Profile: Imperva Inc (IMPV.K)
2 Dec 2016
Imperva, Inc., incorporated on April 10, 2002, is designed to provide the visibility and control needed to neutralize attacks, theft and fraud from inside and outside the organization, mitigate risk, and streamline compliance. The Company’s SecureSphere platform provides database, file and web application security across physical and virtual systems in data centers, including traditional on-premise data centers as well as private, public and hybrid cloud computing environments. The Company’s cloud offerings are designed to protect against the unique threats created as enterprises increasingly shift to deploying their applications and storing their data in the cloud. The Company has two segments: Imperva, which is comprised of its financial position and results of operations and those of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, and Incapsula, which is comprised of the financial position and results of operations of the Company’s majority owned subsidiary. The Company’s products include SecureSphere data security suite for enterprise data centers and its cloud-based security services that it provides through Incapsula for mid-market enterprises and small and medium business (SMBs). The Company’s solution includes database security, file security and Web application security.
The Company provides products and services to customers including some of the world’s largest banks, retailers, insurers, technology and telecommunication companies and hospitals, as well as United States and other national, state and local government agencies. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had over 3,000 customers in more than 75 countries. The Company’s solutions protect organizations through cloud based deployments with Software as a Service (SaaS) customers and managed security service provider (MSSP) and hosting partners. The Company sells products and services through network of over 300 channel partners worldwide including both distributors and resellers. The Company offers customers ongoing product support services for both hardware and software.
The Company’s database security provides visibility and control over structured business data repositories including database data usage, vulnerabilities and access rights and enables security, audit, risk and information technology (IT) professionals. The Company’s database security products are sold as physical or virtual appliances based on the feature and traffic capacity requirements. The Company offers add-on products for its appliances that are sold separately. The Company’s database products cover enterprise database platforms: Oracle, Oracle Exadata, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2 (on Linux, UNIX, Windows, z/OS and DB2/400), IBM IMS on z/OS, IBM Informix, IBM Netezza, SAP Sybase, Teradata, Oracle MySQL, PostgreSQL and Progress OpenEdge. The database security products include discovery and assessment server, database activity monitoring, database firewall, user rights management for databases and analog-to-digital converter (ADC) insights. The discovery and assessment server automates the process of discovering databases and other business data on the network and performs a security assessment to identify risks to high-value business data. Database activity monitoring includes all discovery and assessment server functionality. Database firewall includes database activity monitoring functionality. User rights management for databases enables the management of user rights across heterogeneous enterprise databases by aggregating user rights to illustrate what rights users have to business data. ADC Insights provides user tracking for identifying the real end user behind database transactions.
The Company competes with International Business Machines Corporation and McAfee, Inc.
The Company’s file security provides full visibility and control over unstructured business data repositories including file ownership, usage and access rights and enables security, audit, risk and IT professionals to improve file data security and address compliance requirements. The Company’s file security products are designed to secure files, including spreadsheets, presentation slides, word processing documents and portable document format (PDFs) containing high-value business data that the customers store in unstructured repositories such as file servers, network attached storage and storage area network devices.
The File security products include user rights management for files, file activity monitoring, file firewall, SecureSphere for SharePoint and Directory Services Monitoring. User rights management for files enables the management of user access rights across multiple different file storage systems by aggregating user rights based on organizational context and actual file usage to illustrate what rights users have to sensitive files. File activity monitoring includes all user rights management for files functionality. File firewall includes all file activity monitoring functionality, and provides real-time blocking of suspicious activity that violates corporate policies. SecureSphere for sharepoint includes all file activity monitoring functionality, including user right management for files functionality, for data stored within sharepoint. Directory service monitoring enables real-time monitoring, auditing and reporting on changes made in microsoft active directory.
The Company competes with EMC Corporation and Symantec Corporation.
Web Application Security
The Company’s Web application security protects web applications from large-scale cyber attacks, adapts to evolving threats to prevent data breaches and addresses compliance requirements. The Company’s web application security products protect customers’ high-value applications and data assets from application attacks and enable compliance with regulatory requirements. The Company offers add-on services for its appliances that are sold separately. The Company’s product includes Web application firewall (WAF), which fortifies Web defenses with research-driven intelligence on current threats.
The Company competes with Citrix Systems, Inc. and F5 Networks, Inc.
The Company’s cloud-based service offerings are Imperva Incapsula service, DDoS Protection Service for SecureSphere, ThreatRadar subscription services and Skyfence. The Company’s Imperva Incapsula service is designed to be easy to deploy and accessible to businesses of all sizes that need data security and compliance solutions. ThreatRadar fraud prevention service is designed to enable organizations to rapidly provision and manage fraud detection solutions without needing to update Web applications. The Company includes the services Web application firewall services, content delivery optimization, distributed denial of service-attack prevention and load balancing.
Web application firewall services provide enterprise-grade blocking of attacks against web applications to help ensure website safety and availability. Content Delivery Optimization optimizes Website performance by reducing page load times, server load and bandwidth consumption. Distributed Denial of Service-Attack Prevention blocks malicious attack traffic and allows filtered, legitimate traffic to flow to the customer website helping its business to run without interruption. Load Balancing balances web traffic load across multiple web servers directly from the cloud, enabling applications to scale beyond the capacity of a single web server without requiring a local load balancing appliance.
The Company offers its hosting partners that deploy SecureSphere WAF appliances and Imperva Incapsula customers remotely managed security services through team of specialized application and data security professionals. The Company’s Security Operations Center (SOC) services include customized rules, alerts, reports and dashboards to enable quick and cost effective steps towards compliance and security.
3400 Bridge Pkwy Ste 200
REDWOOD CITY CA 94065-1195