Frost & Sullivan’s “Web Application Firewall of the Year” Award

Data encryption and web security solution provider, Penta Security Systems Inc. (CEO Seokwoo Lee,, has received the Web Application Firewall of the Year Award from global research consultant Frost & Sullivan for its web security solution, WAPPLES. The ceremony took place this past June 27, 2013 in Seoul’s 63 Convention Center building.

Headquartered in the United States, Frost & Sullivan is a global research and consulting firm with a 50-year history. Frost & Sullivan releases its annual findings on the best businesses from over 40 different nations in numerous fields and markets (ICT, Environmental, Electronics, Energy, Healthcare, etc.)

Penta Security’s Web Application Firewall, WAPPLES

Penta Security’s WAPPLES was chosen for its excellence in customer trust, innovative technology, performance capability, and ability to meet market needs. When presenting the award, Frost & Sullivan stated, “The web application firewall market in Korea has been continually expanding, and the perception of WAFs has improved recently due to their ability to solve issues concerning applications and the cloud. Moreover, seems like the market will continue its expansion in the future. For these reasons, we have decided to include web application firewall as one of our categories of awards.”

This recent ceremony included other winners in other categories as well. The winner of Frost & Sullivan’s Energy award went to Lotte Chemical; the Enterprise Telephony vendor winner was Samsung Electric; and the Unified Communications vendor award went to Microsoft. Altogether, 19 different categories were awarded to outstanding businesses in their respective markets.

Penta Security’s Vice President, Mr. Seok-Il Cho commented, “Frost & Sullivan’s ‘Web Application Firewall of the Year’ award is proof of WAPPLES’ impressive capabilities within the WAF market.” Mr. Cho continued, “This will only motivate Penta Security to continue our efforts in making WAPPLES stand out within the international marketplace as well.”