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Senforce Finalist in Network World Best of the Tests

March 6th, 2006

Senforce Technologies Inc., the leader in location-aware endpoint security enforcement and network access control, today announced it has earned Best of the Test Finalist honors in the 2006 Network World Signature Series Best Products Issue, based on being named the Clear Choice for Innovation in the publication’s 2005 test and review of leading endpoint security solutions. This honor affirms that Senforce Endpoint Security Suite (ESS) ranks as one of the best performing solutions tested by Network World in 2005.

Each year Network World looks back at all of the products tested in a given year and selects which ones are the best in a variety of categories and feature those in their Best Products issue in February. Of the more than 200 products tested, Network World selected 45 finalists, and the results are highlighted in last week’s February 27th issue.

In Network World’s 2005 endpoint security review, Senforce ESS topped six other vendors and products, receiving highest scores in policy management, remediation and resiliency. According to Senforce’s growing customer base, ESS is the only solution available today that centrally enforces an organization’s security policies by location—regardless of whether or not a PC is connected to company-managed networks or even to the Internet. It is also differentiated by its wireless security capabilities and ability to enforce controls based on location, and users are unable to reconfigure or remove the software, as the review also points out.

In the 2006 Best Products Issue’s Client Security category, Senforce ESS is also recognized for its “strong, host-centric approach to client security” and “Client Location Assurance Service, which provides crypto-based assurance that a system resides on a known, trusted network and is not being spoofed.”

“Network World’s independent testing is highly respected by the world’s most demanding IT buyers and network managers,” said Nolan Rosen, vice president of marketing and business development for Senforce. “We are therefore honored and gratified to be recognized as a ‘Best of the Tests’ finalist. Commending Senforce’s award-winning Endpoint Security Suite for vision and technology leadership, such as patent-pending location-aware and wireless technologies, sets Senforce apart from other solutions in the marketplace.”

Many organizations are deploying ESS to enhance corporate security and adhere to corporate compliance mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Indeed, the integrated ESS suite provides centralized management and policy definition, location-aware policy enforcement, powerful reporting and strong audit controls—the very capabilities demanded by today’s chief compliance officers and risk managers.

Key ESS capabilities include endpoint integrity for random or scheduled compliance checks (anytime, anywhere); an advanced firewall; VPN enforcement; and wired/wireless connectivity control, which prevents security incidents from occurring over unauthorized or misconfigured network adapters; and theft prevention to stop corporate data from being written to CDs, DVDs, USB thumb drives and other local storage devices.

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