Elemental Compliance System Named “Hot Pick” By Information Security Magazine

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Aug. 9, 2005 – Elemental Security, Inc., an award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that its security compliance management product has been named the “Hot Pick” by Information Security magazine in its August issue. Editors singled out the Elemental Compliance System as a “Hot Pick” due to its comprehensive compliance overview, flexible and intuitive interface, and robust reporting.

Information Security editors award the “Hot Pick” for an information security product that offers a unique approach to a persistent security problem, and addresses the problem with a realistic solution that can be implemented in everyday IT environments. To read the complete Elemental “Hot Pick” review, see:
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Elemental’s award-winning product is the world’s first solution that unifies policy management, host configuration and network access control in one seamlessly integrated offering. For the first time, enterprises can easily express cross-platform security policies that affect individual computers and their behavior on the network, gather meaningful up-to-date information to compare to established metrics, and selectively enforce policies across a diverse, dynamic environment. Security compliance has become a top priority for enterprises due to the pressures from increasing frequency and severity of security breaches, and from regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

According to the review, “-¦the server and clients worked flawlessly. Almost immediately, [the Elemental Compliance System] began receiving information, starting with vital data points such as IP addresses, MAC addresses and the host OS. After several minutes, the host compliance was rated. The SSL Web-based interface is clean and well-designed; our tests were a breeze thanks to the simplicity and effective, logical placement of controls. Users can view compliance at a high level or can drill down to individual hosts. Reports can be generated for overall compliance, trending over time, group membership, host attributes and packet filter data.”

“Information Security magazine is a well-known leading source of vital information for a large audience of security management professionals, and we’re pleased the Elemental Compliance System has been recognized by Information Security as an innovative system and a solid product,” said Elemental CEO Peter Watkins. “It is rewarding to receive continued positive industry validation regarding our unique policy-based approach to improving an enterprise’s security and compliance position.”

The Elemental Compliance System

The Elemental Compliance System is an award-winning enterprise security software solution that enables organizations to express, monitor, and enforce security policies for any computer connecting to the network. It is a client-server security system that provides broad visibility into all hosts in the enterprise and the means to control or contain them through auto-deployed security policies. The system consists of the Elemental server and Elemental agents running on workstations and server hosts throughout a network. Elemental’s architecture is unique in its ability to detect, monitor and control hosts with or without Elemental agents running on them. The Elemental Compliance System recently earned an “Excellent” rating from the InfoWorld Test Center and a 9.3 score out of a possible 10. In addition, Information Security awarded it the “Hot Pick” of the month, as an information security product that offers a unique solution to a persistent security problem.

About Information Security

TechTarget’s Information Security is the leading source for enterprise security managers seeking critical, objective information on information security technologies, practices, and trends. Distributed monthly to a qualified, controlled circulation of 60,200 IT security professionals, Information Security has the largest reach among IT security professionals of any BPA-audited information security publication in North America. The magazine’s more than 100 advertisers include the leading vendors of security services and technologies. More information about Information Security can be found at http://www.informationsecurity.com .

About Elemental
Elemental is an award-winning pioneer in the Security Compliance Management market. Elemental’s products address enterprises’ need to centrally manage the security compliance of all computers in their environments. Elemental provides unified visibility and control to manage dynamic computing environments, enabling enterprises to satisfy compliance requirements and measurably improve their security. Founded in December 2002, Elemental is a privately held company backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers Venture Partners. Red Herring and AlwaysOn awarded the company their Red Herring 100 and AlwaysOn 100 awards, respectively, which honor the top private companies of 2005. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and has offices throughout the U.S. Go to http://www.elementalsecurity.com for more information.

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