SOURCE: KoolSpan

February 26, 2007 12:29 ET

KoolSpan Wins SC Magazine Reader Trust Award for Best Multi/Second-Factor Authentication Solution

KoolSpan Solution Wins Among 400 Entries Submitted in 20 Technology Categories; Reader Trust Winners Selected by More Than 9,000 SC Subscribers

BETHESDA, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 --KoolSpan, the Information Security industry's leading innovator of embeddable security technology for network-aware devices, has won a 2007 Reader Trust Award in the 10th annual SC Magazine Award program for outstanding achievement in information-technology (IT) security. Its SecureEdge solution was named the Best Multi/Second-Factor Solution at a gala ceremony held in San Francisco in conjunction with the recent RSA Conference, the world's leading information security event.

The KoolSpan solution was among nearly 400 entries submitted in 20 technology categories. Winners in the SC Magazine Awards Reader Trust program are based on voting by more than 9,000 of the publication's readers.

"As we witness more and more incidents of data theft and exposure, it becomes obvious that our IT security practitioners and companies that support them are critical in today's business world," says SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.

Tony Fascenda, CEO of KoolSpan, said: "It's an honor to receive one of the industry's most prestigious awards, and to receive such outstanding support from the SC Magazine readership. This achievement reflects KoolSpan's unique ability to address security challenges which require both a powerful, and intuitively simple to operate solution. Our customers in both the enterprise and embedded device markets leverage this combination of capabilities to drive business results and new product innovation."

KoolSpan technology has been rigorously tested and favorably reviewed by top security research organizations in the United States government, as well as many commercial publications. KoolSpan was profiled by Network World as one of the top ten 'Security Companies to Watch.' KoolSpan scored five stars and topped a group product review of 13 two-factor authentication solutions in SC Magazine, earning the publication's 'SC Recommended' designation. KoolSpan was short-listed for the Red Herring 100 North America in 2006, a prestigious ranking of some of the most innovative marketplace solutions. The company also received glowing reviews in Information Security Magazine and Today, a leading Asian business daily.

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About KoolSpan, Inc.

Based in Bethesda, Md., KoolSpan effectively and efficiently creates secure communications on any device, wired or wireless. From servers to smart phones, KoolSpan automatically creates secure and trusted connections between any two points on any network, eliminating complexity and cost by always establishing secure Ethernet connections. KoolSpan technology has been heralded as one of the easiest solutions to deploy, allowing local and remote workers to securely connect and communicate. KoolSpan secures networks and critical infrastructure for government agencies, Fortune 1000 companies, and medium-to-small enterprises. To learn more, visit or call 240.880.4400.

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