SOURCE: Citadel Security Software

April 11, 2005 10:28 ET

Citadel Security Software Was Named by eWEEK as a Winner in the Fifth Annual Excellence Awards Program

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2005 -- Citadel Security Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CDSS), a leader in enterprise vulnerability management and policy enforcement solutions, announced today that eWEEK, a Ziff Davis Media publication and one of the industry's leading enterprise IT magazines, has named Hercules a winner in eWEEK's Fifth Annual Excellence Awards program, in the Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation category. Winners will be honored at a special ceremony on April 26, 2005, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Mass. All of the winning products in this year's program were announced in a special report appearing in the April 11 issue of eWEEK and at www.eweek.com.

"This eWEEK Excellence Award is tremendous validation of our strategy to offer the world's largest active library of remediations combined with a proven delivery methodology that dramatically streamlines vulnerability management across the enterprise," said Steve Solomon, CEO of Citadel Security Software. "We are honored to be trusted advisors to leading commercial and public sector organizations, enabling them to reduce IT security risk and ensure compliance with external mandates and internal security policies. This is truly bet-your-business technology, and we step up to meet the challenge each and every day."

The eWEEK Excellence Awards program provides enterprise IT professionals with a benchmark for assessing a wide range of technology products and services. Evaluating the entries this year was a panel of experts including eWEEK Labs analysts and eWEEK Corporate Partners, providing a unique mix of technical and real-world analysis.

"The opportunities created by new technology, and by customers' interest in new ways of using those tools to do business, are confronting new challenges of security and manageability," said eWEEK Editor-In-Chief Eric Lundquist. "We take pride in offering eWEEK's readers recommendations for products that respond to these complex and dynamic demands."

Products and services were awarded in the following categories:

--  Analytics & Reporting
--  Application Development
--  Business Integration Systems
--  Business Relationship Management
--  Desktop & Mobile Hardware
--  E-Business Foundations
--  E-Mail Management & Security
--  Enterprise Collaboration
--  Enterprise Storage Hardware
--  Enterprise Storage Software
--  IT Quality Assurance Tools
--  Productivity Applications
--  Server Hardware
--  Networking & Management Tools
--  Networking Infrastructure
--  System & Application Management
--  Authentication & User Management
--  Network Data-stream Protection
--  Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation
    
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 www.citadel.com, or contact the company at (214) 520-9292.

About eWEEK

eWEEK, "the enterprise newsweekly," is the essential technology information source for builders of enterprise infrastructure. eWEEK enables readers to successfully evaluate, deploy and leverage new technology solutions for competitive advantage. The publication delivers to its readers breaking news, technology evaluations, and strategic analysis on the technologies, platforms, and trends that impact enterprise-wide computing. eWEEK reaches 400,100 enterprise technology buyers who are evaluating and purchasing technology solutions for their company. eWEEK delivers news, analysis and technology reviews in print weekly and on a daily basis on the Web.

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

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