CORE IMPACT Named "Hot Pick" by Information Security


Leading Security Publication Calls Automated

Penetration Testing Software "Amazing" Tool For

Validating Security Posture

BOSTON - January 30, 2007 - Core Security Technologies, provider of CORE IMPACT, the first-to-market penetration testing product for assessing specific information security risks, today announced that CORE IMPACT has been named a Hot Pick by Information Security. In a hands-on product review published in the January 2007 issue, Information Security awards high marks to the latest edition of CORE IMPACT, stating "Core Impact 6.0 is an amazing tool to validate your security posture. We highly recommend it to security engineers to verify the vulnerability of their networks, or confirm test results from third-party consultants."

The review, which awards the product with an "A" rating for its Configuration/Management and Effectiveness, states "CORE IMPACT changed the security landscape by providing stable, tested and trustworthy exploits for ethical hacking. The latest release of this automated, commercial-grade penetration-testing software platform is an invaluable tool for professional penetration testers and corporate security engineers."

"Because Information Security is a trusted source of rigorous product testing for security professionals industry-wide, this evaluation serves as one of the highest forms of validation for CORE IMPACT," said Paul Paget, CEO of Core Security. "We look forward to continued product innovation in the coming year as we enable enterprises to accurately assess the risks posed by increasingly sophisticated and continually evolving threats."

This latest industry accolade joins the growing list of honors that CORE IMPACT received during the past year, including recognition from the Wall Street Journal’s prestigious Technology Innovation Awards, top honors in the eWeek Excellence Awards for Best Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation Solution. CORE IMPACT also received the SC Magazine Reader Trust Award for Best Security Audit Product, the "Lab Approved" Award from SC Labs, the Info Security Products Guide "Hot Companies" 2006 Award and recognition from leading analyst firm Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Security and Privacy."

For the complete review, please visit,291245,sid42_gci1238774,00.html or purchase the January 2007 issue of Information Security.


CORE IMPACT is the first automated, comprehensive penetration testing product for assessing specific information security threats to an organization. By safely, efficiently and quickly identifying how vulnerable assets can be breached, CORE IMPACT gives security professionals the information they need to help them better secure their network. CORE IMPACT, which is now used by more than 425 organizations worldwide, enables network administrators to identify what resources are exposed and determine if their current security investments are successfully detecting and preventing attacks. With its flexible reporting tools, CORE IMPACT makes it easy to share penetration testing results with auditors to help satisfy compliance requirements.

About Core Security Technologies

Core Security Technologies develops strategic solutions that help security-conscious organizations worldwide develop and maintain a proactive process for securing their networks. The company’s flagship product, CORE IMPACT, is the first automated penetration testing product for assessing specific information security threats to an organization. Penetration testing evaluates overall network security and identifies what resources are exposed. It enables organizations to determine if current security investments are detecting and preventing attacks. Core augments its leading technology solution with world-class security consulting services, including penetration testing, software security auditing and related training. Based in Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Core Security Technologies can be reached at (617) 399-6980 or on the Web at


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