ClearTrust SecureControl Wins Editor’s Choice Award from Network Computing Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 22, 2001–

Securant Technologies – the company that secures e-business – today announced that its Web access management system, ClearTrust SecureControl, has earned the coveted Editor’s Choice award from Network Computing magazine. In a review of Web-based policy management products that will appear in the May 28 issue, ClearTrust SecureControl was judged to be the best access management solution in a head-to-head comparison with products from Baltimore Technologies (NASDAQ:BALT), Entegrity Solutions, Entrust Technologies (NASDAQ: ENTU), and OpenNetwork Technologies. Netegrity (NASDAQ: NETE) declined to participate; telling the magazine its product is too complex to be accurately tested in a competitive review. The complete review is currently available online at http://www.nwc.com/1211/1211f2.html

“We focused our evaluation on ease of integration, product management and performance. Based on these criteria, ClearTrust SecureControl emerged as our Editor’s Choice. The package’s Java- and Web-based management clients, performance results and custom intrusion detection impressed us the most,” said Network Computing Magazine’s editors. “Securant’s ClearTrust SecureControl outperformed the competition in every category; it has unique features, a superb management console and lightning performance.”

“Ease of integration with existing IT systems, manageability, and scalable performance are the three most critical requirements for infrastructure software that supports a company’s eBusiness,” said Eric Olden, Chief Technology Officer, Securant Technologies. “Network Computing’s Real-World Labs, which are respected and recognized for their thorough testing methodologies, have provided further validation that ClearTrust SecureControl is the best and most enterprise scale system for centrally protecting Web-based resources and transactions.”

About ClearTrust SecureControl

ClearTrust SecureControl is an integrated, rules-based, and directory-enabled suite of security products that provides a secure infrastructure for controlling user access to Web-based resources including applications, content and transactions. ClearTrust SecureControl uses natural language business rules (called Smart Rules(TM)) to centralize, unify, and automate every component of access management including access control, single-sign on, authentication, authorization, delegated administration, policy assessment, threat detection, and auditing. ClearTrust SecureControl also allows, via its Virtual Business Units, time consuming user administration workloads to be distributed on three levels: within a company (across departments, divisions, etc.); externally to Extranet partners and customers; and to individual users/subscribers via a self-service function. Finally, ClearTrust SecureControl provides integrated application level threat detection and counter measures to proactively secure eBusiness transactions and prevent fraud.

About Securant Technologies

Securant Technologies, the company that secures eBusiness, is a leading provider of Internet security software for managing user access to Web-based resources including applications, content and transactions. The company’s flagship product, ClearTrust SecureControl, uses natural language business rules to centralize, unify and automate every facet of access management including user authentication, authorization, access control, single sign-on, delegated administration, application-level threat detection, policy assessment, and auditing. Securant customers include Merrill Lynch, Baker Street, Chase Hambrecht & Quist, Lehman Brothers, MarketFusion, Experian, Scientific Atlanta and Thomson Financial. The company’s partners include Access 360, Baltimore Technologies, BEA Systems, Inc., Bowstreet, Check Point Software Technologies, Compaq, Cylink, Deloitte & Touche LLP, EDS, Entact Information Security Corporation, Entrust Technologies, Epicentric, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, iPlanet, Microsoft, nCipher, Novell, Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RSA Security, Silverstream Software, SiteLite, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, Tibco Software, VeriSign, and Xcert. Securant is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. To contact us call 415.315.1500, visit http://www.securant.com, or write to info@securant.com.




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