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Catbird Highlighted as SDN Security Innovator by Frost & Sullivan

Report focuses on Network Security Implications of SDN

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Catbird, the leader in security policy automation and enforcement for private clouds and virtual infrastructure, today announced the company has been featured as a vendor of "Innovative Approaches to SDN Security" for the nascent software-defined networking (SDN) market in a recently released report by Frost and Sullivan, "The Network Security Implications of Software Defined Networks (SDN)."

The report describes Catbird as an example of "vendors already bringing innovative security solutions to the market.  These solutions can leverage some or all of the potential of SDN."

"We are honored to be selected and recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our unique and effective policy-based approach to network security and compliance for cloud infrastructure and SDN," said Edmundo Costa, CEO of Catbird. "The report is a must read for anyone considering the security implications of a migration to SDN, and we are pleased to have been a part of Frost's research process. This report highlights an opportunity for organizations to strategize for the coming data center network transformation represented by SDN, and to shift security to a policy-based approach that applies controls based on applications and users and audits and enforces for continuous compliance." 

"For a network security vendor, preparing for SDN is a natural extension or a next step in product evolution, after enabling the service to be run on a public cloud platform," wrote Frank Dickson, Industry Principal of Information and Network Security at Frost & Sullivan. "Catbird utilizes an SDN approach to support an enterprise's need for security and compliance, utilizing an automated method to capture and analyze security and hypervisor events."

About Catbird
Catbird brings the power, agility and automation of the cloud to security policy and compliance, with a solution that automates, instruments and enforces policy while providing proof of continuous compliance. Customers rely on Catbird for managing cloud and virtualized infrastructure subject to compliance requirements including HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FISMA and SOX. The company is a winner of four Best of Show Finalist Awards at VMworld, CRN's 2013 Virtualization 50 and SC Magazine's "Innovator of the Year" for virtualization security.  For more information please visit http://www.catbird.com

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the Global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies? For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Growth Partnership Services, visit http://www.frost.com.

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