Elemental Named A “Private Security Company To Watch In 2006” By Red Herring Magazine

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Feb. 7, 2006 – Elemental Security, Inc., the award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that it has been named one of “Ten Private Security Companies to Watch in 2006” by Red Herring, as published in the Feb. 6 issue of Red Herring magazine.

According to Red Herring, “Regulatory requirements like Sarbanes-Oxley are forcing companies to buy a product that will manage, monitor, and enforce these policies and archive all the data that passes through their system. Elemental Security, a Red Herring 100 company, makes software that does just that. Elemental scores over competitors with the ease and flexibility it offers companies that want to define their own rules.”

“We are pleased to be named one of this year’s top private security companies to watch by Red Herring, a trusted guide to the business of technology and today’s emerging technologies driving the economy,” said Elemental CEO Peter Watkins. “Elemental’s policy-based, host-level system continues to be recognized in the industry as an innovative and superior approach to policy and risk management. We haven’t seen a company in our space which has matched the number of distinguished 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 Red Herring

Red Herring Magazine is a sophisticated insider’s guide to the business of technology, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy, from the Internet to wireless communications and digital entertainment. Red Herring’s journalists report on how the world of innovation and entrepreneurship are transforming business and how the business of technology is transforming the world, providing readers with a deep understanding of venture capital and capital markets. Recognized as an essential resource in today’s fast-changing business world, Red Herring’s editors get the right answers before anyone else even thinks to ask the questions.

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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Elemental and the Elemental Compliance System, among others, are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and certain other countries of Elemental Security, Inc. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of other individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.




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