Scottrade secures trading network with Imperva firewall

By | April 11, 2006

Imperva, the leader in data security for the data center, today announced that Scottrade, one of the nation´s leading online brokerage firms, has selected the award-winning SecureSphere Web Application Firewall to protect its Internet-based trading systems from attack.

Scottrade chose SecureSphere for its high performance, precise attack protection, and unique approach to application security.

Scottrade serves individual investors who make their own investment decisions and offers customers the convenience of placing securities trading orders online. SecureSphere is being used to protect Scottrade´s online applications against attacks that are invisible to traditional network security defenses.

“Our online trading system is our core business offering and our most important service delivery channel for our customers, and we believe Imperva was able fill in the gaps that were lacking in traditional enterprise information security solutions,” said Grant Bourzikas, Senior Manager of Information Security at Scottrade. “SecureSphere enables us to protect these core business systems from attack, fraud and data theft by blocking attacks that are not detected by traditional perimeter security products.”

“Securing a large and transaction-intensive system like Scottrade´s online trading applications requires a highly scalable and non-disruptive solution,” said Shlomo Kramer, founder and CEO of Imperva. “Scottrade´s decision to deploy SecureSphere is a powerful endorsement that Imperva provides industrial strength security and performance that can support the most sensitive and demanding applications on the Internet.”

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