Elemental Named Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2006

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Feb. 21, 2006 – Elemental Security, Inc., the award-winning pioneer of new technology in enterprise information security, today announced that it was named the “Most Innovative” company at the RSA® Conference 2006 last week, as determined by an esteemed panel of judges and conference officials.

Now in its 15th year, the RSA Conference is the world’s leading information security conference and exposition group. Elemental competed against 11 of the information security industry’s up-and-coming companies. Elemental also exhibited its policy and risk management solution at this year’s conference, which was held Feb. 13 – 17 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

“The purpose of the Innovation Station program is to recognize the emerging companies which, based on their technology, vision and market impact, are poised to make a mark in the information security industry,” said Sandra Toms LaPedis, general manager and area vice president of RSA Conference. “We evaluated many very innovative companies and technologies, and congratulate Elemental on its win at this year’s showdown.”

“We were honored to participate in this year’s RSA Innovation Station competition, and are excited to have been selected as this year’s most innovative company,” said Elemental CEO Peter Watkins. “Each year, the RSA event proves to be the premier information security conference and exposition, attracting the top security experts and companies from around the world. To be named as the most innovative company among this mix of exciting technologies is quite a distinction for us. It continues to validate the unique policy-based, host-level approach we’ve taken to solve the industry-wide problem of managing risk and compliance.”

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 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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