SOURCE: Safend

October 16, 2007 08:00 ET

Safend Named Finalist for Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Award

Winners to Be Named at Technosium 2008 Conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - Safend, an international provider of Information Leakage Prevention (ILP) solutions for enterprise computers, announced today that Safend Protector is a finalist in the Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Award competition in the endpoint security category. Safend Protector was chosen based on the votes of more than 11,000 international end-users, channel partners and readers of Info Security Products Guide. Vendors themselves were not permitted to vote for their products.

"Companies such as Safend are leading the next wave of the IT revolution," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Info Security Products Guide. "Their technologies and products are making a global impact and are poised to change the way we do business in today's interconnected digital world."

Safend Protector guards confidential files and sensitive information stored on corporate PCs and laptops against loss, tampering and theft by both monitoring the transfer of files and sensitive content and controlling access to removable storage devices and wireless communication ports -- including USB, FireWire, WiFi, Bluetooth, Infrared (IrDA), and CD/DVDs. Safend Protector also provides protection from USB/PS2 keyloggers and offers CD/DVD disk encryption and offline tracking of USB storage devices.

"We're very pleased to be named a finalist and potential award-winner by Info Security Products Guide," said Safend's CEO, Gil Sever. "Our team is continuously striving to provide the best and most comprehensive Information Leakage Prevention solutions for enterprise computers and this is further testimony of our commitment to innovative product development."

Award winners will be honored on January 30, 2008 at Technosium 2008 during the Info Security Products Guide Global Awards ceremony at the Santa Clara Convention Center. For the complete list of finalists, visit or


Safend is a leading provider of endpoint information 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. Safend's solutions, available through resellers worldwide, 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) (TELAVIV: ELRN), Intel Capital, and Walden Israel. Safend is headquartered in Tel Aviv with US headquarters in Philadelphia. For more information, visit

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