Yankee Group Recommendation to Enterprises: Make Network Integrity Systems an Essential Element of Application Security Architecture

WOODLAND, Calif. – October 21, 2003 – Captus Networks today released “The Yankee Group Special Report: Network Integrity Systems Clear Paths for Business Productivity.” The Yankee Group, a global leader in communications and networking research and consulting, is the first to define the emerging class of Network Integrity Systems (NIS) in this report commissioned by Captus. NIS solutions amplify the effectiveness of existing security investments – including perimeter filters, application gateways and host integrity systems – and represent a fundamental shift toward application access, fulfilling the vision for network security that attack-centric schemes cannot match.

The Yankee Group points to the growth of mission-critical business applications in extended enterprises using public protocols – such as email, CRM applications, VoIP, Instant Messaging, Peer to Peer, and XML/SOAP Web services – as changing the mission of security from blocking attack and unwanted traffic to letting legitimate traffic flow into the network.

“Enterprises we spoke with agree that there are significant economic and technical drivers all pointing to the need for a change in our approach to security. Yankee recommends adding NIS as an essential element of application security architectures to preserve a healthy network for business availability,” said Eric Ogren, Senior Analyst Security Solutions & Services for the Yankee Group and author of the report. “Captus’ unique flow-based technology automatically enforces business availability policies and is well-positioned to deliver on this vision.”

Network Integrity Systems (NIS) preserve and protect network bandwidth for mission-critical applications and hosts. At the same time, NIS clean the network of attacks and unwanted traffic that signature-based systems cannot discover, provide network operators with a comprehensive view of network behavior and arm corporate management with economic and regulatory compliances tools. Benefits of NIS include rapid response against Day Zero and DDoS attacks, control of corporate policies and protocols and reduced operational complexity.

To download the Yankee Group Special Report please visit http://www.captusnetworks.com/yankee.

About Captus Networks
Captus Networks Corp. provides comprehensive intrusion prevention security solutions for enterprises, ISP’s, government agencies and universities that need to assure network integrity while minimizing operating costs. The company’s unique business-driven, policy-based approach automatically delivers Day Zero threat protection with traffic management capabilities to guarantee predictable network availability. Captus is privately held and headquartered in Woodland, Calif. For more information visit http://www.captusnetworks.com or call (877) 9-CAPTUS.

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