Elemental Security, Inc., the award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that it has been named as a “2006 Ten Start-ups To Watch” Award winner in Network World magazine’s 2006 “Network World 200 (NW200) Issue,” published earlier this week.
Each spring Network World publishes its annual NW200 issue, which reviews and analyzes the networking industry’s changing dynamics over the past 12 months, as well as ranks the top 200 enterprises. The NW200 issue also highlights “Ten Start-ups to Watch,” whose cool technologies and growing business opportunities might one day help them join the ranks of the NW200. Drawing from a field of about 100 candidates, Network World editors handpicked winning start-ups based on the strength of their technology, their management team, and the depth of their financial backing.
According to Network World, “Elemental Security is on a course to unify compliance requirements and system security. Its Elemental Security Platform combines traditional security features with policy-based computing. With ESP, companies can use a single product to define policies, monitor hardware and users for noncompliance with those policies, and take action against unsecured devices. ‘Elemental’ describes the vendor’s goal of providing a solid foundation and essential building blocks for enterprise security.”
Elemental’s award-winning solution is being publicly demonstrated next week at Interop Las Vegas 2006, in Elemental’s Booth No. 913 in the Security Zone on the exhibition floor.
“We are excited to be named as a Start-up to Watch in 2006 in this annual NW200 Issue from Network World, the leading source of in-depth network coverage for IT executives,” said Elemental Chief Marketing Officer Roy Agostino. “We believe that enterprise security requires fresh thinking and a new approach. Awards from industry leaders such as Network World are an important validation of our perspective that ESP’s policy and risk management solution is destined to be a cornerstone of an enterprise’s security framework.”
Elemental provides the world’s only security policy system built from the ground up to make the state and activity of users and computers fully transparent, enabling customers to directly translate their business objectives into specific policies for all users and systems on their networks. Elemental unifies policy management, host configuration, inventory/discovery and role-based access control in one seamlessly integrated offering. Using Elemental, security administrators can easily assess the security posture of machines and networks, and make proactive decisions about managing risk. Security policy and compliance management continue to be top priorities due to increasing frequency and severity of security breaches, and 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 industry leader in enterprise policy and risk management. Using its award-winning Elemental Security Platform (ESP), organizations can directly translate their business objectives into specific policies for all users and systems on their networks. For the first time, enterprises can use a single product to obtain measurable and comprehensive metrics for their security policy needs and compliance requirements. 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 annual awards for the top private companies. Elemental was also named the “Most Innovative” company at the RSA Conference 2006, and earned 2006 “Private Security/Start-up to Watch” honors from Red Herring and Network World. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and has offices throughout the U.S.
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