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ClearFoundation Named Finalist in 2010 SC Magazine Awards for Best Security Software Development Solution

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Salt Lake City, Utah, December 8, 2009 – ClearFoundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the proliferation of ClearOS, a leading open source network, gateway and server operating system, has been named a finalist in the Best Security Software Development Solution category in the 2010 SC Awards for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. ClearOS was named as a premiere solution in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services.


ClearOS was selected from more than 600 entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories. All finalists will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by the Reader Trust Voting Panel – comprised of security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets – representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers.


“ClearOS is among today’s most respected security products as chosen by our panel,” said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. “Security is a key challenge for IT organizations and businesses worldwide and our readers recognize that organizations like ClearFoundation are helping them meet their security challenges.”


As the industry’s preeminent awards program, the annual SC Awards has recognized security’s key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. The SC Awards are designed to honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad security threats confronted in today's corporate world. Individuals, brands and solutions recognized in the program address not only the security challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat “ClearFoundation is pleased to be recognized by SC Magazine as a leading provider of security solutions,” said Michael Proper, ClearFoundation.He continued, “ClearOS, combined with ClearSDN cloud-based services from ClearCenter, forms a unique IT offering that can be tailored to the needs of small and distributed IT environments. With installations in over 80 countries in 20 languages, we are quickly growing to be the pre-eminent solution for network, gateway and server functionality with the reliable security of cloud-based services.


Winners of this year’s SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. The event is an evening filled with excitement and offers an invaluable opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance. To attend the SC Awards, please register at


About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes the SC Awards,SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the annual SC World Congress conference and expo.


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About ClearFoundation

ClearFoundation is an Incorporated Society dedicated to the vision that every small organization and distributed IT environment on the globe deserves proper security, filtration, and management tools. Internet access is the great equalizer in economics, but each network requires security and management. ClearFoundation is dedicated to providing essential IT tools to everyone that needs them. More information is available at, Facebook, and Twitter.

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During the past 20 years, Michael has helped start and grow numerous successful companies in the IT sector. Prior to founding ClearCenter (an IT Delivery Platform) & ClearFoundation (an IT Operating System) he started DirectPointe (an IT services company, now owned by HP & C7). He also helped launch and establish Calculated Research & Technology, way back in 1995 :). Michael is a creator and knows how to produce results by rounding-up great teams and helping them to focus on simple yet measurable, transparent goals. In addition, Michael has successfully acquired & integrated many great IT companies including iTOK, Center7 (Helpdesk & NOC), STI, System Works, S3 & Witsbits.

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