Core Security Named Top Technology Company for 2008 by Infoworld


CORE IMPACT Named Best Penetration Testing Product

BOSTON - January 15, 2008 - Core Security Technologies today announced that its flagship product, CORE IMPACT, the most comprehensive product for performing enterprise security assurance testing, has been named “Best Penetration Tester” by InfoWorld in its Annual Technology of the year awards. Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the annual awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape.

“Our Technology of the Year award winners represent not only the cream of the crop, but the best products in the most important product categories,” wrote Doug Dineley, InfoWorld’s Test Center Executive Editor in the January 7, 2008 announcement.

Victor Garza who reviewed CORE IMPACT wrote, “Core Impact has long been one of our favorite tools for testing the effectiveness of security devices. Now that we’ve had a chance to see what the recently released Version 7.5 of the product can do, we like Core Impact even better. Whether you are a seasoned penetration tester or a neophyte, the new reporting interface and idiot-proof attack wizards make it a breeze to discover and exploit the vulnerabilities remaining in both your silicon- and carbon-based infrastructures.”

“Reports on testing activity, hosts, end users, and their vulnerabilities are a snap to generate, and they deliver the relevant information needed in an aesthetically pleasing form that executives will appreciate,” wrote Garza. “Also noteworthy in the 7.5 upgrade are two new Web application checking techniques.”

This latest industry accolade joins a growing list of honors that CORE IMPACT has received during the last month alone, including being named an SC Magazine Innovator of the Year. CORE IMPACT also earned distinction as a “Best of 2007” product in the Vulnerability Assessment category, as well as recognition in the 2008 SC Magazine Awards program for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security by being named a finalist in the Reader Trust Award for Best Audit/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.


“The threat and attack trend landscape has changed significantly during the past five years, yet there has been little change in the products and practices endorsed by security vendors to cope with new types of threats. Penetration testing is a notable exception to a seemingly static and ineffective set of security best practices. In 2007, it finally made the move to mainstream and is now an essential part of any successful security posture,” said Ivan Arce, CTO of Core Security Technologies. “We at Core Security know that proactive and systematic testing with CORE IMPACT is invaluable for organizations looking to build strong security postures. We are pleased that InfoWorld not only sees this value in our product, but also recognizes us as an industry leader.”

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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 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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Tue, January 15