ATLANTA (February 25, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced Courion® as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2016 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 17, 2016, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
“The 2016 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The 2016 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our State such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”
This year’s Top 40 Companies were selected from among over 100 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia. Companies selected for the “Top 40” will be showcased in an exhibition at The 2016 Georgia Technology Summit.
“An extraordinary number of truly innovative technology companies participated in this year’s Top 40 competition, demonstrating the depth and breadth of Georgia’s technology community,” said Dennis Zakas, managing partner of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, CEO of Zinc., and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “In fact, based on the quality of the contestants, we could have had a ‘Top 60’ without losing a beat.”
Courion is a market leader in identity governance and administration (IGA). The company helps users efficiently and accurately provision, identify and minimize risks, and maintain continuous compliance. As a result, companies can reduce IT costs and expedite audits. In November 2015, Courion acquired Core Security, a leader in the vulnerability management and attack intelligence space.
“With the rise in data breaches, our solutions to deter, detect and remediate breach activity are now more important than ever before,” said David Earhart, CEO of Courion. “Now that Courion is a Georgia-based company, we look forward to being a champion for the Georgia security software community as we expand our reach worldwide and broaden the vulnerability and access risk management category.”
The 2016 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,300 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.
For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit http://www.tagonline.org/events/georgia-technology-summit Follow the conversation on Twitter through #TAGGTS.
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
ABOUT COURION CORPORATION
Courion is the market leader in Identity Governance and Administration (IGA). With solutions ranging from provisioning to governance to Identity and Access Intelligence (IAI), Courion helps organizations efficiently and accurately identify and minimize risks while maintaining compliance and, ultimately, reducing IT costs.
Courion recently acquired Core Security, a leader in the vulnerability management and attack intelligence space. Courion’s acquisition of Core Security combines leaders in their respective spaces to establish the next generation of Vulnerability and Risk Management (VRM) Solutions. The company’s continuous and comprehensive view of security will help deter, detect, and remediate cyber security risk.