Evidian announces PortalXpert 3.0

With new PortalXpert Web security software, Evidian demonstrates an unparalled capability for handling plug and play Access Control and SSO for all web applications. According to a comparative independent survey, Evidian wins against key competitors.

Billerica, Mass, October 30, 2001: Evidian announces PortalXpert 3.0, a plug and play access control software that addresses the security challenges of web enabled environments. According to a comparative survey from Relevant Technology published on SecurityWatch.com, PortalXpert features put it ahead as the most visionary product in the Web access control and SSO market today.

“With the proliferation of web and portal technologies, centralized access control across the complete e-business chain has emerged as today’s premier concern in B2E and B2B security” said Henry Ancona, CEO of Evidian.” However, in today’s downsized economy, ease of implementation and warp speed ROI are key requirements for companies. From the start, PortalXpert- which relies on our long term, award winning expertise in security software – was designed to meet the key requirements, with unique security, simplicity and rapid time to value. Furthermore, version 3.0, announced today, provides the first and only solution in the market that manages access for all kinds of web applications. We are happy that Relevant Technology has rated our PortalXpert software as the most visionary product in this market.”

PortalXpert is a plug and play access control and single sign-on (SSO) solution for web-enabled environments, that addresses the challenges companies face in linking their heterogeneous data sources to rapidly provide a seamless and personalized flow of information across the extended enterprise. Announced today, PortalXpert version 3.0 extends these capabilities along with revolutionary new features : notably the capability to manage access and SSO for applications that embed login and password directly within the page (form-based), as most web-enabled legacy applications or native web services (e.g., corporate purchasing web sites like officemax.com, dell.com -¦) do. This capability is unmatched by any competitor in the market today.

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In contrast with established competitors’ products that rely on agent technology, requiring the set up of software on each server and application to be secured, Evidian has chosen a plug and play architecture. Acting as a gateway between users and pure web or web-enabled applications, PortalXpert allows access control to be centrally defined, without requiring software on servers or even cookies on browsers. PortalXpert is compatible with any web server and can integrate with leading portal content software. As a result, Web access control can be set up in a matter of hours, compared to complex deployments needed for competitive products. Benefit: speed and ease of implementation, across the intranet, extranet and internet, at a low cost of ownership.

These striking features made Relevant Technology, an IT technology consulting firm, rank Evidian’s PortalXpert as the #1 web access control solution in a comparative survey published on www.securitywatch.com, against competitors like Netegrity and Securant-RSA. Relevant Technology rated Evidian’s PortalXpert with 480 on 500, against 405 for Netegrity and 380 for Securant. The survey praised Evidian’s ‘visionary’ approach, with complete security, plug and play deployment and low cost of ownership.

About PortalXpert

PortalXpert technology relies on Evidian’s long term expertise in global security policy management for large corporations. It is an integrated yet modular Web access control component of AccessMaster, Evidian’s enterprise wide security management software suite. AccessMaster was awarded ‘best access control software worldwide’ by Secure Computing Magazine in 2000 and 2001, a leading international publication in IT security. AccessMaster is the most proven and deployed legacy access control and SSO software today, selected by many large corporations.

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Comparative survey published on Netegrity, Securant and Evidian : http://www.securitywatch.com/res/september13.html

More information about PortlXpert (specsheet, white paper,-¦) is available at www.evidian.com/portalXpert.

Press resources are notably available at : http://www.evidian.com/press/resources/

About Evidian:

Evidian is a leading vendor of secure e-business management software. Products include: AccessMaster, for enterprise security and Internet management; OpenMasterTM; for service assurance in telecom and business-centric service level management; plus SafeKitTM, for load balancing and auto fail-over for Internet and enterprise applications. Based in Billerica, Mass., Evidian has Research and development operations in France plus sales, marketing, and service operations in the U.S. and throughout Europe. More information on Evidian and its products is available at www.Evidian.com or via email at info@Evidian.com.

For further information, please contact: Jean-Christophe Spilmont – Marketing & Communications Manager – (33) 1 30 80 70 22 – jean-christophe.spilmont@evidian.com or Gerry Crow – Director of Marketing/N. America- 978-294-6061 g.crow@evidian.com




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