNS3 customers are extending and connecting global networks that were previously too expensive to maintain.  VNS3 does not require new knowledge or training to implement. Enterprises can be easily create and start work on applications without changing vendors, relearning software, or hiring more staff. With VNS3, enterprise customers can guarantee secure access between their corporate datacenter and cloud-based systems. We’ve been highlighting our customers’ cool use cases on our website and the Life in the Cloud blog series. 
Want to see for yourself? Try VNS3 for free in the +Amazon Marketplace.  

ICYMI (or a quick humblebrag about what we’ve been up to): 

  • Winner of the 2013 Public Cloud Services & Infrastructure Award
  • 2013 runner up Data Centre Solutions Award for Public Cloud Project of the Year 
  • Recently named to the Talkin’ Cloud Top 100 Cloud Service Provider list
  • Hosting a Chicago Ideas Week Lab for Public Cloud & AWS basics in October
  • Nominated for Chicago Innovation Awards

** UPDATE ** 13 September 
Thursday night, our fearless UK team presented at the Global Security Challenge in London…. and won! CohesiveFT was named the 2013 post-revenue winner, and got some cool awards: 
Global Sales Director, Chris Purrington (left) receives the award

And, guess what? We still want you to vote in that other award: http://ow.ly/o8rMQ 

By: Margaret Valtierra