Breach Security wins 2008 AeA High Tech Award

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Breach Security, Inc., the leader in web application integrity, security and compliance, today announced that the company has been awarded a 2008 American Electronics Association (AeA) High Tech Award, which was presented last week at the 15th annual award program. Breach was selected as the Internet/Web Commerce category winner by an executive panel of judges.

Founded in 2004, Breach Security provides real-time, continuous web application integrity and security solutions that protect sensitive web-based information. Breach Security's products protect web applications from hacking attacks and data leakage, and ensure applications operate as intended. The company's signature web application security appliance, WebDefend, uses bi-directional traffic analysis, automated behavioral profiling and multiple collaborative detection engines to maintain the flow of business-critical traffic while delivering complete protection for credit card data, Social Security numbers and other sensitive information. The company's products are trusted by thousands of organizations around the world, including leaders in finance, healthcare, e-commerce, travel and government.

"Breach Security has changed the way companies and security professionals look at web application security and integrity. This made Breach Security a clear finalist and led the judges to select Breach to win the 'Internet/Web Commerce' category," said Kevin Carroll, executive director of the AeA San Diego Council. "The AeA is proud to honor industry-leading companies, such as Breach Security, that have worked to shape their market and improve their clients' operations."

Headquartered in San Diego, Breach Security clients include, Bayer Corporation, SAP and Sovereign Bank. Company executives are involved in driving industry initiatives including the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) and the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

"Breach Security's success has come from meeting critical needs for companies with business-critical web applications. By protecting their sensitive data as well as alerting organizations to application defects, Breach has become the industry leader," said Mike Pierce, CEO for Breach Security. "Winning the AeA High Tech Award provides further industry validation that our company's mission and products are an integral piece of a business' security strategy."