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November 3, 2010 – GigaTrust Selected by AlwaysOn as a Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic 100 Winner


Recognized for creating new opportunities in the mid-Atlantic technology community.

Herndon, VA. – November 3, 2010 – GigaTrust, the market leader in email security and content protection software solutions that enhance and extend Microsoft’s Rights Management Services (RMS), today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers as a game-changing technology that is disrupting existing markets and entrenched players in the mid-Atlantic region. GigaTrust was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

GigaTrust and the Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s first annual Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic on Today at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities in the mid-Atlantic region.

“The Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic 100 winners are transforming the mid-Atlantic region’s technology community through innovation and creativity,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor at AlwaysOn. “The companies represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the mid-Atlantic private company marketplace.”

The Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic 100 winners were selected from among thousands of mid-Atlantic technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2010 list.

GigaTrust’s software facilitates secure cross-enterprise collaboration for email, attachments, and web content either on premise or in the cloud. The GigaTrust suite of software products allows businesses to control and manage how people exchange sensitive information such as contracts, intellectual property, financial data, medical records, customer information, and price lists. It also allows businesses to establish and enforce secure corporate policies to protect everyday collaboration on the Internet. GigaTrust secures a document during transmission and goes one step further by controlling how the recipient can use the protected information. For example, GigaTrust can enforce a “view only” feature on the recipient’s computer or BlackBerry to prohibit the email and attachment from being forwarded, printed, copied/pasted, saved as, and/or screen printed.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website.

“GigaTrust is honored to receive this award. We have worked hard to build our reputation for delivering unmatched expertise and innovative technologies that fill unaddressed needs in the enterprise rights management market,” said Harry Piccariello, GigaTrust Chief Marketing Office. “This year has been an important and successful one for GigaTrust. The company gained significant traction worldwide and is extremely well positioned for further growth and appreciates AlwaysOn for recognizing this.”

About GigaTrust
GigaTrust is a leading provider of email security and content protection software products and services with customers in both the public and private sectors. GigaTrust is the only provider of the Intelligent Rights Management™ solution, which combines innovative next-generation content security technologies built on the foundation of Microsoft® Rights Management Services. In February 2003, the firm formed the first strategic partnership with Microsoft and formally launched the first in the family of proprietary Intelligent Rights Management products based on the Rights Management Services (RMS) security platform. GigaTrust is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. GigaTrust’s family of products and services is easy to use and easy to deploy for either the author or recipient of protected content. GigaTrust’s products and services include security solutions for email/attachments and document protection, automated external user provisioning, web content, network file shares, content repositories, discovery enablement, and the BlackBerry smartphone. For more information about GigaTrust, visit

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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