eIQnetworks Announces First-Ever Network Perimeter Anti-Virus Activity Analysis

Wayland, MA – January 28, 2004 – eIQnetworks Inc., a leading provider of security, applications and systems analytics solutions, today announced FirewallAnalyzerâ„? Enterprise 3.5, its newest enterprise version of the comprehensive, browser-based firewall/virtual private network (VPN) correlation analysis, reporting and monitoring solution. This latest version of FirewallAnalyzer Enterprise includes powerful anti-virus reporting capabilities, not available from any other security reporting product on the market today, correlated with firewall/VPN activity.

“Network-borne threats, viruses and worms present ever-growing challenges for administrators, and companies of every size are spending heavily on security solutions to combat costly breaches,” said Scott Crawford, senior analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. “These companies must have a handle on how well that investment is performing against attacks. Security event management tools that provide performance and activity analysis for multiple firewalls and gateway anti-virus servers (AVS) can make an important contribution to meeting this need.”

FirewallAnalyzer Enterprise 3.5 comes with more than 400 different types of reports to help security administrators take proactive and preventive actions against network perimeter attacks and viruses. It provides more than 100 anti-virus activity-related reports that identify virus activity across enterprise networks, delivering such valuable information as virus type, source, destination, frequency, file type, file extension and viruses by protocol. The information can be reported hourly, daily and monthly from each firewall, as well as across all firewalls and AV servers.

“With this new version of FirewallAnalyzer, network administrators can automatically collect, correlate, analyze and report on activity data from anti-virus servers and various firewalls across enterprise networks to take proactive action against potential catastrophic attacks and viruses trying to enter corporate networks,” stated Vijay Basani, CEO of eIQnetworks. “With the increasing number of detrimental attacks and viruses, enterprises will now, for the first time, be able to measure the effectiveness of their network perimeter security strategies and make informed decisions to improve overall network security.”

FirewallAnalyzer Enterprise 3.5 supports all major anti-virus solutions from Fortinet (FortiGate Anti-Virus Firewalls), as well as TrendMicro InterScan VirusWall and Network Associates and McAfee anti-virus servers working in conjunction with Cisco PIX, CheckPoint, NetScreen, Nokia, SonicWALL, WatchGuard or any other leading firewall. Patent-pending FScaleâ„? architecture allows FirewallAnalyzer Enterprise to meet demanding analysis and reporting needs of medium to large enterprises generating millions of events per day from hundreds of firewalls and AV servers.

In addition to the new anti-virus reporting capabilities, FirewallAnalyzer Enterprise 3.5 also includes these new key features:

” Additional support for current and historical reports – now network administrators can compare current trends with historical trends
” Enhanced support for CheckPoint NG1, WatchGuard, Astaro, StoneGate and Borderware firewalls
” 25 percent faster reporting speed – FirewallAnalyzer 3.5 can process more than 15 million events per day on a 1.5GHz processor with 512Mb RAM
” Users can delete data from de-commissioned firewalls or older data

“eIQnetworks provides our customers with one of the most comprehensive and affordable security information management solutions available. Using FirewallAnalyzer Enterprise, enterprise customers with multi-vendor firewalls and gateway anti-virus servers in their environments can conduct timely reviews of the activity across their entire networks,” said Abe Chen at FirewallsDirect.com, a prominent firewall distributor and security integrator.

“In addition to enterprise-class firewall reporting, it helps them find the who, what, where and when of attacks and viruses so that network administrators can take necessary steps to reduce or prevent unwanted events at the network perimeter.”

FirewallAnalyzer Enterprise supports all leading firewall servers and appliances, including those from Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), NetScreen (NASDAQ: NSCN), Fortinet, CheckPoint (NASDAQ: CHKP), Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Sonicwall (NASDAQ: SNWL), Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR) WatchGuard (NASDAQ: WGRD), Astaro, Clavister, StoneGate, CyberGuard and many others. FirewallAnalyzer allows firewall administrators and security professionals to proactively secure their networks before security threats arise by identifying attack and virus activity, avoiding network abuses, managing bandwidth requirements, monitoring web site visits and ensuring appropriate employee usage of networks. The software easily installs on any system running Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003.

Pricing & Availability
Available immediately for purchase over the Web and through distributors worldwide, FirewallAnalyzer Enterprise 3.5 is licensed per physical firewall at $795 US. For a free trial, visit www.eIQnetworks.com. For additional product information, register to attend a free webinar at www.eiqnetworks.com/eIQWebinars_list.shtml.

About eIQnetworks
Founded in 2001, eIQnetworks is a leading provider of security, applications and systems analytics solutions, including Security Analytics, Mail Analytics, Web Analytics and System Analytics. eIQnetworks products collect, normalize, correlate, analyze, monitor and report on activity across Windows, UNIX and Linux systems, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS) and mail, web, caching and anti-virus servers to allow IT professionals to maximize infrastructure resource utilization, improve systems uptime and eliminate security threats and network abuses. The Company’s products are available worldwide through an extensive distributor network. The eIQ Analytics Series of products are available for trial download at www.eIQnetworks.com. The Company’s products are used in Fortune 2000 companies and government agencies in more than 50 countries worldwide, including Alcatel, BellSouth, Sprint, Boeing, MCI, Malaysia Telecom, Wachovia, Citibank, HP, ADP, Bertelsmann, UBS, KPMG and IBM. To purchase eIQnetworks products, send an email to sales@eIQnetworks.com. For additional information, visit www.eIQnetworks.com.

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