Datamation Recognizes NFR Security’s Sentivist Intrusion Prevention Solution as its Enterprise Security “Product of the Year”

ROCKVILLE, MD, February 9, 2005 – NFR Security, Inc., a leader in Real-Time Threat Protectionâ„?, today announced that its Sentivist intrusion prevention offering has been named Datamation’s “Product of the Year” in the Enterprise Security Software category. Sentivist was selected for its patent-pending Confidence Indexingâ„? feature which addresses and resolves the industry-wide problem of false positives and promotes user confidence in deploying intrusion prevention technologies.

“Our Product of the Year awards recognize achievement and innovation in enterprise software and hardware products,” said Chris Nerney, Executive Editor of’s IT Management Channel. “Our readers are discerning professionals who demand the best products to help them run their networks. A Datamation Product of the Year Award is a huge endorsement by enterprise professionals and technology buyers.”

The Datamation Product of the Year Awards are voted on by readers and highlight the best information technology products released during the past year. NFR Security’s Sentivist solution won this year’s Enterprise Security award. Some of the other categories for the Datamation awards include anti-spam, compliance software, enterprise instant messaging, malware removal and more.

“NFR Security is pleased to be honored with this Product of the Year award from Datamation,” said Andre Yee, President and CEO of NFR Security. “Customer response to our Sentivist product has been tremendous thus far and 2005 promises to be another successful year as our company rolls out additional innovative security solutions that provide real-time threat protection for today’s dynamic network environment.”

The NFR Security Sentivist intrusion prevention solution was released in July 2004 with a patent-pending Confidence Indexing feature that is easy-to-use in identifying threats through highly configurable, actionable rules that result in fewer false positives for customers. The scoring mechanism uses multiple variables to score threats and, based on the pre-defined threshold, it can advise customers with a high degree of confidence on whether traffic is malicious.

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About NFR Security, Inc.

NFR Security develops and markets the Sentivistâ„? line of Real-Time Threat Protectionâ„? products, including the most trusted, dynamic and easy-to-use enterprise intrusion prevention system (IPS) on the market today. Unique to the Sentivist intrusion prevention system is a patent-pending feature called Confidence Indexingâ„?, providing the unique ability to direct and calibrate prevention enforcement according to the threat and asset under attack, thus delivering unequaled levels of flexibility and trust in deploying inline prevention. NFR Security operates worldwide via an extensive network of channel partners and direct sales. Customers include Fortune 1000, utilities, pharmaceuticals, energy, telecommunications, financials and government agencies. The company is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. Additional information about NFR Security can be found at or by calling 1-800-234-4079.

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