PentaSafe Releases New VigilEnt Security Agent for VPN-1/FireWall-1 For Managing Multiple Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 Gateways

Receives OPSEC Certification From Check Point Software Technologies

HOUSTON, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ — PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise security infrastructure solutions, today announced the release of VigilEnt Security Agent for VPN-1(TM)/FireWall-1(R). VPN-1/Firewall-1 is Check Point(TM) Software Technologies’ (Nasdaq: CHKP) industry-leading internet security solution. VigilEnt Security Agent for VPN-1/Firewall-1 provides a central point of control for security administrators to pinpoint, monitor and receive alerts and potential Internet vulnerabilities from multiple gateways in their security infrastructure. In addition, PentaSafe announced that it has received Open Platform for Security (OPSEC(TM)) certification from Check Point, enabling seamless interoperability of PentaSafe’s technology with Check Point’s Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture.

“The combination of PentaSafe’s new technology with Check Point’s leading VPN-1/FireWall-1 solution enables security administrators to easily view, monitor and supervise their secured Internet environment,” said Bill Vance, vice president of Research & Development at PentaSafe. “We’re pleased to receive OPSEC certification to further enhance our ability to deliver enterprise security infrastructure solutions.

“PentaSafe has introduced VigilEnt Security Agent for VPN-1/FireWall-1 to help simplify the detection and reporting of security events with multiple firewalls,” Vance explained. “Careful monitoring of firewall logged data and the ability to report on it rapidly can make the difference between an intruder breaking into a network or getting spotted and stopped.”

“We are pleased to see PentaSafe achieve OPSEC certification for its VigilEnt Security Agent solution,” said Upesh Patel, manager of the OPSEC Alliance for Check Point Software Technologies. “The integration with Check Point’s VPN-1/FireWall-1 offers customers a best-of-breed monitoring tool to assist security administrators in the monitoring and management of their security infrastructure.”

PentaSafe’s VigilEnt Security Agent for Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 integrates with PentaSafe’s VigilEnt Security Manager central console to provide security administrators with a central point from which they can audit, report, review, and manage key security-related issues for a multiple firewall environment. Security problems may be identified using detailed reports that are viewed through the VigilEnt Security Manager interface. Key functionality includes:

— Advanced Query engine that monitors the changes in the corporate security policy stored in Check Point’s VPN-1/FireWall-1

— Tracks firewall activity in real time so that security threats can be detected and responded to immediately

— Provides a central console from which firewall events from multiple firewalls can by monitored and managed

“We just love this product,” said Mike Endrizzi, CEO of InterSec and one of the original developers of the Sidewinder firewall. “InterSec is an approved Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 certification center. We provide firewall consulting services and with this tool,” he continued, “We can help customers fine tune their firewalls and security policies more quickly.” VigilEnt Security Agent for Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 adds a critical component to PentaSafe’s VigilEnt Security Solution that enables security administrators to centrally manage IT security on key elements of an IT infrastructure — including databases, e-Commerce systems, web servers, and operating systems such as Windows NT/2000, Unix/Linux, AS/400, and Novell Netware. A key differentiator of the VigilEnt Security Solution is the ability to get a concise enterprise-wide security snapshot in a single report.

Pricing and Availability

Product is available now. Pricing starts at $2,000 per Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 gateway. Customers may contact PentaSafe at or visit PentaSafe’s World Wide Web Site at for more information.

About PentaSafe Security Technologies

PentaSafe enables you to safely grow your business by providing a complete security infrastructure solution for people, policy, and technology. Unlike any other vendor, PentaSafe helps educate the people within the organization to comply with information security policies and integrates policies with best of breed security technology-all designed to ensure maximum protection of information assets throughout the enterprise.

About Check Point’s(TM) OPSEC(R)

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry’s open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 270 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point’s Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit .

PentaSafe and VigilEnt are registered trademarks of PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the company with which they are associated.

Portions of this document may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined by federal law. Although the company believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Any such statements are made in reliance on the “safe harbor” protections provided under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in the company’s annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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