SOURCE: Safend

June 11, 2008 09:07 ET

Safend and Bit9 Partner to Offer Data Leakage Prevention and Enterprise Application Whitelisting Solutions

Partnership Provides a Comprehensive, Granular Solution for Protecting Enterprises From Data Threats via WiFi, Portable Devices and Applications

PHILADELPHIA, PA and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - Safend, a leading provider of enterprise endpoint Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) solutions, today announced it has partnered with Bit9, Inc., a pioneer and leader in Enterprise Application Whitelisting, to bring application control capabilities to Safend customers. This partnership brings to market a more comprehensive DLP solution for protecting physical, wireless and removable media from data leakage and threats.

"Our customers are confident that with Safend Protector their endpoints are protected from unauthorized access via storage and WiFi devices. At the same time, customers want to be able to restrict which applications can or cannot be used in the organization," said Susan Callahan, vice president of business development and marketing, Safend. "By partnering with Bit9, we're solving this problem by combining the power of Safend's endpoint DLP offering with Bit9's whitelisting capabilities. Together, we offer a comprehensive solution for controlling the use of software, devices, and WiFi in customers' IT environments.

Safend Protector guards confidential data stored on enterprise PCs and laptops against loss, tampering and theft by monitoring both the transfer of sensitive data as well as controlling access to removable storage devices and wireless communication ports. Through the partnership with Bit9, customers can prevent internal and external threats that arise from malicious software downloads while still providing access to the appropriate business applications.

"We are thrilled to add Safend to our roster of marquee partners," said Doug Cahill, vice president of business development and product management, Bit9, Inc. "Bit9 Parity ensures that only approved, whitelisted, software is allowed to run, while preventing disruptive unauthorized software and malware from running. Safend and Bit9 customers will benefit from this partnership's combined approach to eliminating endpoint security vulnerabilities while providing users with more granular threat protection."

About Safend

Safend is a leading provider of endpoint data leakage prevention solutions that protect against corporate data loss via physical, wireless and removable media ports while ensuring compliance with regulatory data security and privacy standards. With more than 700 customers worldwide and 1.5 million licenses sold, Safend's solutions are deployed by multinational enterprises, government agencies and small to mid-size companies across the globe. Founded in 2003, Safend is a privately held company funded by Elron Electronics (NASDAQ: ELRN) (TASE: ELRN), Intel Capital and Walden Israel. Safend is headquartered in Tel Aviv with U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.safend.com.

About Bit9

Bit9 is the pioneer and leader in enterprise application whitelisting. The company's patented solutions ensure only trusted and authorized applications are allowed to run, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and non-authorized software. Unlike traditional, reactive controls that try to scan and prevent the never-ending list of unauthorized software, Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry -- the world's largest database of software intelligence -- to ensure only authorized applications can run, delivering the highest levels of desktop security, compliance, and manageability. Bit9 customers include companies in a wide variety of industries, such as retail, financial services, healthcare, e-commerce, telecommunications, as well as government agencies. Founded in 2002, Bit9 is privately held and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com or call 617.393.7400.

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