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May 07, 2014 09:00 ET

Adallom Named a Gartner "Cool Vendor" in Security Infrastructure Protection, 2014

SaaS Security Company Among Innovators Addressing the "Nexus of Forces" Besetting Cloud Computing

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Software as a Service (SaaS) security company Adallom today announced it has been selected by Information technology research and advisory firm Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Security for Infrastructure Protection, 2014."

Why Cool?
According to Gartner's report1, "The Nexus of Forces -- mobile, social, cloud and big data -- continue to add complexity to a chief information security officer's (CISO's) duties, and are a driver for security and the protection of infrastructure. The cloud's popularity among business leaders and its expanding roster of software as a service (SaaS) applications signify that it is beyond being a game-changing technology now."

Why Hot?
Cloud computing and SaaS offerings are hot technology markets as companies look to shift capital expenditures to strategic business operations. As the market shifts, the traditional definition of enterprise infrastructure is evolving to include the cloud. And as companies move more of their valuable business data into SaaS applications the cloud, concerns over data integrity are on the rise. Named to Network Computing's "12 Hot Security Start-Ups To Watch" list, and winner of numerous awards for innovation in security, Adallom has already made its mark on the Cloud Access Security Broker market.

"SaaS is safe, but the way companies use it is not," said Adallom CEO Assaf Rappaport. "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and for SaaS, that link is the gap between the capabilities of enterprise perimeter security controls and the limitations of SaaS provider defenses. Adallom provides visibility and control across that gap and, for many enterprises, it is the last line of defense."

Adallom is focused on evolving the way enterprises secure information in SaaS applications by monitoring all user activities, detecting unauthorized access, and protecting usage in real time. Perimeter defense controls are ineffective at protecting information in the cloud, where users interact with applications using unmanaged devices over insecure networks. Adallom extends the purview of enterprise security into the cloud, moving control, visibility, and detection directly into SaaS and away from devices and perimeters.

"Cutting edge companies are committed to the cloud as their default service deployment option, and want to enable their employees while still protecting company data. Adallom focuses on areas of critical concern for modern Information Security departments," said Ken Baylor, CSO Pivotal Software Inc.

"We feel Gartner's recognition of our efforts to help secure the enterprise by addressing the SaaS risk factor is yet more confirmation that we're where the market needs us to be," Rappaport added.

1 Gartner, Cool Vendors in Security Infrastructure Protection, 2014, Ray Wagner, 02 May 2014

About Adallom
Founded in 2012 by cyber defense veterans, Adallom is a Software as a Service (SaaS) security pioneer. Adallom evolves the way enterprises secure information in SaaS by monitoring all activity, detecting unauthorized access and protecting users in real time. It is available in a private cloud or a SaaS-based solution. Adallom is backed by top tier VC firms Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit Adallom.

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