SC Magazine Readers Designate Tripwire as a Finalist in 2012 Awards for Best Policy Management Solution

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of IT security and compliance automation solutions, has been named a finalist in the Best Policy Management Solution category by the 2012 SC Magazine Awards. Readers select Tripwire® Enterprise 8.1 as one of the information security industry's most effective solutions, which helps address the industry's most critical IT security challenges. Tripwire Enterprise 8.1 was recognized as a top product in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services by SC Magazine's esteemed reader base.

Vendors and service providers who offer a product and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries entered the Reader Trust category. Tripwire Enterprise 8.1 was selected from hundreds of entries submitted across 33 technology categories. Winners will be selected by the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers -- security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets.

"This is one of the most exciting and illuminating award categories, as the finalists have to demonstrate the unique combination of strength in product, organization and fight against cybercrime to secure the vote of our readers," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Congratulations to those that represent industry leadership not only to SC Magazine editors but the Magazine's real judges: the readers."

In its 15th year, the information security industry's most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards, showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits -- all working to help improve global security.

"Our chief focus when we created Tripwire Enterprise 8.1 was helping security directors and CISOs address key IT security and compliance issues, and translate the impact of those security activities into the language of the business," said Dwayne Melançon, Chief Technology Officer, Tripwire. "Receiving this type of recognition among the hundreds of submissions that were up for this honor, and receiving so much support from our customers is extremely gratifying. We couldn't be more pleased to be part of such an elite group of organizations and are looking forward to continuing to provide the same top tier support to our customer base."

"This year, we mixed things up a bit and added four new categories: Best Cloud Computing Security, Best Fraud Prevention Solution, Best NAC Product and Best Database Security -- driving even more submissions than the previous year," said Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief, SC Magazine. "At the SC Awards gala, we look forward to celebrating the brave men and women battling a new era of cybercrime, where stealthy and persistent threats are stealing the daily headlines. We look forward to hearing the stories of innovation and victory, as we encounter a new frontier of corporate security threats designed to steal the heart of an organization, data."

Winners of this year's Awards US will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. The event is a night filled with excitement, along with an invaluable opportunity to network with the top corporate IT professionals in attendance. To attend the Awards, please register at http://www.cvent.com/d/scqm6b/4W.

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About Tripwire, Inc.
Tripwire is a leading global provider of IT security and compliance solutions for enterprises, government agencies and service providers who need to protect their sensitive data on critical infrastructure from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats. Thousands of customers rely on Tripwire's critical security controls like security configuration management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management. The Tripwire VIAT platform of integrated controls provides unprecedented visibility and intelligence into business risk while automating complex and manual tasks, enabling organizations to better achieve continuous compliance, mitigate business risk and help ensure operational control. Learn more at www.tripwire.com or follow us @TripwireInc on Twitter.