Blog Post:
edgescan™ is a finalist for the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Published: 2015-04-07 | Author: BCC Risk Advisory

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Ireland – 7 April 2015 – edgescan

A cutting-edge managed penetration testing service, today announced it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criterion: they include disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

As the number of security breaches increases globally, edgescan, a unique software-as-a-service security solution, provides global vulnerability management for many key players in various industry verticals. Edgescan is Europe's only hybrid cloud-based security service that combines penetration scans and manual verification for highly accurate results across the entire digital asset estate.

“Being a Red Herring Europe Top 100 finalist has verified to us that our solution is being viewed as a strong contender in the vulnerability management marketplace and solves a very common issue in a unique and robust way," said Eoin Keary, CTO of edgescan.

“This year was rewarding, beyond all expectations" said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “There are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products in Europe. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. BCC Risk Advisory shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the finalists. Now we're faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2015 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact."

Finalists for the 2015 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.

The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam, April 13-15, 2015. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of April 15 at the event.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. For more information, visit

About edgescan

BCC Risk Advisory, a leading Irish security consultancy company delivers the edgescan vulnerability management solution, which is highly accurate, easy to use and very cost-effective. edgescan currently manages thousands of assets across the globe for both global and SME clients helping them to continuously detect, prioritise, monitor and fix security weaknesses for Internet-facing systems, such as web applications, websites, mobile apps, servers, firewalls, VPN's or VoIP services.

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