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

By Shlomo Kramer, CEO and chairman of Imperva.

Johannesburg, 23 Apr 2013
Read time 2min 10sec

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, 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 Imperva's offering is an excellent choice for companies seeking to protect themselves from this new threat environment," concluded Kramer, "a view that is also held by our 2 200 large enterprise customers that have adopted our solution."

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

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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.

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