Israeli startup HexaTier, which offers a comprehensive security and compliance solution for databases and Database as a Service (DBaaS) platforms, has been chosen as the best Database Security provider in the annual Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

The award recognizes the benefits of HexaTier’s technology, which prevents unauthorized user access and ensures security and compliance.

“Congratulations to HexaTier for being recognized as the winner in the Database Security category of the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards,” said Holger Schulze, founder of the 300,000 member Information Security Community on LinkedIn. “With over 430 entries, the awards are highly competitive and winners reflect the best in product innovation and excellence in the cybersecurity space.”

HexaTier (formerly GreenSQL) was founded in 2009. The company provides security for cloud-hosted databases and DBaaS platforms.

“We are proud to be recognized by our peers as we are selected by Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for the Database Security category. This validates the enterprise need to shift their approach and resources from perimeter defense security to database security. As databases remain the critical target of attackers, our technology provides an agile and quick to deploy solution, mitigating a significant percentage of enterprise risk for organizations adopting the cloud,” said Dan Dinnar, CEO of HexaTier.

HexaTier is backed by investors such as JVP, Magma VC and Rhodium. It is headquartered in Tel Aviv and has offices in Irvine, CA and Boston, MA.