Ontic Named 2020 Best in Biz Award Winner

December 15, 2020

After a notable year of growth and innovation, Ontic takes gold for Small Company of the Year

AUSTIN, December 15, 2020 — Ontic, the protective intelligence software innovator digitally transforming how companies actively identify, investigate, assess, watch and manage physical security threats, has been named a gold winner in the Small Company of the Year category in the 2020 Best in Biz Awards. The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

“I am thrilled to add this honor to our ongoing list of achievements this year,” said Lukas Quanstrom, chief executive officer, Ontic. “It is a testament to the hard work of our entire team who, amidst an unprecedented public health crisis, have continued to bring physical security modernization to some of the world’s largest enterprises.”

2020 marked the 10th annual Best in Biz Awards and – with a continuing global pandemic – was also a year like no other in the program’s 10-year history due to a strong field of entries from public and private companies of all sizes and spanning all geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada. The judges were most impressed with Ontic’s growth, client roster, as well as sustained community efforts and corporate culture.

“In this wild year, it’s amazing to see companies still innovating, adapting and thriving,” said Christopher Null, Wired, having judged seven of the last 10 Best in Biz Awards programs. “There’s so much in the business world that is inspirational right now.”

Ontic is setting a new standard in protective intelligence — digitally transforming how Fortune 500 and emerging enterprises address physical security, regulatory compliance and risk to avoid potentially catastrophic crises stemming from loss of life, financial, brand and cultural damage. Ontic unifies critical data from social media, news and dark web, encrypted connected security systems, public and company-proprietary records and communications in a SaaS-based platform to empower security professionals to more quickly and effectively detect, analyze and mitigate potentially harmful threats to executives, employees and customers.

Since the program’s inception in 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels assembled each year from some of the most respected newspapers, TV and radio outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Combining top editors’ and reporters’ unparalleled expertise and experience with the objectivity inherent in the journalistic ethos and further enhanced by the variety of outlets represented, Best in Biz Awards judging panels are uniquely able to determine the best of the best from among the hundreds of competitive entries. The 2020 judging panel included, among others, writers from Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, USA Today and Wired.

About Ontic
Ontic is the first protective intelligence software company to digitally transform how Fortune 500 and emerging enterprises proactively address physical threat management to protect employees, customers and assets. Ontic’s SaaS-based platform collects and connects threat indicators to provide a comprehensive view of potential threats while surfacing critical knowledge so companies can assess and action more to maintain business continuity and reduce financial impact. Ontic also provides strategic consulting, multidimensional services, education and thought leadership for safety and security professionals at major corporations via its Center for Protective Intelligence. For more information please visit https://ontic.co/

About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, judges in the premier awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 90 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com

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