Top Layer Security Named SC Magazine Innovator of the Year

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Company Heralded for its Ability to Innovate in Mainstream Security Market

Top Layer Security, a leading global provider of Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), today announced that the company has been named as an Industry Innovator by SC Magazine in the Perimeter Defense category. Top Layer was heralded for its customer-driven product decisions and clear view of the future. The complete article can be viewed here:

Based on interviews with company C-level executives, SC Magazine editors selected Innovators who have a road map that is based on a clear view of the future requirements that customers will face. The awards are designed to help readers determine which products can deliver the most value and answer the question, "If we are going to buy security products in the next 18 months, what should we be reviewing?"

"We're honored that the respected editors of SC Magazine recognized Top Layer Security as one of the leading innovators of 2008," said Peter Rendall, CEO of Top Layer Security. "As the only leading IPS provider to focus solely on the current and future IPS market, we've been able to continue to innovate in this dynamic and challenging technology area. Our recently announced partnerships with Microsoft's Active Protections Program, Bradford Networks, and our latest product release, v5.2, demonstrate of our continued commitment to the market."

About the Top Layer IPS 5500
The IPS 5500 family of products is built in the USA and offers the strongest levels of network protection, performance, and reliability on the market today. By combining content-based IPS/IDS, stateful firewall, and attack mitigation algorithms, the IPS 5500 is the only solution that provides Three Dimensional Protection (3DP) against malicious content, undesired access and botnet-based attacks. Top Layer's architecture enables the IPS 5500 to protect enterprises and service providers from sophisticated attacks in real-time while enabling the highest throughput of legitimate traffic.

The IPS 5500 E-series has received top accolades from the world's most prestigious labs and influential publications. In addition, Top Layer has received significant recognition from the NSS Group, Computer Reseller News, Information Security Magazine, IT Week, Service Provider Weekly, and the Tolly Group. Top Layer was awarded "Technology Innovator of 2008" by SC Magazine. Its IPS 5500 E-Series was awarded "Best Buy" IPS in their 2007 review of IDS/IPS solutions , and Best IPS Product of 2007.

About Top Layer Security
Top Layer Security is a leading global provider of Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) that enables enterprise organizations to protect their critical on-line assets from risks associated with cyber threats. Designed with Three Dimensional Protection, Top Layer's IPS provides the most advanced protection against attacks at the highest tested performance rates. Top Layer Security is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA with sales and services support worldwide.

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Donna Rogers
Top Layer Security, Inc.    
(508) 870-1300, ext. 127

Matt Flanagan
fama PR
(617) 758-4141


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