Balabit has received two awards from eight categories in the annual Innovation Grand Prize competition in Hungary, for “developing the next generation of activity monitoring tools”. The jury of the Hungarian Association for Innovation, consisting of professional and scientific experts, recognizes not only the novelty of the technology innovation, but also the business result reached in the previous year.

New YorkMarch 23, 2013Balabit IT Security, a global leader in the development of privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies has been honored in the annual Hungarian Innovation Grand Prize competition yesterday. Balabit’s flagship product, Shell Control Box activity monitoring tool has received the “2012. Industrial Innovation Grand Prize” for achieving significant economic growth and resulting in social utility globally. Furthermore, a special award, “2012. Organizational Innovation Prize” was given to the company, as Shell Control Box enables companies to outsource their activities in a controlled and monitored environment. When using Shell Control Box, companies can better trust their outsource partners which facilitates outsourcing  of non-core activities and improves productivity.

The Hungarian Association for Innovation, established in 1990 as a professional business federation, focuses on the role of innovation in stimulating the economy. With their Hungarian Innovation Grand Prize competition program they intend to promote the creation, spread, transfer, adoption and practical use of intellectual property.

Zoltán Györkő, CEO of Balabit IT Security (Photographer: Sándor Feith, Attila Boltresz)

Zoltán Györkő, CEO of Balabit IT Security (Photographer: Sándor Feith, Attila Boltresz)

Zoltán Györkő, CEO of Balabit IT Security said, “We are pleased to receive these awards from the Hungarian Association of Innovation, a committee of well-known professionals. We launched our Shell Control Box appliance in 2006. Since then, Shell Control Box became a leading technology solution globally, used by companies like Leibniz Supercomputing Center, Raiffeisen Bank, Svenska Handelsbanken, Dubai Islamic Bank and MTS, the leading telecommunication service provider in the Ukraine. Our product gives a new direction to the future development of the activity monitoring tools product category by extending its feature set to include real-time monitoring and alerting.”

About Balabit’s Shell Control Box (SCB)
SCB is an activity monitoring appliance that controls access to remote servers, virtual desktops, or networking devices, and records the activities of the users accessing these systems. For example, it records system administrators while they configure your database servers through SSH, or your employees make transactions using thin-client applications in VMware View. The recorded audit trails can be replayed like a movie to review the events exactly as they occurred. The content of the audit trails is indexed to make searching for events and automatic reporting possible. SCB is especially suited to supervise privileged-user access as mandated by many compliance requirements, like PCI-DSS. It is an external, fully transparent device, completely independent from the clients and the servers. The server- and client applications do not have to be modified in order to use SCB; it integrates smoothly into the existing infrastructure. For more information, please visit Shell Control Box product page.

About Balabit
Balabit IT Security is an innovative information security company, a global leader in the development of privileged activity monitoring, trusted logging and proxy-based gateway technologies to help protect customers against internal and external threats and meet security and compliance regulations. As an active member of the open source community, we provide solutions to a uniquely wide range of both open source and proprietary platforms, even for the most complex and heterogeneous IT systems across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Balabit is also known as “the syslog-ng company”, based on the company’s flagship product, the open source log server application, which is used by more than 850 000 companies worldwide and became the globally acknowledged de-facto industry standard.
Balabit, the fastest-growing IT Security software developer company in the Central European region according to the latest Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, has local offices in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and in the USA, and cooperates with partners worldwide. Our R&D and global support centers are located in Hungary, Europe.
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