MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - HyTrust, the leader in virtualization platform control, security, policy management and compliance, has been named finalist in the 2010 SC Awards program for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. The company is recognized in the Excellence Award category as Rookie Security Company of the Year, which recognizes companies with superior security products that help customers tackle today's pressing security challenges.

"Our distinguished panel of award judges selected HyTrust as a finalist in our Excellence Awards category -- recognizing its contribution to the world of IT security," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Businesses are challenged every day with newer and more sophisticated security threats and they rely on companies like HyTrust to help protect their assets."

As the industry's preeminent awards program, the annual SC Awards has recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. The SC Awards are designed to honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad security threats confronted in today's corporate world. Individuals, brands and solutions recognized in the program address not only the security challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

IT security companies nominate their solutions for consideration in the SC Awards and entries are judged by a panel of leading security officers from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets -- representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers.

"We are excited and grateful to have been recognized by SC Magazine as Rookie Security Company of the Year finalist," said Eric Chiu, HyTrust president and CEO. "Time has flown by since our launch last spring and, as our momentum at HyTrust continues to build, we couldn't be happier to end 2009 on such a great note in anticipation of a strong year ahead."

About HyTrust (

HyTrust™, headquartered in Mountain View, CA, is an exciting young company focused on virtualization platform control, security and compliance. Solutions enable I.T. to gain control and visibility over their virtual infrastructure production environments. It also enables them to meet regulatory compliance requirements and respond more quickly and effectively to compliance audits. Fortune 500 enterprises and industry analysts have validated the HyTrust approach to addressing this billion-dollar market. The Company is backed by top tier investors Trident Capital and Epic Ventures; its partners include VMware (NYSE: VMW); Symantec; Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS); Cisco; and RSA (NYSE: EMC).

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. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the annual SC World Congress conference and expo. Become a fan of SC Magazine on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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