Ositis Ships SiteStripper

SiteStripper Increases Productivity, Manages Resources and Enforces Policies to Prevent Employees from Accessing Prohibited Websites

Pleasanton, CA — September 6, 2002 Ositis Software, Inc., a leading developer of security and Internet access technologies, announces today it is shipping SiteStripper, a high throughput gateway site filter appliance. SiteStripper removes offensive web sites from the data stream at the network gateway and is a transparent appliance for the management of users’ World Wide Web access. This easy-to-use and configure hardware solution integrates Secure Computing Corporation’s (Nasdaq: SCUR) market-leading SmartFilterâ„? OEM On-Boxâ„? technology and Ositis’ Security Appliance Platformâ„? (OSAP) technology to scan requested URLs and to ban viewing of prohibited sites.

As a network bridge, SiteStripper integrates seamlessly into any TCP/IP network infrastructure (average installation time is just 10 minutes) for complete and instant protection against undesirable Internet usage. SiteStripper features Secure Computing’s SmartFilter international URL Control List, which categorizes millions of Web sites into 30 distinct content groups, including pornography, gambling, chat and MP3. Comparison of user’s requests to a known, highly accurate, and customizable list of prohibited URLs, SiteStripper blocks objectionable websites automatically. The SmartFilter List is automatically updated and available over the Internet. SiteStripper enables organizations to enforce their Web-usage policy in real-time. The product features logs, alerts and broad customization of prohibited site lists, as well as segmentation of users into groups with different usage policies.

“SiteStripper helps companies realize an immediate return on investment (ROI) as a result of increased employee productivity, recaptured network bandwidth and reduces legal liability,” said Vilis Ositis, president and CEO of Ositis Software.

The keys to successful business growth are management of company productivity, personnel and resources. SiteStripper allows an organization to curtail non-work related downloads and surfing. The alerting and logging features can inform employers of prohibited employee activity with real-time notifications, and site violation attempts are sent via email or pager to the network administrator. SiteStripper can also send pop-up notices to inform employees of company announcements or web-usage policy.

“SiteStripper is the ideal solution for companies and institutions who need to supervise, document and/or restrict Internet usage. SiteStripper’s sophisticated software provides an average 10 minute installation time which saves IT Directors hours and hours of configuration time, and the easy-to-use interface allows administrators to customize different types of user access as well as alerts, logs and reporting, ” said Leslie Ross, Director of Sales for Ositis. “Testing with our customers has been resoundingly positive.”

“Our partnership with Ositis brings to market a fast URL filtering appliance to prevent inappropriate use of the Internet,” said Chris Peterson, vice president of OEM and channel sales at Secure Computing. “SmartFilter’s On-Boxâ„? technology makes it the OEM de facto standard for embedded Web filtering because its superior architecture and highly accurate control list facilitate tight integration with gateway appliances.”

The now available SiteStripper, can be purchased through the Ositis Reseller Partner Network . Product price includes the SiteStripper appliance, maintenance agreement and all software updates and upgrades for one year. SmartFilter subscriptions are based on the number of users accessing the network through SiteStripper. Pricing starts at $2,900.00 for a 15-user hardware appliance. This price includes a one-year SmartFilter license for 15 users.

Ositis Software designs, develops, and licenses high performance security solutions that provide enterprise, small medium business (SMB), and consumers with complete solutions to safeguard and connect networked devices. The company markets and supports its products through Value Added Resellers, leading OEMs worldwide and retailers. For inquiries contact Ositis at 6120 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 210, Pleasanton, CA 94588; telephone (888) 946-7769 within the U.S. or +1 (925) 225-8900 outside the U.S.; fax (925) 225-8905; Europe +32 3 380 08 90; e-mail info@ositis.com; or visit http://www.ositis.com.

Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR) is a leading provider of enterprise network access control solutions. Secure Computing software products include SafeWordâ„? PremierAccessâ„? for strong authentication and role-based authorization to Web, VPN, wireless and network applications; Sidewinderâ„?, the world’s strongest firewall and VPN gateway, complemented by the Gauntletâ„? firewall; SmartFilterâ„? Web filtering software for creating positive, productive use of the Web in any organization; and the Embedded Firewall, the world’s first tamper-resistant distributed firewall to defend against the insider threat. Secure Computing’s worldwide partners and customers includethe majorityof the Dow Jones Global 50 Titans and Fortune Global 50 Most Admired Companies–comprising the largest banks, insurance and healthcare companies, brokerage firms, telecommunications and manufacturing companies, public utilities, and federal and local governments. Visit the Secure Computing Web site at http://www.securecomputing.com or call us at (800) 379-4944 (global direct +1 (408) 979-6572).


Copyright © 2002 Ositis Software, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Ositis, SiteStripper, AVStripper, AccessNow, WinProxy, Powering Internet Management, and The Ultimate Internet Sharing Solution are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ositis Software, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. SmartFilter, On-Box, and Secure Computing are trademarks of Secure Computing. All other brand, product, service and company names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective holders and are acknowledged.

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