Interset Wins Platinum 2016 Govies Award

Interset Wins Platinum Government Security Award for Best Threat Intelligence at Govies 2016

Ottawa, ON, April 26, 2016 – Interset has been named the platinum award winner in threat intelligence by Security Products Magazine’s Govies 2016 Government Security Awards competition. Only one vendor is awarded the top platinum award in each category, according to Security Products Magazine.

Interset is winning government contracts and awards by excelling in User Behavior Analytics (UBA), an approach to threat intelligence that analyzes and scores security risk based on the behavioral activity of different accounts, machines, files, and digital assets.

Interset excels at UBA because:

  • It connects incident-related events and assigns risk scores to accounts, files, machines, and applications —not just to users/accounts
  • Interset analytics and risk scoring is based purely on machine learning and probabilistic math, removing the need for constant tuning and configuring required by policy-based analytics
  • The platform collects behavioral data from not only SIEMs, but also the widest spectrum of an organization’s most critical activity logs, as well as authentication and activity sources.
  • It can be deployed on site or in the cloud with true big data scalability.

“We’re pleased to be acknowledged for our winning approach to UBA,” said Interset CEO Dale Quayle. “In a complicated market, customers have made it clear they cannot rely on security products that use high levels of expensive customization or policy/threshold driven analytics. These approaches force customers into static deployments and require them to define which threats they are looking for. Things just change too quickly to make either approach work,” he said. “A good UBA litmus test is: If you have to tune your policies down to avoid alerts, then you do not have adequate threat intelligence nor detection.”

The Security Products’ Government Security Awards were launched in 2009 and re-launched as The Govies in 2011. They honor outstanding government-security products in a variety of categories. 1105 Media’s Security Products,, and GovSec branded media offer important information about the government security market through a vast portfolio of products. An independent panel of judges from the security industry selected the top entries in the 2016 categories and named them winners using criteria including Features, Innovation, User Friendliness, Interoperability, Quality, Design, and Market Opportunity, as well as Impact in the Security Industry, Technical Advances, and Scalability.

About Interset
Interset provides highly intelligent, accurate insider and targeted outsider threat detection. Our solution unlocks the power of user behavioral analytics, machine learning, and big data to provide the fastest, most flexible, and affordable way for IT teams of all sizes to operationalize a data-protection program. Utilizing agentless data collectors, lightweight endpoint sensors, advanced behavioral analytics, and an intuitive user interface, Interset provides unparalleled visibility into sensitive data. This enables early attack detection and actionable forensic intelligence with reduced false positives and noise. Interset solutions are deployed to protect critical data across the manufacturing, life sciences, high-tech, finance, government, aerospace and defense, and securities brokerage industries. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @intersetca.

Betsy Kosheff