Stonesoft Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Stonesoft Press Release, Helsinki, Finland — February 19, 2013 — Cyber Security market visionary Stonesoft announced today it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls. No other vendor was listed as a visionary.

“The only way to stay ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape is to be a visionary and Gartner has recognized us for our efforts,” said Ilkka Hiidenheimo, founder and CEO of Stonesoft. “We invest significantly in research and development of solutions that can evolve and protect lives and businesses in cyber space.”

Stonesoft was recently placed in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). The company also announced that NSS Labs confirmed that the Stonesoft IPS-1302 provides 100 percent protection against all tested evasion techniques and a low total cost of ownership (TCO) during real-world traffic and threat scenarios. Stonesoft is one of only two vendors in the world with NSS Labs recommended status across firewall, next generation firewall and IPS.

“Attackers also invest heavily in their strategies and they fully understand the technology behind IPS and Firewalls. Advanced evasion techniques (AET) now are becoming more prevalent because they avoid detection,” says Hiidenheimo. “Embedding AET protection in our products is one of the reasons Stonesoft is a visionary.”

Stonesoft will be demonstrating how AETs can be used to bypass all major security products live during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, United States, February 25 to March 1.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Visionaries” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and customer driven network security solutions that secure information flow and simplify security management. The company’s product portfolio consists of the industry’s first transformable Security Engine, standalone next generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core lies Stonesoft’s Management Center, which unifies the management of entire networks.

Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and protection of their critical digital assets and business continuity against today’s rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a recognized researcher of advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass network security. Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, ease of management, and overall customer excellence. Stonesoft’s customer base covers more than 6,500 mid or large-sized organizations across various industries and geographical markets.

Founded in 1990, the company’s track record is well recognized by certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company’s corporate headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information visit