Recognized for innovating how companies detect, investigate and respond to insider threats

Minneapolis, MN — Nov 25, 2019 — / — Code42, the leader in insider risk detection and response, announced today that it has won a Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) 2019 Tekne Award. Code42’s insider threat solution was recognized in the cybersecurity category for innovating the ways companies detect, investigate and respond to data loss, leak and theft at the hands of insiders. For the past two decades, the Tekne Awards have recognized organizations that are leading-edge innovators in science and technology within Minnesota.

“Nearly three-quarters of employees, and likely more, feel entitled to their work product and have been taking files – customer lists, product plans and even source code – with them for years when they leave their employers. Insider threat has been a longstanding risk for businesses and legacy technologies have failed to curb it,” said Joe Payne, Code42 president and CEO. “It is an honor to be recognized with an MHTA Tekne Award as a leading cybersecurity company for the innovative technology and solutions we deliver to help companies worldwide protect their trade secrets from insider threats.”

“The Tekne Awards honor the innovative ideas that are powering Minnesota’s growing science and technology economy,” said Jeff Tollefson, president and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association. “This year’s recipients have brought forth some of the most innovative industry advancements we’ve seen, and we are proud to honor their contributions to the technology industry of the future.”

A long-time leader in the Minnesota tech community and prior Tekne Award winner, Code42 was recently recognized locally by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as the second largest SaaS company in Minnesota and named a Top Workplace by the Star Tribune for the fifth time. In addition, Code42 and its insider threat solution have received a number of national award recognitions. Code42, a nine-time Inc 5000 fastest-growing private company, has been honored with Globee and IT World Awards, a 2019 Black Unicorn Award, a Stevie Award, two Cyber Defense Magazine 2019 InfoSec Awards, a 2019 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Award and 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. For a complete list of Code42 achievements, visit the Honors page on the company’s website —

A full list of 2019 Tekne winners are available online —

About Code42
Code42, the global leader in cloud-based endpoint data security and recovery, protects more than 47,000 organizations worldwide. Code42 enables IT and security teams to centrally manage and protect critical data for some of the most recognized brands in business and education. From monitoring endpoint data movement and use, to meeting data privacy regulations, to simply and rapidly recovering from data incidents no matter the cause, Code42 is central to any organization’s data security strategy. Code42 is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and backed by Accel Partners, JMI Equity, NEA and Split Rock Partners. For more information, visit

Gerri Dyrek
Vice President Corporate Marketing

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