The Watch List is our universe of companies whose technology or recent market performance we find compelling.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 20, 2011
Institutional Analyst Inc. (IA) launched another financial portal today, the Internet Security Stock Review, covering publicly traded companies involved in “internet security” and released a Watch List of Top Companies to follow. IA is an independent research firm founded in 1999, via the Internet Stock Review which now additionally provides coverage for companies in a number of distinct industries; including Airlines, Alternative Energy, Biotech, Internet, Entertainment, Restaurants, Special Situations and Private Equity.
The Watch List, was created as a starting point for investors who are interested in Internet Security related companies. Roland Rick Perry, editor added, "the list is not a buy list, but rather our universe of companies, whose technology or recent market performance we find compelling.”
“After adding VirnetX which traded from $6.50 to $41 and Vasco Data which traded from $4.60 to $14 to the Internet Stock Review Watch List during the past year and due to the severity of the recent pull-back, we felt it was warranted to create a site devoted specifically to the group.” Adding “Governments, corporations and individuals spent $16.5 billion last year alone on security software, according consulting firm Gartner, that when combined with the market weakness and ever increasing cyber-breaches, it in our opinion offers investors a rare, even generational opportunity.”
The impetus behind its issuance is to bring attention to the names and or to the existence of these companies (particularly those with no coverage on Wall Street) and then to have the investors themselves, do the due diligence necessary to decide on their own, if any of the companies warrant further study and/or investment."
The website provides individual RSS news feeds for each company on the Watch List, as well all seventeen companies in its universe, enabling investors to easily follow the group with a single visit. Internet security and cyber crime Blogs are also included from leading sources such as Bank Info Security, Computer World, Sophos and McAfee and standalone reports from RSA and Commtouch.
In the list below, are companies which the review believes progress should be monitored. The Internet Stock Security Review will be following and reporting on the progress of these companies and others during the coming year.
Blue Coat Systems - $13.18, is a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. Blue Coat offers solutions that provide the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere. The shares which were recently downgraded by FBR capital traded near $50 in late 2007 and traded from $7 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $35, and lost $8 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.bluecoat.com
Commtouch - $3.12, safeguards the world’s leading security companies and service providers with cloud-based Internet security services. A cloud-security pioneer, Commtouch’s real-time threat intelligence from its GlobalView™ Network powers Web security, messaging security and antivirus solutions, protecting thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users worldwide. The shares traded near $8 in late 2007 and traded from $1.50 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $4.29, and lost $0.50 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.superb.net/
Checkpoint Systems - $52, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (http://www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. The shares traded near $25 in late 2007 and traded from $18 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $61, and lost $15 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.checkpoint.com/
CyberDefender - $0.48, is a leading provider of remote technical support services as well as Internet security software and utilities. With 8.6 million active users on its cloud-based collaborative Internet security network and more than 800,000 active paid subscriptions, CyberDefender protects its customers from the rapidly growing number of online threats through its suite of security and optimization software as well as its LiveTech subscription-based remote PC repair service. CyberDefender's team of more than 500 highly trained technicians and sales agents provide customers with efficient, round the clock remote PC repair services. The company develops and markets antispyware/antivirus software, PC optimization software, online backup and identity protection services. The shares traded from $0.50 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $4.70, and lost $1.50 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.cyberdefender.com/
F5 Networks, Inc. - $71, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. Its BIG-IP® version 11 software delivers end-to-end application access control to help federal government organizations improve their security posture and minimize the risk of network- and application-based attacks. Enhancements in BIG-IP v11 are especially applicable to federal government agencies and contractors, as well as any public sector organization working to secure its environment against cyber threats while keeping service levels high and costs low. The shares traded near $45 in late 2007 and traded from $18 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $145, and lost $40 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.f5.com/
Sourcefire, Inc. - $24.63, is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. Sourcefire's IPS, RNA(R) (Real-time Network Awareness) and Real-time Adaptive Security solutions equip customers with an efficient and effective layered security defense - protecting network assets before, during and after an attack. Through the years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership by customers, media and industry analysts alike - with more than 50 awards and accolades. The shares traded near $17 in late 2007 and traded from $5 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $30, and lost $6 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.sourcefire.com/
Fortinet - $18.70, is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2010 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. The shares from $8 in late ’09, to a recent high of $28, and lost $10 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.fortinet.com/
ID Watchdog - $0.17, and its partners provide consumers with identity monitoring and preservation tools that provide the only real protection against identity theft: active knowledge about your online identity. Using these tools, consumers watch their credit reports and receive warnings about significant changes as first alerts to possible identity theft. ID Watchdog and its partners empower consumers to play a role in defending their online identity by remaining vigilant about changes to and inaccuracies in their credit reports and resolving any issues that do arise with the help of personal information agents. The shares from a low of $8 early 2011, to a recent high of $0.28, and lost $0.10 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.idwatchdog.com/
Intersections Inc. - $13.17, is a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. Eight million consumers are actively protected by Intersections' consumer and breach remediation services offered through North America's leading financial institutions, directly to consumers under its award-winning IDENTITY GUARD® brand, and through its exclusive partnership with ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center. Since its inception in 1996, Intersections has protected 32 million consumers. The shares traded near $12 in late 2007 and traded from $4 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $21, and lost $6 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.intersections.com/
StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. - $0.04, is a software development and services company, provides a suite of integrated computer network security products. It develops identification protection software products to protect computer networks from unauthorized access and to protect network owners and users from identity theft. The company’s products include ProtectID, an authentication platform to authenticate computer network users by various methods, including traditional passwords combined with a telephone, PDA or multiple computer secure sessions, and biometric identification or encrypted devices, such as tokens or smartcards; ValidateID, a software application that validates the identity of an end user or applicant by asking a series of questions based on private and publicly available information; and GuardedID that creates a 128-bit encrypted real time separate pathway for information delivery from a keyboard to a targeted application on a local computer, preventing the use of spyware/malware to collect user information. The shares traded near $1.00 in late 2007 and have traded between $0.03 and $0.12 during 2011. http://www.strikeforcetech.com/
Symantec Corporation - $15.81, provides security, storage, and systems management solutions to secure and manage information. It operates in four segments: Consumer, Security and Compliance, Storage and Server Management, and Services. The Consumer segment provides Internet security and protection solutions, suites, and services to individual users and home offices. The Security and Compliance segment provides solutions for enterprise security, system management, and software-as-a-service. The Storage and Server Management segment focuses on providing storage management, high availability, and backup and recovery solutions in heterogeneous storage and server platforms to enterprise customers. The Services segment offers consulting services. The shares traded near $20 in late 2007 and traded from $11 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $20, and lost $3 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.symantec.com/
VASCO Data - $7.29 is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet Security applications and transactions. VASCO has positioned itself as global software company for Internet Security serving a customer base of approximately 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government. The shares traded near $40 in late 2007 and traded from $4 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $14, and lost $6 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.vasco.com/
VirnetX Holding Corporation - $19.40, is an Internet security software and technology company. The Company's software and technology solutions, including its secure domain name registry and GABRIEL Connection Technology™, are designed to facilitate secure communications and to create a secure environment for real-time communication applications such as instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, eReaders and video conferencing. The Company's patent portfolio now includes 21 U.S. and 18 foreign patents and over 100 pending patent applications. The shares traded near $7 in late 2007 and traded from $1 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $40, and lost $25 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://virnetx.com/
VeriSign, Inc. - $28.91, provides Internet infrastructure services to various networks worldwide. The company provides domain name registry services and network intelligence and availability (NIA) services. It offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of various .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domain names, as well as the back-end systems for .gov, .jobs and .edu domain names. As of March 31, 2011, the company had approximately 108.0 million domain names registered under the .com and .net registries. Its NIA services provide infrastructure assurance to organizations comprising Verisign iDefense security intelligence services. The shares traded near $40 in late 2007 and traded from $18 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high of $38, and lost $6 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.verisigninc.com/
Wave Systems Corp. - $2.40, reduces the complexity, cost and uncertainty of data protection by starting inside the device. Unlike other vendors who try to secure information by adding layers of software for security, Wave leverages the security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing platforms themselves. Wave has been a leading expert in this growing trend, leading the way with first-to-market solutions and helping shape standards through its work as a board member for the Trusted Computing Group. The shares traded near $3 in late 2007 and traded from $0.40 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high near $5, and lost $0.80 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.wavesys.com/
Websense, Inc. - $19.60, a global leader in unified web security, email security, and data loss prevention (DLP) solutions, delivers the best content security for modern threats at the lowest total cost of ownership to tens of thousands of enterprise, mid-market and small organizations around the world. Distributed through a global network of channel partners and delivered as software, appliance and Security-as-a-Service (SaaS), Websense content security solutions help organizations leverage web 2.0 and cloud communication, collaboration, and social media while protecting from advanced persistent threats, preventing the loss of confidential information and enforcing internet use and security policies. The shares traded near $25 in late 2007 and traded from $9 during the market low of ’09, to a recent high near $28, and lost $10 in value during the correction which started in early July. http://www.websense.com/
About the Internet Security Stock Review.
Each issue of the Internet Security Stock Review covers publicly traded companies in the internet security software and services industry and includes hyperlinks to the news origination source for full coverage. The newsletter additionally reports on the availability of streaming audio/video profiles, press releases, shareholder conferences and interviews with senior management of the companies covered.
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