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In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

•You can’t protect what you can’t see: Bastille is the first and only company to continuously scan the entire RF spectrum from 100 Mhz to 6 Ghz constantly checking for threats.

•Bastille has assembled a world-class team to stay ahead of the bad actors. For example, on the threat research team, Bastille has some of the brightest minds working in cybersecurity today. The company’s research team is comprised of veterans of the prestigious Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Spectrum Challenge:

-Principal Architect Dr. Sandor Szilvasi was part of Vanberbilt’s MarmotE team that finished in 1st place on the Competitive and 3rd on the Cooperative Preliminary Tournament in 2013.

-Chief Engineer Dr. Bob Baxley led the Georgia Tech team that placed 2nd in 2014.

-Engineer Marc Newlin was a 2014 finalist after competing - on his own - against major university teams.

•Bastille’s solution has been designed to scale. With billions of new Internet-connected devices flooding the market over the next five years, companies need to be able to scan the entire RF spectrum, not just Wi-Fi, in order to identify risks in their environment. Bastille is designed to recognize literally hundreds of existing and emerging IoT and RF protocols. Moreover, new protocols can be added/detected without the need for any hardware or firmware updates.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category

Bastille is the first company to detect and mitigate the rapidly emerging threats to the enterprise that are the unintended consequence of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Using a combination of next-generation sensors and software, Bastille enables the enterprise to detect, localize, and assess security risks by scanning the RF spectrum, gaining visibility into devices that operate on more than 100 distinct protocols. This year, Bastille is the only IoT security vendor to be selected to the prestigious RSA Innovation Sandbox competition to determine the “Most Innovative Startup.”

Bastille is rounded out by a world-class executive team with deep cybersecurity experience. The company has raised more than $17M in funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and has filed 15 patents.

Bastille has been recognized for its innovation through several industry awards and media honors. The company was featured in CRN’s “2015 Internet of Things 50” list, as well as Network World’s “10 more security startups to watch.” Additionally, Bastille was named a “Top 10” Innovative Company by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

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