SOURCE: Protegrity


April 16, 2009 12:27 ET

Protegrity Named Finalist in 2009 SC Awards Program

Defiance Threat Management System Selected in Best Web Application Security Solution Category

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - Protegrity Corporation, a leading provider of Data Security Management Solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in the 2009 SC Awards program for outstanding achievement in information technology security.

Protegrity's Defiance Threat Management System, an advanced web firewall (WAF) for the enterprise, was named in the Best Web Application Security Solution category of the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services.

The Defiance Threat Management System was selected from more than 600 entries submitted in more than 30 technology categories. Winners will be chosen by SC Magazine's Reader Trust Voting Panel, comprised of a cross-section of SC Magazine readership that is comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets.

The annual SC Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent awards program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"Protegrity's Defiance Threat Management System is among today's most respected security products as chosen by our panel. Security is a key challenge for IT organizations and businesses worldwide and our readers recognize that companies such as Protegrity are helping them meet their security challenges," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.

The Defiance Threat Management System (Defiance TMS) is the first comprehensive threat management system to support large-scale deployment of Web application and Web services security for the distributed enterprise. Defiance TMS offers the broadest platform support in the industry and incorporates scalable intrusion detection and prevention systems that work seamlessly to detect threats, generate alerts, and block both internal and external attacks against critical corporate data without impacting day-to-day operations.

Featuring both out-of-the-box protection and highly granular configuration options, Defiance TMS provides Protegrity's enterprise customers with easy deployment capabilities and the ability to easily deploy a data protection solution that dovetails with their individual business needs, compliance requirements and security information risk profile.

Web applications are becoming malicious hackers' favored attack vector, and there is no lack of easily exploitable vulnerabilities for them to exploit -- a recent report by the Web Application Security Consortium found that nearly 97 percent of sites harbor at least one critical vulnerability. Less than five percent of 100 million Web applications in the U.S. are tested for security vulnerabilities, according to the Cenzic Application Security Trends Report for Q2 2008, and attacks on vulnerabilities in web applications now outpace all other attack vectors, according to numerous studies.

"We are honored that Defiance TMS has been selected as a finalist in the 2009 SC Awards program, reaffirming the value of Protegrity's commitment to provide data security solutions that meet real world enterprise needs," said Gordon Rapkin, President and CEO of Protegrity. "Defiance TMS is an exceptionally flexible solution that provides outstanding security to shield enterprises from the risks associated with loss of sensitive information."

Winners of this year's SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held at RSA 2009 in San Francisco on April 21, 2009.


Protegrity delivers centralized data security management solutions that protect sensitive information from acquisition to deletion across the enterprise. Protegrity's customers maintain complete protection over their data and business by employing software and solutions specifically designed to encrypt data, safeguard web applications, and manage and report on security policy. The company's singular focus is on developing solutions that protect data. Protegrity employees are security technology specialists with deep expertise in encryption, key management, web application firewalls and security policy in distributed environments. Maximize security with minimal business impact with Protegrity's Defiance® Suite, the high performance, transparent solution optimized for the dynamic enterprise.

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