ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 5, 2015) - GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITxpo - Security First Corp., the industry leader in software-defined data-centric security technology, announced today that the company's President and Chief Executive Officer Mark O'Hare will share his insight at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo® on the new paradigm of data security -- protecting data at the bit level. Together with Gartner Consulting's Senior Managing Partner, Harvey Stotland, O'Hare will discuss how software-defined advanced data-centric security is the next layer of security beyond traditional network solutions and what this technology offers to chief information officers and senior IT executives. The session will be held at the Pacific Hall of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Theatre B from 6:30 to 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7.

"Securing data beyond today's traditional perimeter-based and access-control solutions is made possible through SPx™ Technology," said O'Hare. "This is the new standard for data security that goes beyond traditional solutions. By providing an additional layer that protects data at the bit level, SPx Technology is able to deliver data confidentiality, privacy, integrity and high availability; all while meeting and exceeding regulatory compliance requirements."

 O'Hare has more than 30 years of security related experience in which he has led multi-million dollar commercial and government security, and engineering programs. He has co-authored 268 issued, granted or pending patents in the area of data-centric security, high availability and disaster recovery.

During the presentation, O'Hare and Stotland will provide an in-depth look into how enterprise data can be secured beyond today's traditional solutions by embracing software-defined protection. By examining the current state of data security, they will also share ways to embrace multiple cloud-based storage services while improving performance, availability and reliability that is needed today. Mark O'Hare will also be available to discuss the technology at Security First's event booth #1126.

About Security First Corp.
Founded in 2002, Security First Corp., is a privately held company headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. As the industry leader in data centric software-defined data security technology, the company holds 268 patents and patent applications. It is committed to bringing advanced, software-defined security solutions that solve many of the new challenges brought by the tremendous growth of digital information. SPxSHARC™, the company's latest data security product, protects information down to the bit level, ensuring data is safe from network that has been breached, misconfigured or failed to apply security updates. Products built around this unique SPx core technology are currently protecting exabytes of data for customers in government, communications, defense and military applications. For more information, visit www.securityfirstcorp.com.

About the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
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Contact Information:

Vivian Chan Slater
Echo Media Group
Office Phone: 714-573-0899 ext. 235
E-mail: vivian@echomediapr.com

Janine Wald
Security First Corp.
Cell Phone: 714-330-3153
E-mail: jwald@securityfirstcorp.com