TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - SecureKey Technologies Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Award for Companies-to-Watch. Launched 15 years ago, the Technology Fast 50 is the pre-eminent awards program in Canada that recognizes leadership, innovation and excellence in the technology sector.
"Companies-to-Watch Award winners are outstanding organizations that are poised for continued growth. These companies show potential to be future leaders in the Canadian technology industry and often rank in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 once they have a five-year track record," said Richard Lee, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "SecureKey has quickly distinguished itself for its innovative technology and entrepreneurship."
The Companies-to-Watch Award honours Canadian technology companies in business less than five years. Winners must possess the management experience and superior technology that mark a successful early-stage company poised for continued growth. Candidates must be headquartered in Canada and devote a significant portion of their operating revenues to creating proprietary technology and/or intellectual property.
"SecureKey is singularly focused on creating consumer-friendly authentication solutions which enhance security and privacy for government, banking, telecom and others," said Charles Walton, CEO, SecureKey. "We are honoured to be recognized as a Fast 50 Company-to-Watch for our leading edge technology and results."
Technology Fast 50 companies span a variety of industry sectors and are leaders in hardware, software, digital media, telecom and emerging markets.
SecureKey provides an innovative, cloud-based authentication service that enhances privacy and security for industries including government, financial services, healthcare, and telecoms. By embedding its security application in laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, SecureKey turns ordinary consumer devices into secure terminals for multifactor and federated authentication, using the security of chip-based identity and payment credentials. Highly scalable and consumer-friendly, SecureKey enhances a wide range of online, mobile, and in-person identity and payment applications. SecureKey is a Privacy by Design (PbD) Ambassador based in Toronto, Canada, with backing from leading technology, payments and mobile industry network providers. For more information, visit www.securekey.com.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM program is Canada''s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate,) Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15TM Awards (Canada''s leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth''s resources in industrial production and consumption.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, Wellington Financial, TMX Group, HUB International HKMB, National Angel Capital Organization, CVCA, MaRS and IGLOO Software. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.