Core Impact Named "Hot Security Product" By Dark Reading

Core Impact Named "Hot Security Product"

By Dark Reading

Core Security Technologies' Automated Penetration

Product Recognized for Innovation and Promise by Top Security News Source

BOSTON, MA - October 5, 2006 - 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 recognized as one of the industry's hottest emerging technology tools by Dark Reading , CMP Media's security news source for enterprise IT and network security professionals. On September 26 th , Dark Reading named CORE IMPACT to its "Six Hot Security Products" list, which highlights "products that have won over some of the hardest-nosed security experts with their innovation and promise."

In the article, Dark Reading 's staff praises CORE IMPACT for going beyond vulnerability scanning by testing real threats on the network. "Vulnerability assessment scanning is one thing, but running real exploits to put your systems to the test is another: That's what Core Security's IMPACT tool does. It's a do-it-yourself penetration tester without the outside consultants invading your space."

"Because Dark Reading is a trusted source of security information for technology-savvy network and IT security professionals, this is significant validation of our company and its technology," said Paul Paget, CEO of Core Security. "Core Security is honored by this recognition, which underscores the importance of proactive, repeated testing with real threats to increase the security of enterprise IT systems."

Dark Reading 's selection of CORE IMPACT is a noteworthy addition to an extensive list of accolades for the company and its CORE IMPACT automated penetration testing product. Last month, The Wall Street Journal recognized Core Security through its 2006 Technology Innovation Awards. Earlier this year, eWeek selected IMPACT as the winner of its 2006 Excellence Award for vulnerability assessment and remediation, and SC Magazine awarded IMPACT with the 2006 Reader Trust Award for Best Security Audit. In addition, Gartner named Core Security a "Cool Vendor" in the analyst firm's "Cool Vendors in Security and Privacy, 2006" report.

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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 networks. CORE IMPACT, which is now used by more than 350 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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