Darktrace, Network Rail and Cisco were among the big winners at last night's Techworld Awards, which recognise leading innovations across all parts of the IT industry.  

While the project awards went to DVLA, made.com, Firstgroup, Zurich Insurance, UK Power Networks and Trident, suppliers Cisco, Toshiba Veeam Software, MapR Technologies, CyberArk, Safetybank, Skyscape Cloud Services and AirWatch by VMWare were also recognised in the product categories. 

Techworld Awards

Network Rail took the Enterprise IT Team of the Year award, while Cambridge-based cyber security startup Darktrace took the Enterprise Startup of the Year accolade.  

“We are delighted that Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System approach for cyber defence has been named a winner in the Techworld Awards 2014,” said Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace.  

The category of Enterprise Start-up of the Year is for the “best and brightest innovators” who are re-imagining how business should be conducted and whose solutions will change our working lives in the years to come.

Eagan added: “As businesses transition to intelligence-led, proactive defence against advanced cyber adversaries, Darktrace is set to accelerate adoption of its mathematical, self-learning approach, and help organisations take meaningful action against cyber compromises, before they become crises.”

Techworld editor Mike Simons said: “This year's Techworld awards have been the most difficult yet to judge. The standard of entries was higher than ever.”

Here's the full list of winners: 

Enterprise Start-up of the Year

Darktrace Cyber Intelligence Platform


Enterprise IT Team of the Year

Network Rail 


Public Sector Project of the Year

Trident Social Investment Group Digital Inclusion Project 


Retail Project of the Year

MADE.COM: E-Commerce Experience Project with Adapt 


Digital And Creative Project of the Year

DVLA Integrated Enquiry Platform, Digital Service Project with Kainos


Enterprise Project of the Year

UK Power Networks Self Service Tools Project 


Travel Project of the Year

FirstGroup plc Hull Trains Wi-Fi Single Sign Up


Financial Services Project of the Year

Zurich Insurance Group and CSC, IT Infrastructure Transformation Programme


Networking Product of the Year

Cisco: Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) 4451 


Mobile Hardware Product of the Year

Toshiba: Portégé Z30 UltrabookTM


Virtualisation Product of the Year

Veeam Software: Veeam Management Pack™ v7 for Microsoft System Center


Storage Big Data Product of the Year

MapR Technologies: MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop: Enterprise Database Edition


Security Product of the Year

CyberArk: Privileged Account Security Solution


SaaS Product of the Year



IaaS/PaaS Product of the Year

Skyscape Cloud Services: Skyscape IaaS 


Enterprise Software Product of the Year

AirWatch by VMware: AirWatch Secure Content Locker