PortAuthority Technologies, Inc.,™ the Authority in Information Leak Prevention (ILP), today announced that InfoWorld magazine, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, has named four of its customers as winners of the distinguished InfoWorld 100 Awards, honoring the top IT projects of 2006 that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further business goals.
The annual InfoWorld 100 Awards program honors IT organizations with InfoWorld’s highest awards. According to InfoWorld, to be considered, projects must stretch beyond the typical, off-the-shelf solution, and must use multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals. Winners were formally announced in the Nov. 13 print edition of InfoWorld.
PortAuthority Technologies customers in a variety of industry sectors were recognized with InfoWorld 100 Awards this year. Kuakini Health System and MedAvant Healthcare Solutions both won in the Healthcare industry for their “HIPAA Compliance with Information Leak Prevention” and “Content Filtering” projects, respectively. In the Education industry sector, a multipurpose university that attracts students from 46 states and 37 countries was recognized for its “Information Leak Prevention” project. Also, another PortAuthority customer, a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications, won for its “Information Leak Prevention and Data Flow Authorization” project in the Computing/Technology industry sector.
“It’s been said that fortune favors the bold,” said Richard Gincel, InfoWorld Senior Editor. “The 2006 recipients of InfoWorld’s highest honor, those who’ve best used technology to improve their business, would agree. Our honorees prove that innovation starts with daring to embrace change. For example, MedAvant increased its security by controlling outbound traffic and protecting confidential information by putting systems in place by PortAuthority. Also, the university deployed PortAuthority’s solution to stop leaks of sensitive student data and confidential information over Web communications and networked printing in real time.”
PortAuthority Technologies is a growing leader in the ILP and Content Monitoring/Filtering markets. It delivers content-aware security solutions that reliably and accurately control the unauthorized distribution of sensitive information for data privacy, confidential information protection, and compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). With more than 27 patents pending, only PortAuthority stops information leaks by continually monitoring internal and outbound communications and delivering policy enforcement in a real-time and accurate manner.
“InfoWorld is a leader in helping IT management choose the right technology for the biggest business impact, and we are pleased to see our customers in a number of industries recognized in this year’s InfoWorld 100 Awards program,” said Raj Dhingra, PortAuthority Technologies VP of Marketing. “These honors illustrate not only how PortAuthority’s differentiated, content-aware ILP products are solving critical data leakage problems across a variety of industries, but also how these products fit within an entire security framework and overall security strategy.”
PortAuthority is the industry’s first and only content-aware ILP solution to provide organizations with comprehensive protection for their data-in-motion, data-at-rest and data-in-use. Only PortAuthority allows companies to reliably, accurately, precisely, and selectively stop information leaks over outbound mail, web communications, internal email and networked printing to ensure data privacy, protection of confidential information, and regulatory compliance. Its features include real-time monitoring and reporting; granular policy management for selective blocking and enforcement; automated private data classification and protection for files, databases and endpoints; more than 150 pre-built policies and reports; “3 Clicks Manageability” for reporting and compliance; and plug-and-play appliances purpose-built for data security. It protects information in more than 370 file formats, the most in the industry, including structured and unstructured data, text, graphics, and CAD documents. In addition to native monitoring and enforcement, PortAuthority integrates with infrastructure systems and applications such as messaging and encryption gateways, web content-filtering gateways, directory services, data repositories and document management systems.
About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, a weekly print publication, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products.
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About PortAuthority Technologies
PortAuthority Technologies is the Authority in Information Leak Prevention, providing security solutions that reliably and accurately control the unauthorized distribution of sensitive information for data privacy, confidential information protection and true compliance. Using patented PreciseID™ technology, it is the only content-aware solution to provide comprehensive protection of data-in -motion, data-at-rest and data-in-use. With its 3 Clicks Manageability and automated identification and protection, PortAuthority delivers ease of deployment and the lowest cost of ownership. PortAuthority ensures compliance with regulations such as GLBA, PCI, HIPAA, CA CC1798, PIPEDA and SOX by closing the gap between employee behavior and corporate and legal policies. The company started the industry’s growing DATASEC Alliance™ program, which fosters interoperability with complementary technologies to jointly deliver the most comprehensive data protection and compliance solutions. PortAuthority Technologies is a privately held company backed by Greylock Partners, Lexington Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Sequoia Capital. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., and has offices throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 877-843-4879.