SOURCE: Liquid Machines

June 30, 2008 08:30 ET

Computerworld's Infrastructure Management World Names Pilz as an Honoree of Its "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Program

Leader in the Safety Automation Equipment Industry Recognized by IDG's Computerworld for Strategic Deployment of Leading Enterprise Rights Management Solution From Liquid Machines

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Liquid Machines®, Inc. (http://www.liquidmachines.com), the leader in Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions, today announced that Pilz, the global leader in safety automation equipment, has been selected by Computerworld's Infrastructure Management World (IMW) Conference, the premier event for leaders in the data center and infrastructure management sector, as an Honoree of its "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Program in the category of "Security, Compliance and Risk Management."

Computerworld's "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Program honors excellence among users of infrastructure management technology. Honorees were recognized during the "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Presentation at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. on June 18th.

Computerworld's annual "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Program identifies and acknowledges excellence among companies in the following areas:

--  Data Center Management, IT Operations & Business Continuity
--  Security, Compliance and Risk Management
--  Servers and Virtualization
--  Storage and ILM
    

"Infrastructure management initiatives in today's enterprises are often the most compelling priorities for IT management today," said Ron Milton, executive vice president of Computerworld. "The organizations and professionals judged to be Honorees in Computerworld's 2008 'Best Practices in Infrastructure Management' Awards Program have demonstrated how true value can be derived from moving to a next generation dynamic enterprise."

Pilz faces fierce competition in the global and safety and controls market and, as the market leader, the protection of its intellectual property is tantamount to the company's continued success. When industry challengers showed they would stop at almost nothing to learn of Pilz' groundbreaking designs, the company deployed Liquid Machines enterprise rights management solutions (http://www.liquidmachines.com/content11) throughout its global infrastructure to prevent data loss from internal and external sources. Pilz implemented ERM to protect critical research and development (R&D) files, human resources, product and marketing information from unauthorized access, loss or manipulation while also maintaining its highly collaborative environment.

"Pilz is thrilled that the company's innovative data loss prevention strategy was honored by Computerworld's IMW Conference," said Steve Farrow, managing director, Pilz. "Our intellectual property is a critical component to Pilz' long-term success so it was important for us to utilize cutting-edge technologies such as ERM to ensure the security of our confidential information. Liquid Machines' unique ERM solutions automatically apply security policies directly to data so Pilz' global network of employees, partners and clients can securely collaborate on our innovative product designs."

"Pilz' unwavering commitment to the protection of its critical information through information-centric solutions is indicative of the direction enterprise data security is headed," said Ed Gaudet, senior vice president, corporate development and marketing at Liquid Machines. "Liquid Machines is proud to partner with innovative companies like Pilz who see the value in persistent data loss prevention. We look forward to helping them safeguard their most important data from loss to hackers and insider threats."

About Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

Pilz GmbH is Europe's largest and most-respected maker of safety automation equipment, offers leading-edge safe automation solutions and control products. Products include sensor technology, electrical monitoring relays, automation solutions with motion control, safety relays, programmable safety and control systems and an operating and monitoring range. Safe bus systems are also available for industrial networking. Pilz also provides a comprehensive range of consulting, engineering and training services. Accredited consultants are available for worldwide services for risk assessment, safety concept, safety design, CE services and safety sign-off. For more information, see www.pilz.com.

About Liquid Machines

Liquid Machines is the leading provider of enterprise rights management (ERM) solutions that prevent the misuse, modification, loss or theft of intellectual property and sensitive information. By applying access and usage controls to the data itself, electronic information is persistently protected while at rest, in transit and in use -- empowering employees to securely collaborate and work with native file formats and applications. Liquid Machines enables global companies in the financial services, government, manufacturing, retail and healthcare industries to protect intellectual property regardless of where it goes, generating detailed access and usage reports that demonstrate compliance with privacy and industry regulations. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Liquid Machines is privately held and is backed by Atlas Venture, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Goldman Sachs & Co, Masthead Venture Partners and RRE Ventures. For more information on the company and its vision for The Freedom of Security™, please visit www.liquidmachines.com.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at www.idg.com. Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.

© 2008 Liquid Machines, Inc. All rights reserved. Liquid Machines Product or company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The information contained in this document represents the current view of Liquid Machines, Inc. on the issues discussed as of the date of publication.

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