Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Secunia's Successful Research Methodology that Helped it Build a Strong Competitive Advantage in the Vulnerability Research Market

Secunia differentiates itself by delivering tangible, accessible solutions driven by actionable vulnerability research/intelligence

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - June 7, 2011 - Based on its recent analysis of the vulnerability research market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Secunia with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Penetration Leadership. Secunia's product portfolio –comprising vulnerability intelligence, scanning & patch management, and binary analysis is designed to help organizations of all sizes eliminate vulnerabilities in their networks.

Each year, Frost& Sullivan presents a Best Practices Award to the company that demonstrated excellence in capturing the fastest measured rate of change of market share of a specific vertical market. This award recognizes how quickly Secunia has increased its vertical penetration of the vulnerability research market in terms of revenues or units as specified, and follows on from the Customer Value Enhancement Award bestowed on the company by Frost & Sullivan in 2010.

"Secunia's knowledge of the vulnerability landscape and the ways in which it affects applications used by organizations every day greatly contributes to its continued success in the vulnerability research market. The company bases its research on internal decisions, prevalence of software, and applications that are commonly attacked. This key competitive differentiator enables Secunia to understand what intelligence and applications customers are most interested in,"comments Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, Richard Martinez.

The uniqueness of Secunia lies in its ability to transform complex, technical data into easy-to-use solutions that deliver true value to its customers. The key value of Secunia's vulnerability intelligence is the scope of its database and an extensive coverage of programs which aids companies in dealing with the growing number of third-party program vulnerabilities. As users are more likely to be lax in updating their third-party programs and apps, cybercriminals have been targeting these applications with alarming frequency. Secunia's extensive research and focus on this new threat vector has therefore made many organizations such as Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies and millions of private users worldwide, aware of the critical nature of this threat.

"Secunia has made vulnerability intelligence accessible and understandable to a large audience, thereby equipping millions of users, both corporate and private users, with the tools and knowledge base to take pre-emptive action against vulnerabilities," says Thomas Kristensen, Chief Security Officer, Secunia. "Educating the market on vital security trends has been achieved by successfully engaging with the industry and the Secunia community, providing valuable reference resources (Secunia advisories, webinars, white papers, and quarterly security fact sheets, for example), and simplifying patch management with the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI),"

The Secunia Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM) is directly derived from Secunia's vulnerability intelligence source. The influential role it plays as the core element of Secunia's product portfolio has specifically enabled the company to cement its position in the market and establish its reputation as second to none in the field of vulnerability research. "Built for customization, the Secunia VIM optimizes security processes to ensure that all assets on an organization's network are protected from vulnerabilities, and allows for pre-emptive alerting on software, even pre-patch," notes Martinez. "This ensures that organizations can take corrective actions and close the window of exploitation."

About Secunia

Secunia is the leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats, risks across their networks, and endpoints. This is enabled by Secunia's award-winning Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessment, and Patch Management solutions that ensure optimal and cost-effective protection of critical information assets. Secunia's proven, complementary portfolio, renowned for its reliability, usability and comprehensiveness, aids businesses in their handling of complex IT security risks and compliance requirements across industries and sectors – a key component in corporate risk management assessment, strategy and implementation.

As a global player within IT security and Vulnerability Management, Secunia is recognised for its market-driven product development; having revolutionised the industry with verified and actionable Vulnerability Intelligence, simplified Patch Management, and automatic updating of both Microsoft and third party programs.

Secunia plays an important role in the IT security ecosystem, and is the preferred supplier for enterprises and government agencies worldwide, counting Fortune 500 and Global 2000 businesses among its customer base. Secunia has operations in North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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