and e deltacom Partner to Manage Security at e deltacom’s New Data Cente

RICHARDSON, Texas & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 11, 2001–, Inc. (Nasdaq:INTZ), a leading provider of enterprise security solutions for the information-driven economy, and e deltacom, the Atlanta-based division of ITC DeltaCom, Inc. (Nasdaq/NMS:ITCD) today announced they will work together to manage network and platform security at e deltacom’s new data center in Suwanee, Ga.

e deltacom, an outsource provider of information technology services, will deploy’s SecureCom(TM) PDS 2100 security appliance and the SecureCom 8000 line of security platforms to provide managed firewall services at the data center and at e deltacom’s remote offices. e deltacom will also incorporate the products into its managed security solutions, offering affordable firewalls for small and medium businesses, branch offices and departments.

“e deltacom selected for our lead product offering based on’s strength as a leading provider of firewall platforms, as well as their product breadth, performance, price point, and strong alliances with Check Point Software,” said Steve Johnson, senior vice president and general manager of e deltacom. “Partnering with allows e deltacom to provide cost effective, proven, stable solutions for our managed firewall customers. We were also impressed with the quality and robustness of their hardware.”

Other factors in e deltacom’s choice include the flexibility and price/performance advantages of’s appliances and software, according to Johnson. “Their modular design lets us keep a small inventory of interchangeable chassis, and each chassis can be fitted with a wide range of options,” he said. “ also offers great price and performance — comparable to a competitive offering that was twice as expensive. And they’re great to do business with. We like having a single vendor who offers everything from low-cost appliances and highly scalable platforms to security analysis software.”

Billy Austin, vice president of sales and marketing for, said, “e deltacom is a sophisticated IT services provider that understands today’s security challenges and has built a state-of-the-art data center to match them. We’re pleased to be part of their data center and look forward to helping them make enterprise-level security more affordable for smaller organizations.”

About, Inc., Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions for today’s information-driven economy. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas,’s security software and appliances help companies protect critical information assets by quickly detecting, analyzing and responding to network- and host-based attacks. Based on 15 years experience developing high-security networks, the company’s products include intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment systems, and modular, scalable security platforms. For more information, visit the company Web site at

About e

e deltacom, headquartered in Atlanta, is a division of ITC DeltaCom. e deltacom is a technical solutions service organization dedicated to bridging the gap between clients’ business needs and technology solutions. e deltacom offers data center services for server collocation, Web hosting, managed services, and specializes in application solutions, eBusiness solutions, eSecurity, network integration services, storage management, and systems management. As an IT professional services organization, e deltacom provides technical solutions for customers’ daily business challenges. The division operates a state of the art 376,000 square foot data center facility in Suwanee, Ga.

ITC DeltaCom, headquartered in West Point, Ga., provides integrated telecommunication services to mid-sized and major businesses in the southern United States, and is a leading regional provider of broadband transport services to other communications companies. ITC DeltaCom operates 36 branch locations in nine states, and its 10-state, approximately 9,640-mile fiber optic network reaches over 120 points of presence. For additional information about ITC DeltaCom or e deltacom, visit the companies’ Web sites at and

Statements contained in this news release regarding ITC DeltaCom’s expected financial results, network deployment, product design and implementation, ITC DeltaCom’s business strategy and other planned events and expectations are forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Actual future results or events may differ materially from these statements. Readers are referred to the documents filed by ITC DeltaCom with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including ITC DeltaCom’s annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2000, for a discussion of important risks that could cause actual results to differ from those contained or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks, which are discussed in ITC DeltaCom’s filings under the heading “Risk Factors,” include dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, and risks related to future growth and rapid expansion. Other important risk factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those contained or implied in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation, delays or difficulties in product development and marketing, deployment and implementation of collocation arrangements and facilities, appeals of or failures by third parties to comply with rulings of governmental entities, inability to meet installation schedules, general economic and business conditions, failure to maintain underlying service/vendor arrangements, competition, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative environment, and various other factors beyond ITC DeltaCom’s control. This release may contain information provided by or statements of third parties, for which ITC DeltaCom assumes no responsibility. ITC DeltaCom undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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