Stonesoft Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant in Enterprise Network Firewalls Magic Quadrant

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Evaluation Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report. Gartner evaluates vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Gartner regards the enterprise firewall market as "one of the largest and most mature security markets. It is populated with mature vendors, and shortlists are fairly homogeneous among horizontal and vertical markets." According to Gartner, "Changing business and threat conditions are putting pressure on growth in the firewall market. In addition, organizations' final product selection decisions must be driven by their specific requirements, especially in the relative importance of management capabilities, ease and speed of the deployment, acquisition costs, IT organization support capabilities, and integration with the established security and network infrastructure."

"We are proud that Gartner has recognized Stonesoft in the Challengers quadrant in the Enterprise Network Firewall market," comments Paul Johnson, President of Stonesoft Inc. "In my opinion, this position further manifests our long-standing commitment to securing the information flow of our customers. Our StoneGate offering meets the needs of today's increasingly complex business realities, providing high availability and ease of use in both physical and virtual environments."

Stonesoft continues to build on its strength as an innovator in virtualization security with its StoneGate Virtual Firewall/VPN and StoneGate Virtual IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) solutions. Both products are certified for VMware and can be managed by the StoneGate Management Center.

Gartner evaluates vendors annually based on the following evaluation criteria: ability to execute, which includes product or service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness and track record, market execution and customer experience and operations; and completeness of vision, comprised of market understanding and strategy, sales strategy, offering strategy, business model, vertical, industry and geographic strategy and innovation.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 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.

Source: Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall" by Greg Young and John Pescatore, Nov 21, 2008.

About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organizations. Stonesoft customers include enterprises with growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.

StoneGateā„¢ Secure Connectivity Solution unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system. The key benefits of StoneGate the solution include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio and high ROI. The StoneGate Virtual Security Solutions protect the network and ensure business continuity in both virtual and physical network environments.
StoneGate Management Center provides unified management for StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defense all over the enterprise network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile and remote use.

Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.stonesoft.com.

For more details, please contact:
Jason King
Lois Paul & Partners
781-782-5793
jason_king@lpp.com

Laurie Douglas
Stonesoft Inc.
678-578-8429
laurie.douglas@stonesoft.com

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