Entercept Security Technologies Announces Integration Plans with the Symantec Security Management System

Leader in Intrusion Prevention Among The First To Develop Security Software Interoperable with the Symantec Security Management System

NEW YORK, New York, October 1, 2002—Enterceptâ„? Security Technologies, the proven leader in intrusion prevention software, today announced plans to integrate Entercept, its award-winning, multi-layered server security solutions, with Symantec Corporation’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) Security Management System. The Symantec Security Management System is a customizable set of interoperable solutions that can aggregate and analyze data across an entire multi-vendor security system. Unveiled today at Symantec’s Vision360 event in New York, a version of the new Entercept integrated solution was demonstrated to show how customers using the Entercept product line could gain greater control over and manage the security of their system by getting an aggregated view of information security and intrusion prevention data across all products and tiers. Entercept is among the first third-party solutions to develop security software interoperable with the Symantec Security Management System.

“Entercept’s integration with the Symantec Security Management System will deliver improved levels of protection and control for our mutual customers’ overall enterprise security,” said Gail Hamilton, vice president of product delivery at Symantec. “We are so pleased to work with Entercept in these early stages of Symantec’s integration program.”

The Symantec Security Management System and its components are built on Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture, which provides a standards-based interoperability framework for Symantec and third-party solutions to work together to provide secure, manageable, and scalable enterprise security. Customer environments are heterogeneous and often composed of several security products from many vendors. Therefore, an interoperable architecture is a critical enabler to enterprises that need strong security and centralized management. Entercept alerts are sent to the Symantec Security Management System for data collection and analysis, providing a wealth of real-time security data regarding known and unknown attacks. In addition, Entercept’s proven expertise in integrating with third-party solutions will provide the secure, manageable solutions required by today’s enterprise customers. The centralized management of security activity, including Entercept events and reports, will give joint enterprise customers increased efficiency, uptime and cost savings.

“Integration and partnerships with leading technology vendors like Symantec are a natural extension of our advancing role in the security market. Symantec enables strong and effective security by delivering a standards-based architecture to support enterprise class proactive protection, centralized and comprehensive management, and consistent security policy enforcement,” said Lou Ryan, president and CEO of Entercept Security Technologies. “We support Symantec in establishing a comprehensive option for the management of critical security resources.”

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’. www.entercept.com

About Symantec
Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company is a leading provider of client, gateway and server security solutions for virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises and service providers around the world. Symantec’s Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 38 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

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