Exodus Expands Security Expertise Through New Managed Services
Introduces Internet Security Alliance, Enhances
Integrated Security Offerings for Maximum Customer Protection
Exodus Communications(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:EXDS), the leader in complex Internet hosting and managed services, today announced the addition of three new security offerings to expand its robust portfolio of global Information Security services. The new solutions — gateway-to-gateway VPNs; the latest version of Exodus(R) Cyber Attack Management Service(tm), CAMS 2.0; and Managed Extranet services — are ideal for customers that want to use best-in-class technologies and security experts to protect their online assets.
Exodus today also announced its role as a founding member of the new Internet Security Alliance (ISA), which is chartered to enhance the information security of the greater Internet community and offer high-value information networks that bring usable business ideas and thinking to member companies. The ISA is a collaborative effort between Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute and its CERT Coordination Center, and the Electronic Industries Alliance, a federation of trade associations.
Exodus Security Expertise
Exodus is broadening its world-class security practice, which is comprised of nearly 300 security specialists, many of whom are CISSP, GIAC and/or GSEC certified, to protect e-businesses from the growing number of cyber crimes and cyberterrorism attacks. Some of Exodus’ experts hail from high-level organizations such as the FBI, Secret Service, NSA and other security organizations and companies. Although Exodus itself was founded in 1994, through acquisitions of security companies such as Arca, Exodus gained security expertise that dates back more than 15 years.
Cyber crimes are a critical external threat to e-businesses everywhere. Of companies responding to the San Francisco-base Computer Security Institute 2001 Computer Crime and Security Survey, 90 percent reported detecting some form of security breach in 2000. Of those, 21 percent acknowledging attacks reported from two to five incidents, while 58 percent reported ten or more incidents.
“Information Systems decision-makers, charged with meeting project deadlines and budgets, are looking for competent expertise for help with security,” said Jim Hurley, the managing director of information security at Aberdeen Group. “Our research shows that Exodus is uniquely positioned to deliver appropriate security services for critical Internet-based projects.”
Exodus Expanded Security Offerings
— Managed Gateway-to-Gateway Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Security Service — Exodus’ new managed gateway-to-gateway VPN
security offering expands its existing suite of VPN design and
deployment services. The new service extends the reach of
Exodus Internet Data Centers (IDCs) to enterprises by
providing a fast, secure and cost-effective method for
deploying intranet VPNs. All Exodus VPN services are backed by
a security team of more than 80 experts that are dedicated to
firewall and VPN installation, monitoring and management.
Exodus VPN services incorporate market leading security
solutions from such industry leaders as Nokia and Check Point
— CAMS 2.0 — Cyber Attack Management Service (CAMS) provides
detection of security intrusions and rapid assistance from
highly skilled security engineers, 24×7. Exodus strengthened
its existing CAMS offering with the addition of Incident
Response with Content Integrity Monitoring (CIM). Using
cryptographic methods, CIM verifies that directories and files
on the host computer have not changed. If a change is
detected, Exodus’ Incident Response team of trained security
professionals will respond immediately to identify the breach,
how it occurred, how it could have been prevented, and to
collect evidence that can be used to prosecute the offender.
The service includes 120,000 integrity comparisons per day of
system critical files residing on a host computer. This allows
critical operating system files to be scanned once per hour.
— Managed Extranet — Exodus now offers managed extranet
services, powered by Aventail, which allow customers to
securely access web and enterprise applications from anywhere
on the Internet. The extranet service supports information
exchange and streamlined processes allowing for a large number
of partners, suppliers and customers to collaborate online.
The new services allow for enterprises to extend their legacy
applications to the web in a secured environment.
“Exodus security is designed to maximize the security and availability of our customer’s mission-critical technology assets,” said Dr. Bill Hancock, CISSP, senior vice president of security and chief security officer of Exodus. “Exodus offers wide-ranging security solutions unmatched in the hosting industry. We understand e-commerce and e-business security needs, on a local and global basis, and have extensive experience implementing real-world solutions.”
Exodus security offerings, combined with unmatched security expertise, are focused on four core areas to address all levels of the customers’ physical, network and virtual environment: Network and Systems Security, Commerce Security, Security Advisory Services, and Defense and Response.
Network and Systems Security
Exodus provides the most comprehensive set of network and systems security services in the hosting industry, including firewalls, gateway-to-gateway VPNs, extranets and OS hardening, which help prevent unauthorized access and intrusion by creating barriers to entry. These services are designed to ensure customer sites have the highest level of protection and availability. As one of the leading firewall services experts, Exodus currently manages more than 1,200 firewalls.
Commerce security prevents potential vulnerabilities and unauthorized access as sensitive content and information is exchanged on-line and between networks. Exodus offers professional services and custom implementations of validation authority, digital signatures, and authentication methods, along with other commerce security solutions, to reinforce the security of commerce exchanges. Without identification and recognition expertise, the digital enterprise is at risk of exposed exchanges.
Security Advisory Services
Exodus’ technical security experts take their jobs, and their customers’ information security, seriously. Exodus offers regulation compliance, security consulting, intelligence provisioning (open and covert source) and management of custom solutions. These consulting services help companies assess the valuation of their assets and design appropriate protection for them. Most of Exodus’ consultants are CISSP, GIAC and/or GSEC certified and possess advanced academic credentials.
Defense and Response
Exodus provides intrusion detection and incident response through its Cyber Attack Management Service (CAMS). An elite group of Incident Response professionals, called the Cyber Attack Tiger Team (CATT), identify security breaches, initiate damage control and take action to identify intruders. Unequaled anywhere in the industry, CATT members bring decades of experience from top cyber crime positions at the FBI, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Attorney’s office. The team was designed to successfully handle intrusion investigations and the collection of evidence for forensic analyses — crucial to preventing future attacks and identifying, finding and prosecuting those involved.
For more information about Exodus security services and expertise, go to www.exodus.net/security or call 888-2-EXODUS.
About Exodus Communications
Exodus Communications is the leading provider of complex Internet hosting for enterprises with mission-critical Internet operations. The company offers sophisticated system and network management solutions along with professional services to provide optimal performance for customers’ Web sites. Exodus manages its network infrastructure via a worldwide network of Internet Data Centers located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information on Exodus can be found at www.exodus.net
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the deployment of gateway-to-gateway VPNs, CAMS 2.0; and Managed Extranet services. Actual results may differ from expectations due to a number of factors, including: the operational challenges of developing, deploying and delivering Exodus’ services and changing customer needs and requirements. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Exodus’ filings with the SEC. In particular, see Exodus’ quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC. Exodus does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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