SOURCE: IronPort Sytems

May 02, 2006 11:00 ET

IronPort Systems Voted One of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for 2006"

IronPort Is Among Top-Ten High-Technology Companies to Receive Coveted Award; High Marks Given for Corporate Culture and Strong Management

SAN BRUNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- IronPort® Systems Inc., the leader in gateway security, announced today that it has been named number 22 of the 100 "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for 2005" by The San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal, The San Francisco Business Times and The East Bay Times. IronPort received the award based on an overwhelming response from employees who gave the company high marks in a number of areas including corporate culture, company policies, trust in senior management, and feeling valued.

"The greatest asset a technology company has is not its technology, but its employees -- who invent, nurture, and inspire success," said Scott Weiss, CEO, IronPort Systems. "This award highlights our success in creating and maintaining a fantastic workplace for our greatest asset."

"IronPort recruits and hires only the very best. In the spirit of nurturing and retaining our employees, we are completely committed to creating a supportive working environment that fosters creativity, leadership and respect," says Anna Binder, Vice President, People at IronPort Systems. "We are delighted that IronPort has been recognized as an outstanding place to work."

The annual list was compiled based on results from a survey of Bay Area workers across industries in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Solano counties. Winning companies were evaluated based on employee responses to a survey on a range of topics including work climate and culture, management practices, and specific policies and benefits. Questions focused on whether and how the company encourages, supports, and recognizes achievement; communication; compensation; and relationships with customers, coworkers and supervisors.

About IronPort Systems

IronPort Systems is the leading gateway security provider for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. The company has developed a family of security gateway appliances, including the IronPort C-Series email security appliance, and the IronPort S-Series Web Security Appliance. All IronPort application-specific security gateway appliances offer breakthrough performance, and utilize SenderBase®, the world's largest email and Web threat detection network and database. For more information on IronPort products and services, visit:

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