Royal Approval for IT Security
London, UK - 21st April 2004 - The
Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category
has this year been conferred on ProCheckUp, a leader in
IT security, for the development of its unique ProCheckNet
service which mimics the actions of sophisticated hackers
in order to help secure the IT systems of businesses.
The Queen's Award for Innovation 2004 recognises
the achievement of ProCheckUp's unique ProCheckNet security
services. ProCheckNet is a highly innovative technology used
in the field of penetration testing. It incorporates an artificial
intelligence engine to perform security assessments on complex
IT infrastructure, web sites and applications more comprehensively
and more effectively than the traditional manual methods.
2000, ProCheckUp are approved suppliers to some of the world's
leading financial and banking organisations,
top law firms and FTSE 500 companies. Sales & Marketing
Director Tim Parker said: "ProCheckNet is a unique technology
that has allowed us to offer fully exploitative penetration
testing as a managed security service, something that no
other organisation has been able to achieve. We are delighted
to accept this award and it is a tribute to all of our employees
who are committed to the success of both our clients and
our company by delivering value through a truly best of breed
"This really is a tremendous honour for us," added
Technical Director, Richard Brain who originally conceived
and designed the ProCheckNet technology. "I am very proud
of the achievement that ProCheckUp have made with this technology
in such a short period of time. It represents years of hard
work not just for myself, but also for the whole of the business.
We also believe that this technology may be one of the first
commercially viable uses of artificial intelligence".
The assessment procedure is extremely thorough
and competition is fierce for The Awards, which are made
by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister, assisted
by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of
Government and Industry.
Announced on the Queen's birthday, The Awards
are bestowed for five years and will be presented during
a ceremony at ProCheckUp's offices in London. Later this
year ProCheckUp will be invited to a reception given by The
Queen at Buckingham Palace.
ProCheckUp Ltd is a leading independent specialist
security organisation that was formed to provide unique security
services to the corporate market. The company has developed
a revolutionary AI (artificial intelligence) based security
penetration testing technology - ProCheckNet. This technology
is the ultimate security assessment system as it mimics the
actions of sophisticated hackers.
The London based company is rapidly expanding
due to its high level of expertise and in-depth knowledge
of IT security. Its client base includes major banks and
global financial institutions that have invested heavily
in IT systems, and protecting their assets is of paramount
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