Core Security Technologies Selected by Data Protection Summit 2008 as a Best of Show Awards Winner

Core Security Technologies Selected by Data Protection Summit
2008 as a Best of Show Awards Winner

Awards Recognize Innovative Technology and How It is
Being Used in the Marketplace

Irvine, Calif. - March 13, 2008 - Core Security Technologies today announced that it has been chosen by the Data Protection Summit as a Best of Show awards winner for 2008 in the category of Most Innovative Data Protection Technology for CORE IMPACT, the most comprehensive product for performing enterprise security assurance testing.

The second annual Best of Show awards is the premier opportunity for industry recognition of innovative technology and how it is being used in the marketplace. Winning companies were judged by a panel of industry experts who evaluated each nomination according to the following criteria:

  • Distinctiveness of the application, technology or product
  • Central use of data protection as a solution
  • Technical and business significance

“The Data Protection Summit Innovation Award for Technology recognizes a company whose products and services have raised the bar for data protection,” said Jay Kramer, vice president of worldwide marketing, iStor Networks, and chairperson of the Data Protection Summit Awards Committee. “The Data Protection Summit is proud to recognize CORE IMPACT from Core Security Technologies as a solution that encompasses data protection innovation and makes a real difference in the marketplace today.”

Core Security Technologies, based in Boston, Mass., is the leading provider of enterprise security assurance testing software. Its product, CORE IMPACT, gives organizations visibility into critical information security weaknesses across network systems, end-user systems and web applications. By pinpointing exploitable vulnerabilities, IMPACT enables customers to regularly evaluate the effectiveness of their defensive infrastructure and end-user security policies. The product generates clear, actionable test reports that detail proven vulnerabilities, possible fixes and other information valuable to improving an organization’s overall security posture.

“Companies are losing the battle when it comes to protecting critical data assets, since they are often unable to view their information security from the perspective of attackers,” said Fred Pinkett, vice president of product management at Core Security Technologies. “Many businesses are now addressing this problem by using penetration testing products such as CORE IMPACT to evaluate their ability to detect, prevent and respond to security threats. We are pleased to receive this honor from the Data Protection Summit, and we are glad it recognizes our innovation as a step forward in enterprise information security.”

The Best of Show winners were honored during a special ceremony at the Data Protection Summit on Wednesday,

March 12.

About Data Protection Summit

The 2nd annual Data Protection Summit is designed to provide attendees with practical information on the current state of data protection. The Summit will include half-day tutorials on data security, compliance, mobile security, and legal issues and privacy; presentations on security, privacy, and data protection; and keynotes and panel discussions by industry luminaries. The Summit is open to everyone involved in the design, development, integration, marketing, use, or support of products, hardware, or software related to data protection. For more information, visit

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 IT infrastructure. The company’s flagship product, CORE IMPACT, is the most comprehensive product for performing enterprise security assurance testing. IMPACT evaluates servers, desktop systems, end users and web applications by identifying 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 and software security auditing. 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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