PortAuthority Technologies, Inc.,™ the Authority in Information Leak Prevention (ILP), today announced that its ILP product has earned a prestigious “Excellent” Rating award from the InfoWorld Media Group, an organization which has been identifying and promoting emerging technology segments that add unique value for organizations for more than 25 years.
The InfoWorld Test Center provides in-depth technical analysis on key products, solutions and technologies for sound buying decisions and business gain. As a result of its technical labs review and scores earned in testing criteria relevant to enterprise buying decisions, such as ease-of-use, features and security, PortAuthority v5.0 was rated “Excellent” by the Test Center. According to InfoWorld, receiving an “Excellent” Rating assures IT professionals of a product’s quality and market readiness before they make a purchase.
“With some ILP solutions you get good usability, while others are technically impressive,” wrote reviewer Mike Heck of InfoWorld. “It’s rarer to see one that does both so well, which is my conclusion after testing PortAuthority 5.0. The clinchers for me were getting policy management and administration right.”
PortAuthority Technologies is a 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 U.S. and international regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and many others using more than 150 built-in policy templates. With more than 27 patents pending, only PortAuthority stops information leaks by continually monitoring internal and outbound communications, inspecting data-at-rest and data-in-use, and delivering policy enforcement in a real-time and accurate manner.
According to the review, PortAuthority v5.0 earned its “Excellent” Rating for improvements over previous product versions in the areas of security, including protecting data-in-motion, at rest and in use; Web-based user interface and usability; policy management, with more than 150 pre-built policies that can be applied universally across the enterprise; and reliability and enterprise scalability.
The review continued, “…PortAuthority 5.0 should reduce IT staff workload compared with competitive offerings...policy management is easier and more detailed. Overall, false positives and false negative alerts were under 1 percent, which is somewhat better compared with other products I’ve tested. PortAuthority 5.0’s Web incident management and reporting side also underwent serious retooling.”
“We are pleased to receive this technical product review honor from InfoWorld, a leader in delivering in-depth coverage and evaluation of IT products to help IT solutions management choose the right technology,” said Raj Dhingra, PortAuthority Technologies VP of Marketing. “PortAuthority has a track record of delivering innovative products that meet customer requirements. Following industry and customer feedback, we further enhanced the usability of our ILP offering, and its total protection of confidential information in any format and over any communications channel. The InfoWorld product review recognizes PortAuthority as top of its class in our product category. Industry recognition such as this is rewarding for the entire team, and validates the direction we have taken the PortAuthority product for our growing enterprise customer base.”
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.
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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.