BALTIMORE, MD, June 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Light Point Security, a cybersecurity company that uses virtualization and cloud technologies to protect companies from web-based malware, today announced it has been selected by the Wall Street Journal to participate in the inaugural 'WSJ Startup of the Year,' an episodic video documentary for WSJ Live, the Journal's online video platform.
Premiering June 24, the series matches 24 innovative startups with global business leaders and influencers, and tracks their progress from startup to success over the course of five months. The Journal has engaged over 40 business leaders and influencers to mentor the entrepreneurs participating in the series. Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation, Chairman of Startup America and co-founder and former CEO of AOL, and Steve Blank, eight-time serial entrepreneur and co-founder of E.piphany, are among the participating global business leaders.
"We are honored that Light Point Security's innovative technology earned the attention of The Wall Street Journal," said Beau Adkins, Co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security. "Our unique approach to protecting companies from web-based malware has already been embraced by the security industry, and it is encouraging to see that it is also gaining recognition among the mainstream media. We congratulate the 23 other startups selected for this prestigious honor, and look forward to engaging with them and the amazing mentors."
Light Point Security's product is the first and only server-based virtual-machine-in-a-browser. It protects companies from web-based malware by isolating each employee's browsing session within a server-based virtual machine that is destroyed immediately after use. By isolating the dangerous task of running websites in a disposable virtual machine, no web content ever reaches employee computers - making it virtually impossible for web-based malware to infect a corporate network.
Ranging from the fields of health care and cybersecurity to energy and education, the 24 companies were chosen from more than 500 applications. Each startup is based in the U.S., has at least a prototype in place, and less than $10 million in annual revenue. Throughout the documentary, editors from The Wall Street Journal, working closely with the mentors, will narrow down the businesses to decide who will be the Journal's first 'Startup of the Year.'
The WSJ Startup of the Year documentary can be seen beginning on June 24 here: http://wsj.com/startupoftheyear
About Light Point Security
Light Point Security is a cybersecurity company based in Baltimore, Maryland founded by two former NSA employees. The company is dedicated to stopping malware infections delivered through web browsers. Instead of relying on security through detection, its products use virtualization and cloud technologies to provide security through isolation. For more information on Light Point Security, visit http://lightpointsecurity.com or follow @LightPointSec on Twitter.
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