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Imperva SecureSphere is Best Web Application Security Solution Finalist in SC Awards 2009

Imperva Customer Isabelle Theisen of First Advantage Corp. is Shortlisted for CSO of the Year

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., December 9, 2008 – Imperva®, the leader in application data security, today announced that its SecureSphere Web Application Firewall (WAF) has been named a finalist in the Best Web Application Security Solution category of the SC Awards 2009 Program. In addition, Imperva customer Isabelle Theisen of First Advantage Corp was selected as a finalist in the prestigious Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Year category. Only five finalists are selected for each category.

SecureSphere was shortlisted from more than 600 entries submitted in more than 30 technology categories in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services. Winners will be chosen by a panel of readers that represent the circulation of SC Magazine. The Reader Trust Voting Panel is comprised of a cross-section of SC Magazine readership that is comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets. CSO of the Year will be decided by an expert panel of judges.

“The SC Awards are globally recognized as one of the leading technology recognition programs in the information security industry. To have SecureSphere and one of our customers nominated as finalists is very gratifying,” said Shlomo Kramer, president and CEO of Imperva. “The fact that Web Application Security is a standalone category for the first time this year illustrates the growing importance and rise to prominence of Application Data Security as a core discipline.”

The annual SC Awards have recognized security’s key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry’s preeminent awards program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

Winners of this year’s SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on April 21, 2009.

About Isabelle Theisen and First Advantage Corporation

Isabelle Theisen, chief security officer of First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV) has developed and implemented a holistic and integrated Security Risk Management program. First Advantage’s Enterprise Risk Management (FERM) addresses the corporation’s business and technical risks, using a repeatable and consistent risk management lifecycle system that spans processes, technical solutions, people and regulatory/audit requirements. It uses a defense-in-depth approach, modeled on ISO, NIST, COBIT and customer requirements. As Theisen is completing her first three-year strategic plan, her team has built a holistic security infrastructure and supporting processes from the inside-out and outside-in simultaneously.

First Advantage Corporation provides innovative products and services that mitigate risk by helping businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies make more informed decisions. Headquartered in Poway, CA, the company has more than 4,300 employees in 12 countries that support over 90,000 clients globally. More information about First Advantage is available at

About SecureSphere

Imperva SecureSphere award-winning products deliver activity monitoring, real-time protection, and risk management 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 SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the SC World Congress.

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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