Exodus Teams With Counterpane to Deliver Network Security Monitoring Service

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 30, 2001–Emphasizing the importance of managed security services, Exodus Communications(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:EXDS), the leader in complex Internet hosting and management services, and Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., developer and leading provider of Managed Security Monitoring, today announced a reseller agreement to provide Exodus(R)customers with a comprehensive Managed Security Monitoring solution.

Under the agreement, Exodus will offer its customers Counterpane’s Managed Security Monitoring service, which provides real-time event monitoring, intrusion detection event diagnosis, and delivery of timely intrusion detection resolution options to Exodus incident response team, known as the Cyber Attack Tiger Team (CATT). Additionally, Counterpane has selected Exodus as its preferred complex Web hosting and managed services provider.

“Today, companies are demanding complete outsourcing solutions of the highest value and security is a critical component in this solution set,” said Dr. Bill Hancock, CISSP, senior vice president of security and chief security officer of Exodus. “Understanding that a secure enterprise environment is a competitive advantage, Exodus is committed to providing its customers the highest level of security solutions available and is pleased to include Counterpane’s Managed Security Monitoring as part of its managed security offerings.”

The Managed Security Monitoring (MSM) service monitors all network devices, from firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to routers and servers, and collects information that can be used to identify and prevent attacks. By combining MSM with the Exodus Incident Response service, Exodus now offers a more complete defense and response solution. This helps mitigate the risks created by ever-expanding networks and allows customers to focus on their core business competencies rather than on IT security.

“Exodus and Counterpane will offer companies the ability to maximize the security of their sites — an increasing challenge for businesses trying to leverage the Internet as a business tool,” said Bruce Schneier, co-founder and CTO of Counterpane. “Exodus has great presence and global reach, and together we can now offer the proven performance of Counterpane’s solution to more than 4,500 Exodus customers.”

Exodus Security Services

Exodus’ world-class security practice is comprised of more than 100 security specialists, many of whom are CISSP, GIAC and/or GSEC certified, to protect e-businesses from the growing number of cyber crimes and cyberterrorism attacks. Some of Exodus’ experts hail from high-level organizations such as the FBI, Secret Service, NSA and other security organizations and companies. Exodus security offerings, combined with unmatched security expertise, are focused on four core areas to address all levels of the customers’ physical, network and virtual environment: Network and Systems Security; Commerce Security; Security Advisory Services; and Defense and Response. For more information about Exodus security services and expertise, go to www.exodus.net/security or call 888-2-EXODUS.

About Counterpane

Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. is the developer and leading provider of Managed Security Monitoring. Established in 1999 by entrepreneurial expert Tom Rowley and security technologist and author Bruce Schneier, Counterpane addresses the critical need for increased levels of security services. Centered around a network of sophisticated Secure Operations Centers, staffed by expert security analysts, the Company provides 24×7 monitoring, as well as penetration detection, and response. Counterpane’s Managed Security Monitoring services enable e-business to be conducted safely. The company is funded by Accel Partners, Amerindo Investment Advisors, Inc., Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearLight Partners, LLC., Dell, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Equity Fund. Headquarters are located at 19050 Pruneridge Avenue, Suite 100, Cupertino, California, USA. Phone: 408/777-3600, Fax: 408/777-3601, Website: www.counterpane.com.

About Exodus Communications

Exodus Communications is the leading provider of complex Internet hosting for enterprises with mission-critical Internet operations. The Company offers sophisticated system and network management solutions, along with professional services to provide optimal performance for customers’ Web sites. Exodus manages its network infrastructure via a worldwide network of IDCs located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information on Exodus can be found at http://www.exodus.net.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the deployment of Managed Security Monitoring and Exodus’ relationship with Counterpane. Actual results may differ from expectations due to a number of factors, including: the operational challenges of developing, deploying and delivering Exodus’ services and changing customer needs and requirements. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Exodus’ filings with the SEC. In particular, see Exodus’ quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC. Exodus does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

Note to Editors: Exodus Communications and Exodus are trademarks of Exodus Communications, Inc. and its subsidiaries and are registered in certain jurisdictions. Counterpane is a trademark of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Don't miss