SOURCE: Conference ConCepts, Inc.

March 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Data Protection Summit 2008 Awards Best of Show Honors to Safend, Core Security Technologies, and Reflex Security

Judges' Awards Recognize Forward-Thinking Innovation, Technical Superiority, and Market Potential

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - The Data Protection Summit 2008 announced the recipients of its second annual Best of Show Awards, a judges' award program that recognizes innovative data protection products, disruptive technologies, and best practices for data protection in the marketplace. Awards were presented to Safend, Core Security Technologies, and Reflex Security. A panel of data protection experts and industry insiders determined the awards based on a matrix of factors including forward-thinking innovation, technical superiority, and market potential.

"With an impressive list of award nominations, the judges had a very challenging job of selecting the most innovative technology, application, and end-user solution," said Jay Kramer, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, iStor Networks, and Chairperson of the Data Protection Summit Awards Committee. "These 2008 Best of Show Award Winners truly represent the highest levels of excellence in data protection technology."

Based on the Data Protection Summit's panel of judges' evaluation, the winning technology, application, and end-user solution are recognized as:

Most Innovative Data Protection Application: Safend for Safend Protector

Safend's Safend Protector enables endpoint security with a set of advanced tools that provide comprehensive data leakage and theft prevention. The Protector suite additionally provides robust capabilities for enforcement of endpoint security policies while addressing a wide range of port types and storage devices required by customers today.

Most Innovative Data Protection Technology: Core Security Technologies for CORE IMPACT

Core Security Technologies' CORE IMPACT differentiates itself by providing an attack prevention toolset for accessing and testing an organization's ability to not only detect information security threats, but also to provide users with the capability to find and fix security issues preemptively -- before potential information incidents occur.

Most Innovative Data Protection End-User Solution: Reflex Security for Virtual Security Appliance

Reflex Security's Virtual Security Appliance implementation at Oxford University is providing a comprehensive automated security solution with centralized management addressing a virtualized server IT complex. With the growing adoption of virtualization technology to consolidate the data center, this solution can address a broad range of customer environments.

About Data Protection Summit

Produced by Conference ConCepts, Inc. the Data Protection Summit is designed to provide attendees with practical information on the current state of data protection. The Summit includes half-day tutorials on data security, compliance, mobile security, and legal issues and privacy; presentations on security, privacy, and data protection; and keynotes and panel discussions by industry luminaries. The Summit is open to everyone involved in the design, development, integration, marketing, use, or support of products, hardware, or software related to data protection. For more information, visit

About Conference ConCepts, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Conference ConCepts is a full-service professional conference and association management company that provides extensive capabilities in all aspects of technical conference management. Conference ConCepts develops and produces events both on its own, and in partnership with associations, corporations, and publishers. The skill sets of the company's employees and contractors, representing over 200 cumulative years of experience, enables Conference ConCepts to offer clients a choice of services, ranging from assistance with a single aspect of a conference to the complete development and administration of a full-fledged "turnkey" event. For more information, visit

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