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Verdasys Named as a Leader in DLP Independent Report

Verdasys Named as a Leader in DLP Independent Report

Verdasys, Inc., the leader in global data security solutions for the G2000 and the first company to unify enterprise and consumer data loss prevention for more than seven million users worldwide, today announced that it has been identified as a Leader in the Data Leak Prevention (DLP) industry as part of June 2008 report, The Forrester Wave™: Data Leak Prevention, Q2 2008. Forrester evaluated eleven vendors across 74 criteria grouped into three categories: Current Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence utilizing a 0 (weak) to 5 (strong) grading model.

Verdasys Digital Guardian achieved perfect scores for:

  • Data-in-use (i.e., desktop or host)
  • Unified Management
  • Administration

And had the highest scores in:

  • Solution Breadth and Technology
  • Forensics

“Verdasys is a Leader due to balanced functionality and rich context-based analysis at the desktop,” according to the Forrester Wave: Data Leak Prevention, Q2 2008 Report. “Verdasys has the broadest set of software agents and delivers the strongest offering for protecting DIU at the endpoint…Its unified solution has both network and client/endpoint pieces that leverage a multitude of agents in different locations.”

“We are very proud to be named a leader by Forrester. With this release of the Forrester Wave, our strategy for information protection given deperimeterization and the critical need for data-centric, policy-based information protection along with a massive shift to business-driven, services enabled data security solutions has been justified,” said Seth Birnbaum, Co-Founder and CEO, Verdasys. “From the beginning, Verdasys understood the importance of these approaches and designed Digital Guardian in order to truly protect both intellectual property and privacy data against the most diverse set of threats across the broadest use cases. Our standing in the 2008 DLP Forrester Wave Report is recognition from the analyst community that Verdasys is both a solution and thought leader in this market,” he added.

The Forrester Wave: Data Leak Prevention, Q2 2008 Report details the findings of Forester’s research stating “As companies realize that they need to safeguard their information assets instead of protecting networks and infrastructure via perimeter-based security alone, data-centric and policy-based security approaches take the center stage. Encryption; endpoint security; and, very importantly, data leak prevention solutions promise to help organizations get their own data house in order. Ultimately, these technologies discover, understand, manage, and protect information assets — and therefore are a vital part in any modern security and risk management strategy, which increasingly centers on business goals and benefits.”

Verdasys Digital Guardian is a fifth generation integrated software platform enabling companies to understand and manage the risks to their sensitive data through fully integrated data discovery, classification, monitoring, control and encryption. Digital Guardian’s unique platform approach makes possible the automated real time enforcement of corporate information security policies across the extended enterprise, promoting an internal culture of data security accountability and securing sensitive data with such confidence that it can be "unlocked" and shared across collaborative environments.

“Verdasys rightly believes that making data security information available to business users drives good data stewardship. Verdasys, partnering with IBM, Microsoft, and since Q2 2008 also with Fidelis for network-based extrusion prevention, is a great fit for customers looking for a broad, scalable, agent driven DLP solution by an independent vendor,” stated the Forrester Wave: Data Leak Prevention, Q2 2008 Report.

About Verdasys

Verdasys solutions protect proprietary and sensitive data and the integrity of business processes essential for global 2000 companies to successfully compete in today’s highly collaborative and mobile environments. Digital Guardian is a centrally managed, software based data security platform that discovers, classifies, monitors, controls and encrypts sensitive information at rest, in use and in motion across desktops, laptops, mobile devices, email, Web transactions, terminal servers and enterprise applications. Digital Guardian assures that data is controlled by security policy and monitored for accountability, establishing a community of trust between the data user, owner and provider. Verdasys solutions are used by global leaders in financial services, insurance, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries around the world. Verdasys is headquartered in Waltham, MA. For more information, please visit

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