Tripwire Honored as UPSIDE Magazine ”Hot 100” Company

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 11, 2001–Tripwire Inc., the leading provider of data and network integrity (DNI) software, today announced that it has been selected by UPSIDE Magazine as one of the 2001 Hot 100 private companies.

Tripwire was selected by the editors of UPSIDE and an advisory panel comprised of venture capitalists, financial analysts and market researchers. More than 800 companies were nominated for this year’s UPSIDE Hot 100 Awards. Each company was judged on the basis of its technological achievements, customer acceptance of products or services, financial performance, industry partnerships, financial backing, and management experience.

“This award is very significant to Tripwire because it recognizes our accomplishments as well as our future promise,” said W. Wyatt Starnes, CEO, president and cofounder of Tripwire. “Upside Magazine, through this award, is indicating that our brand, our products, our investors and our management were worthy of recognition. I am honored to accept on behalf of all of the employees and stakeholders of Tripwire.”

“While economic cycles in technology come and go, the kinds of companies that the editors of the magazine have recognized in this list are ones that have proven, year after year, to be those companies that often rise to the top of the next cycle. They are companies and people who bring innovation and new technology to the forefront,” said Upside Media’s CEO David Bunnell.

“We evaluated hundreds of great companies that spanned a broad range of technology market segments, and we are pleased to recognize Tripwire among this year’s winners,” said Jerry Borrell, president and editor in chief of UPSIDE Magazine. “We look forward to watching the progress of UPSIDE’s 2001 Hot 100 Award winners over the next year or so, and we hope they continue to make news as they potentially move from being privately held to becoming publicly traded companies.”

The complete list of the UPSIDE Hot 100 Award winners is published in the June 2001 issue of UPSIDE, and is also online at http://www.UPSIDE.com.

About Tripwire Inc.

Tripwire Inc. is the leading provider of data and network integrity solutions for Global 3000 companies and e-business corporations as well as key public sector organizations. Tripwire enterprise software provides the foundation upon which security, network management and risk management strategies are built. It ensures that organizations can be confident in the integrity of all “data at rest” in their network — source, destination and all stops in between. Tripwire customers include Intuit, AT&T, Ernst & Young and the U.S. House of Representatives. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with offices in Silicon Valley, California, and 15 countries around the world. For more information about Tripwire, please visit the company Web site at www.tripwire.com.

About UPSIDE Magazine

UPSIDE Magazine provides timely news and commentary on the issues, people, technology, and capital that are changing the technology business world. UPSIDE is delivered to more than 300,000 executive-level readers.

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