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Mi5 Networks Named Top 10 Technology Startup by InformationWeek Readers

Web Filtering and Security Appliance Vendor to Present to Leading CIOs at InformationWeek 500 Conference

Mi5 Networks, the web security gateway company, today announced that it has been named a Top 10 Technology Startup by InformationWeek magazine. The company was selected by InformationWeek readers, with more than 1,000 votes cast. Mi5 will present to a panel of CIO judges at the InformationWeek 500 Conference on September 16 in Monarch Beach, California.

Being selected to present to the CIO audience at the InformationWeek 500 Conference is both a privilege and powerful validation that Mi5 is addressing a significant pain point for enterprises, said Doug Camplejohn, founder and CEO of Mi5 Networks. Based on the response we received from InformationWeeks readers, its clear that blocking Web threats and controlling Internet usage has moved from a nice-to-have to a must-have technology for enterprises.

The Webgate appliance from Mi5 Networks allows enterprises to control web usage and neutralize malware with one high speed device that does not slow down web page response times. Its ability to detect machines that are already infected with spyware or controlled by a botnet gives IT departments the added confidence of knowing that even if malware sneaks onto the network, they can identify it, block outgoing traffic, and fix the machine before the problem can spread.

InformationWeek recently invited its readers to vote for their favorite technology startups. The top six vote getters have been invited to participate in Startup City Live, where they will give their business pitches to a live audience at the InformationWeek 500 conference, which runs Sept. 14 16 in Monarch Beach, Calif. A panel of CIO judges will grade the startups on their business models, products, and feasibility.

About Mi5 Webgate appliances

Mi5 Webgate appliances control user access to web sites and applications, while it detects, intercepts, and blocks malicious URLs, active content, spyware, botnets and viruses that users encounter while conducting business through the Web. Webgate pinpoints and shuts down botnets if they are brought onto the network by mobile workers and can perform automated clean up of infected machines. The Webgate platform performs continuous bi-directional inspection of web traffic on all ports and protocols at Gigabit speeds without imposing user discernible slowdowns. Webgate also provides comprehensive reporting for security, policy enforcement, and audit compliance.

About Mi5 Networks

Mi5 Networks enables organizations to defend their web perimeter, and eliminate lost employee productivity, PC clean-up costs, and data theft associated with undetected malware. The companys Webgate web security appliances protect organizations against web-based threats, including malicious URLs, spyware, crimeware, botnets and viruses, while providing control over web and application use. Mi5 Networks was positioned by Gartner Inc. in the visionaries quadrant of the Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant report for 20071, and was named Innovator of the Year by SC Magazine. Mi5 Networks is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit: www.mi5networks.com.

About the Magic Quadrant:

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted June 4, 2007 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartners analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. 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 Leaders 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.

1 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway, 2007" by Peter Firstbrook, Lawrence Orans, and Arrabella Hallawell, June 4, 2007.

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