Entercept Introduces Elite Security Squad The Ricochet Team

Intrusion Prevention Leader Provides In-depth Analysis to Educate Enterprises About The Latest Internet Security Threats

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2002—Enterceptâ„? Security Technologies, the proven leader in intrusion prevention software, today officially introduced the Entercept Ricochet Team, a cornerstone of Entercept’s award-winning approach to securing servers. The Entercept Ricochet Team is a specialized group of security researchers dedicated to identifying, assessing, and evaluating intelligence that enables enterprises to recognize and combat various security threats. While Entercept’s intrusion prevention solution protects against both known and unknown attacks, the Ricochet Team still works closely with operating system manufacturers and other vendors to share its discoveries and help develop patches. Most recently, Ricochet was acknowledged by Sun Microsystems for its discovery of two serious vulnerabilities in Solaris that if exploited would give a hacker complete control of the attacked server (Sun Advisory #00219 http://sunsolve.sun.com/securitypatch).

The Ricochet Team examines current and future avenues of attack and builds this knowledge into Entercept’s flagship intrusion prevention solution. In addition, Ricochet compiles comprehensive, in-depth analysis to help educate enterprises and the security community about threats, exploits and vulnerabilities. Ricochet distributes this critical security content via security advisories, commentary, technical white papers and analysis reports.

Ricochet Team members are highly regarded members of the security community whose expertise not only includes intrusion prevention methodologies, but also covers IDS, proof of concept exploit development, OS internals, and specific operating systems security. The team holds several patents in the areas of specific attack methods, including the advancement of buffer overflow prevention techniques. Members of Ricochet have been invited to speak at various security conferences including CanSec West 2002 and used as regular expert spokespeople by media outlets like CNN and CNet. The team can be credited with identifying over a dozen server security vulnerabilities this year and has played a key role in working with companies like Microsoft and Sun to analyze and patch dangerous Internet security vulnerabilities.

“The technical depth of the Entercept Ricochet Team as well as our leadership position in the intrusion prevention market put us in a unique position to provide timely analysis and best practices for dealing with Internet security threats, vulnerabilities and exploits,” said Dr. Hollander, vice president of security research at Entercept. “Our discovery of the recent Solaris Buffer Overflow and Format String vulnerabilities underscores our commitment to helping enterprises and the security community understand and combat malicious hacker attacks.”

About Entercept Security Technologies
Entercept Security Technologies is the proven leader in intrusion prevention software. Based on patented technology, Entercept safeguards the entire server by preventing known and unknown malicious attacks. Unlike other security solutions, Entercept uses a combination of behavioral rules and signatures to proactively prevent attacks rather than merely detecting and reporting them after they occur. Strategic partners include Cisco, Check Point, Foundstone and other leading companies. Entercept has received numerous awards and industry recognition, including Network Magazine’s 2002 & 2001 Product of the Year, Fortune Small Business Magazine’s “65 Big Ideas List’, SC Magazine’s “Best Pick of the Year 2000 and 2001′, InfoWorld magazine’s “Business Impact of the Year Award’, and InfoWorld magazine’s Readers Choice “Security Product of the Year’. Entercept Security Technologies (www.entercept.com) is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and can be reached by calling 408-576-5900, or toll-free at 1-800-599-3200. Entercept’s European offices can be reached by calling 44-208-387-5500.

About Entercept Ricochet
The Entercept Ricochet Team is a specialized group of security researchers dedicated to identifying, assessing, and evaluating intelligence regarding server threats. The Ricochet Team examines current and future avenues of attack and builds this knowledge into Entercept’s intrusion prevention solution. The Team researches vulnerabilities, attack methodologies and the latest security information in order to build the best possible security capabilities into the Entercept product. In addition, they compile comprehensive, in-depth technical briefs on technology that is relevant to educating enterprises and the security community about threats, exploits and vulnerabilities. Ricochet is committed to providing critical, viable security content via security advisories, commentary and in-depth analysis.




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