BullGuard Wins 2019 Stevie International Business Award

August 15, 2019

Award-winning consumer cybersecurity company, BullGuard announced that BullGuard VPN was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in the Consumer Products category in the 16th Annual Stevie International Business Awards®. The Stevie International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small -- are eligible to submit nominations. The 2019 IBAs received more than 4,000 entries from organizations in 74 nations and territories. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to the winners at a gala awards banquet at the ANDAZ Hotel in Vienna, Austria on October 19. 

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 74 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We received more nominations than ever and look forward to honoring the Stevie winners at our gala in Vienna, Austria this October.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August. A record number of more than 4,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. The average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August determined Stevie Award winners.

BullGuard VPN features recognized by the judges include:

  • Military-grade encryption: AES with 256-bit keys provides complete user anonymity
  • Support for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS
  • Protection for up to 6 devices simultaneously and unlimited data volume
  • Coverage in 16 different country locations: Users can also manually select their preferred geographical location for connecting online
  • Automatic launch at startup (also includes a manual “on/off” button)
  • Quick connect: Sophisticated formula (which includes various server parameters) automatically chooses the best server at precise connection moment
  • Auto-connect VPN for open Wi-Fi networks: Auto connect makes sure users can connect to their selected server upon startup of the app
  • 24/7 customer support, free software updates and no logs policy
  • Kill switch: If a VPN connection drops, BullGuard VPN will automatically block the user’s device or terminate certain programs from accessing the internet outside the secure VPN tunnel
  • Notifications: Users can choose their desired notification preferences

“Security and privacy must be addressed equally in today’s cyber threat landscape to adequately protect consumers. Winning a 2019 Stevies International Business Award for BullGuard VPN is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team to deliver a product that makes it easy for consumers to protect their privacy at home, at work or when traveling abroad,” said Paul Lipman, CEO of BullGuard. “We designed BullGuard VPN to be easy for consumers to use with advanced features, and we’re pleased to have been recognized by the jury for this prestigious award.”

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 12,000 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. 

About BullGuard
BullGuard is a multi-award winning, smart home cybersecurity company. We make it simple to protect everything in your digital life – from your data, your identity and your Smart Home. The BullGuard product portfolio extends to PCs, tablets and smartphone protection, and includes internet security, comprehensive mobile security, 24/7 identity protection and VPN which provides the highest levels of privacy and protection. BullGuard released the world’s first IoT vulnerability scanner and leads the consumer cybersecurity industry in providing continuous innovation. Dojo by BullGuard is an award-winning intelligent defense system and service that provides the highest level of protection to consumers across all of their connected devices and smart homes. Dojo by BullGuard is the cornerstone of a Smart Home, ensuring a connected world where every consumer in every home, is smart, safe and protected.