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- Flexible Web Application Firewall May Be Deployed as Pure Software, Hardware Appliance, or Both Simultaneously -

Stand 21, RSA Europe 2007, ExCel Centre, London - 23 October 2007

Protegrity Corporation, provider of Data Security Management solutions, has announced the first comprehensive web application security solution for large-scale distributed enterprises that can be deployed as pure software, an appliance, or both simultaneously. Part of Protegrity's award-winning Defiance Security Software Suite, the Defiance Threat Management System (TMS) appliance provides multiple benefits including effortless deployment and out of the box protection. The Defiance TMS Appliance will be available by the end of the year.

"Our customers are interested in deploying appliances in addition to our existing software solutions to better match their global needs," said Gordon Rapkin, Protegrity’s president and CEO. "We consistently hear that in a global environment with many web applications, offering one deployment solution causes unneeded overhead on already stretched resources, or delays the implementation of security on vulnerable applications. Our solution now allows the organisation to choose the option that fits their needs best, which in many cases will be a combination of the two.”

Defiance TMS is the intelligent way to manage both evolving and known security threats effectively. Defiance TMS may be deployed in-line for intrusion prevention, or deployed out-of-band for continuous intrusion detection. Protegrity’s Intelligent Escalation™ technology provides advanced control over web application security by enabling both deployment options to change their operational modes dynamically in response to threats and an enterprise's security policies, enabling effective security and assisting in regulatory compliance efforts. Any attack in any single location will automatically trigger fast targeted defensive responses throughout the entire enterprise.

Web application data breaches and threats are sharply on the rise. ComputerWorld recently reported that the percentage of online vulnerabilities attributable to security holes in web applications jumped to 72% in Q2 of 2007 from 67% in Q1. Conversely, security holes attributable to network vulnerabilities fell to 28% from 33%.

Defiance TMS protects against the most damaging attacks including SQL injection, cross-site scripting, brute force attacks, session tampering and cookie poisoning.

The recent breach at job search site comprised 1.3 million job seekers' personal information, and, CNet reported "holds an important lesson for businesses banking on the web to conduct business…" Most enterprises are "not even aware that their traditional network firewalls cannot protect against these attacks,” Forrester Research stated in its study Web Application Firewall Forecast: 2007 to 2010.

Protegrity Contacts:

Mike Howse, Protegrity’s EMEA managing director, 07770 568524,

PR for Protegrity: Jane Lee, Dexterity, +44 (0)1273 470199, jane.lee at


Protegrity Corporation delivers enterprise-wide data security management solutions for end-to-end protection for applications and sensitive data, enabling companies to deploy comprehensive security policies with centralised management and auditing. Protegrity is committed to protecting sensitive data wherever it resides in today’s highly distributed and heterogeneous computing environments.

For more than ten years, Protegrity’s award-winning technology has enabled customers to address and resolve critical security challenges. Protegrity invented the core technology used for data-level encryption and owns key patents for database and application security and protection.

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