To celebrate the finalists in our inaugural Techies Awards 2018, we are running a series of profiles on the tech firms that caught our judges eye.
Here we put the spotlight on Foregenix, winner in Best Tech Security category.
Number of Employees: 98
Foregenix is a leading independent cyber security company dedicated to keeping the world’s payment systems secure. The company creates solutions for private and public sector organisations, financial institutions, retailers, eBusinesses, utilities providers and government organisations across the globe.
Established in 2009 by Andrew Bontoft and Benjamin Hosack, Foregenix has expanded globally and now has offices and consultancy teams operating in over 20 countries including South Africa, Germany and Australia as well as North America. Its latest overseas office in São Paulo opened earlier this year.
The company’s team of specialists are drawn from a range of backgrounds including law enforcement, counterterrorism and specialised digital security and are renowned experts in their respective fields. Combining their knowledge and experience allows Foregenix to create easy-to-use solutions to protect businesses from cybercriminals and keep data safe.
The company provides penetration testing, and forensics and incident response services in cases where systems have been compromised. It also offers its own range of software solutions to detect intrusions and protect against threats.
With a decade of experience within the payment card industry (PCI), Foregenix also helps merchants, payment processors and other operators ensure they are complying with industry security standards.
The use of digital payments has been rising rapidly in recent years, with the number of transactions expected to reach 726 billion by 2020. Data security has become one of the top challenges in payments today. Foregenix is at the forefront in fighting back against the cyber criminals and its team are recognised worldwide as experts in payment security.
In 2018, for the second year running, The Sunday Times listed Foregenix as one of the UK’s fastest-growing exporters in its SME Export Track 100, while publisher Trinity Mirror also listed Foregenix in its 2018 Fast 50 as one of the South West’s fastest growing companies.
“We’re very grateful for the recognition and delighted to win. We’re very excited about what we’re doing at Foregenix and believe that we are making a hugely positive difference for organisations around the world in helping them to defend their businesses from cyber threats. Our success is ultimately due to our clients and our talented teams around the globe – we’d like to thank them for their trust and support.” Andrew Henwood, CEO, Foregenix.