NetCitadel Named "Cool Vendor" by Gartner

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - NetCitadel, Inc., a pioneer in Security Orchestration and the first company to centralize network security intelligence across a variety of networking environments and vendors' equipment, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in Security: Infrastructure Protection, 2013 1 report by Gartner, Inc.

Today, IT is challenged with delivering agility, security and compliance in increasingly dynamic data centers and networking environments, all while defending against a growing volume of sophisticated cyber attacks. Traditional security solutions frequently require manual changes that are time-consuming, static, and susceptible to human errors; and fail to enforce consistent policies across heterogeneous security environments.

"The lack of automation and visibility in security operations centers is an obstacle to the adoption of cloud computing," stated the Gartner report. "CISOs and other security decision makers should consider new vendors of infrastructure protection technologies." 1

NetCitadel's security orchestration solution makes existing security infrastructure more intelligent, automated and responsive, enabling IT security teams to respond quickly and accurately to seemingly continuously changing requirements. Now critical security updates can be implemented in minutes rather than days or weeks. This results in an accurate, context-aware security infrastructure that is dynamically synchronized with the latest network state.

"We believe being included in the Gartner Cool Vendor report is confirmation of NetCitadel's unique approach of infusing centralized, context-aware intelligence into existing network security infrastructure," said Anthony James, NetCitadel VP of Products and Marketing. "NetCitadel customers remain secure and agile as they keep up with the ever-changing business requirements. We continue to innovate while we execute on NetCitadel's mission and roadmap of providing a foundation of an adaptable security infrastructure based on customers' environments, including the ability to rapidly response to security events."

The NetCitadel platform is a virtual appliance that automatically orchestrates security intelligence across a wide range of existing security infrastructure, including devices such as Cisco® ASA, Juniper® SRX, Palo Alto Networks®, Check Point® and other popular security devices.

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Note 1 - Gartner, "Cool Vendors in Security: Infrastructure Protection, 2013," by Ray Wagner, et al, April 23, 2013.

About NetCitadel
NetCitadel is the pioneer of security orchestration. Its Security Orchestration Platform is the industry's only solution that enables security teams to dynamically respond to security information in near real-time. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the company is venture backed by NEA and other investors. For more information about NetCitadel and its solutions, call (650) 564-4285 or visit http://www.netcitadel.com.

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