FixNix, Most Innovative Product of the Year, NASSCOM DSCI and PwC

Objectives

  • To promote innovative security products in the area of security and privacy of
  • Innovators & Startups – Provide platform to the innovators & startups to assist them in visualizing and market their products.
  • Providing platform to showcase their products.
  • Assisting/Mentoring the best innovator/startup for pre-defined period.
  • Assisting the companies to connect with VC.

Evaluation Process

Level I: DSCI and PwC will do first level of screening after receiving the nominations based on the quality and completeness of the responses provided in the respective nomination forms.
Level II: DSCI and PwC may seek additional information / artifacts from the shortlisted nominations and if required, may also conduct onsite visits & interviews and subsequently shortlist finalists.

Level III: The Jury will evaluate the finalists along with the contribution component of audience votes through polling. Based on weighted marking, the winner will be decided.

Following are the winners of DSCI Innovation Box 2014.

Congratulations to the winners !!

Most Innovative Idea of the Year

FixNix

Product: FixNix Cloud GRC

FixNix GRC is intuitive, easy to use Cloud GRC solution for SMBs and Enterprises for automating complex Information Security workflows like Audit, Risk, Policy, Incident, Asset, Contract, Control, Compliance, Fraud, Whistleblower, Business Continuity Management & Vendor Risk Management. This will help the CxO teams of the company to stay noticed about their compliance levels and give insights towards their organizations with intuitive dashboards.

Company URL : http://www.fixnix.co

1st Runner up

 

Net Vigil Software Pvt. Ltd

Product: S2Pay

‘Safe to Pay’ is an innovative mobile payment platform that allows secure payment between two parties. With patent pending technology, it is able to provide second factor authentication in a simple one step process. For hacker proof solution, no financial data or user’s PIN is stored on mobile phone.

User can make payment even when offline and through different channels like IVR,SMS, online and retail in-store.

Company URL : http://www.nvsoft.com

2nd Runner up

 

1mobility India Pvt. Ltd
Product : 1Mobility

1Mobility offers a modular Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, cloud based or privately installed, that secures, monitors, manages and supports mobile devices across platforms, service providers and manufacturers. The platform enables over-the-air (OTA) distribution of mobile applications, configuration settings and security policies to corporate owned or employee owned (BYOD) devices through a central web console.
1Mobility Containerization solution for emails and enterprise apps with or without 1Mobility ecosystem protects the mobile data at rest and in transit.
Company URL : http://www.1mobility.com

2nd Runner up

Aujas Networks Pvt. Ltd

Product: Security Analytics and Visulization platform (SAVP)

Security Analytics and Visualization Platform is a tool for the decision maker. It allows risk managers and CXOs to make critical security related decisions intelligently by providing a visual representation of various threats and risks with the context of business needs, thus weeding out irrelevant clutter which they are normally inundated with. The platform provides a simple, and intuitive “state of security” view which is the resultant of applying analytics and business context to data from a host of security controls, regulations, compliances, contracts and users and representing it through a powerful, flexible presentation layer. The platform is designed ground up to be multi-tenanted and horizontally scalable, with a host of features including drifts, advanced search, drill through charts, alerts, BPM 20 compliant workflows, risk scoring, vendor compliance, end of life systems, user entitlements, false positive configuration, etc.

Company URL : http://aujas.com

Finalists

DSCI is pleased to inform that the short listing process for DSCI Innovation Box 2014 has been completed. Following are the finalists, listed in alphabetical order. All the shortlisted nominations will be evaluated and graded by our eminent Jury Panel + Audience Poll and inner will be announced on the sidelines ofNASSCOMDSCI Annual Information Security Summit 2014 on 9th Dec inMumbai. We wish all the finalists the very best.

  • Attify
  • Aujas Networks Pvt. Ltd
  • AXS Solutions and Consulting Pvt. Ltd
  • Bhairav Infobiz Pvt. Ltd
  • Engagepreneur
  • FixNix InfoSec Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • Net Vigil Software Pvt. Ltd
  • Pawaa Software
  • SecPod Technologies Pvt. Ltd
  • 1mobility India Pvt. Ltd

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Contact Us

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“Most Innovative Start Ups of AsiaPac” at RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015

SODA Named “Most Innovative Start Up” at RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015

July 22, 2015

SODA Named “Most Innovative Start Up” at RSA® Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015 

Data Security Start Up Selected for its No Frills Approach to Address Data Privacy Issues

MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE – 22 July 2015 – RSA® Conference Asia Pacific & Japan, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition, today announced SODA as the winner of its Innovation Sandbox Most Innovative Start Up event.

Selected from a group of four talented finalists including FixNix, Lepide Software and SafeChats, SODA won the award based on their capability to provide a comprehensive suite of web, desktop and mobile solutions (App, Chat, Box, Post) designed to make data security accessible to everyone through a cross-platform solution that can be white labeled for various functionalities to support business goals.  As the winners, a representative from the company will be attending RSA Conference 2016 from 29 February to 4 March, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

The RSAC Innovation Sandbox Most Innovative Start Up was designed to promote regional innovation and provide startup companies a platform to showcase the world-class cybersecurity solutions the region has to offer. The judging panel was comprised of industry experts, Dr Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chairman, RSA Conference and Mr Yu Chien Siang, Dir. TC, Computer Security Consultant, Ministry of Home Affairs. The finalists went all out to impress the judges on the real world applicability of their solutions.

In addition to the competition, the judges had a “fire-side chat” on why innovation is important in the region, in which the audience participated and asked further questions of the finalists.

Quote from Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Yahalom, Strategy and Worldwide Business Development, SODA (Winner)

RSA Conference represents an ideal platform for us to showcase our innovative solution and we are excited about our Innovation Sandbox event win. Some of our key initial deployments and partnerships are in Asia. The opportunities for universal secure mobile interactions are huge, and we are looking forward to further success in the region as well as worldwide.

Quote from Cheong Chung Chin, Director, SODA (Winner)

What’s amazing about our solution is the ability to adapt its capability into something that any organization needs – securing all types of mobile interactions uniformly and seamlessly, and avoid damages in light of the numerous security breaches in recent times.

Quote from Judge, Dr. Herbert (Hugh) Thompson

At Innovation Sandbox, we seek to find breakthroughs that will enable us to create new standards of security in the face of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. The same breakthroughs that we are looking for will re-define technology and propel the ability to harness efficiency while promoting productivity.

For more information on the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Most Innovative Start Up, please visit the following website at http://www.rsaconference.com/events/ap15/agenda/innovation-sandbox.

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Innovation Sandbox Finalists

Finalists Company Overview
FixNix Inc FixNix GRC is a SaaS based GRC solution for SMBs and enterprises for automating complex Information Security workflows like Audit, Risk, Policy, Incident and Asset to help the CxO teams of the company to stay noticed about their compliance levels and gives a great insights towards their organisations with intuitive dashboards.
Lepide Software Lepide Software is a leading provider of auditing, monitoring, and migration solutions thatoffers state-of-the-art products in the following solution areas: network administration, change auditing, IAM, Exchange, SharePoint and Office 365 migration and data recovery. It also offers end-to-end migration service in Exchange to Exchange and Exchange to Office 365 deployments.
SafeChats SafeChats is a Singapore-based startup who have developed a secure communication and collaboration tool to make text conversations, calls and file transfers secure with device-to-device encryption so no one can intercept confidential information.
SODA SODA is a mobile security solutions startup who are working on Mobile Token Virtualization Infrastructure. They offer advanced token virtualization (or tokenization) technology as a security infrastructure for implementing mobile PKI security across mobile apps and payments. SODA’s tokenization is a cross-platform Enterprise Security Infrastructure to support any application in any environment and address consumerization trends.

 

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Federation of Tamil in North America(FetNA)-Best Global Tamil Startup- Tamil Entrepreneurs Forum-Winner

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hundreds of Indian American entrepreneurs and investors gathered in Silicon Valley at the San Jose Marriott Hotel here July 3 to offer insights and share success stories at the first ever Tamil Entrepreneurs Forum.

The event was a parallel session to the 28thAnnual FeTNA convention organized by the Federation of Tamil Sangams in North America and San Francisco Bay Area Tamil Manram.

Many high profile entrepreneurs were on site for the forum, including Walmart Stores global CTO, CIO and CDO Suja Chandrasekaran, Tesla Motors CIO Jay Vijayan, Harvard head of IT and CIO Prasanna Gopalakrishnan, inventor at IBM of Lasik Technology Rangaswamy Srinivasan and Esurance CIO and VP of data and infrastructure services Arun Ganesan, among others.

The forum had several guest speakers and panelists throughout the day, and was broken up into three panels and three workshops, with networking breaks and award presentations.

The panels focused on topics such as innovative and disruptive entrepreneurship; cross border opportunities for entrepreneurs; and startup fundraising and scaling. The workshops covered startup fundamentals, early stage startup valuation and legal issues for entrepreneurs.

With a moderator feeding questions to the panelists, their insights aimed at helping people or companies in their infancy to get to the level of success they have achieved. In the cross border opportunities for entrepreneurs’ panel, KB Chandrasekhar, a serial entrepreneur now with Jamcracker, explained entrepreneurship with simplicity and matter-of-factness.

“Without failure, you aren’t pushing the envelope,” he said, adding that the real challenge is all about people and who you surround yourself with. “You need people who understand what it takes (to run a successful business).”

Many other issues come with cross-border opportunities, noted the panelists, including culture, local economy and currency exchange.

The early afternoon of the day-long forum included lunch with the presentation of the Tamil American Pioneer awards presentation.

The entrepreneurs receiving awards were Ahilan Arulanantham, deputy legal director of ACLU of Southern California; Bhi Bhiman, folk rock singer; Muttulingam Sanjayan, nature conservation scientist; Srinivasan of IBM; Sethuraman Panchanathan, Arizona State University senior VP of knowledge enterprise development; Ramanathan Raju, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation CEO; Krish Suthanthiran, Best Cure Foundation and TeamBest Companies founder and president; and Priyamwada Natarajan, professor of astrophysics at Yale.

Each award recipient provided the more than 400 people in the audience with an inspiring story behind their successes.

Srinivasan, the man behind Lasik, was, curiously, wearing glasses as he explained his vision of Lasik from decades ago.

“You might be saying to yourself, ‘why is he wearing glasses?’ ” Srinivasan said, drawing laughter from the crowd. He added that he had been wearing glasses since he was a young boy but that his vision is perfect, and the glasses are merely decoration. “I wear the glasses for people to recognize me.”

Panchanathan painted a beautiful picture of his inspiring story behind the award. He had put together a video to show the audience, but, instead, used his words to passionately explain how a student of his had taken an idea and won a global award. The student, Panchanathan related, was legally blind, only able to see a few inches in front. That was causing problems for him for taking notes in the classroom.

The student went to Panchanathan seeking guidance, and the professor challenged him to do something to fix it. The student went on to create and develop a program that allowed him to set up a camera to a tablet, allowing him to bring the chalkboard onto his tablet screen and, thus, allowing him to see the board more clearly. He fine-tuned the program, allowing for a split screen to write notes while viewing the board.

Panchanathan explained that the student entered this program into a local competition and won. He then went to a regional and national competition and won both; and then went to the global competition and won that as well. The following year, Panchanathan explained, the student entered the program into a different category and won that as well.

The moral to his story, Panchanathan concluded, is that “you can achieve anything you want” with hard work and dedication.

The overall theme of the forum was providing startup entrepreneurs with positive feedback that, no matter what the circumstance, if you push yourself and devote yourself to what you want to do, you can do it. As Suthanthiran pointed out, “You’ve got to be happy with who you are.”

Later in the day, the floor was given to nine startup companies, who pitched their ideas to a panel of judges.

Mukund Mohan of Microsoft Ventures, Bala Krishnan of Peel.com, Prashant Shah of TiE LaunchPad and TiE Angels, and Rajan Raghavan of Fabric Accelerator sat as the judges as the startups from the Tamil community in North America pitched their entrepreneurial ideas.

The purpose of the event was to introduce the ideas and have the judges select three as winners. The three companies selected were Sway, a company seeking to provide preventive solutions to overspending by syncing users with all their transactions in real-time; Indian Moms Connect, a parenting blog and online community for Indian moms to share parenting experiences and opinions; and FixNix, a company providing businesses with affordable Web-based governance, risk and compliance solutions for medium-sized enterprises.

Sway apparently swayed Mohan so much that he immediately offered to write a check on the spot. The details of the amount were not disclosed. The three winners, as well as a couple of other startups spotlighted at the event, garnered interest from investors in attendance at the forum.

As with any venture, there are challenges. Not everything will come on a silver platter for entrepreneurs as they seek funding and immediate success in their startups. Much of what could come was discussed during the workshops and panels throughout the day. Gopalakrishnan summed up the day early on when she was recognized during a break between panels.

“The stuff we do here is applicable everywhere,” she said at the podium. “It is the time now to be entrepreneurs.”

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