Elemental Security Compliance Management Product Honored By Editors Of Info Security Products Guide

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Dec. 20, 2005 – Elemental Security, Inc., an award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that the Elemental Compliance System has won the prestigious Product Excellence Award from the Info Security Products Guide, as determined by its editors. Selected from more than 700 products and solutions from across the globe, Elemental’s security compliance management product also received the highest 5-star rating as a result of the review.

The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. Winning products are determined by the guide’s editors based on a set of criteria, including most unique feature, benefits for customers, platform/interface support, and target customers served. The guide provides useful information to end-users of information security products by fairly and accurately evaluating today’s leading products and vendors in reviews. To read Elemental’s award-winning review, which won in the guide’s “Management” category, please see: http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/management/elementalcompliance.html

“Elemental’s product helps enterprises manage the security of their networks according to compliance requirements, and is the first and only solution to provide the necessary visibility and control to centrally manage the configuration, network access and compliance of all computers on a network,” said Judy Shelton, group editor, Silicon Valley Communications, publishers of the Info Security Products Guide. “The most important distinction about Elemental’s product is that it provides the world’s first and only unified policy infrastructure, allowing customers to manage and solve a class of problems they could not previously address in an automated way. Elemental’s multiple technical breakthroughs are designed to provide a single framework that seamlessly combines four traditional product disciplines: rich inventory, policy management, host configuration management, and network access control in an easy-to-use manner.”

“The Info Security Products Guide is a valued resource written expressly for end users of security products, and we are honored to be recognized with this Product Excellence Award from its editorial team,” said Elemental CEO Peter Watkins. “Elemental continues to generate significant industry and enterprise traction for the value we provide customers with our security compliance solution. It’s rewarding to see continued industry validation of our efforts and Elemental’s policy-based, host-level approach to security compliance management.”

Elemental’s award-winning product is the world’s first solution that unifies policy management, host configuration, inventory/discovery 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).

About Info Security Products Guide Awards

The Info Security Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant about staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. Readers will discover a wealth of information in this guide, including award-winning case studies and deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security, and the best selling products. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

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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