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.
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.”