Stonesoft Named Finalists in Info Security Products Guide’s Global Excellence Awards

  Stonesoft Named Finalists in Info Security Products Guide’s Global
  Excellence Awards

   Winners Will Be Honored In San Francisco on February 27, 2013 during the
                    annual awards dinner and presentation

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- January 15, 2013

Stonesoft today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's
leading information security research and advisory guide, has named
Stonesoft’s Evader and Evasion Prevention System (EPS) as finalists for the
2013 Global Excellence Awards in the New Product Launch category.  These
prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced,
ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for
others in all areas of security and technologies.

Evader is the world's first software-based testing tool that empowers
organizations to test their network security solutions’ ability to withstand
Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs), which are increasingly used in
sophisticated cyberattacks. AETs are used to attack networks by combining
several known evasion methodologies to create a new, previously unknown and
dynamically changing technique that is delivered over several layers of a
network, simultaneously. This allows the attacker to successfully deliver any
exploit, malicious payload or code to a target host without detection. Evader
launches a set of AETs against a tester’s own next generation firewall (NGFW),
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Unified Threat Management (UTM). As a
result, organizations can understand whether these AETs pose a threat to their
own networks and business-critical digital assets.

Stonesoft’s EPS provides organizations with an easy and effective way to
mitigate the risk of AETs and to address security gaps in identifying and
eliminating cyber-attacks using AETs. The product provides an additional
security layer to existing AET-vulnerable next generation firewalls (NGFW),
intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and unified threat management (UTM)
devices.

“Despite the rising concern, only a few security vendors have built adequate
AET prevention features into their network security products to counter these
sophisticated attack methods, leaving businesses and government agencies at
risk,” said Phil Lerner, VP of Technology for Stonesoft. “We are proud to have
our Evader and EPS tools recognized by the industry as being necessary and
reliable solutions, which keep organizations safe from AETs.”

About Info Security Products Guide Awards
SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in four
annual award programs: The Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, The IT
Industry’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business
and Innovation Awards, and Consumer Products Guide’s Best Choice Awards. These
premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the
world including people behind them, the products, performance, PR and
marketing. To learn more, visit www.svusawards.com

About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and
customer driven network security solutions that secure information flow and
simplify security management. The company’s product portfolio consists of the
industry’s first transformable Security Engine, standalone next generation
firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core
lies Stonesoft’s Management Center, which unifies the management of entire
networks.

Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high
availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and protection
of their critical digital assets and business continuity against today’s
rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a recognized researcher of
advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass
network security. Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the
industry due to low TCO, ease of management, and overall customer excellence.
Stonesoft’s customer base covers more than 6,500 mid or large-sized
organizations across various industries and geographical markets.

Founded in 1990, the company’s track record is well recognized by certifiers,
industry analysts and demanding customers. The company’s corporate
headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American headquarters in
Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.

Contact:

Stonesoft Corporation
Dominic Weeks, 617-779-1800
U.S. PR Contact for Stonesoft
stonesoft@shiftcomm.com
 
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