|Traded as||(NYSE: IMPV)|
|Headquarters||3400 Bridge Parkway  Redwood Shores, California, United States|
|Key people||Anthony Bettencourt (CEO)
Amichai Shulman (CTO)
Terry Schmid (CFO)
Kim DeCarlis (CMO)
|Products||Data Security, Web Application Security, Database Security, File Security, Sharepoint Security, Web Security-as-a-Service (SaaS)|
|Revenue||$137.76 million (2013)|
|Employees||580 (December 2012)|
Imperva, pioneering the third pillar of enterprise security, fills the gaps in endpoint and network security by directly protecting high-value applications and data assets in physical and virtual data centers. With an integrated security platform built specifically for modern threats, Imperva data center security provides the visibility and control needed to neutralize attack, theft, and fraud from inside and outside the organization, mitigate risk, and streamline compliance. Over 3,000 customers in more than 75 countries rely on our SecureSphere® platform to safeguard their business. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.
Founded in November 2002 by Shlomo Kramer, Amichai Shulman and Mickey Boodaei, Imperva delivers a security platform[clarification needed] that offers real-time and automated protection against data loss and theft.
The company’s key innovation was the development of the data security and compliance solution, SecureSphere—an appliance that protects web applications from online attacks, secures business-critical databases and files, and mitigates vulnerabilities across all areas of data.
Imperva has received a total of $53.7M in venture capital funding, including over $20M in its Series D round in April 2008.
- Series A May 2002 $4.7M
- Series B Jun 2003 $12M
- Series C May 2006 $17M
- Series D Apr 2008 $20M
- Imperva to Acquire Incapsula and Skyfence; Introduces SecureSphere WAF for Amazon Web Services 
- Imperva Acquires Tomium Software Assets to Accelerate Mainframe Data Security Solutions 
- Imperva replaces founder Shlomo Kramer as CEO with Anthony Bettencourt, who has led his last two companies through acquisitions.
- Imperva Sets a New Standard for Data Center Security with the Release of SecureSphere 10.0 
- Imperva Ranked 235th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2012 Technology Fast 500(TM) 
- Imperva SecureSphere WAF to be hosted on the Cisco Nexus 1110/1010 Virtual Services Appliances to Improve Web Application Security 
- Goes public, finishing 2011 as the top performing IPO.
- Files for IPO.
- Named a leader in Forrester’s Wave on Database Activity Monitoring.
- Named the top vendor for WAF in Japan.
- Imperva spins off Incapsula, a cloud-based web application firewall service targeted at small companies.
- Introduced Virtual Data Security Suite
- Introduced File Security Family
- Introduced ThreatRadar To Mitigate Automated, Industrialized Cyber Attacks
- Featured on the front page of the New York Times for a study of 32 million breached passwords.
- SecureSphere Achieves Common Criteria Certification
- ICSA Labs certified Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall
- Extends operations in Asia.
- Techworld names SecureSphere a winner for Network Application Product of the Year
- RSA Secured Partner Program Certification
- Imperva Ships 1,000th SecureSphere Appliance
- Extends Operations into Europe
- Yankee Group Names Imperva "Market Leader" in Web Application Firewalls
- Imperva Delivers First True Gigabit Application Firewall Solution
- Imperva Unveils SecureSphere Web Application Security Appliances WebCohort, Inc. Changes Company Name to Imperva, Inc.
- Shipped first version of SecureSphere
- Company founded
Imperva’s belief is that an organization’s most important asset today is data—customer, financial and intellectual property, each of which need to be protected from insiders and hackers. To protect data, Imperva claims to have built a data security suite to protect both structured and unstructured data:
- To keep data from hackers, Imperva offers a web application firewall. In 2010, the Verizon Databreach report cited that 50% of data breaches were due to external hackers.
- To stop insiders, Imperva offers database protection known as database activity monitoring (DAM). According to the 2008 Verizon Business’ Data Breach Investigations Report, cyber attacks targeting databases accounted for 75 percent of all records compromised in 2008. For unstructured data, Imperva offers a file protection known as file activity monitoring (FAM).
Imperva has published a detailed company mission overview.
Imperva’s Database security solutions secure sensitive data stored in databases against compromises of their confidentiality, integrity and availability by providing full visibility into data usage, vulnerabilities and access rights to security, audit and risk professionals. The company enables customers to optimize the deployment by combining remote assessment scans, agent-based monitoring and network activity monitoring.
Imperva’s File Security solutions protect sensitive files on file servers, storage devices, and content repositories, as well as provide full visibility into data ownership, usage and access rights, which according to Gartner’s Neil MacDonald is crucial to improving file data security.
Web application security
Web application security draws on the principles of application security but applies them specifically to Internet and Web systems. By continuously adapting to evolving threats and mitigating the risk of data breaches, Imperva’s Web application security solutions protect web applications from cyber attacks predominantly through web application firewalls.
Imperva has a dedicated research team, the Application Defense Center (ADC) that actively researches current threats and hacker trends. Notably, the ADC launched a Hacker Intelligence Initiative that has helped illuminate hacker activity and organization. They have contributed a lot to helping understand hacker technology and activities:
- Anatomy of SQL injections:
- Search Engine Poisoning:
- Operation Payback:
- Automated web attacks:
The ADC helps drive Imperva’s blog which features technical and nontechnical security discussions.
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Key customers Imperva has cited include:
- Agilent Technologies
- BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
- Brock University
- Covelli Enterprises
- Catho Online
- Educational Media Foundation
- Fortune 500
- Korea Life Insurance Association
- O2 (United Kingdom)
- The Motley Fool
- "Contact US". Imperva. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
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- Vance, Ashlee (January 21, 2010). "If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe". The New York Times.
- "2010 Verizon Data Breach Report".
- "2008 Verizon Data Breach Report".
- MacDonald, Neil. "Why Does Identifying Data Owners Have To Be So Hard".
- Vance, Ashlee (2010-1-20). "If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe". The New York Times. Check date values in:
- Rachwald, Rob (2011-05-30). "PBS Breached - How Hackers Probably Did It".
- Jacob, Marc (June 2011). "Imperva Releases Details of How SEP Works".
- Cohen, Noam (12/9/2010). "Web Attackers Find a Cause in WikiLeaks". The New York Times. Check date values in:
- Acohido, Byron (2011-06-26). "Governments, Businesses, People Caught in Hacker Crossfire". USA Today.
- Steinberg, Scott (2011-07-27). "Hackers Attack Web Apps Once Every Two Minutes".
- "Wall Street Journal's "Next Big Thing" List 2010". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
- "Database Auditing and Real-time Protection".