Stamford, Connecticut – (The Hosting News) – August 22, 2008 – Data Security Management solutions firm, Protegrity Corporation’s Defiance Threat Management System, has been selected as the winner of the 2008 Best Products and Services Award.
The solution was named as the best web application firewall (WAF) in Network Products Guide’s Reader Trust Awards. Gordon Rapkin, CEO for Protegrity remarked, ”We are extremely pleased to have been recognized in the Reader Trust Awards as the best web application firewall. Defiance Threat Management System is a critical part of a complete security solution that ensures customers can defend their web applications against a growing number of attacks from increasingly sophisticated hackers.”
According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, over 236 million data records have been compromised since January 2005. Approximately half of those records were compromised by hacking. Today’s hackers are more organized and have a clear sense of purpose — stealing sensitive data.
The need to protect web applications form hackers is further reinforced by Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) section 6.6 which requires organizations that accept credit card payments to either complete a full software code review of all of their web applications or deploy a web application firewall. Achieving PCI compliance compels organizations to not only protect their web applications but also protect their stored data, restrict access to sensitive data, and maintain an information security policy.
Phil Dinsmore, General Manager of Web Application Security for Protegrity added, ”Web applications are unfortunately too easy to exploit. Anyone with a browser has an entry point into unprotected applications and the data they use. Protegrity’s web application firewall, Defiance Threat Management System, combines enterprise class performance and configuration options to detect threats, block attacks, and generate application security alerts and reports.”
Defiance Threat Management System operates as an in-line gateway or out-of-band monitor. It can be deployed as software, a soft appliance, a hardware appliance or any combination of the three. The ability to be a completely ‘green’ solution, coupled with unparalleled deployment flexibility, make it an ideal choice for shared hosting and virtual server environments.
Protegrity delivers centralized data security management solutions that protect sensitive information from acquisition to deletion across the enterprise. Protegrity’s customers maintain complete protection over their data and business by employing software and solutions specifically designed to encrypt data, safeguard web applications, and manage and report on security policy.
The company’s singular focus is on developing solutions that protect data. Protegrity employees are security technology specialists with deep expertise in encryption, key management, web application firewalls and security policy in distributed environments. Maximize security with minimal business impact with Protegrity’s Defiance Suite, the high performance, transparent solution optimized for the dynamic enterprise.
To learn more, please visit: www.protegrity.com.