Yankee Group Names NetContinuum To “Winner” Category In Rapidly Growing Application Security Market

Santa Clara, CA. September 20, 2004 3??4 NetContinuum, the worldwide leader in application firewalls, today announced it has been named a market leader in the latest application security report from Yankee Group, the global leader in communications and networking research. In a new report entitled “Application Gateways Secure Business Communications,” senior security analyst Eric Ogren highlights NetContinuum’s customer traction and platform advantages in naming the company as one of four vendors to make its “Winners” category for Web application gateways. The report also projects overall product revenue in the application security gateway market to reach $2 billion by 2009 and recommends that enterprises “mandate application gateways for all high-value applications.”

“NetContinuum built its application security gateway for performance and reliability from day one, giving them a clear architectural advantage,” said Eric Ogren, Senior Analyst, Security Solutions & Services at the Yankee Group. “The company has been finding success in markets such as financial services, government, media and entertainment, with a solution that scales as the application business needs grow.”

“This report underscores the growing importance of application firewalls that protect companies from data theft, financial fraud and loss of customer confidence due to web application attacks,” said Wes Wasson, Chief Strategy Officer at NetContinuum. “NetContinuum is rapidly expanding its customer base across all industry sectors and is honored by Yankee’s recognition as a leader in the application security market.”

About NetContinuum
NetContinuum is the leading provider of ASIC-based application firewalls that deliver the highest level of application protection available. The NetContinuum Application Security Gateway product line reduces the risk of data theft, financial fraud and loss of customer confidence due to web application attacks. It is the only product on the market to pass rigorous independent certification from ICSA Labs against both network and application-layer security threats, including data theft, cross-site scripting, SQL injection, command execution, information disclosure and authentication bypass. NetContinuum boasts an impressive customer base comprised of Fortune 1000 enterprises, government agencies and service providers. For more information, please visit http://www.netcontinuum.com/ or call 408-961-5600.

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