SOURCE: NextSentry

January 31, 2007 08:00 ET

NextSentry Wins Hot Companies 2007 Award From Info Security Products Guide

SPOKANE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- NextSentry (www.nextsentry.com), the specialist in intelligent desktop security, today announced that it has won the Hot Companies 2007 Award from Info Security Products Guide. Selected from more than 500 companies around the world, NextSentry is driving the Intelligent Desktop Security market to new heights and was recognized for its strong entrepreneurial spirit, seasoned executives with relevant experience, clear understanding of the security market, products and solutions that are positioned to take advantage of the emerging market opportunities, well developed revenue-growth model and clearly planned expansion strategies.

"Identity thefts have rapidly increased over the past few months," said Rake Narang, managing editor of Info Security Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications. "NextSentry helps solve this problem by preventing employees from accidentally or maliciously distributing private data to the outside world. With proven success in the financial sector, NextSentry will continue to be a key player in this market."

ActiveSentry: Intelligent Desktop Security for Preventing Information Leakage

NextSentry received this award based on the company's innovative ActiveSentry solution, which offers unobtrusive desktop monitoring across a broad array of potential distribution methods including email, instant messaging, blogs, file transfer, printing, and removable storage devices such as USB drives or CDs. Unlike other products, ActiveSentry is built on a sophisticated ContextIQ engine, which performs content analysis at the endpoint. NextSentry's patent-pending technology also offers the following additional benefits:

--  Goes beyond simple keyword matching to use conceptual meaning and
    context to trigger alerts. Other products that only rely on simple keyword
    matching often block legitimate information and allow confidential
    information to leave the network.
    
--  Offers the granularity of control that enables administrators to check
    each breach against your existing security policy and rank the severity of
    the employee activity. This differs greatly from other products that
    inundate you with hundreds or thousands of alerts every day.
    
--  "Learns" to monitor for specific inputs and respond appropriately
    based on ongoing information provided by an administrator instead of a
    machine. The longer the product is deployed, and the more information the
    administrators offer, the more accurate the engine becomes.
    

"It's exciting to receive the Info Security Hot Companies 2007 Award. With growing public concern over the threat of identity theft and other fraudulent activities, in combination with the rising tide of compliance and regulatory issues organizations now face, corporations need a solution designed specifically to protect their network against the insider threat," said Jim Hereford, CEO for NextSentry. "This award lends credibility to our unique ability of being able to automatically understand a user's intent, helping companies proactively respond in real-time."

About NextSentry

NextSentry, the specialist in intelligent desktop security, offers a new approach that prevents employees from accidentally or maliciously distributing private data or intellectual property to the outside world. ActiveSentry delivers the real-time desktop awareness necessary to protect a company's sensitive data and ensure that employees follow corporate security policies. Today, a growing list of NextSentry customers rely on ActiveSentry to protect their business-critical resources. For more information, visit www.nextsentry.com.

About Silicon Valley Communications Awards

Info Security Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications, plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

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