Certes Networks Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm


Report highlights impactful and intriguing vendors in cloud security

Pittsburgh, PA, May 1, 2012 Certes Networks, an innovative developer of scalable network and cloud encryption solutions, today announced its inclusion in the recent Gartner, Inc. report, "Cool Vendors in Cloud Security, 2012", highlighting companies that offer innovative cloud based approaches to security. Gartner focuses its "Cool Vendor" research on companies that offers technologies or solutions that are innovative and provide an impactful business tool.

This announcement comes just 10 days after Certes Networks launched its Virtual Certes Enforcement Point (vCEP), a virtual appliance that allows organizations to protect sensitive network traffic among virtual servers and between clouds without using tunnels. The vCEP appliance encrypts network traffic from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud infrastructures to data centers across the WAN, as well as from server to server within the cloud.

According to the Cloud Security Alliance's "Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing V3.0", organizations should "encrypt all sensitive data moving to or within the cloud at the network layer [for] all service and deployment models." The report further guides organizations to "maintain their own keys or use a trusted cryptographic service from a source that currently maintains such a service." Certes Networks solutions allow organizations to secure all of their traffic over any infrastructure, including IaaS clouds with Certes TrustNet Manager, which keeps organizations in control of their own policies and keys even as the data traverses public or shared networks.

"Many enterprises and government organizations are looking to move to off-premise cloud environments, however they view the lack of security as a major roadblock," said Thomas Gill, CEO of Certes Networks. "We believe Certes Networks' recognition in the Gartner 'Cool Vendors in Cloud Security' report is yet another confirmation that transparent security is an enabling technology that will allow organizations of all sizes to safely take advantage of the cost savings, agility and operational efficiency that the cloud promises."

For more information on Certes Networks call 1-888-833-1142 or visit us at www.CertesNetworks.com.

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About Certes Networks
Certes Networks protects data in motion. The company provides advanced data protection solutions for both physical and virtual networks that enable secure connectivity over any infrastructure without compromising performance or availability. Customers rely on Certes Networks to protect data, decrease risk and reduce the cost of compliance by enabling secure connectivity to critical infrastructures. Learn more about Certes Networks by visiting www.CertesNetworks.com.