BindView Announces Seven Regional Partners, Creating Comprehensive Solution and Service Offerings

HOUSTON and ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 16, 2001–

Alliances to Raise Level of Service and Further Assist Customers

with Network Security Management and Microsoft Operating System


BindView Corporation (NASDAQ: BVEW), a leading provider of IT administration and security management solutions, announced today at Microsoft Fusion its alliance with seven regional partners: FrontWay, GMSI, Intrinsic, Para-Protect, RK Dixon, TEKsystems and Xerox Connect – Houston. These partners are utilizing BindView’s market-leading technology to develop robust, flexible and customized solutions and services offerings for their customers. The strategic alliances enable BindView and its partners to offer a wide range of comprehensive services, including security consulting and vulnerability assessment, Microsoft Windows 2000 and Active Directory platform migration and compliance with federal privacy and security regulations such as the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

“We work hard to deliver the solutions that enable our clients to achieve their strategic business objectives. Our partnership with BindView enables us to offer our clients some of the most comprehensive solutions to any business challenge, whether it be IT infrastructure integrity and security or end-to-end operating system migrations,” said Scott D. Hill, Microsoft practice manager at Xerox Connect – Houston, a leading information technology and knowledge management solutions provider, as well as a Microsoft Certified Partner. “Our ongoing alliance with BindView will help ensure that our clients will continue to receive the highest level of service and the highest quality network administration and security management solutions.”

BindView’s seven regional partners offer services focusing on network administration and integration, operating system migrations and security management. The partners’ reach extends across broad geographic areas, ensuring that customers throughout the entire U.S. can gain full access to BindView technology: FrontWay operates offices in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Washington, D.C.; Intrinsic is based in Lisle, Ill.; GMSI, Para-Protect and TEKsystems are centered in the Washington, D.C. area with satellite offices located across the U.S. and Canada; RK Dixon is headquartered in Davenport, Iowa; and Xerox Connect – Houston is the Houston branch of Xerox Connect’s nationwide network.

“BindView selects as partners only those companies that offer customers the most innovative and unique value proposition. BindView’s partners extend to their customers an ability to enhance the manageability and security of Windows 2000 and Exchange infrastructure by providing a wide variety of services — from HIPAA compliance audits and analysis to end-to-end migration to the Active Directory operating system,” said Michael Stoeger, director of alliance partnerships at BindView. “BindView is pleased to provide education services, training, technical assistance and flexible licensing options for these seven partners, enabling them to help build profitable services and ensure total client satisfaction.”

The newly-named regional partners will draw upon BindView’s award-winning bv-Control and bv-Admin solution suites, which work in tandem to assess, audit and administer the integrity of its customers’ IT infrastructures. BindView announced these regional partnerships at Microsoft Fusion 2001, a premier conference focusing on strategic partnerships and alliances. This year, Microsoft selected BindView as one of its Solution Sponsors for Microsoft Fusion 2001.

“Being selected as a sponsor for Microsoft Fusion is something bestowed to only those companies that offer the industry and our customers the most innovative and unique value proposition,” said Rosa Garcia, general manager, Worldwide Partner Programs at Microsoft. “BindView offers its customers a range of IT security solutions that leverage the agility and scalability of the Microsoft technology platform.”

About BindView Corporation

BindView, the leader in the vulnerability assessment market, provides software solutions which enhance business performance by helping to ensure the integrity of the IT infrastructure. BindView’s comprehensive software offerings secure and simplify the management and administration of network operating systems, directories and related applications. By enabling corporate IT professionals to effectively leverage their existing technologies, BindView’s award-winning products play a critical role in achieving business goals. More than 20 million licenses of BindView’s solutions have been shipped worldwide to approximately 5,000 companies, including more than 75 of the Fortune 100 and 24 of the largest 25 U.S. banks. Contact BindView via e-mail at or visit BindView’s World Wide Web site at http// BindView can also be reached at (800) 749-8439 or at (713) 561-4000.

Safe Harbor: Statements in this news release not based on historical fact are “forward-looking” statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as, for example, the risks associated with competition within the network management software industry, with rapid technological change, and with BindView’s development of and the market’s acceptance of new products. Other such factors include the risk factors and other matters described from time to time in BindView’s Form 10-K filings, Form 10-Q filings, and other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Editors Note: BindView(R) and the BindView logo used in this document are trademarks of BindView Development Corporation, which may be registered in one or more jurisdictions. The names of products of other companies mentioned in this document, if any, may be the registered or unregistered trademarks of the owners of the products.

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