Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, today announced it has been selected as a finalist for a 2011 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS award, in the Lighthouse category. The Lighthouse Award is presented to the company who has taken a national leading role in its industry while attracting national attention to the Illinois technology industry.
Winners will be announced at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala Thursday, May 12, 2011, in the Great Hall at Union Station in Chicago. The gala attracts more than 700 people from 400 organizations, including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers.
A panel of more than 40 judges representing the Who's Who in Illinois technology reviewed nominations and selected the finalists. Judges hail from major organizations, including Microsoft, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, New World Ventures, and World Business Chicago, as well as newer entities such as Technori, Viewpoints.com, Marchie Enterprises, Inc., SmartSignal and midVentures. The list of past winners includes companies like The Point (now known as Groupon), GrubHub.com, NAVTEQ, Model Metrics and Smart Signal.
"Trustwave is proud to be named a finalist among some of the state's finest technology companies," said Robert J. McCullen, chairman, CEO and president of Trustwave. "The ITA serves a great purpose in helping drive the Illinois technology community and we're honored that they have recognized Trustwave's contribution to that effort."
"There is a growing energy and momentum in the Illinois technology industry, and this is reflected in the record number, more than 200, and the quality of the CityLIGHTS Awards nominations this year," said ITA CEO Fred Hoch. "Nominees range from start-up companies to industry leaders, and we are extremely excited to see the organizations and individuals that rise to the top in 2011."
Winners will be determined by composite score (50 percent judges; 50 percent community voting) in all categories except the CityLIGHTS Award, which is determined solely by the ITA Board of Directors.
About The Illinois Technology Association (ITA)
The Illinois Technology Association (illinoistech.org) is a driving force behind the growth of Illinois' vibrant technology industry. We are relentless in championing the development and application of technology, from start-up companies to industry leaders, leveraging the transformative nature of technology to revolutionize industries. ITA uniquely capitalizes peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and access to experts across the breadth of business to cultivate the Illinois technology industry. The unique and powerful integration of these valuable and experienced resources differentiates the ITA as a source of accelerated growth for the technology industry of Illinois.
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Trustwave (trustwave.com) is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM, EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.