The Europas Awards, held in London, honor the best tech startups in Europe. While the Europas concentrate on the newest companies on the scene, the event also brings together mid and late stage technology startups.

We were happy to find ourselves on the shortlist of Best Security/Privacy Startups, which appeared this year for the first time. Alongside Wallarm, there were such awesome companies as CyberGhost (secure VPN), Digital Shadows (cyber threat intelligence solution), Lavaboom (e-mail provider with zero knowledge about users and three-way authentication), ThetaRay (BigData analytics to uncover sophisticated APT attacks), and ZenMate (encrypts and secures your connection and protects privacy while browsing). The shortlist is compiled by a panel of judges, followed by public peer voting and then a final ruling by the judges.

Congratulations to the winner — ZenMate! Headquartered in Berlin, ZenMate offers a solution that encrypts users’ internet connections to protect their privacy while browsing — a vital necessity in the age of total surveillance. Good work, guys!