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RSA NetWitness Wins 2012 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award for Best Computer Forensics Tool

RSA CONFERENCE 2012 – San Francisco, CA, February 29, 2012 - 

RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced that the RSA NetWitness® network security monitoring platform was named Best Computer Forensics Tool in SC Magazine’s 2012 Reader Trust Awards.  The announcement was made on February 28 at the SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA® Conference in San Francisco. This honor comes on the heels of RSA NetWitness being named Best Security Solution in GTRA’s GovTek Awards program.

RSA NetWitness platform is designed to present a complete record of everything that is happening across the network.  The solution is engineered to combine continuous capture and context-based understanding of reconstructed network traffic as well as logging and telemetry from customer environments.  The suite of analytic tools and applications leverage real-time threat intelligence to deliver an unprecedented level of visibility and understanding.  Security professionals can see a demo of the RSA NetWitness 9.6 platform at the RSA Conference booth #1727.

“We are especially honored to receive this prestigious award as it is voted on by some of the most experienced and informed IT executives in the industry,” said Tim Belcher, CTO of Security Management and Compliance at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. “This recognition truly reinforces RSA’s dedication to arming security professionals with exceptional tools for real-time threat detection, comprehensive network monitoring and detailed forensic analysis.”

“Our readers are on the front lines of information security, and they have recognized the RSA NetWitness platforms as one of their key tools for securing their organization,” said Illena Armstrong, VP and editorial director, SC Magazine. “Without leaders in innovation, like RSA, we would not be able to plan for the future of enterprise security.”

RSA won the Best Computer Forensics Tool after proving the success and overall impact of the RSA NetWitness solution to the Reader Trust Voting Panel. This panel represents a cross-section of SC Magazine leadership, which comprises large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, including financial services, health care, government, retail, education and other sectors. Functionality, manageability, ease-of-use and scalability of the product or service, as well as the customer service are considered during the judging process.

In its 15th year, the information security industry’s most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals, while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits - all working to help improve global security. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit

About RSA

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk and compliance management solutions for business acceleration. RSA helps the world's leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance, and securing virtual and cloud environments.

RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance & access control, data loss prevention, encryption & key management, compliance & security information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand’s portfolio includes the SC World Conference and Expo, SC Congress Canada, SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

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