Sanctum, Inc. Brings First Web Application Security Solution to European Market

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 17, 2001–

Partnership with Articon-Integralis Extends Availability of Sanctum’s AppShield and AppScan to Growing International User Base

Sanctum, Inc., the established leader in Web application security software, today announced a partnership with Articon-Integralis AG (Neuer Markt: AAGN), the European market leader in IT security solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Allasso, the channel-focused company of Articon-Integralis, will distribute both Sanctum products, AppScan and AppShield, throughout Europe. Through their extensive reseller base, Allasso will provide enterprises with Sanctum’s solutions to detect and defend against all types of Web application attacks, providing comprehensive protection of critical corporate digital assets and intellectual property.

“Sanctum is developing the world’s leading Web application security solutions to help protect companies from browser-launched cybercrime,” said Peggy Weigle, CEO of Sanctum, Inc. “With a combined offensive and defensive Web application security solution, corporations can be confident that personal and corporate data cannot be accessed or compromised by a malicious hacker. Through Sanctum’s relationship with Articon-Integralis and their subsidiaries, we’re building on our current U.S. and Asian presence, now making significant strides in the European market to ensure organizations around the world can benefit from Sanctum’s proven technology.”

Integralis, the security integration company of Articon-Integralis, will distribute AppScan(TM) and AppShield(TM) software to its European customer base through its direct sales force. “It is absolutely critical for any company with an e-business presence to deploy a Web application security solution,” said Ian Calcutt, Articon-Integralis CEO. “Unlike most security products, Sanctum uses a patented intelligence engine that is policy-based, rather than rules-based. This means AppShield and AppScan can recognize and prevent unauthorized activity for both known and unknown attacks, ensuring comprehensive protection from server-based worms, e-shoplifting and any other cybercrime involving application manipulation.”

AppScan, the most powerful vulnerability assessment tool for Web applications, offers the efficiency, accuracy and flexibility needed to extend Internet security audits through all phases of the application lifecycle. AppScan offers a 500% improvement in efficiency over manual auditing techniques. AppShield is the industry’s leading automatic Web application firewall that provides comprehensive, automatic protection against all types of Web application attacks, including server-based worms, by monitoring for correct use of the application, blocking the attacker’s unauthorized actions, logging IP information and alerting administrators to all attack attempts.

Articon-Integralis AG

Articon-Integralis AG (quoted on the Neuer Markt, ticker symbol AAGN, Security Code Number 515503) is the European market leader in the IT security solutions sector in terms of both revenue and geographic coverage. Articon-Integralis has 19 offices in Europe and the US and over 700 employees. Articon-Integralis solutions enable businesses to conduct secure communication and e-commerce transactions over private and public computer networks. Under its brand names Integralis, Allasso and Activis, the company offers comprehensive security solutions, which include first-class IT security products and a range of consulting, system integration and managed security services. Articon-Integralis’ clients include government agencies and a range of international companies, including two thirds of DAX 30, half of FTSE 100 companies and 17 of the top 50 in the Fortune 100. Additional information about Articon-Integralis is available on the Internet under

About Sanctum, Inc.

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Sanctum, Inc. is the recognized leader for Web application security solutions. Sanctum software solutions provide automatic enforcement of intended business processes, ensuring the protection of core information and data. By detecting and defending against any unauthorized behavior, Sanctum protects customers against malicious cybercriminal activity — from theft of intellectual property and customer data, to e-commerce fraud and Web site defacement — even if a site has unknown security holes or flaws. Sanctum’s solutions complete a company’s security infrastructure, assure regulatory compliance and create sustainable ROI. Sanctum’s customers include industry leaders in finance, retailing, healthcare, government and telecommunications. Privately held, Sanctum is funded by blue-chip venture capital firms and industry leaders including Sprout Group, Dell, Gemini Israel Funds, Fidelity Ventures, First Union eVentures Group, Mofet Israel Technology Fund and Walden Israel. For more information, visit or contact the Company directly at (408) 855-9500.

Note to Editors: AppScan and AppShield are trademarks of Sanctum, Inc. All other product names referenced are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

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