Magnifire Releases Trafficshield Version 2.5, Featuring Increased Ease Of Use And More Comprehensive Web Infrastructure Protection

NEW YORK, February 16, 2004 — MagniFire, Inc., a leading provider of web infrastructure security solutions, announced the release of TrafficShield Version 2.5 today at the DEMO 2004 conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. TrafficShield 2.5 introduces key features to become the most comprehensive and user-friendly web security gateway solution on the market. This release includes new set-up “wizards” and the ability to operate the appliance in several different security modes with minimum user configuration. It delivers increased firewall capability and an improved crawler, making MagniFire the logical choice for an all-in-one web security solution. MagniFire will present a demonstration of TrafficShield 2.5 at 3:50pm on Monday in the main pavilion, and more information will be available at Station #59.

DEMO is the premier launch pad for the world’s emerging companies and technologies, celebrating innovation in technology and entrepreneurial achievement. The conference has an unrivaled reputation for attracting and introducing technology’s A-List, those products and services poised to have the greatest impact on the technology landscape in the year to come. “Some of the hottest technologies in the last decade have been announced at DEMO,” stated Chris Shipley, Executive Producer of DEMO. “Our selection process is quite rigorous. Any product that debuts at DEMO is one to watch.”

As companies move more of their operations onto the web, it is critical to protect the integrity of the network perimeter – the application – against viruses, worms, and attacks by increasingly creative and malicious hackers. “Our customers want a comprehensive solution for their web infrastructure security needs all in one appliance,” said Eitan Bauch, CEO of MagniFire. “With TrafficShield 2.5, MagniFire has introduced a user-friendly interface and a consolidated security solution that can replace the multiple devices being used on many networks today.”

TrafficShield 2.5 includes the following new features:

Increased Ease of Use:

Ø Set-up Wizards: New set-up wizards provide the ability to install, configure, and maintain the appliance through a simple, GUI-based platform.
Ø Security Modes: Three modes of use allow security levels ranging from plug-and-play to more customized and secure levels.

Comprehensive Web Infrastructure Protection:

Ø Improved Firewall: In response to industry demand for gateway solutions that protect all facets of the network architecture, TrafficShield 2.5 now provides increased firewall capabilities, including IP and port filtering and HTTP protocol validation.
Ø Cloaking: In addition to cloaking server and OS information, TrafficShield 2.5 now filters social security and credit card numbers keeping customer information confidential.
Ø SSL Acceleration & Key Management: TrafficShield 2.5 can now offload encryption and decryption from the web server using specialized hardware.

“TrafficShield 2.5 is the only solution capable of mapping web applications to create a complete picture of all possible entry points and close them off,” continued Bauch. “In 2004, MagniFire’s TrafficShield appliance will be an essential tool for corporations wishing to comply with government regulations and protect the integrity of internal and customer data.”

About MagniFire

MagniFire Websystems is a leading provider of comprehensive web infrastructure security solutions. Its highly scalable and flexible TrafficShield platform enables businesses to protect their most critical data, applications and customer relationships with a low total cost of ownership. Headquartered in New York with R&D facilities in Israel and sales offices in the UK, MagniFire is backed by premier venture firms including JVP, Lucent Venture Partners and other top tier private investors. For more information, please visit or call 212-909-2772.

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