SOURCE: Safend


September 29, 2009 10:05 ET

Safend Positioned in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - Safend, a leading provider of endpoint data protection solutions, today announced it has been included in the 2009 Magic Quadrant (MQ) report on Mobile Data Protection(1) by Gartner Inc.

"Data protection continues to be a concern for the enterprise," said Edy Almer, Vice President of Product Management at Safend. "Whether data is on the move or at rest, corporate data needs to be protected. We are pleased that Safend was included in this year's Gartner Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant and we are excited about the recognition our solutions have received to date. As we continue to expand our product roadmap, we look forward to the opportunity to increase our placement in the Magic Quadrant and continue to assist our customers in the protection of their confidential data that resides on the endpoint."

The Gartner Mobile Data Protection (MDP) Magic Quadrant was created based on research conducted by analysts John Girard and Eric Ouellet. According to the report, "Mobile data protection products secure data on movable devices that can leave the office, including notebooks, PDAs and smartphones." According to Gartner, "MDP niche players include stable, reliable and long-term players."

Safend's Data Protection Suite features Safend Auditor, Safend Protector, Safend Encryptor and Safend Reporter, and is designed to offer an unprecedented level of enterprise data protection by combining data leakage technology with hard disk encryption, removable media encryption, and data analysis and reporting to ensure compliance with regulatory standards such as HIPAA, SOX, BASEL and PCI. Management features include file-shadowing, load balancing and management by domain.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Safend

Safend is a leading provider of endpoint data protection solutions that protect against corporate data loss by offering comprehensive products for data encryption and port and device control. The Safend Data Protection Suite encrypts internal and external hard drives, removable storage and CD/DVDs and provides granular control over all physical, wireless and removable media devices, ensuring compliance with regulatory data security and privacy standards. With more than 1,200 customers worldwide and 1.7 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, Israel with U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia. For more information, visit

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection" by John Girard and Eric Oullet, September 1, 2009.

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