BindView Launches bv-Control for Microsoft SQL Server, Extends .Security Solution Portfolio


BindView Adds SQL Server to .Security, the Most Complete Solution Portfolio to Secure, Automate and Lower Costs of Managing Microsoft

Environments and the .NET Infrastructure

BindView Corporation (NASDAQ: BVEW), a leading provider of security management solutions, today announced its bv-Control for Microsoft SQL Server product. This latest addition to the .Security(TM) Solution suite extends BindView’s initiative aimed at ensuring the security and configuration of the key servers in Microsoft’s .NET initiative. The bv-Control for Microsoft SQL Server product provides security administrators, auditors and database administrators with a comprehensive and easy-to-use tool to assess vulnerabilities and audit the security of Microsoft SQL Server servers, databases and the objects they contain. The bv-Control for Microsoft SQL Server product extends the bv-Control product suite’s reach of security and configuration management capabilities from operating systems, networks, and applications to the next layer of vulnerability in the technology stack – the database.

“In working with our clients, we have seen, first-hand, an incredibly strong need for comprehensive reporting tools to monitor, manage and secure the integrity of SQL Server databases. We recommend BindView’s bv-Control for Microsoft SQL Server product to our customers because it offers a high level of functionality paired with a clean, easy-to-navigate user interface,” said Jannine Mahone, president and CEO of Tech Info To Go, a leading IT training and consulting firm that specializes in SQL Server. “The bv-Control for Microsoft SQL Server product offers unparalleled functionality, enabling users to quickly obtain a definitive view of their database and to then effectively address security and administration concerns. We are excited to not only recommend the solution to our consulting clients, but to utilize the new software in our training programs as well.”

Key benefits of BindView’s bv-Control for Microsoft SQL Server product include:

— Comprehensive Security Assessment Capabilities – enables IT

auditors and administrators to quickly and easily assess

vulnerabilities and detect issues threatening the security and

integrity of their servers, databases and objects.

— Easy and Flexible Analysis of Database Objects – offers users

tailored, prepackaged templates to identify key issues such as

authentication exposures, empty passwords, and account

permissions tracking.

— SQL Server Configuration Management – enables administrators

and security auditors to assess the current state of their SQL

Server configuration and detect configuration settings that

have changed over time.

— Proactive Reporting – provides ultimate flexibility through

capabilities which allow templates to be graphed, compared to,

historically stored and sent via email.

BindView’s .Security solutions provide Windows system administrators and security professionals with software and services to secure, automate and lower the cost of managing Windows-based platforms. BindView will continue to expand the capabilities and reach of its .Security Solution portfolio throughout the next 12 months, with expected enhancements to include: full integration of the bv-Admin and bv-Control product suites; self-service user account administration capabilities; support for mobile security management and network administration; and support for additional Microsoft .NET platforms.

“This step into the database arena illustrates BindView’s commitment to broadening our .Security Solution and to help our customers assess vulnerabilities, manage access control and configure the Microsoft .NET infrastructure,” said Chris Wilburn, director of Microsoft solutions at BindView. “We are pleased to now support the Microsoft SQL Server and to help our customers more effectively secure and manage their SQL Server databases.”

The bv-Control for Microsoft SQL Server supports Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000. The solution will be generally available later this month. Pricing for bv-Control for Microsoft SQL Server will be $995 per server, with a special introductory offer of two server licenses for the price of one.

About BindView Corporation

BindView Corporation delivers proactive security management solutions to help safeguard computer systems and networks from security breaches before they occur. BindView’s suite of cross-platform software and associated services help secure, automate and lower the costs of managing information technology infrastructures. Unlike other approaches, BindView’s solutions work from the inside out to help protect business systems from both internal and external threats, thus reducing business risks. More than 20 million licenses of our 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.

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..

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