RedShield co-founder recognised as EY Entrepreneur of the Year nominee


RedShield co-founder recognised as EY Entrepreneur of the Year nominee

Wellington, New Zealand: Thursday 27 th July, 2017

Andy Prow, co-founder and CEO of leading web shielding and cyber security firm RedShield, has been named as a finalist for this year’s prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Prow founded his first company, Aura Information Security, in 2001, successfully growing it to become the country’s leading cyber-security consulting firm before it was acquired by Kordia in late 2015 for NZD$10 million.

RedShield was formed in 2007, and is the world’s first web application shielding-with-a-service cybersecurity company. Under Prow’s leadership the Wellington-based firm has expanded operations into Australia, the US and the UK, and currently has deals in the pipeline with 16 major multinational organisations including a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Prow says it’s hugely exciting and humbling to be in the running for this year’s award particularly as RedShield continues its global push. “The Entrepreneur of the Year competition is really highly regarded, not just in New Zealand but around the world. Being a Kiwi company focussed on a steep international growth path, accolades such as this one mean a great deal. “This sort of recognition just wouldn’t be possible without the amazing team at RedShield, both here and overseas, fanatically doing what they do each and every day. They’re epic!” Prow concludes.

This nomination comes in the wake of a number of other major successes for the company, which earlier this year took home both the Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software and most Innovative Hi-Tech Service titles at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards. Prior to that, in late 2016 the organisation successfully completed a Series A funding round for NZD$6.2 million, to help drive the organisation’s global expansion. Prow is one of just 17 Kiwi business innovators short-listed for the 2017 accolade, from across industries as varied as real estate, food delivery services and car rentals.

About RedShield:

RedShield is the world’s first and only web application shielding-with- a-service cybersecurity company. RedShield combines superior web application shielding software with industry-leading cybersecurity services. Powerful vulnerability intelligence, exploitation research and a prolific database of known exploits ensure the right shields are deployed quickly minimizing application downtime and costly remediation delays. Get ahead and stay ahead of cybersecurity risk with RedShield. Shield first, then remediate.

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