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Catbird Named One of ''10 Companies to Watch in 2008''
Catbird Security (www.catbird.com), provider of the only fully-hosted, enterprise-class, managed security platform for virtual and physical networks, and developer of the V-Agent virtual appliance, today announced it has been named one of the 10 Companies To Watch in 2008 by CRN Magazine. CRN Magazine distributes news, analysis, and perspective for VARs and technology integrators.

We are very honored to be named to this influential group of innovative companies, said Tamar Newberger, Vice President of Marketing for Catbird. It is an exciting time for Catbird and our partners. The cocktail of virtualizations power with our partner-focused Software-as-a-Service business model is a transformative one-two punch for the industry. In 2008, Catbird is looking forward to working with our partners to capitalize on this tremendous opportunity - and seeing that our customers reap the benefits.

In highlighting Catbird for this honor, CRN editors wrote, What can you say about a vendor that plays in two of the hottest market segments (virtualization and security) with a product that has the coolest cutting edge solution providers singing its praises? Let's just say this company is in the catbird seat. The company's V-Agent technology provides a comprehensive security solution for virtual infrastructures. File this one under hot acquisition candidate for EMC or Symantec.

Catbirds V-Security is the industrys first and only comprehensive security solution for virtual infrastructures, offering the broadest and most cost-effective security service for deployments of all sizes.

Catbirds V-Agent virtual appliance is 100% plug and play in virtualized environments, delivering security both on virtual segments within a host as well as physical network segments connected to the host, providing a full spectrum of protection for the hypervisor and virtual machines.

Catbird's security technology is highly disruptive, utilizing virtualization to drive unprecedented flexibility and cost-reduction with a partner-centric Security-as-a-Service business model. The result is functionality and value previously unseen in the industry.

In addition, Catbirds V-Agent features disruptive pricing: its free customers only pay a monthly fee for service. IT professionals can download the free V-Agent and have their security validation report within minutes. By contrast, typical traditional enterprise-class security deployments cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take months to complete.

The economics of virtualization are much vaunted; so should be security for virtualization, continued Newberger. Software-as-Service will change the security industry, Catbird is leading the way.

More information about Catbird, Catbird V-Security and Catbirds V-Agent can be found at www.catbird.com.

Published Friday, December 21, 2007 8:53 PM by David Marshall
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