Elemental Named An Info Security Hot Company For 2006 By Editors Of Info Security Products Guide

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2006 – Elemental Security, Inc., the award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that it has won the Info Security “Hot Companies” Award for 2006 from the Info Security Products Guide. On the heels of earning the Guide’s Product Excellence Award last month, the Info Security Products Guide editors selected Elemental for the Guide’s highest company honor following an industry analysis of more than 600 information security companies from across the globe.

The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. Winning companies were determined by the Guide’s editors based on a set of criteria, including the Guide’s Four P’s – Products, People, Potential and Penetration. To read Elemental’s Hot Company Award review, please see:


“Elemental is a truly elite security company we have seen emerge this past year,” said Rick Justice, chief editor of the Info Security Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications. “It is an extremely unusual and significant accomplishment to win both our Product Excellence and Hot Company awards in such a short time span.”

“A winning product combined with a high growth market and robust in-house expertise, all make Elemental Security a Hot Company for 2006,” Justice continued. “Elemental reduces risk by providing up-to-the-minute, enterprise-wide visibility across all computers on the network and a means of enforcing policies for improved security. Enterprises that do not fully exploit the capabilities of powerful management solutions such as the Elemental Compliance System from Elemental Security risk serious breach of security to their business operations and may be lagging behind in their compliance processes too.”

“We are pleased to receive the Hot Company Award for 2006 from the Info Security Products Guide, a valued resource for end users of security products,” said Elemental CEO Peter Watkins. “We are honored to have earned both of the Guide’s prestigious awards, and to be one of the few companies in the history of the program to have ever earned their highest product and company honors in back-to-back months. It’s rewarding to see continued industry validation of our efforts and Elemental’s policy-based, host-level approach to policy and risk management. We haven’t seen a company in our space which has matched the number of important accolades we’ve received, since launching last April.”

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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