Elemental Security, Inc., the award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that its security compliance management product has been named as the Product of the Year in the Emerging Technology category in Information Security magazine’s 2006 “Product of the Year” awards program.
Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com asked 890 information security executives and managers to assess the products they currently deploy. Based on their cumulative responses, Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com editors awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the industry’s best products in 13 categories. The Elemental Compliance System earned the Gold Award as the top product in the Emerging Technology category due to its rating in criteria such as overall quality, performance, features, security, documentation, and support.
According to Information Security magazine, “In a year when regulatory compliance seems to dominate the infosecurity market, the integrated policy management, host configuration and network access control in a single offering earned the Elemental Compliance System (ECS) the gold medal in emerging technologies. Elemental’s innovative approach to a high-profile, enterprise-level security need made it the clear choice.”
“It is an honor to be named the Emerging Technology Product of the Year by Information Security, the leading source of comprehensive reports and analyses for security managers and executives charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk,” said Elemental CEO Peter Watkins. “Our growing customer traction and increasing number of industry accolades validates that our innovative host-level approach to policy and risk management is serving a critical security compliance need for enterprises that was previously unmet.”
Elemental’s award-winning product is the world’s first solution that unifies policy management, host configuration, inventory/discovery and network access control in one seamlessly integrated offering. For the first time, enterprises can easily express cross-platform security policies that affect individual computers and their behavior on the network, gather meaningful up-to-date information to compare to established metrics, and selectively enforce policies across a diverse, dynamic environment. Security compliance has become a top priority for enterprises due to the pressures from increasing frequency and severity of security breaches, and from regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
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Elemental is an award-winning pioneer in the Security Compliance Management market. Elemental’s products address enterprises’ need to centrally manage the security compliance of all computers in their environments. Elemental provides unified visibility and control to manage dynamic computing environments, enabling enterprises to satisfy compliance requirements and measurably improve their security. Founded in December 2002, Elemental is a privately held company backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers Venture Partners. Red Herring and AlwaysOn awarded the company their Red Herring 100 and AlwaysOn 100 awards, respectively, which honor the top private companies of 2005. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and has offices throughout the U.S.
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