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Cyphort Named a Finalist for "Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2014"

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/14 -- Cyphort, a pioneer of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions, announced today it has been named one of ten finalists for "Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2014." This prestigious honor was given to Cyphort by RSA® Conference's 2014's Innovation Sandbox program, widely recognized as a premier forum for identifying rising stars within the Information Security Industry. On Monday, February 24, 2014, Cyphort will demonstrate its security innovations to the Innovation Sandbox panel of judges.

"Being named to the top ten is an indicator of great things to come for our Innovation Sandbox finalists," said Alex Bender, General Manager of RSA Conference. "Past winners and finalists have validated this honor through growth, acquisitions and funding. Cyphort is already demonstrating the strong momentum associated with Innovation Sandbox standouts and we and look forward to watching its continued success for years to come."

Cyphort will be formally launching its flagship offering, the Cyphort Advanced Threat Defense Platform right before RSA Conference 2014. The company was founded by Ali Golshan, a former NSA and CIA security researcher, and Fengmin Gong, one of the founders of Palo Alto Networks, in order to overcome the cost, context, and coverage limitations of first generation Advanced Threat Detection solutions.

Its flagship offering, the Cyphort Advanced Threat Defense Platform, delivers a complete defense against current and emerging Advanced Persistent Threats, targeted attacks and zero day vulnerabilities. The Cyphort Platform accurately detects and analyzes next generation threats, providing actionable, contextual intelligence that enables security teams to respond to attacks faster, more effectively, and in as surgical a manner as their attackers. Cyphort's software-based, distributed architecture offers a cost effective, high performance approach to detecting and protecting an organization's virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure against sophisticated attacks. Threat detection for Windows, OSX and Linux allows businesses to extract maximum value from IT assets without compromising the security of an organization.

"While Cyphort is a very young company, we will be exiting stealth soon with several key advantages," said Manoj Leelanivas, CEO, Cyphort. "We offer an elegant, appliance-free approach to a very high profile problem. We have a highly seasoned, motivated team and strong financial backing. We have production customers in key industry segments confirming that our solution enables them to combat advanced threats with unprecedented agility and precision. And now, we have been recognized by RSA Conference for our innovation, an incredible honor that further validates of our approach to Advanced Threat Defense."

For more on Cyphort, please visit http://www.cyphort.com.

The "Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2014" winner will be determined at the conclusion of Innovation Sandbox, after each finalist gives a short presentation to a panel of judges that includes Asheen Chandna, Partner at Greylock Partners; Gerhard Eschelbeck, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Sophos; Alastair Goldfisher, Editor of Venture Capital Journal; George Hoyem, Investment Partner at In-Q-Tel; Paul Kocher, President of Cryptography Research; and Katie Moussouris, Senior Security Strategist Lead at Microsoft.

Additional information about the "Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2014" contest and Innovation Sandbox program can be found at: www.rsaconference.com/TheSandbox

About Cyphort
Cyphort is an innovative provider of Advanced Threat Protection solutions that deliver a complete defense against current and emerging Advanced Persistent Threats, targeted attacks and zero day vulnerabilities. The Cyphort Platform accurately detects and analyzes next generation malware, providing actionable, contextual intelligence that enables security teams to respond to attacks faster, more effectively, and in as surgical a manner as their attackers. Cyphort's software-based, distributed architecture offers a cost effective, high performance approach to detecting and protecting an organization's virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure against sophisticated attacks. Malware detection for Windows, OSX and Linux allows businesses to extract maximum value from IT assets without compromising the security of an organization. Founded by experts in advanced threats from government intelligence agencies and premier network security companies, Cyphort is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit: www.cyphort.com.

About RSA Conference
RSA Conference helps drive the global information security agenda with annual events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Since 1991, RSA Conference consistently attracts the best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities to learn about information security's most important issues through face-to-face and online interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies. As information security professionals work to stay ahead of ever-changing security threats and trends, they turn to RSA Conference for a 360-degree view of the industry. RSA Conference seeks to arm participants with the knowledge they need to remain at the forefront of the information security business. More information on events, online programming and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the information security industry can be found at www.rsaconference.com.

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