Automated Penetration Testing Tool Named a Top Vulnerability Assessment Product For 2006

BOSTON - December, 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 was named a "Best of 2006 Product" by SC Magazine in the Vulnerability Assessment category. The SC Magazine Best of 2006 distinction is bestowed upon those products that were tested by the SC Magazine Labs team throughout the year and received the publication's highest marks by garnering either "Best Buy" or "Recommended" awards.

Citing its exceptional penetration testing capabilities, the SC Magazine Labs team writes, "CORE IMPACT is a superb pen testing tool that goes well beyond vulnerability assessment," and says, "For organizations that need to be very sure of the security of critical or sensitive systems, CORE IMPACT is a must-have tool and for these organizations we rate CORE IMPACT as highly recommended."

This latest industry accolade joins the growing list of honors that CORE IMPACT received in 2006, including top honors in the eWeek Excellence Awards for Best Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation Solution, SC Magazine Reader Trust Award for Best Security Audit Product, recognition by the Wall Street Journal for innovation in the IT Security and Privacy category by the publication's prestigious Technology Innovation Awards, the Info Security Products Guide "Hot Companies" 2006 Award and the company's recognition by leading analyst firm Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Security and Privacy."

"2006 has been a banner year for Core Security and CORE IMPACT," said Paul Paget, CEO of Core Security Technologies. "The industry demonstrated an established and growing need for a commercial-grade penetration testing solution, which will continue in 2007."


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 over 400 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.

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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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