Expel’s Strategic Focus on Collaboration and Transparency Recognized as Redefining MDR and Security Operations, Propelling the Company to “Unicorn Status”
Press release · Cole Finch
Herndon, VA, June 1, 2022 – Expel, the managed security provider that aims to make security easy to understand, use and improve, today announced SC Media has recognized it as an Excellence Award finalist in the Most Promising Unicorn category. Now in its 25th year, the SC Awards are cybersecurity’s most prestigious and competitive program. Finalists are recognized for outstanding solutions, organizations, and people driving innovation and success in information security.
Dave Merkel, co-founder and CEO of Expel, said, “We never set out to be a cybersecurity unicorn, but here we are. Our focus is making sense of security for our customers, and delighting them in the process. We wouldn’t be here without our incredible crew. By the way, we’re hiring.”
Expel’s technology and people work together, alongside customers,to make security easy to understand, easy to use, and easy to continuously improve. This collaboration-focused strategy is redefining the managed security services industry. Expel was founded in 2016 and has a valuation over $1 billion.
“Expel and other Excellence Award finalists reflect astonishing levels of innovation across the information security industry, and underscore vendor resilience and responsiveness to a rapidly evolving threat landscape,” said Jill Aitoro, Senior Vice President of Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance. “We are so proud to recognize leading products, people and companies through a trusted program that continues to attract both new entrants and industry mainstays that come back year after year.”
The 2022 SC Awards were the most competitive to date, with a record 800 entries received across 38 categories — a 21% increase over 2021. This year, SC Awards expanded its recognition program to include several new award categories that reflect the shifting dynamics and emerging industry trends. The expanded Excellence Award categories opened participation to startups, as well as the investors and financial partners supporting their success.
Entries for the SC Awards were judged by a world-class panel of industry leaders, from sectors including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, consulting, and education, among others.
Winners will be announced during SC Awards week, scheduled to begin on August 22, 2022. A Meet the Winners networking reception celebration will take place during InfoSec World 2022, September 27th in Orlando, Florida.
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Expel helps companies of all shapes and sizes minimize business risk. Our technology and people work together to make sense of security signals—with your business in mind—to detect, understand, and fix issues fast. Expel offers managed detection and response (MDR), remediation, phishing, and threat hunting. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
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