Help us find greater Washington’s most innovative companies: Week 4.

Capital Business is teaming up with the Northern Virginia Technology Council to highlight local businesses with creative ideas.

As part of its annual Destination Innovation event,  NVTC has culled through applications to identify companies offering the next big thing. Sixteen companies will earn a spot at the April 2 event to pitch their idea to local business leaders.  But to earn a chance to make their pitch, they’re first going to need to win your votes.

NVTC has divided 29 competitors into four categories: Social, commerce, government and security.  These companies have put together short video pitches for their offerings. In the weeks leading up to the competition, Capital Business is showcasing the video pitches of all of the entrants in one of those categories.  Readers will then be asked to vote on which technology they think is the most innovative.  The four videos in each category that earn the largest shares of votes will be invited to present at Destination Innovation, which will be held at the Washington Post’s 15th Street Northwest headquarters.

This final week of competition focuses on the security category.  You can cast your ballot at the bottom of this page any time between Monday, March 17 at 12:00 a.m. and Friday, March 21 at 11:59 p.m.

In last week’s competition in the government category, the four top vote-getters were Forward! from Unisys, with 25 percent of the vote; followed by OpenPolicy from LMI (23 percent), Cloud Ecosystem Hub from Infosys Public Services (22.6) and Octant (18). Missed our earlier rounds of competition? Check them out here, here and here.

SecureSmart MSS from Applied Communication Sciences

ACS, based in Basking Ridge, N.J., helps government, military and business organizations build networks and systems. SecureSmart MSSS is a system for security monitoring and detecting wireless network intrusions. (Applied Communication Sciences)

ACS, based in Basking Ridge, N.J., helps government, military and business organizations build networks and systems. SecureSmart MSSS is a system for security monitoring and detecting wireless network intrusions.

Read ACS’s full description of SecureSmart MSS here.

ThreatConnect by Cyber Squared

Arlington-based Cyber Squared provides products and services that help users strengthen their cyber security. ThreatConnect is a platform that aggregates and analyzes a wide range of data so analysts can more quickly understand a cyber threat. (Cyber Squared)

Arlington-based Cyber Squared provides products and services that help users strengthen their cybersecurity.  ThreatConnect is a platform that aggregates and analyzes a wide range of data so analysts can more quickly understand a cyber threat.

Read Cyber Squared’s full description of ThreatConnect here.

Grid by Infoblox

Infoblox, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., builds technology that aims to help clients have more secure and reliable networks. Grid is a technology that allows businesses to automate some of the upkeep of their networks. (Infoblox)

Infoblox, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., builds technology that aims to help clients have more secure and reliable networks. Grid is a technology that allows businesses to automate some of the upkeep of their networks.

Read Infoblox’s full description of Grid here.

CyberMerlin by Key Cybersecurity

Key Cybersecurity is an information technology and cybersecurity firm based in Dumfries. CyberMerlin is a forensics tool that helps companies detect and report problematic files on corporate networks. (Key Cybersecurity)

Key Cybersecurity is an information technology and cybersecurity firm based in Dumfries.  CyberMerlin is a forensics tool that helps companies detect and report problematic files on corporate networks.

Read Key Cybersecurity’s full description of CyberMerlin here.

Assure6 by Salient Federal Solutions

Salient Federal Solutions is headquartered in Fairfax and provides IT and intelligence analytics services. Assure6 is a line of products that detects and blocks attacks designed for Internet Protocol version 6. (Salient Federal Solutions)

Salient Federal Solutions is headquartered in Fairfax and provides IT and intelligence analytics services. Assure6 is a line of products that detects and blocks attacks designed for Internet Protocol version 6.

Read Salient’s full description of Assure6 here.

On a mobile device and unable to view the poll? Cast your vote here.

 

Sarah Halzack is The Washington Post's national retail reporter. She has previously covered the local job market and the business of talent and hiring. She has also served as a Web producer for business and economic news.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read
Next Story
Jonathan O'Connell · March 14