June 23, 2008 10:00 ET

Apani EVP of Technology Participates in Network Security Panel Discussion at Annual Burton Group Catalyst Conference

BREA, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Apani®, the preeminent provider of cross-platform server isolation solutions for large enterprises, today announced that it will participate in a panel discussion at the Burton Group Catalyst Conference taking place June 23-27, 2008 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. Apani's executive vice president of technology, Jim Chou, will speak at an industry roundtable titled, "Considering a Future where Security is Transparent to the Network," on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 4:45 p.m.

Renowned for in-depth discussion of substantive IT issues, the Burton Group Catalyst Conference brings together over 2,000 IT leaders, Burton Group analysts and corporate executives from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies to learn about and discuss the most significant technology topics and complex issues facing organizations today. The five-day event features roundtables, panel discussions and workshops designed around critical business issues and challenges.

This year's event will center around six major themes: Building the Dynamic Data Center, Identity Management, Security Vital Signs, Everything Wireless, Succeeding with SOA and the New Ways of Work. This five-day, industry-shaping conference will explore cutting-edge ideas, current challenges as well as emerging technologies shaping today's and tomorrow's enterprise.

Representing Apani, Jim Chou will share his insights in a panel discussion designed to address network IT security issues facing corporations. This industry roundtable will challenge attendees to revisit the need for security controls as an integral function of network devices, and to consider the merits of alternative strategies that are transparent to the network.

"The nature of the network perimeter is changing as organizations expand business partner access to IT systems, and embrace a variety of application, data center and network hosting models," said Chou. "We believe that the Burton Group Catalyst Conference provides IT decision makers an ideal opportunity to explore new ways of approaching network security as well as a vehicle for fostering stimulating discussions and new ways of thinking."

A well-respected industry veteran with over two decades of engineering and management expertise, Mr. Chou was instrumental in the recent launch of EpiForce VM, the industry's first software-based enterprise security solution for large corporate networks containing both physical and virtual servers, from a single platform. EpiForce VM is part of Apani's comprehensive enterprise security solutions suite and leverages the latest platform of the company's flagship product EpiForce 2.5.

EpiForce is a software-based alternative to using network firewalls and VLANs for enterprise level security inside the corporate network. EpiForce eliminates much of the costs associated with securing the corporate network, while introducing a significantly higher level of flexibility and efficiency to security administrators. EpiForce delivers cross-platform server isolation through logical security zoning and policy-based encryption of data in motion.

About Apani

Apani® is the preeminent provider of cross-platform server isolation solutions for large enterprises. Apani's solution isolates and secures the communication between servers and endpoints without regard to operating system or physical location.

Apani EpiForce®, the company's flagship product, is a software-based alternative to using firewalls and VLANs inside the corporate network. EpiForce enables two powerful disciplines -- logical security zoning and policy-based encryption of data in motion. EpiForce is a distributed, centrally-managed solution that is transparent to users, applications and infrastructure -- making it quicker to deploy and less costly to manage than hardware-centric solutions. Policy enforced by EpiForce is persistent, which enables protected resources to be relocated without compromising security.

Providing an evolutionary improvement in efficiency, flexibility, manageability and total cost of ownership, Apani technology is used by much of the Fortune 500.

Based in Southern California, Apani was founded in 2003 and is privately held. More information about the company may be found at

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