Imperva Strengthens Cloud Footprint With PartnerSphere Cloud Alliance Program

More Than A Dozen Major Industry Cloud Vendors Achieve Certification

Redwood Shores, CA, (PresseBox) - Imperva, the leader in data security, today announced its PartnerSphere Cloud Alliance Program (PCA), designed to enable Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP), Hosting and Cloud Providers to deliver best-in-class data security for their cloud data centers. The program sets parameters for select partners, helping MSSP customers identify cloud service providers whose technologies and services have been certified by Imperva.

"Growing interest in cloud-based security services has helped Imperva's Service Provider partners dramatically grow 2010 revenue 90 percent over the previous year," said Imperva VP of world-wide channels, Chris Cesio. "With a formal program in place, enterprises using Cloud services will have a certified list of partners who properly and effectively deploy and manage Imperva's market leading technology. Our certification program provides our small, medium and large enterprise customers with easy and reliable access to advanced data security expertise through our partners, and allows them to offload daily management functions so that they can focus on their core competencies."

The PCA program ensures that MSSP partners have been certified according to eligibility requirements, which include:

- Partner owns and operates a secure network operations center,
- Demonstrated ability, with certified sales and technical staff, to implement Imperva's data security products,
- Staffed to deliver ongoing and reliable 24/7 support.

Today, Imperva's certified PCA partners include:

- Firehost
- Incapsula
- Nexusguard
- NIS or Network Integration Services
- Rackspace
- Savvis
- Seccom Global
- SecureWorks
- Security On Demand
- Solutionary

These partners have deployed Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall (WAF), which enables businesses to efficiently protect data transacted by Web applications. With a WAF, Imperva's cloud partners provide instant, cost-effective protection against attacks targeting applications for large and small enterprises.

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SecureWorks

"We look forward to participating in The Imperva Cloud Alliance Partner Program to continue to bring new security services to our clients," said Dan DeRosa, VP of Product Management for SecureWorks.

"SecureWorks is dedicated to offering managed information security solutions to our clients that help to make their organizations more efficient, as well as secure. Securing the cloud - especially at the application layer, which is now the vector for a majority of attacks - is an important area of focus for SecureWorks. The Imperva Cloud Alliance Partner Program offers another opportunity for SecureWorks to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our clients' evolving enterprise IT environments, and address the rapidly evolving threat landscape."

Firehost

"Security in the cloud is an issue we can no longer ignore. Every business now uses the cloud, everyday, in some capacity. The Imperva Cloud Alliance Partner Program helps bring clarity to businesses to educate them with security in the cloud. We're proud to be a partner and looking forward to see the all the businesses get better equipped with their security posture," said Chris Dake, CEO and founder of of FireHost.

Seccom Global

"Partnering with Imperva allows Seccom Global to deliver innovative, cost effective solutions to our customers data and application security problems. Our clients reap the benefits of Imperva's technology combined with Seccom's industry leading Managed Security Solutions. Imperva has allowed us to solve our customers difficult security issues when it comes to cloud based applications and transactions. It is a genuine win-win scenario for our joint customers," said Gavin Matthews, CIO.

Security On-Demand

"We are excited to be part of Imperva's Cloud Alliance Partner Program, we have been looking forward for some time to the close collaboration, and prestige of becoming a Premier Cloud Alliance Partner," said Security On Demand's President and CEO, Peter Bybee. "We think that the growth in the demand for web security technologies that can be offered via the Cloud as part of Security On-Demand's managed security offering will have a dramatic and profitable impact on our business for the coming year."

Incapsula

"Partnering with Imperva is a natural fit for Incapsula. Imperva's hosting and other managed service partners, can now offer enterprise grade application security to their entire customer base, including the small and medium size businesses," said Gur Shatz, CEO Incapsula

Imperva Inc.

Imperva is the global leader in data security. With more than 1,300 direct customers and 25,000 cloud customers, Imperva's customers include leading enterprises, government organizations, and managed service providers who rely on Imperva to prevent sensitive data theft from hackers and insiders. The award-winning Imperva SecureSphere is the only solution that delivers full activity monitoring for databases, applications and file systems. For more information, visit www.imperva.com, follow us on Twitter or visit our blog.

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