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  • Website: https://www.semperis.com/
  • Company size (employees): 10 to 49
  • Country: United States
  • Headquarters Region: North America

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

Semperis solves security issues for AD protection and availability:

Recent malware attacks underscore the need for quick recovery in the event Active Directory is lost or damaged and must be recovered from backup. AD downtime puts organizations at risk of losing access to business applications, revenue, and in some cases, a complete organization shutdown. Manual restore for large environments can take days or even weeks to return Active Directory to its full function and capacity. For organizations that cannot tolerate lengthy outages or degraded service, Semperis Active Directory Forest Recovery (ADFR) is a fully automated forest recovery process — prohibiting errors, reducing recovery time up to 80% and eliminating malware re-introduction.

Semperis Active Directory Forest Recovery (ADFR) orchestrates the entire recovery process and enables directory services restore while significantly reducing the chance of malware being re-introduced to the restored environment. General-purpose backup tools have a dependency on system state backup, but this complicates the recovery process and increases the chance of malware re-introduction. Semperis leverages a clean OS by only restoring what’s needed for the server’s role as a domain controller, thereby eliminating the restoration of rootkits and malware. ADFR recovers even if the Active Directory is completely down, with no reliance on Windows authentication, DNS, or other Active Directory services.

Semperis Directory Services Protector (DSP) offers total visibility to AD modifications and can revert changes made to the Active Directory in real-time. Recent studies have shown that more than 70% of attacks start with disabling the security logs and auditing agents, creating blind spots in the security auditing. To overcome the fundamental shortcomings of traditional change tracking, Semperis works around the blind spots in the security auditing. Unlike tools that rely on agents and security logs, DSP eliminates holes in audit solutions and allows for quickly identifying and undoing suspicious changes.

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

Semperis is an enterprise identity protection company that helps organizations recover from cyber breaches and identity system failures, on-premises and in the cloud. The company’s leading technology for Active Directory is used by customers in the Fortune 500, government, financial, healthcare, and other industries worldwide. Semperis solutions are accredited by Microsoft and recognized by Gartner.

Servers, workstations, and applications are only as secure as the Active Directory. With the rise of ransomware, wiperware, and hackers, it’s essential for enterprises to have a recovery, restore, and auditing system in place. If Active Directory is encrypted, wiped, or compromised, it must be restored quickly so that users can access the applications and data they need. If an intruder gains access to Active Directory, their activity must be exposed and undone.

Semperis’s mission is to ensure that enterprise IT environments are secure and operational through early detection and remediation of threats that compromise AD. This is achieved with a fully automated recovery software that is hardware-agnostic and provides a reliable ‘last line of defense’ against attacks and backups corrupted with malware. In addition, the auditing software exposes hidden attacks that bypass security logging that are therefore invisible to SIEM systems. It is real-time tracking and allows to revert changes made at a granular level.

In the last year, Semperis has received recognition and accolades that include awards such as the Cybersecurity Excellence Award, Red Herring 100 North America Winner, Infosec Awards CDM for ‘Hot Identity and Access Management Company,’ Info Security Products – Global Excellence Silver.

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