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Ribose wins Security Innovation of the Year by Cloud Security Alliance APAC

[Hong Kong] – 21 January 2016 – Ribose has been named Security Innovation of the Year by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the premier organization for the cloud security industry.

Ribose received the award at the CSA APAC Inaugural Awards Ceremony on 3 December 2015 in Guangzhou, China after careful appraisal of professionalism, excellence, innovation and measurable success by the judging committee. The prestigious award recognizes the very best in the technology industry, rewarding industry-leading organizations for innovation and performance in the cloud sector. Ribose was named Security Innovation of the Year alongside Trend Micro and DBApp Security, recognizing its genuinely innovative approach to cloud security.

Ribose is actively involved with the CSA on cloud security matters, with Ribose founder Ronald Tse a member of its International Standardization Council – which develops international standards relating to cloud security with multiple partners including the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27, the group that created the ISO/IEC 27001 international standard for Information Security Management Systems. Since joining the CSA in 2013, Ribose has participated in multiple CSA research programs to promote and develop improved cloud security practices for both users and providers.

As a result, Ribose holds numerous cloud security “firsts” and heavily participates in multi-jurisdictional cloud security programs, believing the practice should be an industry standard as Cloud Security Providers (CSPs) must ensure the security of users’ data across geopolitical and regulatory borders.

A pioneer in cloud security, Ribose was the first CSP to adopt and promote CSA’s CCM 3 control framework, and the world’s first CSP simultaneously certified to all three of CSA’s cloud security assessment schemes: STAR Certification to the highest Gold maturity level, STAR Attestation and C-STAR Assessment. Ribose was the first organization worldwide to achieve CSA STAR Attestation and STAR Certification using CCM 3.0 and CCM 3.0.1; as well as the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to achieve STAR Certification and C-STAR Assessment.

According to Jim Reavis, CEO and co-founder of the CSA, “We first invited Ribose to join CSA having seen their dedication to providing the best security protection to their users. As pioneers in cloud security, Ribose is leading the industry in pursuing security assurance for its users, and became the world’s first organization simultaneously certified to all three of CSA’s cloud security assessment schemes: STAR Certification, STAR Attestation and C-STAR Assessment. In naming Ribose as Security Innovation of the Year, we are recognizing its dedication to providing the highest level of security protection for users and its commitment to benefitting the entire cloud security industry through its work with the CSA.”

“Ribose serves as a leading example for CSPs in Asia, setting best practices in user security and privacy,” said Aloysius Cheang, Managing Director APAC and Standards Secretariat of the CSA International Standardization Council. “Asia is fast rising as the next hub of innovation in the technology space, and certified world-class organizations like Ribose are leading the charge. By using CCM extensively, and assisting in its development, Ribose has pioneered a high bar approach to cloud security – adopting a streamlined process that provides robust protection for all users.”

“Winning this recognition is a high honor for Ribose, as we work closely with many industry bodies like the CSA – the authority on cloud security. We are thrilled to win this honor, which stands as an external testament to our deep commitment to cloud security and the effectiveness of our approach and implementation,” explained Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose.

Tse continued, “CSA is the de-facto cloud security industry body, and their research has strongly influenced the cloud security industry as well as the most – if not all – cloud security standards used around the world today. As a corporate member of the CSA and a leader in cloud security, we strongly support the CSA’s work and have helped them to develop and drive industry standards, thereby improving confidence for both cloud providers and users around the globe.”

“As a collaboration platform, Ribose depends on the highest levels of cloud security to protect our users’ intellectual property. Knowing that their work is protected by award-winning, internationally certified levels of security gives our users the peace of mind to focus on their tasks at hand,” Tse concluded.

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About Ribose

Ribose is the cloud collaboration platform that makes working together easy and fun while protecting users’ data with the highest, internationally certified levels of security. Triple-assured by the Cloud Security Alliance, Ribose is the world’s first cloud service provider certified to CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification (Cloud Controls Matrix, CCM 3.0.1) and MTCS (Multi-Tier Cloud Security), and the first Software-as-a-Service platform to complete the CSA C-STAR Assessment. Ribose has been consistently awarded the industry's highest cloud security ratings: the highest security tier, Level 3, in MTCS and the highest maturity level, Gold, in STAR Certification.

In 2015, Ribose was selected as a Red Herring Top 100 Global company, joining a prestigious list of up-and-coming technology companies; won two Gold Stevie® Awards at the 2015 International Business Awards for Most Innovative Company in Asia and Best New Collaboration Service, and was also awarded the CSA APAC Enterprise Award for Security Innovation of the Year.

Ribose is also certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO 22301, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27018, ISO 50001, PAS 99, Cyber Essentials Plus, CDSA Content Protection Security (CPS) and AICPA Service Organization Control (SOC) standards, and approved by the UK Government’s G-Cloud program for government use.

Ribose is free to use: ribose.com.

About The Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by the cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. CSA has developed the definitive best practices for the industry, including the Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing, the Cloud Controls Matrix, Top Threats to Cloud Computing and 50 other cloud security research artifacts.

For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.

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Ribose named Best New Collaboration Service and Most Innovative Company in Asia, Australia and New Zealand by 2015 International Business Awards

Company wins two Gold Stevie® Awards in world’s premier business awards program

Hong Kong – 13 August 2015 – Ribose was named winner of two Gold Stevie® Awards in the “Best New Product or Service of the Year – Software Collaboration/Social Networking Solution” and “Most Innovative Company of the Year in Asia, Australia and New Zealand” categories in The 12th Annual International Business Awards today.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2015 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

The Ribose cloud collaboration platform democratizes collaboration technology, previously only affordable to large enterprises and government organizations, by putting world-class security and technology into the hands of all users. Capturing the attention of the technology and business worlds, Ribose has been featured in Fortune and TechTarget.

Accessible anywhere, offering enterprise-level service dependability, and complying with international governance standards – the Ribose platform gives users peace of mind to focus on their tasks at hand. Advocating a ‘highest-bar’ approach to cloud security, Ribose provides a higher level of security for all users by meeting the most stringent specified requirements worldwide.

According to Ribose founder Ronald Tse, “Ribose is delighted to have won not only one, but two Gold Stevie Awards in the hotly contested ‘Best New Product or Service of the Year’ and ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year in Asia, Australia and New Zealand’ categories at this year’s International Business Awards. These awards stand as testament to our mission of providing world-class collaboration capability to make working together easy and fun – while protecting users’ data with the highest, internationally certified levels of security.”

He continued, “We would like to thank the organizers for putting this year’s awards together, and are humbled by the expert judges’ recognition of our work – especially considering the impressive list of nominees from around the globe. On behalf of our team at Ribose, we congratulate all of this year’s award winners and nominees. It is an honor to be included amongst such distinguished company.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.

IBA Judges commended the Ribose platform for democratizing secure collaboration, by providing a “technically robust offering” with “collaboration tools in a secured setting”, allowing an unprecedented flexibility to use the “open platform” in both “professional working and fun” settings through a "very easy to use and attractive interface design" – as winning factors in naming Ribose’s platform the Best New Product or Service of the Year in the Software Collaboration/Social-Network Solution category. Ribose’s security focus was best summarized by a judge who noted: “Most existing cloud collaboration software simply does not offer the necessary security levels to protect mission-critical, commercially sensitive projects.”

In naming Ribose the Most Innovative Company of the Year in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, IBA Judges lauded the company’s “great commitment and great team, deploying the technology to the benefit of both the company and the community,” “professional management” and “excellent performance”, as well as its “impressive accomplishment in achieving multiple certifications”, providing users with “all the benefits of an enterprise-class collaboration platform, with none of the associated infrastructure and costs.”

“We congratulate Ribose on winning Two Gold Stevie Awards in the 12th Annual International Business Awards. This year, the Stevie Awards received over 3,700 entries lauding stories of success and achievement around the world. Out of all these world-class entries, the fact that our judges selected Ribose for two Gold Stevie Awards stands as testament to the company’s innovation and reputation for excellence,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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About Ribose

Ribose is a cloud collaboration platform that makes working together easy and fun while keeping your data safe. As the world’s first cloud service provider certified to MTCS (Multi-Tier Cloud Security), CSA STAR Attestation, CSA STAR Certification (Cloud Controls Matrix, CCM 3.0.1) and the first Software-as-a-Service platform to complete the CSA C-STAR Assessment, Ribose has been consistently awarded the industry's highest cloud security ratings year after year: the highest security tier, Level 3, in MTCS and the highest maturity level, Gold, in STAR Certification.

Ribose is also certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO 22301, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 50001, PAS 99, Cyber Essentials Plus, CDSA Content Protection Security (CPS) and AICPA Service Organization Control (SOC) standards, and approved by the UK Government’s G-Cloud program for government use.

Ribose is free to use: ribose.com.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.

Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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