Imperva SecureSphere WAF to be hosted on the Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 Virtual Services Appliances to Improve Web Application Security

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Redwood Shores, CA - September 26, 2012 - Imperva (NYSE:  IMPV), a pioneer and a leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value data in the data center, announced today a collaboration with Cisco to streamline deployment and management of the SecureSphere Web Application Firewall (WAF) in Cisco virtual switching environments. The interoperability of SecureSphere WAF with the Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 virtual service appliances is designed to simplify and accelerate deployment of networking and security services in a virtual and private cloud environment. Specifically, this solution is designed to provide separation of duties between the SecureSphere WAF administrator and server administrators and offload security processing from virtual server clusters to a dedicated Nexus 1110/1010 appliance.

"We believe the interoperability between Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 and Imperva Web Application Firewall will offer our joint customers a convenient, cost-effective option to protect sensitive Web applications as well as enable them to meet PCI compliance requirements," explained Imperva CTO Amichai Shulman.  "We believe the need for application security is growing and the Cisco-Imperva collaboration will help organizations protect business applications and data."

The Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 appliance eases the deployment of networking and security services in a virtual environment while providing Cisco NX-OS based administrative interface. The Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 also includes high availability features such as restart-on-failure and device management tools that maximize uptime and improve operations. As a dedicated hardware platform, the Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 appliance does not affect the performance or the availability of virtual server clusters.  This solution is designed to enable organizations with virtual server environments to be able to quickly deploy the SecureSphere Web Application Firewall on Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 platform without needing to re-architect their virtual server environment.

Integration benefits include the ability to:

·        Protect sensitive Web applications and data
·        Satisfy PCI 6.6 compliance requirements
·        Ease deployment of Web application security in a multi-vendor hypervisor  environment
·        Provide separation of duties for network or security administrators and server administrators
·        Leverage Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 virtual service blade management capabilities to manage and monitor the SecureSphere WAF
·        Reduce management overhead by consolidating multiple network services on a single platform

"We are very pleased to collaborate with Imperva," explained Prashant Gandhi, Cisco's Sr. Director of Product Management.  "This interoperability will help organizations secure their virtualized infrastructure with Imperva's SecureSphere Web Application Firewall, Cisco's Virtual Security Gateway and Network Analysis Module, all hosted on a common Nexus 1110/1010 appliance.  We believe IT administrators will be able to utilize Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 appliance more effectively across multiple networking services while simplifying operational processes across server and network security teams."

The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers.  As a Registered Developer, Imperva offers a complementary product offering and has started to collaborate with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers. 

The solution will enter beta in Q4CY2012. 

About Imperva

 Imperva is a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value data in the data center. Imperva's award-winning solutions protect against data theft, insider abuse, and fraud while streamlining regulatory compliance by monitoring and controlling data usage and business transactions across the data center, from storage in a database or on a file server to consumption through applications. With over 1,900 end-user customers in more than 60 countries and thousands of organizations protected through cloud-based deployments, securing your business with Imperva puts you in the company of the world's leading organizations. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter or visit our blog. .We're hiring!  Help us protect the world's data:

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including without limitation those regarding the benefits of using SecureSphere Web Application Firewall in Cisco virtual switching environments and the growth of the need for application security. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ substantially from expectations. You should consider important risk factors, which include: the risk that our products are not adopted at levels that we anticipate; the risk that our partnership with Cisco does not continue; the risk that competitors may be perceived by customers to be better positioned to help handle application security concerns; and other risks detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" in Imperva's Form 10-Q  filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on August 13, 2012 and Imperva's other SEC filings. You can obtain copies of Imperva's SEC filings on the SEC's website at We undertake no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements contained herein after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

© 2012 Imperva, Inc. All rights reserved. Imperva, the Imperva logo and SecureSphere are trademarks of Imperva, Inc. * Interoperability testing is designed to simulate typical customer configurations, and does not replace the need for on-site testing in conjunction with actual implementation.


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