SOURCE: GuardianEdge

GuardianEdge

September 02, 2009 15:41 ET

GuardianEdge Named to the Leaders Quadrant in Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - GuardianEdge, a leading provider of enterprise endpoint data protection, today announced it has been positioned by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the 2009 "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection"(1) report.

"Mobile Data Protection for notebooks and smaller handheld devices (PDAs and smartphones) is a growing market with two primary purposes: first and foremost, to protect data by encryption; and second, to provide evidence that the protection is working," notes the report. "Interest in data protection is fueled by liability and privacy concerns. Across the U.S., legislation is increasing to require public disclosure in the event of the real or suspected mishandling of personally identifiable information... Even if information is not misused, negative public reaction is expensive and embarrassing, and it damages buyer and investor confidence."

Organizations in sectors ranging from financial services and healthcare to aerospace/defense and government select GuardianEdge because of the company's focus on delivering solutions based on accepted industry standards for enterprise software deployment and management. This provides strong endpoint data protection capabilities with no learning curve or intensive investment in new IT infrastructure. As evidenced by the company's more than 1,000 percent sales growth over the last three years, and recent inclusion in the prominent Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies, customers have acknowledged that the standards-based GuardianEdge approach is both technically and financially beneficial.

"In my opinion, being named as a leader in the Gartner Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant serves as further validation of the strength of our company as an independent provider of endpoint data protection solutions," said Ralph Clark, President and CEO of GuardianEdge. "Our simplified approach to securing enterprise endpoints has led thousands of corporations and government agencies to rely on GuardianEdge to ensure that critical company and customer information is secure."

The report, authored by Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst John Girard, and Gartner Research Vice President Eric Ouelett, discusses the overall market for mobile data protection for notebook computers and smaller handheld devices such as PDAs and smartphones. Vendors in the space are evaluated based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Designed and built on accepted industry standards for enterprise software deployment and management, the GuardianEdge™ Data Protection Platform scales to support the largest deployments, while delivering availability and redundancy along with unsurpassed manageability and feature richness. The platform, which is comprised of GuardianEdge Hard Disk Encryption, GuardianEdge Removable Storage Encryption and GuardianEdge Device Control, combines with GuardianEdge Smartphone Protection and GuardianEdge Advanced Authentication to deliver the industry's most complete endpoint data protection portfolio.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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: http://www.guardianedge.com/.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection" by J. Girard, et al. Sept. 1, 2009.

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