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Shape Security Named a 2014 Cool Vendor by Gartner

Gartner Designates Shape Amongst New and Innovative Vendors in the Application and Endpoint Security Space

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- Shape Security, a startup that has developed the world's first botwall, today announced it has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor. Gartner, the renowned technology research firm, recognized Shape for its impactful and intriguing application and endpoint security innovation for 2014. The list can be found in the Gartner "Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security, 2014" May 2, 2014 report.

Shape Security's flagship product, the ShapeShifter, is the industry's first botwall to defend websites against the most sophisticated automated threats -- offering a comprehensive defense against major website attacks, including account takeover, Man-in-the-Browser and application DDoS attacks. By continuously refactoring the HTML, CSS and JavaScript which implement a website's user interface, the ShapeShifter is able to automatically deflect sophisticated attacks against websites. By robbing cybercriminals of their ability to use malware for their attacks, Shape radically shifts the economics of web hacking.

Every year, Gartner compiles and publishes a series of reports that include new and innovative companies in critical technology areas, highlighting products and services that are transforming the way businesses operate.

About Gartner's Cool Vendor
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Shape Security
Shape Security is a disruptive cybersecurity startup and developers of the world's first botwall to stop automated web attacks, led by cybersecurity experts and former executives from Google, the Pentagon, VMware, Cisco, Mozilla and Palo Alto Networks. The company has raised $66M in Series A, B and C funding from Norwest Venture Partners, Sierra Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Venrock, Google Ventures, Wing Venture Partners, Allegis Capital, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's TomorrowVentures and former Symantec CEO Enrique Salem. For more information, visit www.shapesecurity.com.

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