Senforce Positioned In “Visionary” Quadrant In Analyst Firm’s Personal Firewall Magic Quadrant 1H05

Draper, Utah—May 20, 2005—Senforce Technologiesâ„? Inc., the leader in location-aware endpoint security enforcement, today announced the company was placed in the “Visionaries” quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Personal Firewalls, 1H05*. Summarizing the report, Gartner says “Personal firewalls strengthen a company’s perimeter defenses by blocking attacks against individual workstations and mobile devices.”

According to Gartner, Visionaries have a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery. Gartner says “Vision in the [personal firewall] market is a measure of a company’s ability to deliver innovative products to protect against old and new forms of attack.”

According to the report, “A company with strong vision makes developers nervous and forces industry-wide changes in functional innovation and standards. Companies that earn visionary or leader status invest in R&D for new threats and needs in advance of industry demand and they do so consistently, year after year.”

In evaluating different vendors’ visionary place in this important market, Gartner scored vendor vision “by considering a long list of functions ranging from simple port blocking to behavioral attacks, as well as features of the user and management interfaces.”

Market Good for Best-of-Breed

The Gartner report states the personal firewall market remains viable for best-of-breed products. “With the evolution of security threats increasingly impacting endpoint PCs, the need for vision in defining new defensive and offensive security technologies can’t be overstated,” said Mike Hall, Senforce’s CEO. “Senforce is pleased to be noted as a visionary for its work in bringing about industry changes in this critical aspect of endpoint and Wi-Fi security.”

Both the Magic Quadrant for Personal Firewalls, 1H05 and an accompanying report, Evaluation Criteria for Personal Firewall Magic Quadrant, 1H05, were published by Gartner, Inc. on May 13, 2005.



About Senforce Technologies Inc.

Senforce Technologies is the leader in policy-enforced endpoint security. Senforce Endpoint Security Suite (ESS) enables IT managers to centrally create, manage and enforce security policies to protect corporate data on endpoint devices, automate security practices and enforce regulatory compliance such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA and DoD 8100.2. Senforce protects users regardless of location or method of accessing a wired or wireless network. Proven across large and small enterprises, as well as government agencies, ESS delivers both driver- and application-layer solutions to provide the most advanced protection against hackers, malware, device theft, wireless threats and other endpoint security vulnerabilities. The company is headquartered in Draper, Utah. Senforce is privately-held and funded by Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, vSpring Capital, Rocket Ventures, American River Ventures and EsNet Group. For more information, visit www.senforce.com or call 1-877-844-5430.

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