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Austin Startup SparkCognition Wins IBM Innovate App Throwdown 2014 Competition

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>PRWEB.COM NewswireAustin, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

SparkCognition, the world's first Cognitive Security Analytics company, announced that it has won IBM's Innovate App Throwdown 2014 competition for the most innovative software application in the Linux on Power ecosystem. The results were announced to thousands of attendees at IBM's Innovate conference, held in Orlando, Florida, June 1 - 5. Finalists of the hotly contested competition included leading edge companies, such as Canonical, the developers of Ubuntu Linux.

SparkCognition's submission to the global IBM contest was its Cognitive Security Insights application (CSI). CSI is a Cloud-based, big data driven security offering that delivers machine generated security configuration for Cloud instances, physical and virtual machines to protect them from web attacks, exploits, scans and application-specific threats.

Doug Balog, General Manager of IBM's Power Systems Group, commented on SparkCognition's victory via Twitter, "SparkCognition throws down the competition with an innovative new Linux on Power application!"

SparkCognition's Artificial Intelligence powered Cognitive Security Analytics software represents a significant advancement in security technology because it can automatically find underlying patterns in a variety of different types of data, analyze trends and make intelligent predictions.

"Winning this competition serves as tremendous validation of the SparkCognition team, our innovative technology and our market focus. We're simply thrilled about this victory," said Amir Husain, Founder and CEO of SparkCognition. "We've done quite a bit of innovative work in collaboration with our partners at IBM, and there's a lot more to come. The new POWER8 processor will unlock exciting new possibilities for Big Data applications."

A video describing SparkCognition's winning application, Cognitive Security Insights, can be viewed on the Web at this location:

About SparkCognition, Inc.

SparkCognition, Inc. is the world's first Cognitive Security Analytics company. Its groundbreaking MindSpark platform and Cognitive Fingerprinting technology model physical and virtual assets, continuously learn from data, and derive intelligent insights to secure and protect assets round the clock. SparkCognition, Inc. is based in Austin, Texas and has secured investment from Michael Dell private investment firm, MSD Capital, L.P., T. B. Pickens III, CEO of Astrotech (NASDAQ: ASTC), Manoj Saxena, former GM for IBM Watson Solutions, and California-based venture firm, The Entrepreneurs' Fund (TEF). For more information on the company, its technology and team, please visit

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