West Virginia Export CouncilFAIRMONT, W.Va. /eNewsChannels/ — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presented the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry to Backbone Security along with representatives of 49 other West Virginia businesses assembled at the State Capitol yesterday. The award honors companies that have successfully exported to a new country during calendar year 2011.

Gov. Tomblin joined the West Virginia Export Council and the West Virginia Development Office on June 28 to commend the West Virginia companies.

“Our export performance continues to be a source of pride for our state and strength in our economy,” said Gov. Tomblin. “International trade and investment create and retain jobs in West Virginia. In 2011, West Virginia exports increased 39.5 percent, the highest export growth rate of any state in the nation. I thank our exporting companies for their efforts and congratulate them on their success.”

This award is based on the tradition of displaying the first dollar a business earns. The Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry frames currency from each new country to which the recipient business began exporting in 2011.

Backbone was recognized for exporting their state-of-the-art digital steganography detection and hidden information extraction products developed in their Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC) to Estonia, Israel, Japan, and Norway.

“We are honored to be recognized by Gov. Tomblin for our exports to new markets in 2011,” said Bart G. Guerreri, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Backbone Security. “Since 2006 we have exported our software to 33 countries around the world. Export sales have been a major part of our revenues and we expect continued growth in export revenue as we go forward.”

For additional information about Backbone’s digital forensics and network security products, please visit the SARC web site at To request a product information packet, please call (877) 560-SARC.

About Backbone Security:
In addition to the world class digital steganography research and development conducted in the SARC, Backbone is an Approved Scanning Vender (ASV) certified by the Payment Card Industry-(PCI) Security Standards Council to conduct automated PCI Data Security Standard compliance assessments with a One-Stop Scanning Solution. Backbone also provides real-time intrusion monitoring, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and business continuity and disaster recovery planning services.

About the SARC:
The SARC is a Center of Excellence in digital steganography research and development within Backbone Security. The SARC has established the world’s largest commercially available repository of digital steganography applications, fingerprints, and signatures and has developed industry leading computer forensics and network security steganalysis tools for detecting and extracting information hidden with digital steganography applications.

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