Information Security Magazine Announces First Annual Security Excellence Awards

Winners and Honorable Mentions from Eight Key Internet Security Categories Chosen

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 27, 2001–Information Security magazine announced yesterday the winners of its first annual Information Security Excellence Awards. Selected via online balloting by the magazine’s subscribers, the winning info security products and services represent the “best-in-class” solutions in each of eight categories.

“Combating the constant barrage of cyber threats to corporate networks and information resources requires robust, time-tested security solutions,” says Andy Briney, editor-in-chief of Information Security. “The winning products and services represent, in our readers’ estimations, the best-of-breed technologies for securing the enterprise.”

The winners of the 2001 Information Security Excellence Awards were announced at Monday’s Awards Luncheon at MIS Training Institute’s InfoSec World conference in Orlando, Fla. The winners are also announced in the March 2001 issue of Information Security magazine, a vendor-neutral trade monthly published by TruSecure Corp. (, a Reston, Va.-based provider of managed security solutions.

The magazine’s readership selected eight winners from nearly 50 finalists across eight product/service categories. In four of the eight categories, the magazine awarded honorable mentions to products or services whose vote total was within 10 percent of the winner’s.

Access Control & Authentication


HONORABLE MENTION: FireWall-1/VPN-1, Check Point Software Technologies


Antivirus & Content Inspection

WINNER: Norton AntiVirus, Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC)

Perimeter Security

WINNER: Secure PIX, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO)

Enterprise Security Suites, Authorization & Centralized Administration

WINNER: SecureWay, Tivoli Systems (IBM)

HONORABLE MENTION: PGP Desktop, Network Associates (NASDAQ: NETA)


WINNER: VeriSign OnLine, VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN)

Security Monitoring/Logging

WINNER: RealSecure v5, Internet Security Systems (NASDAQ: ISSX)

HONORABLE MENTION: Tripwire, Tripwire Inc.

Security Assessment & Auditing

WINNER: Internet Scanner, Internet Security Systems (NASDAQ: ISSX)

Online Security Resource

WINNER:, SecurityFocus

HONORABLE MENTION: Crypto-Gram Newsletter, Counterpane Internet


For complete award results and information, visit Information Security’s Web site at

Based in Norwood, Mass., Information Security magazine is the leading trade monthly for IT, networking and information security practitioners. For more information, see

About TruSecure Corporation

TruSecure Corporation, formerly, is a worldwide leader in Internet security. TruSecure’s managed security solutions are the leading security assurance programs for Internet-connected companies, used by hundreds of organizations worldwide. TruSecure’s ICSA Labs is the security industry’s central authority for intelligence, research, and product testing, certifying more than 95% of the market’s anti-virus software, network firewalls, cryptography and IPSec products. TruSecure Media Group consists of Information Security Magazine, the leading industry publication with more than 45,000 readers; NTBugtraq, the leading online source of Microsoft-related security intelligence; and’s security destination Web site.

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