SOURCE: GuardianEdge

February 25, 2010 08:00 ET

GuardianEdge Customer Southwest Washington Medical Center Named Finalist in 2010 SC Awards

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  Southwest Washington Medical Center, the flagship provider in a network of health care services that make up Southwest Washington Health System, has been named a finalist in the 2010 SC Awards for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. Its IT Security and Compliance Officer, Christopher Paidhrin, was recognized in the Professional Award category. GuardianEdge, the leader in endpoint data protection for the enterprise, submitted Southwest Washington Medical Center for the award.

IT security vendor companies and end users nominate entries for consideration in the SC Awards program, which are reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of esteemed security professionals from many different verticals. The panel conducts in-depth analysis and considers many factors in narrowing down the field to announce the finalists.

"This year's finalists in the SC Awards program represent individuals and teams that are at the heart of their company's security program and are creating innovative and cutting-edge policies," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Congratulations to Christopher Paidhrin and Southwest Washington Medical Center."

As the industry's preeminent awards program, the annual SC Awards has recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. The SC Awards are designed to honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad of security threats confronted in today's corporate world. Individuals, brands and solutions recognized in the program address not only the security challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"At Southwest Washington Medical Center we hold protecting our patients' personal information of the upmost importance," said Christopher Paidhrin, IT security and compliance officer. "The SC Awards program's recognition of us as a finalist for the Best Security Team category further validates our IT security approach, and it is a tremendous honor."

Winners of this year's SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco next week on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. The event is an evening filled with excitement and offers an invaluable opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance. To attend the SC Awards, please register at

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Southwest Washington Medical Center
The region's health care leader and steward for over 150 years, Southwest is a community-focused, not-for-profit, 442-licensed bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. Southwest is also one of Clark County's largest employers. Southwest's 3,400 employees and 600 active medical staff members help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, focused on cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care. 

About GuardianEdge
GuardianEdge, the leader in endpoint data protection for the enterprise, offers award-winning solutions to protect sensitive data on end-user devices including laptops, desktops, portable storage devices and smartphones. GuardianEdge products offer a breadth of encryption, port, device and file type control technologies while establishing a market-leading position in solving the operational issues of deployment, management, scalability, reporting, auditing and user productivity at the lowest possible total cost. Millions of users worldwide depend on the EAL 4 certified, enterprise-software standards-based GuardianEdge Data Protection Platform to safeguard confidential or proprietary information, to ensure compliance with regulations for maintaining consumer privacy and to enable secure enterprise mobility.

GuardianEdge data protection solutions have been deployed by leading organizations including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lincoln Financial Group, and The Hertz Corporation as well as numerous government agencies including the U.S. departments of Veteran Affairs, Defense, Energy, State and Education and the California Department of Healthcare Services. For additional information, please visit:

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