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Customer service and commitment to innovation recognised by KPMG, AlwaysOn

Tripwire Inc., the world leader in integrity assurance solutions, today announced its inclusion on the first annual AlwaysOn (AO) Top 100 Private Companies list. AlwaysOn, the media company that covers innovation in technology and business, compiled the list with assistance from KPMG's emerging business practice, KPMG 1Start. The two groups surveyed more than 1,000 venture investors, investment bankers, top entrepreneurs and executives, who nominated more than 700 companies for the competition. The full list can be found at www.alwayson-network.com.

Tony Perkins, AlwaysOn editor, and KPMG 1Start, identified the AO100 companies based on their innovation and demonstrated leadership among their peers in at least two areas: market traction measured by revenue or customer growth, and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.

In explaining the selection process, Mr. Perkins notes: "Our survey proves that private company innovation is alive and thriving. We believe that many of the companies funded in the last 12 months will end up being some of the biggest names associated with the internet. To raise money and win customers in this market, private companies must show that their products and services are an order of magnitude above what currently exists in the marketplace."

"Being one of the AO100 companies is an accomplishment we're very proud of, and one that validates our vision," said Wyatt Starnes, founder, president and CEO of Tripwire. "We attribute this honour to our strong relationships with customers, commitment to innovation and the drive and motivation of the entire Tripwire team."

A reception will be held honouring the winners on 15 July, 2003 at AO2003: The Innovation Summit, taking place 15-17 July at Stanford Law School on the Stanford University Campus. The event will feature over 60 keynote-level speakers, 15 sessions, and two days of conversation about what's driving the next wave of innovation.

For more information visit: http://www.alwayson-network.com/events/index.php

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About Tripwire, Inc.
Tripwire Inc. is the world leader in integrity assurance solutions. Tripwire software assures the integrity of data by establishing a baseline of data in its desired state, detecting and reporting any changes to the baseline, and ensuring rapid discovery and remediation when undesired change occurs. Tripwire is highly recommended as a Best Practice by many security advisory groups, and is featured in the NSA's "60 Minute Security Guide." Tripwire customers include Global 3000 companies, e-business corporations, and key public sector organisations such as Intuit, AT&T, Ernst & Young and the U.S. House of Representatives. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore., with offices in Japan, UK and France, and users in 92 countries around the world. For more information about Tripwire, please visit the Web site at www.tripwire.com/uk.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn (AO) is a media company dedicated to connecting global leaders and technology industry insiders whose ideas and innovations are shaping the always-on world. AO's founding premise is that consumers and businesses are demanding greater access to the Web for more convenience and productivity, and these demands are beginning to drive the next boom in high technology.
AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.
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Tripwire is a registered trademark of Tripwire Inc.

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