Exabeam’s COVID-19 contact tracing capabilities recognized in the software category of the 5th annual awards program that honors innovations for the good of society and the planet
FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 4, 2021 — Exabeam, the security analytics and automation company, has earned an honorable mention in the software category of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards for its contact-tracing use cases that combat COVID-19 and help organizations safely return to the office. Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards honor businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality.
“While we are honored by this recognition from Fast Company, the real recognition goes to our customer, a leading provider of logistics real estate, who found an innovative way to use our security management platform as a contact-tracing app to protect their employees from COVID-19,” said Nir Polak, CEO of Exabeam. “The pandemic has forced the world to rethink how business is done, and our customer’s ingenuity has been remarkable. I’m grateful that our security analytics and automation technology was applied to help protect employees’ health and privacy as they return to their offices.”
By combining its existing data logging capabilities with Exabeam’s security analytics to detect and track the presence of employees in company locations, Exabeam’s customer was able to shift employees from a work-from-home model to being safely able to return back to its dozens of offices around the globe. The solution overcomes the concern that contact tracing apps are an intrusion of personal privacy. Exabeam uses role-based access control and other masking techniques to appropriately limit the information that analysts can see. To learn more about how to use the Exabeam Security Management Platform (SMP) for contact tracing to keep employees safe when they return to the office, read our blog post.
Now in its fifth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 33 winners, more than 400 finalists, and more than 800 honorable mentions—with Health and Wellness, AI & Data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. Plus, several new categories were added, including Pandemic Response, Urban Design, and Architecture. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”
About the World Changing Ideas Awards
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.
Exabeam helps security teams outsmart the odds by adding intelligence to their existing security tools – including SIEMs, XDRs, cloud data lakes, and hundreds of other business and security products. Out-of-the-box use case coverage repeatedly delivers successful outcomes. Behavioral analytics allows security teams to detect compromised and malicious users that were previously difficult, or impossible, to find. Automation helps overcome staff shortages by minimizing false positives and dramatically reducing the time it takes to detect, triage, investigate and respond. For more information, visit www.exabeam.com.
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