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Catbird Earns Fourth Straight "Best of VMworld" Finalist Honor

vSecurity Recognized for a Third Time in Security and Virtualization Category

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SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (September 9th, 2010)–Catbird, the pioneer in leading-edge security and compliance solutions for virtual, cloud and physical networks, announced today that Catbird’s virtualization security and compliance product line–vSecurity® with vCompliance™–was honored for the third year in a row as a finalist in the Security and Virtualization category at the Best of VMworld 2010 Awards. This is the fourth overall Best of Show Finalist award for Catbird.

“This award is clear recognition of our success in ensuring security and compliance for mission-critical virtualized deployments,” said Tamar Newberger, vice president of marketing at Catbird. “Security and compliance for virtualized data centers were in the spotlight during this year's VMworld keynote address. Our customers rely on Catbird for security and compliance across virtual and hybrid environments, both for the ability to offer automated and continuous protection, as well as for accelerating virtualization deployments in regulated industries such as the government and financial sectors.”

The Best of VMworld winning solutions were chosen by an independent team of judges consisting of experts and editors from SearchServerVirtualization.com who reviewed and evaluated some 200 entrants in eight categories. Products were scored based on innovation, the value provided by the product, performance, reliability and ease of use.

Based on Catbird’s award-winning vSecurity™ platform, vCompliance's real-time continuous monitoring service instantly detects security and control violations, quarantines offending assets and alerts the appropriate personnel to ensure ongoing compliance with leading regulatory standards such as DIACAP, SOX, PCI, FISMA and HIPAA. With Catbird vCompliance, virtualized assets can achieve an even higher level of security than physical infrastructure, providing yet another incentive for businesses to move to cloud-based and virtualized environments. Catbird will be holding a free webinar on October 6, 2010 at 2pm ET/11am PT on the topic of “Staying Compliant in Virtualized Data Centers”, based on Catbird's recent experience in the public sector with agencies such as NASA and NLETS. Register here.

To learn more about Catbird’s industry leading, comprehensive security solutions for physical and virtual environments and to take a test-drive of Catbird's solutions for your own environment, visit www.catbird.com. About Catbird (www.catbird.com)

Catbird is the industry leader in comprehensive security and compliance for virtualized, cloud and physical environments, and a winner of four Best of Show Finalist Awards at VMworld 2010, 2009 and 2008; the Windows IT Pro Best of Tech·Ed 2008 IT Pro Editors Choice Award for Security; and winner of the 2007 VARBusiness Technology Innovator Award for Virtualization. Via Catbird vSecurity and the "Catbird" virtual appliance, Catbird is the only company delivering best-practice security for Hypervisor, Guest VMs and Policy/Regulatory Security Compliance. As companies migrate mainstream servers and desktops to virtual environments, uncertainty over security and compliance can impact deployment plans. Catbird's protection eliminates these worries and keeps virtualization plans on track. Founded in 2000 by Internet pioneer Ron Lachman, the company's innovative technology protects tens of thousands of customer systems and networks who rely on

Catbird and its partners to protect their valuable IT assets from external and internal threats. The private company is based in Silicon Valley, and is currently recruiting new partners and resellers.

About SearchServerVirtualization.com

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