SOURCE: Nexgate


May 13, 2013 06:00 ET

Nexgate Named "Cool Vendor" by Gartner

Social Media Risk and Compliance Recognized as Innovative and Impactful for Brands

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) - Nexgate, an innovator in social media brand protection and compliance and recently named Top 10 Social Media Startup, today announced that it was the only social media security vendor included in the newly released Gartner Report, Cool Vendors in Risk Management and Compliance (May, 2013)1, available at

Social media brand protection and compliance is an increasing challenge for enterprise brands. Just last month, NPR (National Public Radio), FIFA, The Guardian, and The Associated Press all experienced breaches to their social media accounts.

In its Cool Vendor report, Gartner states that, "The Nexus of Forces brings forward a number of new risks. Social media compliance and managing the risks of cloud vendors are the two most common." Most marketing, IT, and legal teams have little visibility and control of their social media with no way to efficiently reduce risk and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements from FINRA, FDA, the SEC, and other organizations.

"We are extremely pleased to be included in the Cool Vendors in Risk Management and Compliance report by Gartner," said Devin Redmond, Co-Founder and CEO of Nexgate. "The recent spate of high-profile social media attacks combined with new regulations and requirements have created significant demand for expert analysis in this emerging market. We are privileged to be the sole social media risk and compliance solution included in Gartner's report."

Nexgate offers an innovative cloud-based social media security and compliance service. The company's patented technology helps enterprise brands discover their social media accounts, prevent social account hacks and abusive content, manage access and applications, and ensure regulatory compliance.

What sets Nexgate apart is its ability to protect branded social media accounts without disrupting the existing social technology and workflow. Its solutions integrate directly with the leading social media networks to provide simple and scalable visibility, management, and protection for social media accounts and applications without any hardware, proxies, or software, and regardless of where or how users interact with social media.

A copy of the Gartner Cool Vendors in Risk Management and Compliance report is available at

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1 Gartner "Cool Vendors in Risk Management and Compliance" by French Caldwell, Daryl Plummer, Kenneth Chin, Carol Rozwell, Andrew Walls, May 3, 2013.

About Nexgate
Nexgate provides cloud-based brand protection and compliance for enterprise social media accounts. Its patent-pending technology seamlessly integrates with the leading social media platforms and applications to find and audit brand affiliated accounts, control connected applications, detect and remediate compliance risks, archive communications, and prevent fraud and account hacking.

Nexgate is based in San Francisco, California, and is used by some of the world's largest financial services, pharmaceutical, Internet security, manufacturing, media, and retail organizations to discover, audit and protect their social infrastructure.