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Ribose wins Six Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Awards at 2018 International Business Awards®

Recognized for Wide-Ranging Asymmetric Security Solutions and Metanorma Publishing Technology

[22 August 2018 — Hong Kong]

Ribose has won four Gold Stevie Awards for “Best New Semantic Technology Platform, Tools and Applications”, “Best New International Data Protection Solution”, “Best New Collaboration/Social Networking Solution” and “Best New Scholarly Publishing Information Solution” categories, as well as a Silver Stevie for “Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees” and a Bronze Stevie for “Technical Innovation of the Year - At Organizations With Up to 100 Employees” at The 15th Annual International Business Awards.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program, where all individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations. The 2018 IBAs received more than 3,900 entries from 74 nations and territories, from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry.

Ribose provides asymmetric security solutions and technologies that empower productivity in security-sensitive environments.

Its focus on cybersecurity has been recognized for a number of achievements, including its one-of-a-kind geolocation services for organizations with data sovereignty concerns, as well as extended “Zero-Knowledge Collaboration” technology featuring enhanced elliptic-curve cryptography.

Other Ribose innovations include the “Engyon” secure document scheme that allows data elements to be individually encrypted and digitally-signed while supporting hierarchical security levels. The result is a standalone, “blockchain in a file” secure document that can be transmitted through traditional channels like email.

Ribose also won recognition for conceiving and developing “Metanorma” — a standard for standards documents — for use by international standardization bodies such as CalConnect and ISO to achieve an end-to-end, author-to-print workflow.

Ribose founder Ronald Tse commented, “Ribose is delighted to receive such high recognition in the 15th Annual International Business Awards, winning four Gold Stevie Awards for 'Best New Product or Service of the Year' — as well as a Silver Stevie Award for 'Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year' and a Bronze Stevie Award for 'Technical Innovation of the Year'. Winning awards in these highly competitive categories stands as solid testament to our commitment to asymmetric security solutions and standard advancement.”

He continued, “I’d like to congratulate all 2018 IBA winners and nominees for sharing their success stories from around the world. It’s always been a source of pride for our team at Ribose to be recognized amongst some of the leading names in international business; we are both humbled and flattered by this year’s results.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.

Judges commended Ribose for creating a “scalable, socio-centric, highly productive and trusted product with top notch security certified by highly qualified and recognized organizations.” They also noted Ribose’s “innovation on multiple fronts with Engyon secure document technology, data sovereignty and extended cloud security.”

Judges praised Engyon’s use of blockchain-like technology to create secure, sharable documents — with one commenting, “Using blockchain to secure collaboration is brilliant!” and another saying “The idea of a standalone, but secure, document that can be transmitted through traditional channels such as email is simply outstanding.”

This year’s IBA judges also lauded Ribose’s development of Metanorma as a “revolutionary concept”, noting that, “Setting standards for standardization is a very important requirement. This is a great initiative.” Another judge remarked, “To anyone who has to administrate such standards, this [Metanorma] will seem like a godsend.”

“This year’s Stevie Award winners are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve had yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “Ribose should be especially proud of their achievement, as we raised the minimum scoring requirements for the 2018 IBAs in light of an increasingly impressive pool of global nominations. Taking home six Stevie® Awards this year is solid proof that Ribose stands at the forefront of cyber security and international standards.”

Details about The International Business Awards and lists of award winners are available at

About Ribose

Ribose is the award-winning developer of asymmetric security™ technologies trusted by industries with heightened cybersecurity needs. Having pioneered the comprehensive approach to verifiable cybersecurity, Ribose is a Deloitte Technology FAST 20 and Red Herring Top 100 Global company, and received the CSA APAC Enterprise Award and several Stevie® Awards for cybersecurity innovations.

Ribose is the only cloud service provider (CSP) triple-assured by the Cloud Security Alliance, the first CSP to receive BSI’s Kitemark for Secure Digital Transactions, and the first to achieve certification to the highest security tiers in NIST CSF and MTCS. It is also certified to ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO 22301, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27017, ISO/IEC 27018 and ISO 45001.

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About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.

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Originally published at BusinessWire.