The Software-as-a-Service Awards Program was launched in 2016 and is now in its third year. The SaaS Awards program is part of the Cloud Awards program which has been running since 2011.
The purpose of the SaaS awards is to recognize innovative software solutions providers that have developed important products and services that help companies across a broad range of disciplines including accounting and finance, e-commerce, web development, recruitment, logistics, customer services, and cybersecurity. In total, there are 21 award categories in 2018 with winners selected internationally. Recent winners include Bill.com, ShareFile, Mambu, MuleSoft, Redhat, Ubunto and Zendesk.
This year has seen a huge volume of companies submit their SaaS programs for consideration, including innovative not-for-profits to some of the world’s largest organizations. “All entrants demonstrated considerable commitment to innovation in software solutions, and to make the shortlist itself is a huge achievement,” said Larry Johnson, SaaS Awards and Cloud Awards organizer. “With such a concentrated level of success in the shortlist, our judges have a significant task ahead of them to arrive at our final award winners.”
This year has seen Cofense named a finalist in the Best SaaS Product for Small and Medium Sized Businesses category for its innovative cloud-based phishing defense solution. The solution helps SMBs improve their resilience to phishing attacks – The biggest cybersecurity threat faced by businesses of all sizes.
“Our turnkey SaaS application, Cofense PhishMe Free, was specifically built as a zero-cost phishing defense solution for companies with 500 or fewer employees and enables employees to create a human firewall against spear-phishing attacks – one of the top security threats impacting organizations today,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO & Co-founder of Cofense.
Cofense PhishMe Free is a free to use phishing simulation platform that allows businesses to conduct phishing campaigns on their employees to test susceptibility to phishing attacks. In addition to the phishing simulation platform, SMBs are provided with access to training content to educate their workforce and turn security liabilities into security assets, without any impact on IT budgets.
The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on Tuesday August 28, 2018.