The winners of the SC Awards Europe 2008 were announced last night at an event attended by the great and the good of the information security industry.

A packed Hurlingham Club in London saw a raft of companies and individuals pick up Europe's most prestigious information security awards.

The accolade for Best Security Company went to UK based NGSSoftware. A beaming David Litchfield, the managing director, accepted the award from Lumension's Andrew Clarke.

The award for CEO of the Year went to Imperva's Shlomo Kramer who headed a list of hugely talented industry leaders. An exclusive interview with Kramer will appear in the May issue of SC Magazine.

In the other big awards of the night Best Security Product went to McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Devices, the SC Innovation Award went to Veracode for Veracode SecurityReview while the Best Anti-Malware Solution went MessageLabs Email Protect.

The editor of SC magazine Paul Fisher said: "Tonight was fantastic. Our winners were chosen from some truly outstanding finalists. The judges had a tough time choosing the eventual winners. The industry is in great health."



Best Content Security

Winner: ScanSafe for ScanSafe Web Security-as-a-Service

Highly Commended: MessageLabs for MessageLabs Email Content Control Services and SafeBoot for McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders

Best Network Security

Winner: Sourcefire for SNORT

Highly Commended: Lancope for StealthWatch

Best Anti-Malware Solution

Winner: MessageLabs for MessageLabs Email Protect

Highly Commended: Websense for Websense Web Security Suite

Best Vulnerability Assessment

Winner: Veracode for Veracode SecurityReview

Highly Commended: GFI Software for GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner

Best Identity Management

Winner: VeriSign for VeriSign VIP

Highly Commended: Novell for Novell Access Manager and Imprivata for Imprivata OneSign

Best Remote Access

Winner: RSA, the Security Division of EMC for RSA SecurID

Highly Commended: SafeBoot for McAfee Encrypted USB SmartCard

Best Security Management

Winner: Intellitactics for Intellitactics Security Manager

Highly Commended: BT for BT Counterpane and Kaspersky Lab for Kaspersky Open Space Security

Best Government Solution

Winner: SafeBoot for McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Devices

Best Healthcare Solution

Winner: Imprivata for Imprivata OneSign

Best Security Solution for Financial Services

Winner: Skybox Security for Skybox View Security Risk Management

Highly Commended: Orchestria for Orchestria v5.0

Best SME Solution

Winner: MessageLabs for MessageLabs Small Business Solution

Highly Commended: DrayTek for DrayTek VigorPro

SC Innovation Award

Winner: Veracode for Veracode SecurityReview

Highly Commended: Beyond Encryption Technologies for Beyond Encryption

Best Security Product

Winner: SafeBoot for McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Devices

Highly Commended: Lumension Security for Lumension Sanctuary Device and Application Control

Best Security Company

Winner: NGSSoftware

Highly Commended: MessageLabs

CEO of the Year

Winner: Shlomo Kramer, Imperva

Best PR Company

Winner: Johnson King for Sophos FaceBook Campaign