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Imperva Receives 2008 Editor's Best Award from SQL Server Magazine

SecureSphere Wins Gold Medal for Its Innovative, Effective Approach to Application Data Security

Redwood Shores, CA, August 1, 2008 –Imperva®, the leader in application data security, today announced that SecureSphere v6.0 received a gold medal in the “2008 Editor’s Best Awards” in the Security, Auditing, and Compliance category from Penton Media’s SQL Server Magazine®. SecureSphere is profiled in the August issue of SQL Server Magazine and online at .

“The 2008 Editor’s Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities,” said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. “Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics. They demand solid value and performance from the products they select.”

“With this prestigious award, SecureSphere has received yet another industry accolade for its holistic approach to application data security,” said Shlomo Kramer, CEO of Imperva. “Our vision, that security and compliance are two sides of the same coin, is being adopted by the industry at large and validated by prestigious IT watchers like SQL Server Magazine. This award underscores the superiority of our database monitoring and security technology, and the value these provide for regulatory compliance.”

SecureSphere provides a tightly integrated database activity monitoring and data governance solution that spans the entire data stream from front end applications through back end databases. In addition, SecureSphere maps easily to a wide array of organizational structures and processes and delivers automated activity monitoring, auditing and security for business applications and databases. These capabilities ensure that organizations can comprehensively achieve and demonstrate regulatory compliance. Some of the key features of SecureSphere in relation to its integrated application data security and compliance capabilities include:

  • Mandate and application specific reporting: Taking the guesswork out of compliance reporting, SecureSphere ships with report templates tailored to the unique information requirements of leading enterprise applications, including Oracle eBusiness Suite, SAP, and PeopleSoft, and regulatory mandates including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI), Sarbanes-Oxley, and HIPAA.
  • Robust and flexible reporting framework: Customizing pre-defined reports and generating new reports is as easy as point and click, as are recurring reports and distribution to multiple groups in a variety of formats.
  • Role and Workflow-Based Management: SecureSphere aligns access and assignment of management activities with the way organizations are structured and in the manner that they govern IT and compliance operations.
  • ADC Insights: These automatically delivered intelligence modules package the information needed to instantly set-up SecureSphere to monitor, audit, protect specific business applications and meet one or more regulatory compliance requirements. ADC Insights are based on Imperva ADC security and compliance research and are continuously updated as applications, mandates, and industry best practices change.

About Penton Media, Windows IT Pro, and SQL Server Magazine

Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, has Windows IT Pro as its flagship print publication. Windows IT Pro also includes SQL Server Magazine and Office SharePoint Pro. The Windows IT Pro network has 2.5 million unique visitors to its Web sites each month, and more than one million subscribers who opt-in to one or more email newsletters. Windows IT Pro is the world’s leading producer of custom road shows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT and developer professionals.   For more information visit: or

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, 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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