Because every success has its own history.

The winners of the IT Awards 2018 have been announced. The winners of the Readers' Choice Awards 2018 of the seven insider portals were chosen at a festive evening gala on 11 October 2018 in Augsburg.

From 16 April to 31 August, all readers had the opportunity to vote for their favourites. Each insider portal had named up to ten major IT providers or manufacturers in an editorial preselection per category.

For the pre-selection, it was crucial that the companies had made a name for themselves between 2017 and 2018, for example through their inventive talent, groundbreaking strategies or market flair. The readers of the insider portals could then vote for their personal favourites or submit their own manufacturer suggestions. Almost 36,000 votes were cast between mid-April and the end of August.

On the evening of 11 October 2018, the chief editors of the insider portals at the Steigenberger Hotel "Drei Mohren" in Augsburg finally presented the three winners in each category with awards in silver, gold and platinum.

And the Winner is ...
Platinum for Airlock

Airlock has won the prestigious Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2018. 400,000 members of the global information security community honored the Airlock Suite with the award. This year, more than 246 applications were submitted for different categories.

The Airlock Suite consists of the three components Airlock WAF, Airlock Login and Airlock IAM, which form a functional basis for high-performance and highly secure web applications. Companies and financial institutions use these Swiss solutions without backdoors to centrally protect their web applications, data and identities.

"This award is proof of our strong market position in our innovative product solutions for web application security,"explains Roman Hugelshofer, Managing Director at Airlock. We are very pleased that the cybersecurity community also recognizes the quality of our application security products. It is a recognition of our commitment to providing customers with easy-to-use security solutions to help them protect their applications and the data behind them."

Screenshot whitepaper

Finally after four year the non-profit organization Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) updated their top ten list of the highest security risks for web applications.

The current biggest threats are:

  1. Injection (Injection- vulnerabilities, like SQL-, OS- or LDAP-Injection)
  2. Broken authentication
  3. Sensitive data exposure
  4. XML external entities (XXE)
  5. Broken access control
  6. Security misconfiguration
  7. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS-vulnerabilities)
  8. Insecure Deserialization
  9. Using components with known vulnerabilities
  10. Insufficient Logging & Monitoring

Read more about the changes in our whitepaper

The Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) will drive many changes in technical infrastructure at financial institutions across Europe. Banks and other financial service providers must quickly prepare for PSD2. The Airlock Suite provides foundational technical capabilities that can help businesses meet the challenges posed by PSD2.

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read our whitepaper

Airlock IAM 6.3 Released

Airlock IAM 6.3 was published on April 12, 2017 and is available for customers and partners on Techzone!

Right on time for spring, Airlock IAM presents itself in a new robe. A completely redesigned Adminapp and the new responsive Loginapp of Airlock IAM 6.3 not only provide a fresh look-and-feel but also rock-solid benefits.

Read more on the Airlock IAM 6.3 announcement page.

Airlock at itsa 2016

Airlock gets big interest at itsa 2016

Together with our partners Thinking Objects and Logpoint Airlock got big interest at this years itsa in Nurnberg.

The live hacking sessions and presentations were well visited.

Gartner MQ 2016

Airlock WAF improves in new Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner released the new magic quadrant for web application firewalls and Airlock WAF improved.

"It is very important for us to provide a leading solution so our customers can protect their applications, services, identities and data at the highest level", says Roman hugelshofer, Managing Director at Airlock. "Airlock is based on best swiss engineering, long experience and best of breed concepts for complex challenges"

Airlock received the ISPIN Vendor of the Year 2016 award from ISPIN AG at the ISPIN Big Deals Party.

"ISPIN thanks Ergon for the outstandig cooperation this year. The Vendor of the Year Award is expression for a long-standing partnership with the Airlock product family, which reached its peak in the last ISPIN business year. Thanks to the close cooperation with the Airlock Team and the launch auf Airlock IAM revenue could be increased by more than 40%. We are happy to be part of the Airlock success story!", says Antonio Sirera, ‎Chief Commercial Officer ISPIN AG.