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Watchfire's AppScan Secures Two Finalist Positions for the 2006 SC Magazine Awards.

WALTHAM, Mass. -- AppScan(R) Nominated for Best Enterprise Security Solution and Best SME Security Solution

On the heels of a successful market launch, Watchfire, the leading provider of software and services to automate web application security testing, is pleased to announce that AppScan has secured two finalist nominations for the prestigious SC Magazine Awards 2006. Finalists will be recognized during the U.S. Awards ceremony at the RSA Conference at the Fairmont, San Jose on February 14, 2006.

Watchfire's AppScan(R) was selected as a finalist in two categories, Best Enterprise Security Solution and Best SME Security solution further validating Watchfire's market leading position. AppScan is the industry's first and leading web application security testing suite, and the only one to provide comprehensive remediation tasks at every level of the application. AppScan scans web applications within an organization's infrastructure, tests for security issues and provides actionable reports and recommendations. The product's scanning capabilities, Zero-Day vulnerability updates, Configuration Wizard and detailed reporting system all combine to simplify ease of use, enhance user productivity, facilitate security compliance and protect the web application infrastructure.

"SC Magazine is one of the security industry's leading publications and is well respected by security professionals across North America, Europe and Asia. We are extremely honored that its readers have recognized Watchfire's AppScan as a finalist in two categories," said Michael Weider, founder and CTO, Watchfire. "Web applications pose some of today's most serious security and compliance threats and are a critical component to managing overall enterprise security. This recognition is further validation that our web application security testing solution AppScan is market leading and is a testament to its ability to improve the ease and speed by which users are able to understand, prioritize and remediate critical web application security issues."

About the SC Awards 2006

With over 1,300 product and service nominations from over 330 competing companies globally, the SC Awards are the world's leading awards program for the information security industry. The SC Awards program spans the U.S., Asia and UK. The SC Awards are composed of both the Reader Trust Technology Awards - voted on by SC readers in each region, and the SC Awards Council, a group of carefully selected senior CSOs - and the Professional Awards that are judged by a panel of the industry's top talents.

Recognizing technical excellence and professional achievement across a variety of different categories, the SC Awards is a truly unique program developed to bring attention to the industry's top products and highlight the professionals that have both created them and use them within their companies. These industry achievements are acknowledged during the exciting US Awards ceremony taking place this year at the Fairmont, San Jose on February 14, 2006.

About Watchfire

Watchfire provides software and services to manage online risk. More than 300 enterprise organizations and government agencies, including AXA Financial, SunTrust, Boots PLC, Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration and Dell rely on Watchfire to monitor, manage, improve and secure all aspects of the online business including security, privacy, quality, accessibility, corporate standards and regulatory compliance. Watchfire's alliance and technology partners include IBM Global Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, TRUSTe, Microsoft, Interwoven, EMC Documentum and Mercury. Watchfire is headquartered in Waltham, MA. For more information, please visit www.watchfire.com.

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