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Imperva's CEO reveals his thoughts on the information security market

By Shlomo Kramer, CEO and chairman of Imperva.

Johannesburg, 06 Mar 2013
Read time 1min 40sec

Exponant, a value-added reseller for Imperva, today announced that the latter's CEO and chairman, Shlomo Kramer, who is recognised as one of the world's greatest information security entrepreneurs, has recently revealed his thoughts to Forbes magazine on where the information security market is headed.

The information security market is huge, generating $30 billion in annual sales. "It consists of two solution stacks," according to Kramer, "the $10 billion to $12 billion (annual revenues) endpoint market and represented by companies such as Symantec, and the similarly-sized network market in which Check Point and Palo Alto Networks are leaders.

"These two solutions stacks are not enough to protect organisations from 'the new threat environment' emanating from external threat vectors such as mobile devices, Web applications, customers and partners, and the impact these are having on data centres," continued Kramer. "You don't have to look very far into the recent past to realise that things are different now from even a few months ago. For example, in January 2013, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese hackers had broken into their networks. We must not forget that today hackers are very sophisticated people driven by money, politics and/or military motives.

"Not surprisingly, I believe that Imperva's offering is an excellent choice for companies seeking to protect themselves from this new threat environment, a view that is also held by our 2 200 large enterprise customers that have adopted our solution," concluded Kramer.

Kramer has helped found three leading information security companies: Check Point Software, Palo Alto Networks and Imperva.

For further information, please contact Wolfgang Selzer; tel. (012) 663 0160; fax (012) 663 5678; e-mail


Imperva is a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value data in the data centre. Imperva's award-winning solutions protect against data theft, insider abuse and fraud, while streamlining regulatory compliance by monitoring and controlling data usage and business transactions across the data centre, from storage in a database or on a file server, to consumption through applications. With over 2 000 end-user customers in more than 60 countries and thousands of organisations protected through cloud-based deployments, securing your business with Imperva puts you in the company of the world's leading organisations.


Exponant, originally founded in 1998, is a software, services and consulting company that includes a significant focus on monitoring and detection solutions in the areas of security, operations and application management.

In this regard, it is the master reseller in sub-Saharan Africa for Splunk and is a reseller for many global security brands such as AlienVault, Check Point Software Technologies, Guidance Software, Imperva, Palo Alto, TippingPoint, Trend and WebSense.

Although not exclusively focused on any specific markets, it is very strong in the financial, telecommunications, mining and engineering sectors.

Exponant is rated as a level 3 contributor BBBEE company and has customers from both the private and public sectors.

Editorial contacts
Global Research Partners Paul Booth (082) 568 1179
Exponant olfgang Selzer (012) 663 0160
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