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TMCNet:  Stonesoft Named Finalists in Info Security Products Guide's Global Excellence Awards

[January 15, 2013]

Stonesoft Named Finalists in Info Security Products Guide's Global Excellence Awards

ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--

Stonesoft today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Stonesoft's Evader and Evasion Prevention System (EPS) as finalists for the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in the New Product Launch category. These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

Evader is the world's first software-based testing tool that empowers organizations to test their network security solutions' ability to withstand Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs), which are increasingly used in sophisticated cyberattacks. AETs are used to attack networks by combining several known evasion methodologies to create a new, previously unknown and dynamically changing technique that is delivered over several layers of a network, simultaneously. This allows the attacker to successfully deliver any exploit, malicious payload or code to a target host without detection. Evader launches a set of AETs against a tester's own next generation firewall (NGFW), Intrusion (News - Alert) Prevention System (IPS) and Unified Threat Management (UTM). As a result, organizations can understand whether these AETs pose a threat to their own networks and business-critical digital assets.

Stonesoft's EPS provides organizations with an easy and effective way to mitigate the risk of AETs and to address security gaps in identifying and eliminating cyber-attacks using AETs. The product provides a additional security layer to existing AET-vulnerable next generation firewalls (NGFW), intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and unified threat management (UTM) devices.

"Despite the rising concern, only a few security vendors have built adequate AET prevention features into their network security products to counter these sophisticated attack methods, leaving businesses and government agencies at risk," said Phil Lerner, VP of Technology for Stonesoft. "We are proud to have our Evader and EPS tools recognized by the industry as being necessary and reliable solutions, which keep organizations safe from AETs."

About Info Security Products Guide Awards
SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in four annual award programs: The Info Security's Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry's Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer Products Guide's Best Choice Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including people behind them, the products, performance, PR and marketing. To learn more, visit www.svusawards.com

About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and customer driven network security solutions that secure information flow and simplify security management. The company's product portfolio consists of the industry's first transformable Security Engine, standalone next generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core lies Stonesoft's Management Center, which unifies the management of entire networks.

Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and protection of their critical digital assets and business continuity against today's rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a recognized researcher of advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass network security. Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, ease of management, and overall customer excellence. Stonesoft's customer base covers more than 6,500 mid or large-sized organizations across various industries and geographical markets.

Founded in 1990, the company's track record is well recognized by certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company's corporate headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.


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