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Imperva enhances SharePoint security capabilities to secure against Web attacks, insider threats

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Exponant, a leader in delivering groundbreaking solutions using smart technologies and highly skilled people, and a value-added reseller for Imperva, today announced the release of SecureSphere for SharePoint 9.5. The release of Imperva's SharePoint protection enhances protection against insider threats, automatically finds SharePoint Web applications and discovers data housed in SharePoint.

SharePoint is one of Microsoft's fastest growing products, bringing the promise of collaboration between employees, partners and customers. The same features that make information easy to share also enables inappropriate access and data leaks, and exposes businesses to Web-based threats. Imperva SecureSphere for SharePoint provides greater control over collaboration, thus helping to ensure the right users have the right access to the right data, by securing lists, sites, libraries, folders and files.

"We believe SharePoint remains under the radar when it comes to security," commented Amichai Shulman, CTO of Imperva. "SecureSphere for SharePoint is designed to support the benefits of collaboration while mitigating security concerns for SharePoint's Web, file and database components, so that organisations can more readily share information while decreasing the associated risks."

New SecureSphere for SharePoint features include:

* Compromised Insider Protection - SecureSphere guards against the use of stolen credentials, such as user names and passwords, by enabling administrators to build 'whitelist' or 'blacklist' policies based on user IP addresses, thus ensuring only trusted users can access sensitive SharePoint applications and data.

* Automated Application Discovery - Imperva SecureSphere for SharePoint automatically discovers SharePoint Web applications, streamlining security and compliance by enabling visibility and control over deployments at both the Site Collection and Application level.

* Data Discovery Integration - SecureSphere can identify and protect critical SharePoint data via integration with third-party data discovery solutions such as RSA Data Loss Prevention (DLP) data centre.

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

Imperva Imperva is a pioneer and leader of a new category of data security solutions for high-value business data in the data centre. With more than 800 end-user customers and thousands of organisations protected through cloud-based deployments, Imperva's customers include leading enterprises, government organisations, and managed service providers who rely on Imperva to prevent sensitive data theft from hackers and insiders. The award-winning Imperva SecureSphere identifies and secures high-value data across file systems, Web applications and databases. Exponant 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 Wolfgang Selzer (012) 663 0160
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