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Imperva Survey Reveals Nearly One-third of Organizations Still Not Completely Prepared for GDPR


Almost one-fifth of respondents are not confident they would pass
their first GDPR audit

(NASDAQ:IMPV), a leading global provider of best-in-class
cybersecurity solutions on-premises, in the cloud and across hybrid
environments, today announced the results of a survey conducted at the
Infosecurity Europe trade show that revealed 28 percent of organizations
do not feel completely compliant with the European Union's General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The deadline to be compliant with GDPR was May 25. However, when asked
whether they thought they would pass their first GDPR audit, less than
half of the respondents said they were very confident they would pass
the audit, over one-third were somewhat confident, and less than
one-fifth said they were not confident.

"The deadline has now come and gone, yet the study shows that many
organizations aren't sure they have achieved GDPR compliance," said
Terry Ray, CTO of Imperva. "Any company that put GDPR off until the last
minute now realizes compliance cannot be achieved overnight. It does not
surprise me that many organizations feel unsure about the idea of a GDPR
audit. The truth is many would fail."

To assess personal data rights, the survey asked if respondents knew
where all users personal data resided on their systems. More than a
third of respondents said yes, they did know the location of the data
while more than half said they would need an extra three months to get
their house in order. Conversely, almost 90 percent said they could
easily respond to requests from individuals asking to disclose the
information they hold on them with 57 percent saying their organization
had already received such a request.

As part of our efforts to keep customers' data and applications safe
from cybercriminals, Imperva provides data discovery and classification
tools, user access controls, data
, data breach detection, data transfer controls and other
data compliance solutions that can assist organizations in their GDPR
compliance efforts. To learn how Imperva helps organizations prepare for
GDPR, visit

Survey Methodology

Conducted at Infosecurity
Europe 2018
, Europe's largest security focused conference, the
in-person survey is based on responses from 185 attendees including IT
professionals, managers and executives.

About Imperva

Imperva® is a leading cybersecurity company that delivers best-in-class
solutions to protect data and applications – wherever they reside –
on-premises, in the cloud, and across hybrid environments. The company's IncapsulaSecureSphere,
and CounterBreach product
lines help organizations protect websites, applications, APIs, and
databases from cyberattacks while ensuring compliance. Imperva innovates
using data, analytics, and insights from our experts and our community
to deliver simple, effective and enduring solutions that protect our
customers from cybercriminals. Learn more at,
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