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Imperva Wins Information Security Magazine Shoot-Out Review of Web Application Firewalls

SecureSphere Called “Closest Thing to a Silver Bullet for Security Managers”

Foster City, CA, Mar 10, 2008 – Imperva®, the leader in application data security and compliance, today announced that its SecureSphere Web Application Firewall was named the strongest overall offering for application and database security by Information Security magazine, one of the industry’s most respected independent security testing organizations.

In head to head competitive testing, SecureSphere received top marks in each category: ease of installation and configuration; administration; depth of security policy control; monitoring, alerting, auditing and reporting; and overall security effectiveness. Full test results appear in the March 2008 issue of Information Security Magazine and online at:,296894,sid14_gci1303838,00.html.

“Given the massive amount of information stored in databases that are touched by Web-facing applications, we found that Imperva’s application and database security provided the closest thing to a silver bullet security managers could institute,” wrote Information Security magazine’s reviewers. “Using a combination of whitelists, blacklists and adaptive learning (‘Dynamic Profiling Technology’), the device examined traffic and behavioral patterns of applications and databases to differentiate between valid traffic patterns and our attacks.”

The editors also noted that SecureSphere’s monitoring, alerting, auditing and reporting provided, “a wealth of easy-to-access information, and a virtual cornucopia of reports generated through robust filtering.”

“Information Security magazine has confirmed what we have found in competitive sales situations – that Imperva’s SecureSphere Web Application Firewall and Database Security Gateways provide the strongest security, are easy to use, and offer the best out of the box monitoring and auditing for compliance on the market,” said Shlomo Kramer, CEO of Imperva. “Being named the strongest all around offering in this review is very gratifying.”

About SecureSphere

Imperva SecureSphere award-winning products deliver activity monitoring, audit and security for business applications and databases. SecureSphere products offer proven, automated capabilities for achieving, maintaining and documenting regulatory compliance. SecureSphere is the industry’s only complete business-critical data security and compliance solution that provides full visibility into data usage by the end-user, through the application and into the database. Automated feeds from the security and compliance experts at the Imperva Application Defense Center (ADC) ensure that SecureSphere is always armed with the latest defenses against new threats, and the most recent regulatory compliance best practices.

About Imperva

Imperva is the leader in application data security and compliance. Leading enterprise and government organizations worldwide rely on Imperva to prevent data theft and abuse, and ensure data integrity. The company’s SecureSphere products provide data governance and protection solutions that monitor, audit and secure business applications and databases. For more information, visit

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Editorial Contact

Marc Gendron
(781) 237-0341