Stonesoft Positioned in the “Visionaries” Quadrant of Leading Analyst’s Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems
Helsinki, Finland – 8 August 2012 –Stonesoft today announced that market research firm Gartner, Inc. has placed the Company in the Visionaries Quadrant of its report, “Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)” published July 5, 2012 and authored by Greg Young and John Pescatore. The evaluation in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
According to the report, “visionaries invest in leading-/"bleeding"-edge features that will be significant in next-generation products and that give buyers early access to improved security and management. Visionaries can affect the course of technological developments in the market, especially new next generation IPS or novel anti-threat capabilities, but they lack the execution skills to outmaneuver Challengers and Leaders.”
Stonesoft IPS protects the internal network while Stonesoft Firewall/VPN provides perimeter protection and secure connectivity between branch offices. Stonesoft IPS takes network security to a new level, both inside and outside the perimeter. The IPS protects intranet users and data center services against advanced attacks while allowing business traffic to flow free.
“We are extremely gratified to be recognized in Gartner’s report. We believe it is a testament of the strength of our evasion research,” said Tomi Kononow, IPS Product Manager at Stonesoft. “The security community has a responsibility to push innovation and understanding. It should never be forgotten that hackers are always trying to find new ways to compromise networks undetected.”
About the Magic Quadrant:
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Visionaries” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and customer driven network security solutions that secure the 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 networks.
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 used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass 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.