This game-changing deal enables DenyAll to consolidate its European leadership, double its size, improve profitability and expand globally.



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Paris, May 19th, 2014 - Truffle Capital, a key European player in private equity, the first FCPI (retail funds) manager in terms of performance and historical investor in DenyAll, announced today its support of DenyAll's external growth strategy, with the acquisition of BeeWare, another European security leader. The merger brings together two pioneers in web application firewalls that have gained the trust of demanding customers in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia through innovation and expertise.

With a revenue as high as €10 million so far this year, DenyAll stands out significantly from the competition. As information technology and the Internet keep gaining traction across industries, application security is becoming a major concern for all companies dealing with the collection and storage of customers' data and meeting with the challenges of Big Data.
Following DenyAll's purchase of VulnIT in July 2012, the merger with BeeWare is an important step in the implementation of the company's build-up strategy. The new DenyAll will benefit from a broader client portfolio and a greater capacity to invest, allowing the company to deliver next-generation application security services to more customers worldwide, in the cloud and through its partner network. Profitability will increase as a result of economies of scale, to support incremental investments in the business.
"Every week, new announcements demonstrate the need to implement such solutions as the one offered by DenyAll, like the massive theft of 1.3 million Orange customers' personal data last week or the discovery of the Internet security bug Heartbleed, which exposed a confidentiality breach in the widely-used OpenSSL cryptographic software library," explained Bernard Roques, the co-founder and general director of Truffle Capital. "The recent revelations about the surveillance practices developed by the NSA, the U.S. National Security Agency, turn DenyAll into a key player for all European companies and public administrations willing to protect their customers or users' data. With application security being no longer a nice-to-have, but an absolute necessity, of which consumers and clients are becoming increasingly aware, DenyAll, the French leader in this domain, has considerable growth potential."

Customers and partners are invited to join a series of webinars aimed at explaining the goals of the merger and the new corporate strategy:
ü     DenyAll and BeeWare partners: Tuesday, May 20th at 9 am
ü     DenyAll customers: Tuesday, May 20th at 10 am
ü     BeeWare customers: Tuesday, May 20th at 11 am
Visit this page to register: http://www.denyall-beeware.com/

About Truffle Capital

Founded in 2001 in Paris, Truffle Capital is a leading independent European private equity firm, managed by a team of 3 partners: Henri Moulard; Philippe Pouletty, M.D.; and Bernard-Louis Roques. Truffle Capital is dedicated to investing in and building technology leaders in the IT, life sciences and energy sectors. Truffle Capital manages €585M via FCPRs and FCPIs, the latter offering tax rebate (funds are blocked during 7 to 10 years).  Truffle Capital aims to achieve superior financial returns by leveraging its industry knowledge, extensive network, operational experience and focus on spin-offs to identify business opportunities that match latent market needs. For further information, please visit www.truffle.com and www.fcpi.fr.

About DenyAll

DenyAll is a European software vendor and an expert in next-generation application security. With 15 years of experience in securing web applications and services, the company continues to innovate to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, worldwide. Its products detect IT vulnerabilities, protect infrastructures against modern attacks targeting the application layer and connect users to applications that allow them to create and share information. The company leverages an ecosystem of value-added resellers, outsourcers, hosters and cloud players. A member of Hexatrust, the association of French IT security vendors, DenyAll partners with other vendors to deliver innovative and integrated solutions. More information can be found on www.denyall-beeware.com, www.denyall.com and www.bee-ware.net.

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