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Remote.It awarded NTT Zero Trust Innovation Award

April 5, 2024

NTT Israel announces winners of Zero Trust Innovation Contest

Tel Aviv, Israel - April 25, 2023 - Today at NTT's Experience Center in San Francisco, NTT Innovation Laboratory Israel named Remote.It the winner of an honorable mention award of the NTT Group companies' Zero Trust Innovation Contest. NTT Israel and other NTT Group companies will pursue collaboration with each of the award winners. These collaborations will take the form of a proof of concept (POC) project, either internally within NTT Group or with a customer.

Remote.It accepting NTT Zero Trust Innovation Award

Twenty innovation startups participated in the contest, supporting NTT's company-wide zero trust journey across the following technology focus areas: attack surface management, identity management, and zero trust platforms/concepts. The judges included Counselor to the NTT Global Chief Information Security Officer John Petrie, NTT Israel Innovation Lab Chief Technology Officer Moshe Karako, and NTT Ltd Group Vice President of New Ventures and Innovation Warren Small.

“As the one of the largest technology companies in the world, NTT Group and its companies’ CISOs are responsible to society,” said John Petrie, Counselor to the NTT Global Chief Information Security Officer. “To protect our people, our processes, our assets, and certainly the data that we are entrusted by our clients, we must continuously invest in the latest technology.”

“We put this Zero Trust Innovation Contest together as part of our ongoing global search for cybersecurity startups, adding to our significant investment in research and development 10 years out,” said Petrie. “We brought together startups to innovate on our leading-edge capabilities and integrate those into our solutions. We believe working with startups is critical to staying on the cutting edge of security.”

The NTT judges evaluated and scored each of the contestants on a scale from 1 to 10 based on the following criteria: ability to deploy; channel maturity; client testimonials; commercial model; disruptive, cutting edge, innovative technology; product market fit; Software-as-a-Service (SaaS); standards or accreditation; technical maturity; and VC endorsement.

About NTT Innovation Laboratory Israel

NTT Innovation Laboratory Israel (NTT Israel) is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT and serves as an internal strategic resource to breakthrough innovation from Israel supporting the evolution of NTT Group customer businesses, promoting innovation and digital transformation. NTT Israel collaborates with Israeli companies and academia developing cutting-edge technologies in cybersecurity, digital health and AI robotics and other various fields, as well as promotes investment opportunities with Israeli companies.

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