ISACA Selects Imperva’s Web Application Firewall

Redwood Shores, Calif., January 2011—Imperva, the leader in data security, announced that ISACA, the leading global association for information systems security, assurance and governance professionals, selected Imperva’s web application firewall (WAF) to protect ISACA’s web applications and continue to raise the bar for data security.  ISACA leverages Imperva’s SecureSphere WAF as a part of a comprehensive security strategy that delivers unprecedented prevention, mitigation and protection for its on-demand platform.

“ISACA is committed to helping its constituents and the business community as a whole ensure they can have trust in, and derive value from, their information systems. As a result, Imperva is an essential component of our data security strategy,” said Manny Singh, ISACA IT director. “ISACA is a globally respected resource in the security industry so we must provide the best possible model for our constituents who live and breathe data security. Imperva helps us ensure the security of our sensitive data, which is a critical part of doing business every day. We evaluated many solutions and Imperva was found to be the best fit for our particular needs.”

Imperva SecureSphere is the market leading data security and compliance solution. SecureSphere protects sensitive data from hackers and malicious insiders.  Imperva SecureSphere provides real-time protection against data breaches by hackers and malicious insiders. SecureSphere enables executives, risk officers, auditors and security professionals to mitigate the financial and reputation damage of data loss.

ISACA takes advantage of several key SecureSphere features including the ability to:

-Alert or block access requests that:

-Deviate from normal application and data usage

-Attempt to exploit known and unknown vulnerabilities

-Originate from malicious sources

-Violate corporate policies

-Are part of a sophisticated multi-stage attack

-Update defenses with research-driven intelligence on current threats and vulnerabilities

-Virtually patch application and database vulnerabilities to reduce the window of exposure and impact of ad-hoc fixes

“Having ISACA as a customer is a major proof point that SecureSphere is the fastest way to mitigate application security risk.  Any company deploying sensitive Web applications should have a WAF in place to protect themselves,” said Imperva’s CTO Amichai Shulman.

With 95,000 constituents in 160 countries, ISACA ( is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations.

ISACA continually updates COBIT, which helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.

Imperva is the global leader in data security. With more than 1,200 direct customers and 25,000 cloud customers, Imperva’s customers include leading enterprises, government organizations, and managed service providers who rely on Imperva to prevent sensitive data theft from hackers and insiders. The award-winning Imperva SecureSphere is the only solution that delivers full activity monitoring for databases, applications and file systems.  For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter or visit our blog.

Source: Eskenzi PR

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