IT Innovator Netbox Blue named "Cool Vendor"by Leading Analyst Firm, Gartner.

Cool Vendor 2013 Recognition for Leading IT Innovator.

BRISBANE, Australia, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Netbox Blue, a leading provider of emergent internet security solutions, announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in Security for Technology and Service Providers, 2013 report by Gartner, Inc.

"Cool Vendors are those vendors that have caught Gartner's interest over the past year because they offer innovative and intriguing technologies or solutions. Gartner produces annual reports on Cool Vendors across a range of technologies and services," says Gartner."By definition Cool Vendors are small vendors that offer innovative products or services. The innovation may be in how the product works or in what can be accomplished by those using the product or service," Michele Cantara and Daryl Plummer from Gartner said.

John Fison, Chairman of Netbox Blue, said: "We are delighted to receive this highly valued recognition by Gartner. We have invested considerably, since 2006, in developing our unique and patented technology platform to deliver Social Information Governance, including our Smart Capture solution that enables our platform to be used by schools, businesses, government departments – both on and off their corporate networks."

John Fison added: "Our team has done an outstanding job in developing, selling and supporting this technology. We have experienced incredible growth over the last few years as our resellers and OEM Partners see the increased demand from their customers to embrace social media while managing all of the risks."

Netbox Blue has several successful OEM partnerships with leading Technology companies. These Technology Providers embed Netbox Blue's technology into their core solutions to deliver enhanced value and product differentiation to their customers. A leading North American Secure Content Management Solution company, EdgeWave, is leveraging Netbox Blue's technology to bolster its iPrism Social Media Security solution – a new service that transcends traditional Web filtering by seamlessly monitoring and controlling user interactions with social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google.

"Netbox Blue's strong spirit of innovation and technology achievements are impressive.  We applaud their recognition by Gartner," said David Maquera, CEO and President of EdgeWave.

Netbox Blue's unique technology is being used by hundreds of schools, businesses and government departments across Australia. In addition, Netbox Blue has successfully exported its technology around the world through reseller and OEM partnerships. The technology is now used across Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.

About Netbox Blue
Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions. Netbox Blue provides organizations with unique, real-time social media governance and security controls with predictive outcomes and tangible business benefits. The company owns granted patents around this unique technology and has other patents in the process of being granted. Netbox Blue was established in 1999, is privately held and is based in Australia. It has a presence in over 20 countries and has partnerships and OEM agreements with some of the world's leading IT companies.

For more information please contact Peter Geale, Global Marketing Manager, Netbox Blue. Netbox Blue and Gartner logos are available on request.

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