VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance Announce Merger

Leaders in Security Assessment Market Join Forces to Accelerate Growth and Advance Services

MELVILLE, NY — April 10, 2001 — VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance, a subsidiary of Cyrano, have announced plans to combine their businesses, with the new company retaining the name VIGILANTe. The companies signed an agreement on March 31st and intend to merge no later than April 13th. The deal will create a global company with an array of security assessment solutions.

The combination of VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance technology, products, services, and global partners will allow VIGILANTe to extend security assurance to the widest possible range of customers in North America, Europe and Asia. VIGILANTe will immediately combine the companies’ award-winning assessment methodologies to extend its services beyond the Internet to the IT infrastructure. Customers will benefit from automated real-time security risk analysis of both their internal and external networks.

“VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance share a common vision to provide the most comprehensive security assessment services to our customers” said Ulf Munkedal, VIGILANTe chief executive officer. “The merger allows us to fulfill this need and accelerate the development and deployment of our products and services worldwide.”

According to the agreement, CYRANO, which currently owns 56.32 % of Networks Vigilance equity after the third round of financing for its subsidiary, will own approximately 11% and one seat on the board of the merged company. The combined company will have more than 160 employees. CYRANO will continue to be a strategic business partner of VIGILANTe.

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. SecureScan and other VIGILANTe security services are sold through its global partners. VIGILANTe is headquartered in New York with additional offices in North America and Europe.

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

About Networks Vigilance

Networks Vigilance provides network and firewall vulnerability assessment tools and services. Its offerings are comprised of an award-winning product NV e-secure, ASP-based assessment service AuditmyNet, and professional services including training. Networks Vigilance is a subsidiary of the CYRANO Group. Products and services are available through a network of Partners.

Additional information on Network Vigilance is available at

About Cyrano

CYRANO is a public company listed on the EuroNM of the Paris Bourse (Reuters: CYRA.LN, Sicovam 3922). Formed in 1989 and publicly traded since 1998, CYRANO is headquartered in Paris, France, with regional headquarters in the UK and USA. CYRANO is one of the world leaders in the software testing, monitoring and quality assurance marketplace. By providing industry-leading software for web performance testing, functional and regression testing and web application monitoring (WebTester), database performance testing and analysis (Impact and Workbench), database monitoring (Production), network and firewall vulnerability testing (NV e-secure), legacy understanding and testing (Wincap and Test) and strategic consulting and education offerings, CYRANO is an end-to-end quality assurance provider to its customers, helping them maximize their IT investments and ensure uninterrupted e-business. CYRANO offers integrated solutions, service and support to companies that want to minimize risk, benchmark Service Level Agreements and enable Capacity Planning for their IT infrastructures.

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