IDG’s InfoWorld Launches Enterprise Data Protection Executive Forum

SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 3, 2007 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today unveiled the latest addition to its growing portfolio of events and media resources with the launch of the Enterprise Data Protection (EDP) Executive Forum, June 26th at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York City. PGP, a global leader in enterprise data security and encryption solutions, is the cornerstone sponsor. Additional partners will be announced shortly. The EDP event is part of InfoWorld's expanding coverage of the emerging enterprise data protection market segment. Passes to attend the event are priced at $795, with early registration discounts available. For more details and to register, visit http://www.EDPexecforum.com .

InfoWorld's EDP Executive Forum is the only place for CIOs, CSOs, senior IT managers, IT security decision-makers, risk managers and business unit managers to collaborate on addressing urgent data protection needs while laying the foundation for comprehensive, manageable, and cost-effective protection of data throughout the enterprise. Presentations and panel discussions will focus on surveying the risks and potential costs of data breaches; meeting legal and regulatory requirements; protecting sensitive data, intellectual capital and proprietary information; and navigating the various encryption, leak prevention, network access control and ID management solutions currently available.

InfoWorld's enterprise data protection program mirrors the brand's successful "market maker" advocacy approach, used to champion SOA and enterprise virtualization. Components include: face-to-face InfoWorld Executive Forum events, online community media (Webcasts, podcasts, newsletters, InfoClipz), online special sections, and social networking via InfoWorld's IT Exec Connect. Editorial and advertising programs are already ongoing throughout InfoWorld.com.

"InfoWorld helped define the SOA segment two years ago and enterprise virtualization last year. Now we're doing the same with enterprise data protection," said Bob Ostrow, InfoWorld's president and publisher. "Moreover, InfoWorld's integrated opportunities help our vendor partners build cross-media campaigns that maximize their investment in a variety of advertising mediums, with measurable performance. Look for continued innovations and leadership from InfoWorld."

In addition to the EDP Executive Forum, InfoWorld's programs include:

Online Initiatives:

InfoWorld Security podcast (ongoing)

InfoWorld Security Report newsletter (ongoing)

InfoWorld Enterprise Data Protection Webcasts (ongoing)

InfoWorld Enterprise Data Protection Strategy Guides (ongoing)

Enterprise Data Protection Forums on IT Exec Connect (May 2007)

Enterprise Data Protection InfoClipz (May 2007)

InfoWorld EDP Alert podcast (June 2007)

InfoWorld EDP Resource Center (June 2007)

Research:

Currently investigating demand drivers for enterprise data protection approaches, including encryption, information leak prevention, network access control, ID management and other approaches. Results will be available in June 2007.

Demand Programs:

A series of turnkey advertising-driven PDF decision guides are available for sponsorship. Topics include encryption, information leak prevention, network access control, ID management.

Awards:

Best products acknowledged in annual InfoWorld Technology of the Year awards; Innovative customer implementations eligible for InfoWorld 100 awards; Visionary individual contributions to enterprise leadership eligible for CTO 25 awards

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for maximum business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, social media, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com .

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .

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