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Product Watch: Ksplice Wins Global Cybersecurity Challenge

Startup recognized for software that delivers Linux security updates without a reboot

Ksplice, a new security company that offers services to speed the deployment of security patches, was awarded a cash prize today as the winner of the Cyber Security Challenge, a part of the annual Global Security Challenge.

The Cyber Security Challenge recognizes the world's best startups responding to mounting challenges in cyber security. The competition is sponsored by BAE Systems and features a cash award to the winning startups.

Ksplice offers a service that speeds the deployment of security patches in Linux environments without requiring system reboot. These rebootless updates are based on traditional source code patches, the company says -- they are as effective as traditional updates, but they can be applied seamlessly, with no downtime.

The runners-up in the challenge were ExactTrak, based in the U.K., and SCIT Labs, which is based in Virginia.

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