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AlienVault Selected as Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring 100 Global Award

AlienVault, the only open and collaborative Unified Security Management platform delivering built-in controls and full visibility, announced today that it has been selected as a candidate for Red Herring's 2012 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1000 companies from over 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management's execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.

“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” stated Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “2012 has confirmed the sector's vibrant activity and its resilience to widespread economic problems. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are attempting to jump ahead of the competition and aspire to make a difference. Breakthroughs obsolete each other faster than ever before. AlienVault has performed exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global Finalists. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2012 Top 100 Global Award."

“With OSSIM users in 178 countries, and commercial users of our Unified Security Management platform in more than 50 countries, we are especially honored to be on the Global Top 100 short list,” said AlienVault CEO and President, Barmak Meftah. “We serve a global market and address compliance and threat management needs that are universal. And our innovative business model—which includes a free, open source solution, as well as a no-risk ‘try and buy’ program for our commercial solution—ensures organizations of any size and budget can benefit from sophisticated security controls. We’re grateful for the opportunity the Red Herring awards give us to spread the word about our distinct approach to security.”

The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, November 27-29 2012. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on November 29 at the event.

About AlienVault

AlienVault provides organizations of all types and sizes with unprecedented visibility across the entire security ‘stack’ with the AlienVault Unified Security Management™ (AV-USM™) platform. Based on OSSIM– the de facto standard open source SIEM created by AlienVault – the AV-USM platform has five essential security capabilities built-in: asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, threat detection, behavioral monitoring and security intelligence. The AlienVault Open Threat Exchange™, a system for sharing threat intelligence among OSSIM users and AlienVault customers, ensures AV-USM always stays ahead of threats. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sigma, Trident Capital and Adara Venture Partners. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter.

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