Stonesoft Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic
Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
RSA Conference 2013
ATLANTA -- February 19, 2013
Cyber Security market visionary Stonesoft announced today it has been
positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant
for Enterprise Network Firewalls. No other vendor was listed as a visionary.
“The only way to stay ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape is to be a
visionary and Gartner has recognized us for our efforts,” said Ilkka
Hiidenheimo, founder and CEO of Stonesoft. “We invest significantly in
research and development of solutions that can evolve and protect lives and
businesses in cyber space.”
Stonesoft was recently placed in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic
Quadrant report for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). The company also
announced that NSS Labs confirmed that the Stonesoft IPS-1302 provides 100
percent protection against all tested evasion techniques and a low total cost
of ownership (TCO) during real-world traffic and threat scenarios. Stonesoft
is one of only two vendors in the world with NSS Labs recommended status
across firewall, next generation firewall and IPS.
“Attackers also invest heavily in their strategies and they fully understand
the technology behind IPS and Firewalls. Advanced evasion techniques (AET) now
are becoming more prevalent because they avoid detection,” says Hiidenheimo.
“Embedding AET protection in our products is one of the reasons Stonesoft is a
Stonesoft will be demonstrating how AETs can be used to bypass all major
security products live during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, United
States, February 25 to March 1.
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Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors
placed in the “Visionaries” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as
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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
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.
Dominic Weeks, 617-779-1800
U.S. PR Contact for Stonesoft
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