VIGILANTe and Internet Security Systems Form Strategic Partnership

SecureScan(TM) to Utilize Internet Scanner(TM) to Protect Businesses From Cyber Crime

MELVILLE, N.Y. and BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 6 /PRNewswire/ — VIGILANTe, a leading provider of automated security assessment services, and Internet Security Systems (ISS) (Nasdaq: ISSX), the world’s leading provider of security management solutions for the Internet, today announced a strategic partnership.

The agreement allows VIGILANTe to integrate Internet Security Systems’market-leading network security assessment software, Internet Scanner(TM), into their award-winning security assessment service, SecureScan. SecureScan is an automated service, delivered via the Internet, which conducts intelligent assessments of Internet security perimeters. The SecureScan service is updated weekly and available on demand — providing security assurance when and where it is needed.

“By incorporating ISS’ Internet Scanner into our service, this agreement significantly expands the company’s capabilities in the security assessment marketplace. ISS’ Internet Scanner enhances SecureScan by allowing us to bring our customer base a more comprehensive Internet-based security assessment service,” said Lars Neupart, co-founder and chief alliance officer of VIGILANTe. “ISS’ world-class software solutions are a natural addition to our offering.”

By including third-party tools such as Internet Scanner into SecureScan, VIGILANTe is able to deliver an extensive service that allows businesses to anticipate Internet threats. VIGILANTe scans the client’s Internet perimeter, or essentially any network assets exposed to the Internet. The SecureScan service tests for existing vulnerabilities, ranks them by the level of urgency, and consolidates the results in an extensive, multidimensional report.

Internet Scanner, an integrated part of Internet Security Systems’ security management platform for information protection, is a leading network vulnerability assessment solution for measuring online risk. Internet Scanner performs scheduled and selective probes of communication services, operating systems, applications and routers to uncover and report system vulnerabilities that might be open to attack.

“As more enterprises look to deliver broad web-based programs that directly benefit their business, security assessments that enable them to actively protect their systems against cyber crime are absolutely essential,” said Alex Bogaerts, vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa of Internet Security Systems. “ISS’ software will help VIGILANTe deliver the most comprehensive assessment service found on the market today to enable business over the Internet.”

About VIGILANTe, Inc., the leading provider of security assurance delivered over the Internet, protects companies worldwide through patent-pending test solutions. SecureScan, VIGILANTe’s award-winning automated security assessment service, finds network vulnerabilities and recommends corrective actions to prevent exploitation by cyber-criminals. VIGILANTe is headquartered in New York with additional offices in North America and Europe. For more information, visit

VIGILANTe and SecureScan are trademarks and service marks of, Inc.

About Internet Security Systems (ISS)

Internet Security Systems is the leading global provider of security management solutions for the Internet, protecting digital assets and ensuring safe and uninterrupted e-business. With its industry-leading intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment, remote managed security services, and strategic consulting and education offerings, ISS is a trusted security provider to more than 8,000 customers worldwide including 21 of the 25 largest U.S. commercial banks and the top 10 U.S. telecommunications companies. Founded in 1994, ISS is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with additional offices throughout North America and international operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Internet Security Systems web site at or call +32 2 479 67 97 (ISS Europe, Middle East and Africa Headquarters). Internet Security Systems and Internet Scanner are a trademark of Internet Security Systems, Inc. All other companies and products mentioned are trademarks and property of their respective owners.

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