underground_8 is winner of the first Viennese venture lounge in Linz, 03 December 2008 the Linz-based company underground_8 was recently awarded by the Austrian venture lounge in Vienna. At the award ceremony on 21 November, the IT security vendors won the silver medal for its innovative security solutions. The award underlines the jury from more than 30 investors, venture capitalists and fund managers was that the attractiveness of the business concept of underground_8 total 35 companies arrived at the award ceremony in the shortlist; Nine of them were allowed to finally present their concept in the context of a lecture the jury. This underground_8 convinced those present with future-proof IT security solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. These products protect corporate networks protect all the dangers of the Internet. The jury emphasised that reach a level of security solutions on the basis of a novel combination of hard – and software components, the date itself for large corporations, which have much larger budgets and resources, had been difficult reachable. The award we are very pleased to be emerged as the winner of the business competition of the first Austrian venture lounge in Vienna”, so Gunther Wiesauer, CEO of underground_8.
confirms us that we have embarked on the right track with our business strategy and are therefore able to offer an attractive and future-proof business model and potential investors.” The venture lounge is an exclusive series of corporate finance advice CatCap, the venture capital firm Neuhaus partners and European marketing communications PR network. It brings together companies, who are looking for strategic investors and lenders. The winners of the awards will benefit from higher chances of financing their business concept. Thus, especially young companies despite the current financial crisis get the important views of more funding. More information under brief underground_8 secure computing GmbH: the Austrian security company underground_8 stands for network security solutions “Made in Europe”. MF protect the all-in one appliances (multifunctional firewall) security gateway and AS (anti spam) communication gateway the entire infrastructure of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all Internet threats.
The award-winning products combine best-of-breed technologies from leading manufacturers such as Kaspersky Labs and Intel Advanced developments. German-language support and comprehensive managed service models offer real added value customers and reseller partners by underground_8 especially for the SME market. The company has a highly qualified and comprehensive distribution and reseller network in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. More information under:.