IntelliSpace Adopts Captus Intrusion Prevention System to Guard Against Network Attacks and Optimize Bandwidth Usage

Customer Cites Automatic Enforcement Capabilities as Deciding Factor

woodland, Calif., August 13, 2003 – Captus Networks Corp., provider of the Captus(tm) IPS 4000 series of intrusion prevention network solutions, announced today that IntelliSpace has deployed the Captus IPS solution in its service provider network to automatically mitigate the effects of network attacks and manage bandwidth utilization. IntelliSpace, a leading provider of high-speed Internet services, was seeking a security solution for a premier financial group customer. IntelliSpace needed an intrusion prevention solution that would dynamically protect the customer’s corporate server from network-based attacks, including Denial of Service (DoS) threats, and ensure availability of resources. The service provider also needed to optimize bandwidth against network threats to guarantee service to individual networks. IntelliSpace leveraged a blend of enforcement mechanisms including automatic throttling of unwanted traffic, automatic cessation of attack traffic, and manual assessment of broader bandwidth violations flagged through Captus IPS 4000 administrator alerts. “The Captus IPS solution enabled precise, dynamic responses, custom-tailored to solve the unique needs of our customer for network behavior, resource allocation, and business needs,” said Carlo Lalomia, chief technology officer and co-founder at IntelliSpace. “We are continuing to see a trend in the service provider industry toward automatic mitigation of network threats, alongside semi-automatic and manual control of unwanted traffic like P2P and bulk email distribution,” said Stephen Schramke, president and chief executive officer at Captus Networks. “Captus is pleased to be a part of IntelliSpace’s best practices intrusion prevention and network integrity solution.”

About IntelliSpace, Inc.
IntelliSpace, Inc., established in 1995 as the first Ethernet IP broadband services provider, delivers ultra-high-speed Internet access and data-related services such as email, firewall, storage, VPN and web hosting. In June 2003, IntelliSpace announced the addition of wireless networking to its list of services offered to business customers. For more information visit or call 888-567-1740.

About Captus Networks
Captus Networks Corp. provides comprehensive intrusion prevention security solutions for enterprises, ISP’s, government agencies and universities that need to ensure predictable network availability while minimizing operating costs. The company’s unique business-driven, policy-based security approach automatically preempts all types of unwanted network behavior. Captus is privately held and headquartered in Woodland, Calif. For more information visit or call (877) 9-CAPTUS. # # #

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