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ClearPoint Metrics and Imperva Partner to Help CISOs, Auditors and Business Managers Accelerate Data Security, Compliance Initiatives

BURLINGTON, Mass. and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearPoint Metrics and Imperva Corporation today announced a collaborative effort to deliver strategic intelligence on organizations data security and compliance initiatives. The partnership will integrate Imperva's SecureSphere Data Security Suite with ClearPoint Metrics' Security Performance Manager(TM) creating a new class of security performance and risk metrics that will provide visibility into the state, quality and effectiveness of data security investments for chief information security officers, auditors as well as business managers concerned about security.

ClearPoint's Security Performance Manager will leverage information from Imperva's suite to deliver intelligence in the form of performance metrics to assess the business impact and effectiveness of key information security initiatives. The SecureSphere Data Security Suite delivers a complete lifecycle for Web application and database security in a single platform. By securing transactions from the end user through the Web application to the database, the SecureSphere Data Security Suite offers complete data security and visibility and maps all assets on a network. The combination of these two solutions provides a complete assessment of an organizations data risk posture.

Data intensive businesses, particularly financial and insurance services, but also the energy and retail sectors, depend on Imperva for full visibility and control for business databases and the applications that use them. The award-winning SecureSphere delivers full activity monitoring from the database to the application and is recognized for its overall ease of management and deployment.

"This strategic partnership with Imperva came about through our mutual work with a global financial services organization," said Jim Acquaviva, CEO at ClearPoint Metrics. "We look forward to working with them to drive a new class of enterprise performance metrics that enable organization to better understand and communicate the impact of their investments in data security."

ClearPoint Metrics purpose-built solution for CIO's and CISO's enables organizations to implement enterprise wide IT and information security metrics programs. ClearPoint's portfolio of adapters provides connections to a large number of critical security and business applications, including threat managers, anti-virus, incident managers, intrusion detection and prevention, identity and access managers, asset managers, network/system managers, vulnerability scanners, and vulnerability and patch managers.

"Imperva's mission is to help organizations secure critical data and achieve regulatory compliance for their Web and database applications," said Rohit Gupta, vice president of business development for Imperva. "Combining the visibility and control of database activity provided by SecureSphere with ClearPoint's Security Performance Manager's customers get a powerful, global view of the state of their security infrastructure."

About Imperva

Imperva, the Data Security leader, enables a complete security lifecycle for business databases and the applications that use them. Over 4,500 of the world's leading enterprises, government organizations, and managed service providers rely on Imperva to prevent sensitive data theft, protect against data breaches, secure applications, and ensure data confidentiality. The award-winning Imperva SecureSphere is the only solution that delivers full activity monitoring from the database to the accountable application user and is recognized for its overall ease of management and deployment. For more information, visit www.imperva.com.

About ClearPoint Metrics

ClearPoint Metrics is changing the way organizations drive improvement and assure compliance in IT and information security initiatives through the use of metrics and scorecards.

ClearPoint Metrics solutions enable IT and Security executives and their teams to consistently and reliably measure, monitor, and communicate the state, business impact, and effectiveness of their IT governance, risk, and compliance initiatives. Our solutions make it possible to easily access, aggregate, and fuse together data from any application, server, or network device, transforming it into useful security performance metric information leading to higher quality communications and more confident decision making.

Our innovations take the cost and friction out of obtaining the hard facts and data required for actionable IT and security performance assessments and solid compliance reviews. ClearPoint makes it possible for business managers to interact with security performance information in the context of their objectives and use it to take meaningful action. For more information, visit www.clearpointmetrics.com.

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