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All the winners from Microsoft's 20/20 security awards

By Ben Moore
Mon 30 Mar 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

The inaugural Microsoft 20/20 partner awards almost went overlooked with the news understandably crowded by pandemic updates over the last month.

Security organisations and experts across 16 award categories were recognised at the awards ceremony in San Francisco, spanning security integration partners, system integrators, and managed security service providers. 

“The themes for Microsoft Security 20/20 are vision and clarity. Microsoft is focused on protecting our customers and there is no vision for the future that doesn’t involve security partners,” says Microsoft Threat Protection corporate vice president Rob Lefferts.

“The first Microsoft Security 20/20 partner awards gala honours security partners that are making an impact through technology development and customer enablement.”

The award categories and finalists were selected by a cross-functional group within Microsoft. 

These finalists were chosen among a global field of Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation, integration, and customer implementation. 

Winners were chosen based on a vote from a broad swath of Microsoft Security experts, which includes engineers, marketers, partners, managers, security architects, and more.

The winners are:

ISV Partner of the Year

Software vendors that have shown innovation and the ability to drive revenue.

Winner

Zscaler

Finalists

F5 Networks

Barracuda

Check Point

Citrix

Emerging ISV Disruptor

Partners who show growth potential and have innovative emerging capabilities.

Winner

AttackIQ 

Finalists

SilverFort

Onfido

Hyas

Extrahop

Most Prolific Integration Partner

Partners with numerous integrations across Azure and Microsoft 365 security.

Winner

Check Point

Finalists

F5 Networks

Entrust Datacard

CyberArk

Symantec

Customer Impact

Independent software vendors (ISVs) that have driven a significant number of customers wins.

Winner

F5 Networks

Finalists

Barracuda

Trend Micro

Zscaler

RSA

Identity Trailblazer

Partners that are driving major identity-related initiatives and educating the market on how to protect identities.

Winner

Yubico 

Finalists

Duo

Feitian

HID Global

Thales Group

Security Trailblazer

Partners that are driving major security-related initiatives and educating the market on how to be more secure.

Winner

ServiceNow

Finalists

Swimlane

Tenable

Workplace from Facebook

Valimail

Security Workshop Partner of the Year

Service partners that are driving the most high-quality security workshops.

Winner

Synergy Advisors

Finalists

IT-Dev SP. Z O.O.

Sulava Oy

Akari Solutions

Catapult Systems

Azure Security Deployment Partner of the Year

Service providers that are increasing usage and adoption rates for Azure security products.

Winner

Insight

Finalists

Ascent Solutions

CyberProof 

Planet Technologies

Content and Code

Microsoft 365 Security Deployment Partner of the Year

Service providers that are increasing usage and adoption rates for Microsoft 365 security products.

Winner

Synergy Technical

Finalists

Dell

Atea Global

pro•duhk•tiv

Binary Tree

Security System Integrator of the Year

System Integrators that are working closely with the Cybersecurity Solutions Group to close deals and integrate Microsoft into customers’ environments.

Winner

Edgile 

Finalists

Optiv

Insight

Onevinn

Wipro

Security Advisory of the Year

Security advisory firms that are building core competencies on top of Microsoft Security solutions and working closely with the Cybersecurity Solutions Group to act as a trusted advisor to Microsoft customers.

Winner

Avanade

Finalists

PwC

KPMG

EY

Accenture

Top Managed SOC/MDR

Security operations centers that are supporting the largest customers in the world and building strong intellectual property that layers on top of Microsoft Security solutions.

Winner

Accenture 

Finalists

Optiv

Born in the Cloud

DXC Technology

CyberProof 

MSSP/TDR Disrupter

Threat, detection, and response experts that are changing the game for managed security services.

Winner

Infosys

Finalists

Inspark

CRITICALSTART

Infosys

Trustwave

Secureworks

Top Github Contributor

With input from the GitHub team, we identified individuals who are going above and beyond to support the open source community with their GitHub contributions.

Winner

Brent Cook (busterb), Rapid7 

Finalists

Ricardo van Zutphen (RicoVZ), Hatching International

Teddy Reed (theopolis), Facebook

Felipe Costa (zimmerle), Trustwave

Sergi Alvarez (radare), NowSecure

Industry Changemaker

Individuals who are making a standout contribution to improving the security community.

Winner

Stina Ehrensvard, Yubico

Finalists

Parker Crockford, Onfido

Eva Chen, Trend Micro

Tracie Martin, DefendCon

Paula Januszkiewicz, CQURE

Election Security Partner of the Year

Organisations that are effecting change for one of our most critical global security challenges—election security.

Winner

Center for Internet Security (CIS)

Finalists

VotingWorks

Brennan Center for Justice

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Harvard’s Belfer Center’s Defending Digital Democracy Program

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