Info Security Products Guide Honors IronPort Systems' Ambika Gadre with the Shaping Info Security 2006 Industry Award

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IronPort Systems announced today that Info Security Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and the world’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies, has honored Ambika Gadre, IronPort Senior Director of Product Management, with the "Shaping Info Security 2006" Industry Award. This prestigious industry award recognizes individuals and teams worldwide that have made the most positive impact on security technology in today’s highly sophisticated environment.

IronPort Systems announced today that Info Security Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and the world’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies, has honored Ambika Gadre, IronPort Senior Director of Product Management, with the Shaping Info Security 2006 Industry Award. This prestigious industry award recognizes individuals and teams worldwide that have made the most positive impact on security technology in today’s highly sophisticated environment.

“A successful global security vendor innovates and outperforms in a dynamic industry only according to the talent of its people,” said Rick Justice, Chief Technology Editor with Info Security Products Guide. “We are proud to honor Ambika Gadre with this year’s Shaping Info Security 2006 award and to acknowledge her remarkable, timely contribution to both enterprise Web security and the users of security products and services worldwide.”

Ambika Gadre has had extensive experience leading product marketing and management teams at both hardware and software companies. At IronPort, customers approached Gadre and her team to tackle the spyware problem. Though it took significant investment to develop both a Layer 4 (L4) traffic monitor and a full application layer proxy (integrated into a single product), this approach is critical to fully address today’s issues and anticipate malware evolutions to come. In a world where malware is becoming increasingly sophisticated, multiple forms of malware are now being combined to create “blended threats” that increase the potency of overall attacks. Systems limited in approach are missing the goal and cannot provide complete protection from insidious Web-based threats. To read more about Gadre’s contribution to enterprise security, please visit http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/people/

IronPort is applying the same technology that made it the industry leader in stopping spam, to Web security. The IronPort S-Series, the industry's fastest Web security appliance, was developed because of the increased demand from enterprises to stop and combat spyware (one of the most significant corporate security issues today). Although a major threat, fewer than 10 percent of corporations have deployed perimeter spyware defenses. The speed, variety and maliciousness of spyware and other Web-based malware attacks have all highlighted the importance of a robust, secure platform to protect the enterprise network perimeter from such threats. The IronPort S-Series appliances combine a high-performance security platform with IronPort's exclusive Web Reputation technology and IronPort's breakthrough Dynamic Vectoring and Streaming™ (DVS) engine, a new scanning technology that enables fully integrated, rapid signature-based filtering.

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 http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

About IronPort Systems

IronPort Systems is the leading gateway security provider for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. The company has developed a family of security gateway appliances, including the IronPort C-Series™ email security appliances, and the IronPort S-Series Web security appliances. All IronPort application-specific security gateway appliances offer breakthrough performance, and utilize SenderBase®, the world's largest email and Web threat detection network and database. For more information on IronPort products and services, visit:

CONTACT:    

Suzanne Matick, 831-479-1888, SMATICK at IRONPORT dot com

David Oro, 415-885-9898, DAVID at OROGROUP dot com

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