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Sonoa to Join Industry Leaders to Develop Industry-Wide Practices for Security in Cloud Computing

Cloud Security Alliance Welcomes Sonoa Systems

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/01/09 -- Sonoa Systems, Inc., an innovative provider of API management and cloud governance solutions, has joined the Cloud Security Alliance, a non-profit collective of industry leaders dedicated to promoting education and best practices for security in cloud computing.

Sonoa will sit on the Cloud Security Alliance's Security and Privacy Advisory Board, working to develop solutions in information security and risk management for the growing cloud computing industry. In entering into the Cloud Security Alliance, Sonoa partners with industry leaders including the Jericho Forum, the ASP-SaaS Industry Consortium, ISACA, Verizon Business and Hewlett-Packard, among others.

"Security is an increasingly critical issue in cloud computing as more and more companies adopt Web services APIs," said Greg Brail, senior director of product management at Sonoa. "By joining the Cloud Security Alliance, we enter the industry-wide dialogue on a larger scale and strengthen our advocacy for cloud security amidst the API revolution."

As part of the Cloud Security Alliance, Sonoa will help shape industry-standard practices contributing to cloud security and compliance on a macro level. The partnership is part of Sonoa's commitment to cloud and API security, ensuring that the company innovates and implements the critical management and governance functions needed for clients to adopt cloud computing technology safely and efficiently.

"The Cloud Security Alliance was developed by leaders in the industry to start the discussion and ensure best practices for the cloud," said Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director at the Cloud Security Alliance. "Companies like Sonoa see the potential in this space and come together now to ensure security and manageability as cloud computing continues to grow."

The Cloud Security Alliance is currently developing version two of its core document "Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing," addressing 15 domains of concern for consumers and providers of cloud computing technology.

About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by industry practitioners and supported by founding charter companies PGP Corporation, Qualys, Inc. and Zscaler, Inc. For further information, the Cloud Security Alliance website is www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.

About Sonoa Systems

Sonoa provides analytics, management and governance solutions for APIs, feeds and cloud services. Sonoa customers include over 50 leading enterprise, SaaS and media companies. Leading customers such as Pfizer, Warner Music, and IntraLinks use Sonoa to create new revenue channels, reduce costs, and innovate faster. The company is based in Santa Clara, CA, privately held, and backed by leading investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners, Third Point Ventures, and SAP Ventures. For more see www.sonoasystems.com.

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