Sanctum Management Hailed With Top Industry Awards
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. January 27, 2004 Sanctum, Inc., the established leader in Web application security software, today announced that Chief Technology Officer Steve Orrin has been chosen as one of the top CTOs in the Nation by InfoWorld magazine. Orrin s recognition among this elite group of the top 25 CTOs follows right on the heels of Sanctum s CEO Peggy Weigle also being named one of the most influential people in networking by Network World magazine. The near simultaneous recognition of Sanctum s two most senior executives is clear validation of the success Sanctum s management team has achieved in re-thinking the technology needs of the security marketplace. By implementing proactive security across the whole application development lifecycle, Sanctum is bringing entirely new levels of security to its customer base.
This recognition is a clear indicator of the talent we ve assembled in Sanctum s management team, and recognizes the thought leadership role these two individuals have had upon changing the way the entire industry approaches security, said John Dillon, Sanctum Chairman of the Board and Navis CEO. Peggy and Steve have been at the forefront of the movement to make security a proactive issue, with heavy participation in industry, government and media efforts to shape the next technology breakthroughs. The prestigious awards from Network World and InfoWorld validate the impact that Sanctum s technology is having as these two leaders work together solving the challenges of security in today s complex customer environments.
The InfoWorld CTO 25 awards are given each year and honor IT executives who have shown leadership both inside and outside of their companies. The nominations are reviewed by InfoWorld s CTO Advisory Council, which makes its selection based on a CTO s vision, expertise, and applied creativity in their industries. Orrin was selected as a CTO 25 award winner for providing leadership to Sanctum and the industry during a difficult economic period, as well as his evangelism of the importance of embedding security in applications through his participation in OASIS working groups and his efforts in developing the Application Vulnerability Description Language (AVDL). Network World s Power Issue picked the 50 most powerful people in networking based on many criteria, including responsibilities, visibility and influence. Network World lauded Weigle for being a renaissance type of technologist, who has created a top contender in the young-but-blossoming Web application firewall market. To view the articles in full please visit: www.infoworld.com/article/04/01/23/04FEctosteve_1.html?s=feature and http://www.nwfusion.com/power/2003/1222influences.html
About Sanctum, Inc.
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Sanctum, Inc. is the recognized leader for Web application security solutions. Sanctum software solutions provide automatic enforcement of intended business processes, ensuring the protection of core information and data. By detecting and defending against any unauthorized behavior, Sanctum protects customers against malicious cybercriminal activity from theft of intellectual property and customer data, to e-commerce fraud and Web site defacement even if a site has unknown security holes or flaws. Sanctum s solutions complete a company s security infrastructure, assure regulatory compliance and create sustainable ROI. Sanctum s customers include industry leaders in finance, retailing, healthcare, government and telecommunications. Privately held, Sanctum is funded by blue-chip venture capital firms and industry leaders including Sprout Group, Dell, Gemini Israel Funds, Fidelity Ventures, Wachovia Strategic Ventures Group, Mofet Israel Technology Fund and Walden Israel. For more information, visit www.SanctumInc.com or contact the Company directly at (408) 352-2000.