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Catbird Named to CRN's Virtualization 50 List

Editors Cite Security Solution Developer as Among the Most Innovative Vendors in the Virtualization Space

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/13 -- Catbird®, the leader in security and compliance for virtualized and private cloud data centers, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Virtualization 50 list. The annual listing highlights the companies delivering the most innovative virtualization solutions available.

Selected by CRN editors, the 2013 CRN Virtualization 50 recognizes the vendors that are addressing an emerging market need for the channel and offering the most innovative solutions. The list is designed to help solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization products and programs to help grow their business.

Catbird's next generation vSecurity® Software Defined Security Solution delivers cost-efficient integrated threat management for virtual infrastructure. Its broad network security orchestration is an essential tool in maintaining compliance for regulated data centers moving to virtualized and cloud-based computing.

"Solution providers have plenty of options when it comes to virtualization technology. However, understanding the diversity of vendors and their solution nuances can be incredibly daunting," said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. "CRN's annual list aims to cut down the noise and highlight the most innovative technology vendors that are not only delivering powerful virtualization technology, but also helping VARs capitalize on the market opportunity for such solutions."

Among its innovations, Catbird's vSecurity delivers the continuous protection of a wide array of network security controls -- including firewalling, intrusion prevention and netflow -- via TrustZones®. TrustZones enable the grouping of virtualized assets into logical policy envelopes, simplifying consistent and speedy configuration, monitoring and enforcement while reducing audit preparation costs and compliance maintenance. Unlike hardware-based security, the vSecurity® Software Defined Security solution sees deep into the virtualized network fabric and scales with the size of the data center.

"We are honored to have CRN recognize our company as a provider of one of the industry's most cutting-edge virtualization solutions," said Tamar Newberger, Catbird VP of Marketing. "This is especially gratifying given the fact that CRN this year pared down the competition to 50 from the 100 vendors cited in its 2012 Virtualization 100 list. Our engineers and the customers who inspire them deserve the most accolades, as they have enabled Catbird to become the industry leader a field critical to making the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing available to even the most sensitive of environments."

To download a free evaluation version of Catbird vSecurity, go to http://www.catbird.com/demo. To learn more about Catbird's Software Defined Security, visit http://www.catbird.com. Follow Catbird on Twitter at @CatbirdSecurity, or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/catbirdsecurevirtualization.

The 2013 Virtualization 50 list is featured in the May issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UBMTechChannel.

About UBM llc
UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, visit www.ubm.com.

About Catbird (www.catbird.com)
Catbird is the industry leader in Software Defined Security -- comprehensive security and compliance for virtualized, cloud and physical environments. Catbird is a winner of four Best of Show Finalist Awards at VMworld 2010, 2009 and 2008, and SC Magazine's "Innovator of the Year 2011" for virtualization security. Via Catbird vSecurity, Catbird is the only company delivering best-practice software-defined security and compliance for the new data center. 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.

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