FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- ImpervaR, the leader in application data security and compliance, today announced it has shipped its 1,000th SecureSphereR appliance. The company now provides web application protection, database auditing, and database security for more than 350 enterprise customers in 23 countries, including 34 organizations on the Fortune 1000 list. SecureSphere users include one of the 10 largest banks in the US, one of the nation's largest health plans, scores of online retailers, leading US and International energy companies, as well as several federal government agencies These organizations use SecureSphere for data security and to meet PCI DSS, HIPAA, and Sarbanes Oxley regulatory compliance requirements.
"Eclipsing the 1000 appliance mark is a significant achievement for Imperva since it marks our transformation from a promising start-up to an undisputed market leader and thriving global business," said Shlomo Kramer, president and CEO of Imperva. "The key to our success has been the ability to provide integrated application and data security, especially for regulatory compliance, to customers worldwide."
Imperva has customers in 23 countries that span the world's leading markets: North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific Rim. More than 50 percent of Imperva's customers have deployed the integrated web application and database security/monitoring capabilities of the SecureSphere platform. This unique end-to-end protection and visibility into application and data usage has been a key selling point for organizations faced with regulatory compliance mandates.
PCI Compliance Market Leader
In 2007, a significant number of Imperva's projects were aimed at helping customers meet compliance requirements for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Intuition Systems, a leading national payment processing firm, chose SecureSphere for its unique ability to provide integrated web application protection and database security. According to Jean-Pierre Zaiter, CIO of Intuition Systems, "Deploying a Web Application Firewall was the most efficient and cost effective solution for us to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard. SecureSphere was the easiest product to deploy and configure, and delivered the best performance in our tests. When we learned about its ability to also monitor and protect databases, we expanded our project scope and deployed this functionality as well. With Imperva we have a complete solution for data security and PCI compliance."
Holistic Security for Sarbanes Oxley
A large number of Imperva customers rely on SecureSphere to help them monitor and protect key business applications that are subject to Sarbanes Oxley (Sarbox) audits. First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV), a global business risk mitigation and solutions provider, is using SecureSphere as a core component of its Sarbox compliance program for several line of business applications. According to Donald Scott, "SecureSphere is a key technology that helps us to implement a holistic approach to data security and Sarbanes Oxley compliance, and fits well with our corporate objectives. The packaged configurations and blocking patterns are smart, it is very intuitive to operate, and allows us to audit data quickly using workflow-enabled reports."
Imperva's customers span the globe including AEMS, a leading international provider of technology solutions for exchanges, clearing houses, banks, and intermediaries. AEMS selected the SecureSphere Web Application Firewall to protect its Internet-based trading platform from being compromised.
According to Mamal Torfeh, Head of Global Managed Services for AEMS, "Our primary concern at AEMS is our clients, so we are continually reviewing our solutions to ensure we are working with the best suppliers in terms of reliability, security, and price performance. After a thorough review, SecureSphere emerged as a clear leader. SecureSphere is able to transparently protect our derivatives trading platform from internet attacks without degrading application response times."