Sanctum Endorses Cisco SAFE e-Business Security Blueprint

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 8, 2001–Sanctum, Inc., the established leader in automated Web application control and security software, today announced its participation in the Cisco Security and VPN Associate Program, as well as its endorsement of Cisco Systems, Inc.’s new security blueprint for e-Business, called Cisco SAFE.

“Sanctum has long believed in the importance of providing e-Businesses with easy access to interoperable, best-in-class security solutions,” said Diane Fraiman, vice president of marketing at Sanctum. “Cisco has created an impressive security blueprint to address network and Web application vulnerabilities. Sanctum is pleased to bring its Web application security expertise to this effort and we see our participation as just the beginning of a long and successful relationship with Cisco.”

Cisco SAFE is a flexible, comprehensive security framework designed to help organizations securely, reliably and cost-effectively engage in e-Business. It integrates scalable, high performance security services throughout the e-Business infrastructure, making it possible for companies to design and implement intelligent, self-defending networks. In addition, Cisco SAFE is enhanced by a rich ecosystem of third-party products, solutions and services, of which Sanctum is a part.

The Cisco Security and VPN Associate Program anchors this ecosystem, providing customers with interoperable, tested and certified security solutions based on Cisco’s industry-leading security solutions and third-party security products. Sanctum’s industry-leading Web application security solution, AppShield, has just entered this program and will be tested and verified for interoperability with Cisco’s security products.

“Web application security is of paramount importance to e-Businesses today, and Sanctum’s AppShield software solution will provide customers with enhanced application security for competing in the Internet economy,” said Greg Mayfield, manager of market and business development in the Cisco VPN and Security Services business unit. “The Cisco Security and VPN Associate Program provides complementary, best-in-class security products for Cisco networks and Sanctum joins us in delivering secure e-Business solutions to our customers.”

With an established customer base that includes companies in the financial services, retail, healthcare and government industries, as well as leading service providers and security consulting firms, Sanctum was the first company to recognize Web application hacking, more commonly known as Web application perversion, as a critical threat facing e-Businesses. With AppShield, Sanctum provides the only software that can autonomously and continuously monitor how individuals interact with Web applications and protect against application-level hacker intrusions.

About Sanctum, Inc.

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Sanctum, Inc. (formerly Perfecto Technologies) pioneered the market for Web application security and control software. Sanctum’s software works autonomously and continuously to monitor how individuals interact with Web applications. By detecting and defending against any unauthorized behavior, Sanctum prevents Web application perversion, even if a site has unknown security holes or flaws. Sanctum’s customers include industry leaders in banking, retailing, finance, government and healthcare. Privately held, Sanctum is funded by blue-chip venture capital firms and industry leaders, including Sequoia Capital, Walden and Intel Corporation. More information about Sanctum may be obtained by visiting the Company’s Web site at www.SanctumInc.com or by calling the Company directly at (408) 855-9500.

AppShield is a trademark of Sanctum, Inc. All other product names referenced are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

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Sanctum Endorses Cisco SAFE e-Business Security Blueprint