On Demand Web Information Security Company Quaresso named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

gartner-cool-vendor-logoAustin, TX – May 3, 2011 — Quaresso , a leading provider of information security solutions for web applications and content, today announced it has been named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in the recently released “Cool Vendors in User and Data Security, 2011” report*.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as an enterprise that offers technologies or solutions that are innovative, impactful and intriguing and have caught Gartner’s attention over the past six months.

Gartner’s 2011 Cool Vendors in User and Data Security address a broad range of security problems, from the dangers of sensitive data on USB devices to the fast-growing problem of highly sophisticated, targeted malware attacks against banks. One recurring trend among these vendors is the attempt to protect users and their sensitive data without adversely impacting the user experience or slowing or otherwise disrupting enterprises’ business-critical operations.

Quaresso Protect On Q mitigates risk and maintains compliance with data leakage protection from malware and user activities, both careless and malicious, such as copying, printing, clipboarding or saving sensitive information, including from browser-launched processes like Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Office. With no user or software installation, system modification, or software left behind, Quaresso delivers significant deployment, support and usability cost savings.

“We believe this recognition by Gartner to be further validation of our information security solutions for web applications and content,” said Mark Elliott, CEO and founder of Quaresso. “The web browser on the endpoint has become the primary vulnerability point for data leakage, and Quaresso Protect On Q uniquely addresses this challenge by providing temporary security controls to web sessions anytime, anywhere.”

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Quaresso

Quaresso Software Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of on demand web information security solutions that protect information and content at the endpoint. Our products give enterprises the ability to extend security controls temporarily to web browser sessions, providing information protection and data leakage prevention wherever your users are, without deploying client software. Quaresso was founded by veterans of respected Internet security companies including Blue Coat, Check Point, NetContinuum, Symantec and Whole Security. Quaresso is a privately held, investor-backed corporation based in Austin, Texas. For further information, visit http://www.quaresso.com/.

*Cool Vendors in User and Data Security, 2011, by Ray Wagner, Avivah Litan, John Girard, Peter Firstbrook, Eric Ouellet, Joseph Feiman, 4/21/11