Bull Evidian Adds Ubizen Professional Services to its List of Web Security Resellers

Ubizen adds Bull Evidian’s web access control, single sign-on and business continuity software to its portfolio of best-of-breed third party products

Paris, September 19, 2002: Bull Evidian, the secure management software subsidiary of Bull, and Ubizen®, the principal provider of Managed Security Solutions for global businesses, today announced that Bull Evidian has added Ubizen to its list of web security resellers.

Ubizen will offer Bull Evidian’s PortalXpert web security software and SafeKit business continuity software as part of their worldwide Ubizen Professional Services solutions. Ubizen customers in Europe, the US and Asia will, therefore, benefit from Bull Evidian’s plug & play web access control, single sign-on, load balancing, failover and file replication software to centrally manage access and assure business continuity for all kinds of web applications across the extended enterprise. Since 1997, Ubizen has been earning the trust of large global enterprises. Ubizen OnlineGuardian® managed services deliver proactive, worldwide, 24x7x365 services and include the management, monitoring and support of critical network and application-level security components, backed by rigorous Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Ubizen OnlineGuardian services support best-of-breed firewalls, network intrusion detection systems (NIDS) and virtual private networks (VPNs), and are scalable from one to thousands of devices. Ubizen also provides security Professional Services. With extensive security knowledge and technology, Ubizen helps organizations enhance their security posture, while reducing costs and freeing valuable IT resources to focus on other business.

Leveraging Bull Evidian’s long-term award-winning expertise in security software, PortalXpert and SafeKit address among today’s first concerns in web security : access complexity and service failures across the complete business chain, which result in decreased protection levels and lower productivity and business results. Providing a single point of management for access to applications and resources, PortalXpert offers universal, secure and instant web SSO, helping enterprise to build secure and productive B2E, B2B and B2C infrastructures, at low cost. SafeKit bundles uniquely simple and cost-effective load balancing, failover and file replication software that can be adapted to all kinds of applications. As a result, Safekit helps enterprises enable 24×7 availability, increased performance and disaster protection for their entire application chain.

“Our customers are looking for strong web security solutions to safely and rapidly take their businesses online and compete in the Net Economy,” said Jan Verbeke, Ubizen EVP, Professional Services. “We chose Bull Evidian’s software because of its capacity to offer instant access control, single sign-on and business continuity for the entire web business chain, with truly plug & play deployment. These solutions are an important added value to Ubizen’s Professional Services portfolio and allow us to offer our clients even more complete, cost-effective security solutions and services.”More information about portalxpert and safekit (specsheet, white paper) are available atwww.evidian.com/portalXpert.

About Ubizen
Ubizen is the principal provider of Managed Security Solutions for global businesses. Companies rely on Ubizen OnlineGuardian® services for outsourced management, monitoring and support of enterprise security devices 24x7x365. A Professional Services team complements Ubizen OnlineGuardian managed services by helping enterprises plan and implement vulnerability assessments, security policies and security infrastructures. Ubizen also protects Web servers against application-level attacks such as Nimda and Code Redwith Ubizen DMZ/Shieldâ„? Enterprise. Founded in 1995, Ubizen monitors 2000 security devices in over 35 countries worldwide. Ubizen (www.ubizen.com) is a public company with dual listings on Nasdaq Europe (UBIZ) and the Euronext (UBI) exchange.

About Bull Evidian:
Evidian is Bull’s secure e-business management software subsidiary. With a reputation resulting from the confidence of some of the largest European enterprises and government organizations, Bull Evidian is a leading player in security software, with AccessMaster for access control and management, PortalXpert for web and portal access control, the NetWall firewall, and SafeKit load balancing and failover software. Bull Evidian is also an important player in service management, with its OpenMaster and OpenMaster for Telecom software suites.
More information on Evidian and its products is available at www.evidian.com or via email at info@evidian.com. More information on Bull is available at www.bull.com.

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