TechTarget's Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com Announce 2007 'Readers' Choice Awards' Winners

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The editors of TechTarget, Inc.'s Information Security® magazine and SearchSecurity.com™ today announced the winners of the newly restructured "Readers' Choice Awards" as rated by 1,595 information security executives and managers who evaluated 340 products, in 15 product categories, that are deployed within their organizations. Nine months in the making, the Awards reflect extensive, in-depth discussions and interviews between TechTarget editors, security technology experts, and the Information Security Editorial Advisory board to define the appropriate categories and highly granular or specific criteria to encompass the most critical security technologies and functionality

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The editors of TechTarget, Inc.'s Information Security® magazine and SearchSecurity.com™ today announced the winners of the newly restructured "Readers' Choice Awards" as rated by 1,595 information security executives and managers who evaluated 340 products, in 15 product categories, that are deployed within their organizations. Nine months in the making, the Awards reflect extensive, in-depth discussions and interviews between TechTarget editors, security technology experts, and the Information Security Editorial Advisory board to define the appropriate categories and highly granular or specific criteria to encompass the most critical security technologies and functionality.

Spanning 15 product categories -- antimalware; application security; authentication; database security; endpoint security; identity and access management; intrusion detection/prevention; messaging/email; network firewall; remote access; risk policy management; SIMs; unified threat management; vulnerability management; and wireless -- the Awards single out 45 new or enhanced products that enterprise IT professionals should consider adding to their "A" lists of security products to evaluate.

Respondents rated each product based on criteria specific to each category. For each criterion, respondents scored the product on a scale of one (poor) to five (excellent). In addition, each criterion was given a weighted percentage to reflect its importance in that category. Some criteria were applied in multiple product categories, and one, "Investment ROI -- Are you getting your money's worth?" was asked in all 15 product categories

Winning products were based on the cumulative weighted responses for each product category criterion. In each category, the highest overall score received the gold medal, the next highest earned the silver medal, and the third highest received the bronze medal.

To prevent products that received a small number of high scores from unduly influencing the results, the editors instituted a vote qualification minimum. To be eligible for award consideration, a product had to attain at least 25 percent of the number of responses garnered by the top vote receiver within its category.

The Winners

Category: Antimalware (Host and gateway antivirus and antispyware products, host-based intrusion prevention) (there was a tie for silver in this category)

Gold: McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) -- VirusScan Enterprise/Anti-Spyware Enterprise

Silver: Trend Micro Incorporated (NASDAQ: TMIC) -- Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware

Silver: Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) -- Websense Enterprise

Category: Application Security (Web application firewalls, application vulnerability assessment and Web services security)

Gold: IBM (NYSE:IBM) -- Websphere DataPower SOA appliances

Silver: SPI Dynamics, Inc. -- WebInspect

Bronze: Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) -- Citrix Application Firewall

Category: Authentication (PKI, RADIUS, biometrics, tokens and smart cards)

Gold: RSA, The Security Division of EMC, (NYSE: EMC) -- SecurID

Silver: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) -- PKI

Bronze: ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI) -- Enterprise Access Cards

Category: Database Security (Database monitoring and vulnerability assessment, data encryption, removable storage and portable device control)

Gold: Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) -- Database Security

Silver: Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc) -- AppDetective

Bronze: Imperva -- SecureSphere Database Security Gateway

Category: Endpoint Security (Network access control)

Gold: Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) -- Symantec Network Access Control

Silver: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- Cisco NAC

Bronze: McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) -- Policy Enforcer

Category: Identity and Access Management (Web SSO, provisioning, user auditing, directories and password management)

Gold: Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) -- Novell Identity Manager

Silver: RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) -- ClearTrust

Bronze: Oracle (NASDAQGS: ORCL) -- Oracle Identity Manager

Category: Intrusion Detection/Prevention (Signature- and anomaly-based intrusion detection and/or prevention and network-based analysis)

Gold: TippingPoint -- TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System

Silver: Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) -- Network Security 7100 Series

Bronze: Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) -- NetScreen-IDP

Category: Messaging/email (Antispam, AV, content filtering; instant messaging and VoIP security )

Gold: Postini, Inc. -- Perimeter Manager

Silver: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) -- Antigen

Bronze: IronPort Systems Inc. -- IronPort (Cisco)

Category: Network Firewall (Appliances and software-based network firewall products)

Gold: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- PIX

Silver: Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) -- FireWall-1

Bronze: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) -- Microsoft ISA Server

Category: Remote Access (IPsec and SSL VPN, thin clients)

Gold: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- VPN Concentrator

Silver: Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) -- Citrix Access Gateway

Bronze: Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) -- VPN-1

Category: Risk Policy Management (Risk assessment/management, policy management/enforcement, configuration management/enforcement)

Gold: Tripwire, Inc. -- Tripwire Enterprise

Silver: Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) -- Symantec Compliance Control Suite

Bronze: Altiris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) -- Altiris SecurityExpressions

Category: SIMs (Security information and/or security event management)

Gold: ArcSight -- Enterprise Security Manager

Silver: NetIQ Corporation -- Security Manger

Bronze: Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) -- Eventia

Category: Unified Threat Management (Multiple proprietary and third-party security applications, including firewall/VPN, antivirus, IPS, etc., consolidated in a single appliance or software package with common management interface)

Gold: Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) -- CheckPoint Express CL

Silver: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance

Bronze: SonicWALL, Inc., (NASDAQ: SNWL) -- SonicWALL PRO

Category: Vulnerability Management (Vulnerability management lifecycle, vulnerability assessment and automated patch management)

Gold: Qualys, Inc. -- QualysGuard Enterprise

Silver: IBM Internet Security Systems IBM (NYSE:IBM) -- ISS Internet Scanner

Bronze: GFI -- LANguard Network Security Scanner

Category: Wireless (Wireless IDS/IPS, access control and rogue detection products)

Gold: Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- Wireless Security Suite

Silver: AirDefense, Inc.-- AirDefense Enterprise

Bronze: Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) -- VPN-1 Edge W

Category: Emerging Technology (Editors select three innovative technologies that promise to address a critical security need for the enterprise or small to medium-sized business)

Gold: ForeScout Technologies, Inc. -- CounterAct

Silver: Mu Security -- Mu-4000 Security Analyzer

Bronze: KoolSpan, Inc. -- SecurityEdge

About Information Security

Information Security is a leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues for enterprise security and risk managers. Information Security's team of veteran security journalists and experts break down the security problems challenging enterprises and provide practical resolutions. Its in-depth, comprehensive reports and analyses provide security managers--department managers to CXOs -- with the tools, knowledge and information they need to make informed decisions about how to safeguard their enterprises, comply with regulations and standards, and reduce risk. The publication's analysis of technology and products provide a guide for budgeting and purchasing decisions and trends reports, case studies and industry-leading exposes offers security managers insight into how their peers are addressing and solving key security issues. Information Security is an indispensable guide for any security manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk.

About SearchSecurity.com

More then 569,000 IT security pros turn to SearchSecurity.com for the information they require to keep their corporate data and assets secure. SearchSecurity.com offers a highly targeted combination of resources specifically dedicated to the success of today's IT security professional, including access to breaking industry news, virus alerts, webcasts, white papers, security schools, a selection of highly focused security e-newsletters and more - all at no cost.

About TechTarget

TechTarget is a leading provider of specialized online content that brings together buyers and sellers of corporate IT products. TechTarget sells customized marketing programs that enable IT vendors to reach corporate IT decision makers who are actively researching specific IT purchases. TechTarget operates a network of 35 websites, each of which focuses on a specific IT sector, such as storage, security or networking. IT professionals rely on TechTarget's websites for key decision support information tailored to their specific areas of responsibility. TechTarget complements its online offerings with targeted in-person events and three specialized IT magazines that enable advertisers to engage buyers throughout their decision-making process for IT purchases. As IT professionals have become increasingly specialized, they have come to rely on TechTarget's sector specific websites for purchasing decision-support. TechTarget's content enables IT professionals to navigate the complex and rapidly changing IT landscape where purchasing decisions can have significant financial and operational consequences. Since its founding in 1999, TechTarget has developed a broad customer base that now comprises more than 1,000 active advertisers who placed business with the company in 2006, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Research in Motion, SAP and Symantec.

TechTarget and Information Security are registered trademarks of TechTarget, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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