SaltStack Named InfoSec Startup of the Year and Wins Three 2019 Cyber Defense Global Awards for Innovative SecOps

November 12, 2019 - Rhett Glauser

SaltStack Named InfoSec Startup of the Year and Wins Three 2019 Cyber Defense Global Awards for Innovative SecOps Solutions

SaltStack SecOps recognized as most innovative solution for vulnerability assessment, remediation and management, compliance, patch and configuration management

LEHI, UTNovember 12, 2019SaltStack®, the creators of intelligent automation software for security operations teams, today announced SaltStack SecOps won three 2019 Cyber Defense Global Awards, including Most Innovative Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation, and Management solution, Most Innovative Compliance solution, and Most Innovative Patch and Configuration Management solution. SaltStack was also honored with the Editor’s Choice Award for InfoSec Startup of the Year.

Cyber Defense Global Awards 2019

SaltStack SecOps is the first enterprise IT and security solution to deliver continuous compliance and vulnerability remediation for digital infrastructure at scale from a single orchestration and automation platform. It is a collaborative solution for IT operations and security teams that includes integrated security policy compliance scans with actionable remediation routines that discover and fix vulnerabilities and any deviations from defined security policies and gold-standard configurations. 

“SaltStack SecOps is changing what is possible in cybersecurity. It is the first true orchestration and automation platform designed to help IT operations and security teams efficiently collaborate to secure digital enterprise infrastructure,” said Marc Chenn, SaltStack CEO. “Recognition from Cyber Defense Magazine across several categories underscores our unique ability to make security operations teams more collaborative and effective. SaltStack innovation delivers real security and compliance for inherently complex modern infrastructure through industry-leading automation.”

SaltStack SecOps scans an organization’s infrastructure in real-time to determine non-compliance with policies including CIS Benchmarks, and then automates remediation of any discovered vulnerability or misconfiguration. It leverages SaltStack’s event-driven automation to manage and secure any data center infrastructure including public and private cloud infrastructure, network devices, any operating system, Kubernetes or Docker container environments, and more. SaltStack intelligent automation makes self-healing, continuously compliant infrastructure possible.

“We’re thrilled to name the SaltStack SecOps solution as the winner of the Most Innovative Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation, and Management solution, Most Innovative Compliance solution and Most Innovative Patch and Configuration Management solution awards. Moreover, we’re proud to offer SaltStack our Editor’s Choice award for InfoSec Startup of the Year,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine. “SaltStack won these awards because they’re pioneering the SecOps movement using an innovative, automated approach to help companies ensure compliance and secure their infrastructure from the next generation of cybercriminals.”

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About SaltStack
SaltStack® intelligent IT automation software is used to help the largest businesses in the world manage and secure their digital infrastructure. Known for its powerful event-driven infrastructure automation engine, SaltStack is designed to control, optimize, and secure the inherent complexity of Web-scale while providing efficient, collaborative solutions for ITOps, SecOps, NetOps, and DevOps teams.

About Cyber Defense Global Awards
This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s seventh year of honoring InfoSec innovators from around the globe. In this program, we are particularly interested in highlighting cybersecurity companies who have a presence outside of the USA and/or a more global focus.  Learn more at

About Cyber Defense Magazine
With more than 2 million annual readers and growing, and more than 8,000 pages of searchable online infosec content, Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by, and for, ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards for the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited special editions exclusively for the RSA Conference USA, Black Hat USA and IPEXPO Europe. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at

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