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.
ThreatConnect by 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.
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.
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.
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.