Secos Introduces SecoScorpio

New Network Security Appliance Delivers Unmatched Performance and Protection for Small, Medium and Enterprise Businesses

Irvine, CA – September 25, 2002- Secos (http://www.secos.com), dedicated to the development of effective, globally focused technology, offering network, transaction, content, and system security, today announced the addition of SecoScorpio to its family of high performance network security products. Focusing on the requirements of small- to medium-sized businesses, this single rack unit product offers customers the ease-of-use, maximum affordability and optimum performance the market expects from Secos security solutions.

SecoScorpio is optimized to easily integrate with Secos¹ SecoShield NG software. SecoShield is an industry-leading network-based, real-time NIDS that provides customers savings with unmatched security performance. Recently SC Magazine, a leading worldwide information security publication, awarded SecoShield a five star rating.

³SecoScorpio now delivers our industry leading security software on an appliance platform, setting a new standard for high performance and reliability at a great price point,² said Nick Hulse, General Manager, Secos. ³SecoScorpio focuses on delivering unparalleled flexibility for today¹s overtaxed security administrator. It is a fully integrated, out-of-the-box intrusion detection appliance that can be installed within minutes.

³Further, management of SecoScorpio can be done remotely from a Web-based user interface and its pre-installed software and pre-configured operating system creates a simple and user-friendly tool that cannot be matched by other appliances in the marketplace today,² Hulse added.

Supporting five auto-sensing Ethernet ports interfaces, SecoScorpio easily adapts to the customer¹s network requirements, providing advanced levels of security. Using multiple interfaces, networks can be segmented into more pieces, better separating potential threats from valuable resources, fully utilizing the functionality of SecoShield¹s multi- network interface card (NIC) support technology. Other user-friendly interfaces include a serial console, mini PCI expansion slot, built-in LCD and a jog-dial for setup.

SecoScorpio operates on a Celestix Networks Inc. secure server appliance. Fremont, CA-based Celestix builds specialized appliances that are co-developed with strategic partners to provide the best appliances and turnkey solutions to today’s vertical markets.

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