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StoneGate IPS nominated for the Techworld IPS/IDS Product of the Year

Reading, UK – 27 May 2008 – Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, is continuing its run of product success with a nomination for a coveted Techworld award. StoneGate with IPS has been nominated in the category; Techworld 2008 IPS/IDS Product of the Year.

The product that has been put forward for the award, StoneGate IPS/IDS (Intrusion Prevention/Detection System), defends networks by enabling comprehensive, multi-dimensional network security, providing intelligent defense throughout the enterprise network. Launched in May 2007 (for IPS 4.0 software) and January of this year for IPS hardware appliances, the StoneGate IPS protects vulnerable applications and operating systems from network threats against client and server vulnerabilities in the Intranet and DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). StoneGate IPS uses multiple analysis techniques to identify and prevent network traffic abuse, including DoC (Denial of Service) attacks and communications from unwanted applications such as Peer-to-Peer and streaming media.

StoneGate IPS, firewall, and VPN are designed to work together. The remote upgrade feature and centralised IPS configuration, along with incident handling, backup and restore functions lighten the IT administrator’s daily routines. Dynamic blacklists to firewall and IPS can be used to quarantine hosts or networks that have been detected to contain worms or otherwise harmful traffic.

Ashish Patel, sales director for UK and Ireland commented: “It’s fantastic that Stonesoft has been recognised for the shortlist for the Techworld awards this year. StoneGate IPS is a well crafted product that proves our commitment to developing high quality and innovative technology and it is a great endorsement for the team and our continued investment and leadership in the network security area. All businesses nowadays rely heavily on network security in order to remain competitive and function on a day-to-day basis. Stonesoft allows businesses to manage risks, eliminate threats and keep information flowing securely.”

The winners are to be announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday 11th June 2008 at Indig02 at the 02.

About the Techworld Awards:

The Techworld Awards recognise and reward the very highest standards of individual and collective achievement. With over 200 entries each year, they are considered a benchmark throughout the computer industry. The unique blend of awards for products and networking teams and individuals recognise both sides of the industry - the product vendors and the network managers and teams who implement the solutions.

Entrants are evaluated on strategy, creativity, innovation and effectiveness. An independent panel of judges of highly respected individuals from the IT industry and Techworld editors meet to select the shortlists and final winners. The culmination of the awards is a glittering Gala Dinner at a central London location where the winners are announced.

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organisations. Stonesoft customers include enterprises with growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.

StoneGate™ secure connectivity solution unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system. The key benefits of StoneGate secure connectivity solution include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio and high ROI. The virtual StoneGate solution protects the network and ensures business continuity in both virtual and physical network environments.

StoneGate Management Center provides unified management for StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defense all over the enterprise network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile and remote use.

Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and America’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit

For more details please contact Melanie Antonucci or Sally Forge
Prompt Communications on behalf of Stonesoft
Tel: 020 8996 1646 / Out of hours: 07780 687813

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