SOURCE: Citadel Security Software

April 12, 2005 07:00 ET

Citadel Security Software CTO Named One of InfoWorld's Top 25 Chief Technology Officers for 2005

Carl Banzhof Recognized for His Vision and Leadership in Developing Hercules, Citadel's Enterprise Vulnerability Management Solution

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2005 -- Citadel Security Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CDSS), a leader in enterprise vulnerability management and policy enforcement solutions, announced today that the company's CTO, Carl Banzhof, has been selected by InfoWorld as one of the top 25 Chief Technology Officers for 2005. The award honors "the 25 most influential" individuals holding the CTO position and recognizes their vision and efforts to cultivate new technologies that benefit their companies and the IT industry. A special InfoWorld report, titled "The CTO of the Year Awards," appears in the April 11 edition of InfoWorld and is also available at

As CTO of Citadel Security Software, Banzhof is the visionary influence behind the company's award-winning security product, orchestrating the creation of a comprehensive Automated Vulnerability Remediation (AVR) solution and an active library of more than 20,000 remedies. Citadel's award-winning software, Hercules, is a proven enterprise solution that provides a consistent and repeatable process to audit, remediate, verify and report on IT security status.

"It is truly an honor to be recognized among the most influential chief technology officers in the IT industry," said Carl Banzhof, CTO of Citadel Security Software. "It is gratifying to see that the technology vision we formulated four years ago become a reality and validated through this prestigious award, product accolades and customer success."

Each year, InfoWorld honors IT executives who have shown leadership both inside and outside of their companies. Nominations are reviewed by the InfoWorld CTO Advisory Council, which makes recommendations to InfoWorld editors for final selection. For more information about InfoWorld's awards programs, visit

"Technology leadership requires technology vision and expertise," said Steve Fox, InfoWorld editor in chief. "This year's CTO 25 award winners continue to utilize cutting-edge technologies to improve their businesses."

About Citadel

Citadel Security Software Inc., a leader in enterprise vulnerability management solutions powered by AVR technology, helps enterprises effectively neutralize security vulnerabilities. Citadel's patent-pending, Common Criteria EAL 3 certified Hercules® technology provides users with full control over the automated remediation process, enabling efficient aggregation, prioritization and resolution of vulnerabilities detected by industry-standard vulnerability assessment tools. SecurePC™ and NetOFF™ products enable companies to enforce security policies from a single point of control. Citadel's solutions enable organizations to ensure the confidentiality of information, reduce the time and costs associated with the inefficient manual remediation process, and facilitate compliance with organizational security policies and government mandates such as FISMA, HIPAA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley legislation. For more information on Citadel, visit, or contact the company at (214) 520-9292.

About InfoWorld Media Group

For 25 years, InfoWorld Media Group has provided cutting-edge coverage and evaluation of IT products and services for technology experts in senior management. Through integrated channels, including print, online, events, and demand generation, InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior-level information technologists -- those who drive their enterprise's strategies and technology purchases. Powered by a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

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Editors Note: Citadel is a trademark and Hercules® is a registered trademark of Citadel Security Software.

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