eEye: Received Windows IT Pro's “Readers' Choice Award”

ALISO VIEJO, CA – eEye Digital Security®, a leading developer of vulnerability management software solutions for enterprise security, today announced that Blink®, eEye’s award-winning endpoint security software for Microsoft Windows®-based systems, was named as the winner in the Security Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software category of the 2005 Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards fourth annual contest today. The most powerful and comprehensive endpoint security software product on the market today, Blink delivers more layers of protection than any other endpoint platform, providing businesses with complete security for their borderless networks while ensuring business continuity.

Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 12 broad technology categories. More than 1,700 readers chose the best among more than 750 products and services. “Windows IT Pro readers are the most knowledgeable people in the market with regard to the best values in technology products and services,” said Kim Paulsen, group publisher of Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro Group. “We’ve done extensive research among our readers, and know that they are the ones who make the buying decisions on behalf of their organizations.” Paulsen continued, “The Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards give IT professionals the opportunity to voice their opinions and give the leading technology companies the recognition they deserve.”

“The Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards are highly coveted in the IT industry because our readers, who are the buyers and users of these products, are the ones who choose the winners,” stated Paulson. “These awards are the ultimate acclamation an IT company can earn from its peers in the IT community.”

“The continued recognition our products receive from the industry serves as a tribute to the entire eEye team. An award such as this exemplifies the integrity of our products as well as our strong customer and partner relationships,” stated Firas Bushnaq, eEye’s co-founder and CEO. “We are honored to have Blink receive this award from such a respected audience with real-world experience.”

This is the second award eEye has received from Windows IT Pro readers within the last year. In October 2004, eEye’s Retina® Network Security Scanner was selected as Windows IT Pro magazine’s 2004 Readers’ Choice Best Security Scanner Award. eEye’s integrated family of vulnerability management solutions helps IT and security professionals confidently safeguard their valuable digital assets. Working in conjunction with popular tools such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, eEye’s products include: Retina® Network Security Scanner, REM™ Security Management Console, Iris® Network Traffic Analyzer, SecureIIS™ Web Server Protection, and Blink® Endpoint Vulnerability Prevention System.

About eEye Digital Security

eEye Digital Security is the leading developer of endpoint security and vulnerability management software solutions, as well as the industry’s foremost contributor to security research and education. eEye’s award-winning software products provide a complete vulnerability management solution that addresses the full lifecycle of security threats: before, during and after attacks. eEye’s customers, Citigroup and US Department of Defense, represent the largest deployments of vulnerability assessment and prevention technology in the private and public sector. eEye protects the networks and digital assets of more than 8,500 corporate and government deployments worldwide, including EDS, Avon, Continental Airlines, Dow Jones, Prudential, University of Miami, Viacom, Vodafone, Warner Music and Wyeth. Founded in 1998, eEye Digital Security is a privately held, venture-backed firm with headquarters in Orange County, California. For more information, please go to