October 18, 2017 | Menlo Park, CA

Design SHIFT Wins Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Award
ORWL Recognized by Popular Science in the Security Category

Design SHIFT, building digital security, today announced that it has received a 2017 “Best of What’s New” Award for its ORWL™ secure endpoint, from Popular Science magazine, recognizing it as one of the 100 Greatest Innovations of the Year.

“The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that shape the future,” says Joe Brown, Editor in Chief, Popular Science. “From life-saving technology to incredible space engineering to gadgets that are just breathtakingly cool, this is the best of what’s new.”

“Design SHIFT is proud to be named the top security innovator for this year by Popular Science, a leading science and technology magazine,” said Olivier Boireau, CEO of Design SHIFT. “The past months have been important for us as we successfully launched ORWL to the market and we are now shipping. We are thrilled to get market recognition and how our highly secured endpoint is welcomed from the market”

ORWL is a unique new category of security endpoint designed for banking technologies to protect sensitive data. ORWL requires two factors of authentication, a key and a password. It protects against physical attacks and will erase the SSD encryption key if tampered with, enabling new privacy and security applications. The innovation offers physical protection in a consumer computer available to the mass market. ORWL runs many standard OS out of the box, it is open source. The security is based on two subsystems: the security subsystem is in control of supplying power and managing encryption key/access control, and the PC subsystem provides the standard computing environment.

About Best of What’s New

Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year—breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners, the Best of What’s New, are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What’s New in 1988. Best of What’s New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories: Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering, Entertainment, Gadgets, General Innovation, Security, Software, Home, Health and Recreation.

About Popular Science

Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine; with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what’s new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by Bonnier Lifestyle Group, a subsidiary of Bonnier Corporation.

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