This category acknowledges products that protect applications, data or networks in cloud infrastructures, or desktop and application delivery environments.
Winner: ExtraHop Discover Appliance with Ransomware Bundle, ExtraHop Networks
Judges' remarks: The ExtraHop Discover Appliance analyzes storage writes in real time but doesn't rely solely on its ability to detect malicious write operations. The software monitors the entire network and the full application stack, classifying traffic in a way that makes it possible to detect and block or contain a malware infection. The software uses passive monitoring and, therefore, does not introduce performance bottlenecks.