PentaSafe Announces Strategic Relationship With BEA Systems to Secure e-Business Deployment

PentaSafe Launches VigilEnt Security Agent for BEA WebLogic to ‘Lock-Down’ BEA WebLogic Server Sites

DALLAS, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ — BEA EWORLD 2001 CONFERENCE — PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc., the leading developer of enterprise security infrastructure solutions, today announced a strategic marketing relationship with BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), one of the world’s leading e-business infrastructure software companies. The relationship is announced in conjunction with the release of PentaSafe’s VigilEnt Security Agent (VSA) for BEA WebLogic(R). VSA is designed to ensure security policy compliance for applications deployed on the BEA WebLogic Server(TM) platform, BEA’s market- leading Java application server. VSA provides developers with exceptional security management capabilities that have never before been available on the market.

As companies rapidly expand their Internet-based business processes, e-business application security becomes a critical issue. Every corporation with an Internet presence needs an e-business security strategy to defend data integrity from both internal and external threats. PentaSafe and BEA are working to provide solutions that enable BEA WebLogic Server customers to more easily ensure the security of their WebLogic Server deployments.

“We’re very impressed with PentaSafe’s product line and especially VigilEnt Security Agent for BEA WebLogic. It provides another layer of security assurance for our customers and another competitive advantage for us,” said Robert Shaw, CEO, Emerging, a mutual customer of BEA and PentaSafe. “The integration of the security management infrastructure of the VigilEnt Security Agent with BEA WebLogic Server is a prime example of how our relationship with PentaSafe has resulted in real value for our customers. The new VigilEnt Security Agent for BEA WebLogic Server helps our users assure compliance of their security policies by automating assessment of risks, taking of corrective action quickly and monitoring changes easily. It further enhances the trust and confidence that BEA customers demand from the market- leading Web application server,” said Scott Dietzen, CTO, E-Commerce Server Division, BEA Systems, Inc.

As part of the PentaSafe and BEA strategic marketing relationship, BEA will make a “lite” version of VSA available for free download through the BEA Web site. VSA Lite, will provide “free” security auditing functionality to BEA customers and allow them to easily evaluate the value of the full product. Steve Kahan, vice president of marketing for PentaSafe, said, “Both PentaSafe and BEA are committed to helping organization’s grow their e-businesses. This agreement will help allow our mutual customers to grow their e-businesses safely by reducing the risk of security incidents and building corporate confidence in application integrity and security. We are proud to be working with a company as well respected and innovative as BEA Systems.”

Pricing and Availability

VSA for BEA WebLogic and VSA Lite for BEA WebLogic are both immediately available. BEA users may download the free lite version via a link provided at the BEA Download Center at http://commerce.bea.com/downloads/weblogic_server3.jsp#wlstools. Pricing for VSA for BEA WebLogic starts at $2995. Customers may contact PentaSafe at beainfo@pentasafe.com or visit PentaSafe’s corporate Web site at http://www.pentasafe.com for more information.

About PentaSafe Security Technologies

PentaSafe enables companies to safely grow their business by providing a complete security infrastructure solution for people, policy, and technology. Unlike any other vendor, PentaSafe’s solutions help educate the people within an organization to comply with information security policies and integrates each policy with best of breed security technology-all designed to assure maximum protection of information assets throughout the corporate enterprise. PentaSafe’s innovative solutions allow companies to conduct e-business in a safe and secure IT environment by offering security management solutions for key elements of the IT infrastructure. PentaSafe has more than 1200 customers worldwide, including one-half of the Fortune 100, and 4 of the “Big 5” auditing firms. For more information, visit http://www.pentasafe.com.

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. is one of the world’s leading e-business infrastructure software companies, with more than 9,400 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(R) brand are among the most trusted names in e-business. Businesses built on the award- winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(TM) are reliable, highly scalable, and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA’s e-business platform is the de facto standard for more than 1,500 systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof e-businesses for high growth and profitability. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 93 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web at http://www.bea.com. More info: http://www.bea.com/partners/spotlight.shtml




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