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SASE & Zero Trust Innovator Perimeter 81 Wins 2021 Stevie® International Business Award®

·5 min read

Winners to Be Celebrated During a Virtual Ceremony on December 8, 2021.

TEL AVIV, Israel, August 17, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Perimeter 81, a leading innovator for SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solutions, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Founding Team of the Year category in The 18th Annual International Business Awards® (IBAs) today. The award recognized company co-founders, Amit Bareket and Sagi Gidali, who met while studying computer science at Tel Aviv University, as an "entrepreneurial dynamic duo" delivering a "masterclass in business development," according to IBAs judges.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - can submit nominations. The 2021 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the traditional gala IBA banquet honoring the winners will be celebrated during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

In giving the Gold Award to Perimeter 81, the judges also cited the company’s "cutting-edge technology" and its ability to help transition businesses "from outdated, expensive hardware to a simplified cloud-based SaaS solution for the modern and remote workforce. A lot of hard work went into this, and the perseverance paid off for this company. It’s an excellent success story worth emulating. The future is bright."

"We’re excited that the founding story of our rapidly growing company resonated with the judges," said Amit Bareket, CEO and Co-Founder of Perimeter 81. "We have poured our energy into the dream of helping companies of all sizes deliver secure access to their on-premise and cloud-based network resources to geographically dispersed employees. While we did not expect COVID-19 and the seismic changes it caused—and continues to cause in the workplace—we were very fortunate to be at the right place at the right time. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we entered a period of hypergrowth and were able to help thousands of businesses securely embrace the hybrid workplace, literally overnight."

Perimeter 81 improves network visibility and delivers seamless onboarding and full integration with AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Splunk, and other major cloud providers. Since its founding in 2018, Perimeter 81 has been selected for numerous other awards, including Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, Gartner Cool Vendor recognition, the Red Herring Top 100, and more.

"Some might say that my cofounder Amit and I are like an old married couple as we have been working together day and night for almost a decade," says Sagi Gidali, CPO and Co-founder at Perimeter 81. "We have shared an office for the better part of 10 years, even as we have rapidly grown. This award comes at an inflection point in the company’s evolution. In the coming days, Amit will be moving to the USA to rapidly grow our already-established US presence."

Stevie Award winners were determined by 260 executives worldwide who judged more than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes in a variety of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and more. The judging process took place from June through early August.

"What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles, and tragedies of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic," said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. "All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience."

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About Perimeter 81
Perimeter 81 simplifies cybersecurity and secure network access for the post-Covid hybrid workforce by transforming multiple outdated, complex, hardware-based network security technologies into a single, easy-to-use, cloud-based Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform. The company was founded in 2018 by two IDF elite intelligence unit alumni, CEO Amit Bareket and CPO Sagi Gidali, and is based in Tel Aviv, the heart of the startup nation. Our clients include SMBs to Fortune 500 businesses and industry leaders across a wide range of sectors. Our partners are among the world's leading integrators, managed service providers, and channel resellers. In August 2020, the company raised a Series B round of $40 million to continue to simplify and modernize the way businesses consume cyber and network security. www.perimeter81.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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Matt McLoughlin
Gregory FCA on behalf of Perimeter 81