Armorblox Wins Gold in the 14th Annual 2019 IT World Award® in Startup of the Year, AI

The Information Technology Industry’s Coveted Hot Companies and Best Products Award Winners will be honored at the 2019 SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco on Monday, October 28, 2019

August 28, 2019, CUPERTINO, Calif. – Armorblox announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Armorblox a Gold winner in the 14th Annual 2019 IT World Awards® in the Startup of the Year, AI, category. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry.

Armorblox applies cutting-edge AI techniques to solving today’s biggest challenge for information security: preventing attacks that occur across employee communications – including socially engineered Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams, email phishing, accidental data disclosures, and insider threats. These attacks bypass traditional solutions, like defense in depth, email security, anti-phishing, and data loss prevention (DLP), because they cannot analyze the context and meaning within employee communications.

Armorblox has built the world’s first Natural Language Understanding (NLU) platform, leveraging Natural Language Processing (NLP) and deep learning, to analyze the context, tone and writing styles across communications platforms, detecting and preventing inbound threats and outbound data loss. With Armorblox, organizations gain visibility into sensitive information in email, messages, and documents, enabling them to detect, alert and protect against attacks that other security solutions miss.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual IT World Awards recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2019 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, October 28, 2019 during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco attended by the finalists, winners, judges and industry peers.

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by IT World Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said DJ Sampath, cofounder and CEO of Armorblox. “We bring textual understanding to cybersecurity using NLU and deep learning and address these attacks that have been evading traditional security solutions for years.”

Armorblox was also named a Silver Winner for Startup of the Year, Security Cloud/SaaS, a Bronze Winner for Startup of the Year, Security Software, and a Bronze Winner for Startup of the Year, USA, in this year’s IT World Awards.

About NPG’s IT World Awards**

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. To view the complete list of winners visit

About Armorblox
**Armorblox has built the world's first natural language understanding (NLU) platform, providing a new way to intelligently detect, alert and protect against identity-related attacks and data loss. Enterprises use Armorblox to automatically create and adapt policies, continuously measure risk exposure, and reduce alert fatigue. Founded in 2017, Armorblox is headquartered in Cupertino, CA and backed by General Catalyst. For more information, please visit