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Application Security Joins Governance Council

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK -- Application Security, Inc., a leading provider of database security solutions for the enterprise, today announced it has joined the Data Governance Council. The group, which was formed by IBM in 2005 along with dozens of leading corporations, institutions and technology solution providers, is a global effort to develop a "blueprint" of common solutions to challenges that apply to security, privacy, trust and corporate compliance issues.

Data Governance is the process by which companies govern appropriate access to their critical data by measuring operational risk and controlling security exposures. The Data Governance Council is working to redefine the management of data governance policy, the impact of policy on business processes and practices, and the enforcement of policy in IT infrastructure, information management and organizational behavior. Members of the Council are collaborating on ways to address these issues using IBM and business partner solutions and concepts.

Application Security, Inc. provides enterprise-class database security solutions to leading organizations around the world. Its innovative products foster responsible data governance and help to mitigate risk in highly complex IT environments. The Company’s DbProtect suite is acknowledged as the industry’s most comprehensive database security solution. The integrated suite combines database discovery, vulnerability scanning, real-time activity monitoring, auditing and optional encryption. These capabilities enable enterprises to ground security and compliance initiatives in the databases that drive their businesses. DbProtect supports IBM DB2 as well as Lotus Notes.

“We help organizations ground their security and compliance efforts where data lives – in enterprise databases,” said Toby Weiss, president and CEO of Application Security, Inc. “We are honored to add our database security expertise to the portfolio of the IBM Data Governance Council.”

Application Security Inc.