VB2017 was sponsored by the following organizations:

For more details on sponsorship of the VB Conference please contact Allison Sketchley by email or call +44 1235 544034.

Platinum sponsors:

ESET-130.jpg"Since 1987, ESET® has been developing security software that now enables over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology™. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms, and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of speed detection and usability. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security, ESET Cyber Security (its solution for Mac), and ESET Mobile Security for Android OS are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

"The beginnings of ESET date back to 1987, when two young programming enthusiasts, Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka, discovered one of the world's first computer viruses. They dubbed it 'Vienna' and wrote a program to detect it. Many other virus discoveries quickly followed, which sparked the idea of devising a universal software solution to counter what were, at the time, emerging and relatively little-known computer threats.

"What started as the brainchild of a few friends has since evolved into an entire range of consumer, business and enterprise IT security solutions that are considered to be among the fastest and most effective in the world. Engineered for speed and stability, they fulfil the founders' vision of making advanced computer technology safe for everyone to use, whatever their level of IT skills or experience.

"Throughout the company's expansion, ESET has stayed true to the principles underpinning the company's philosophy – responsibility, reliability and honesty. These, coupled with innovation, continue to be the driving force behind the company's success and growth.

"Today, ESET has more than 1,400 employees worldwide. Its global headquarters are in Bratislava (Slovakia), and it has regional distribution centres in San Diego, Buenos Aires, and Singapore. ESET offices are located in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic), Jena (Germany), Sydney (Australia), Toronto (Canada), Bournemouth (UK), Taunton (UK) and Mexico City. Furthermore, ESET has established an extensive network of research & development centres in Bratislava (Slovakia), Prague (Czech Republic), Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada) and Iaşi (Romania), and a network of partners spanning more than 200 countries and territories.

"The company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. The proven detection capabilities and low system demands of its security solutions continue to be recognized by independent testing organizations. ESET's NOD32 anti-malware system holds the world record for the longest unbroken string of acclaimed VB100 awards; it obtained its 100th VB100 award in December 2016. ESET's long list of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and a host of other respected independent testing organizations is testament to the consistently high performance of ESET products across all platforms."



Tencent"Founded in November 1998, Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value added services in China. Since its establishment, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On 16 June 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

"It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent provides social platforms and digital content services under the 'Connection' Strategy. Tencent's leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), Weixin/WeChat, QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community to meet the various needs of Internet users, including communication, information, entertainment, financial services and others. As of 31 June 2016, the number of monthly active QQ user accounts was 899 million, while at its peak concurrent user accounts reached 247 million. Combined MAU of Weixin and WeChat was 806 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the way hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another, as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to China's Internet industry.

"Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long-term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engines, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry.

"Tencent's long-term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfil corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has actively been participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has recently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen."



Gold sponsor:

PC Matic"Developed, researched, and supported in the US, PC Matic is the only trusted security software available proven to proactively block modern-day cybersecurity threats with its globally automated whitelist technology. PC Matic's in-house malware team is exclusively dedicated to consistently maintaining and updating the technology for real-time protection against ransomware, advanced persistent threats, polymorphic viruses and zero-day attacks. PC Matic has proudly served and scanned over 4 million computers with its home and enterprise security solutions.

"The company behind PC Matic, PC Pitstop, was founded in 1999 by CEO Rob Cheng and originated with the sole purpose of providing a better way of diagnosing common computer problems. Over 17 years, PC Pitstop has made it its mission to build superior security solutions to keep systems free from malicious threats, and has transformed and evolved into the effective technology and services offered to home users, businesses, and government agencies today. In 2009, the modern security solution product, PC Matic, was born.

"PC Matic is comprised of anti-virus solutions and revolutionary technologies that empower customers and businesses to secure and optimize the performance of their endpoints and devices. PC Matic products handle the security, productivity and automation needs of modern companies and home users with fast, secure, and simple-to-use solutions. January 2011 represented a pivotal point for the company as PC Matic introduced the industry's first whitelist technology, an enterprising security solution allowing only trusted applications to run while avoiding malware and APT infections. Setting industry records for proactive detections, PC Matic whitelist technology continues to lead the industry in highest proactive detections measured in the well-respected Virus Bulletin RAP test since 2014.

"PC Matic's priority is its commitment to the security and privacy of customer data, and PC Matic is dedicated to protecting home and business customers from any attempts of compromised data attacks. The world needs better security. We got it."



Silver sponsors:

OPSWAT"OPSWAT is a global cybersecurity company providing solutions for enterprises since 2002 to identify, detect, and remediate advanced security threats from data and devices coming into and out of their networks. Trusted by over 1,000 organizations worldwide for this secure data flow, OPSWAT prevents advanced security threats across multiple channels of file transfer and data flow with flexible options of Metadefender solutions and API-based development and threat intelligence platforms. With over 30 anti-malware engines, 100+ data sanitization engines, and more than 25 technology integration partners, OPSWAT is a pioneer and leader in data sanitization (Content Disarm and Reconstruction), vulnerability detection, multi-scanning, device compliance, and cloud access control."


Qihoo-360-web.png"Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. was founded in 2005. It is the biggest Internet security company in China as measured by its active user base.

"With innovative features and ground-breaking cloud-based security technologies, our free Internet security solutions quickly changed the landscape of the security industry in China. In just six years, we have accumulated over 400 million loyal and active users (as of March 2012). This represents over 93% of the Chinese Internet population.

"Recognizing security as a fundamental need of Internet and mobile users, we offer comprehensive high-quality, effective and user-friendly Internet and mobile security products to protect users’ computers and mobile devices against malware and malicious websites, including 360 Internet Security, 360 Safe Guard, 360 Safe Browser and 360 MobileSafe. The products under our well recognized '360' brand are trusted in the market and have captured a high penetration rate of Internet users."


Symantec.jpg"Symantec Corporation, the world's leading cybersecurity company, allows organizations, governments, and individuals to secure their most important data wherever it lives. Enterprises across the world rely on Symantec for integrated cyber defence against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud.

"More than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec's Norton and LifeLock Digital Safety Platform to help protect their personal information, devices, home networks, and identities at home and across their devices."


cisco_umbrella3.jpg"Cisco® Security solutions help you adopt the cloud, endpoint and network with confidence and better manage security for the way the world works today. Cisco's cloud security is a cohesive and complementary solution that includes both Cisco Umbrella and Cisco Cloudlock. Cisco Umbrella secures access to the cloud, while Cloudlock secures usage of the cloud.

"This combines both breadth and depth to provide you with the security you need, where you need it; to protect users against threats anywhere they access the Internet and secure your data and applications in the cloud. With Cisco's cloud security, you gain visibility into Internet activity across cloud applications, all office locations, and roaming devices. You can also detect and respond to threats faster. Cisco Security provides an effective security platform that is open, automated, and simple to use."



Sponsor of the VB2017 delegate Internet service:

Secudit"Secudit combines global cyber-threat intelligence with local network traffic monitoring and penetration testing to provide an enterprise with a continuously updated IT vulnerability dashboard. This dashboard provides enterprises with diagnostics of their overall cyber-health while indicating the specific sources of their greatest exposures to successful cyber attack.

"The Secudit dashboard operates at two diagnostic levels, both of which are continuously updated:

  1. Organized view of component vulnerabilities – an organized presentation of the current cyber-health of individual components of IT vulnerability.
  2. Correlated view of patterns of vulnerability evolution – cross-correlation of component indicators to discern and present patterns of emerging vulnerability that might otherwise be hidden.

"Secudit provides vulnerability detection and actionable recommendations for vulnerability mitigation. Secudit is not an operational incident response system (i.e. Secudit is not another SIEM). Rather than supporting real-time responses to specific security incidents, Secudit supports the continual improvement of incident response preparedness by exposing weaknesses in the current incident response plan, policies and deployment."



Sponsor of the VB2017 early morning refreshments:

AppEsteem_175.png"AppEsteem was started by industry experts who are passionate about eradicating unwanted and unwelcome software. We regulate 'free' software monetization apps by either certifying them or calling them out as Deceptors. Your anti-malware company can become our security partner, and we'll give you free app intelligence feeds, access to our comprehensive requirements, and a no-cost certification of your anti-malware app. We want to help you better protect the millions of consumers who are downloading potentially unwanted apps every day. To learn more, check out our Deceptor list at https://customer.appesteem.com/deceptors."




VB2017 is supported by:

SE Labs"SE Labs aims to improve information technology security by assessing products and services designed to detect attacks, protect against intrusions, or both. We test a range of solutions including endpoint software, network appliances and cloud services. Our tests are technically accurate and relevant, and are conducted with the utmost integrity.

"Constantly innovating, SE Labs has developed next-generation testing to prove the abilities of 'next-generation' security products using a comprehensive, full-stack approach to security assessment powered by true and detailed threat intelligence. Our end-to-end, targeted attack detection, protection and response testing is world class and capable of evaluating endpoint, appliance and cloud-based products and services."


CSA_FINAL_RGB.jpg"The Clean Software Alliance (CSA) is a champion of sustainable, consumer-friendly practices within the software distribution ecosystem.

"As a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association, the CSA works to advance the interests of the software development community through the establishment and enforcement of guidelines, policies and technology tools that balance the software industry's needs while preserving user choice and user control.

"CSA works inclusively across its constituents of online security vendors, software distribution and monetization firms, installer platform companies, browser providers, computer platform developers and third-party certification companies to find consumer-friendly solutions to the challenges of economically sustainable software distribution."









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