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Imperva’s Shlomo Kramer Named CEO of the Year by SC Magazine

Pragmatic Visionary Recognized for His Role in Shaping Data Security at 2008 SC Awards Europe

LONDON, Apr 24, 2008 – Imperva, the leader in application data security, today announced that its president and CEO Shlomo Kramer has been named CEO of the Year for 2008 by SC Magazine. Mr. Kramer was selected by a panel of industry experts for his innovation and vision in shaping application data security as well as the operational excellence Imperva has demonstrated to become the leader in its market. He was honored with this prestigious security industry award at the annual SC Magazine Awards Europe event in London on Tuesday. An exclusive interview with Mr. Kramer will appear in the May issue of SC Magazine.

“Receiving the CEO of the Year Award from SC Magazine is a tremendous honor, especially in our industry, which is characterized by very innovative and competitive companies,” said Shlomo Kramer, president and CEO of Imperva. “I want to share this award with all of our employees, without them I could not have executed my vision for application data security and built the global market leader that Imperva is today.”

Under Mr. Kramer’s leadership, Imperva has pioneered the development of a new category of product focused on securing key business data in the data center. With over 2500 organizations protected, Imperva SecureSphere is the most widely deployed and used solution for application data security.  Imperva’s customer base includes 42 of the Fortune 1000 and 71 of the global 2000, including market leaders in virtually every industry segment.  In 2007, Imperva grew both its revenues and installed base by 100 percent.

About Shlomo Kramer

Mr. Kramer has played a key role in creating several category-defining security products. He is credited with commercializing the first network firewall product as co-founder of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. In 2002, he founded Imperva to address the next big challenge he saw for organizations – application and data security. Today, Imperva’s web application firewall and database monitoring/security solutions are used by more than 2,500 organizations in 35 countries on 6 continents.

Mr. Kramer has participated as an early investor and board member in a number of security and enterprise software companies including Palo Alto Networks, WorkLight, and Trusteer. Mr. Kramer received a Masters degree in Computer Science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

About the SC Awards Europe

The SC Awards Europe are widely considered the most prestigious awards program in the information security industry and stand out as a true benchmark of achievement. They are designed to reward excellence and innovation in the IT security industry.
Now in their thirteenth year, the Awards have a long-standing tradition of promoting excellence. For further detail, visit

About Imperva

Imperva, the Data Security leader, enables a complete security lifecycle for business databases and the applications that use them. Over 4,500 of the world’s leading enterprises, government organizations, and managed service providers rely on Imperva to prevent sensitive data theft, protect against data breaches, secure applications, and ensure data confidentiality. The award-winning Imperva SecureSphere is the only solution that delivers full activity monitoring from the database to the accountable application user and is recognized for its overall ease of management and deployment. For more information, visit

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