PivX Acquires Threat Focus To Expand Proactive Enterprise Security Solutions
Newport Beach, CA, June 2, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) – PivX Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: PIVX), a market leader in the development of Proactive Threat Mitigation solutions for the enterprise security market has acquired Threat Focus, Inc., a supplier of professional, targeted security alerts and network vulnerability scans, with over 40 enterprise customers, including some well-known Fortune 100 companies.
Through the acquisition, PivX adds comprehensive, award-winning vulnerability assessment tools to its array of network security solutions. This will complement PivX’s Qwik-Fix Pro, a proactive desktop security software application that allows users to benefit from real-time fixes and threat mitigations. The Threat Focus solution also helps companies to comply with security and privacy regulations such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA and California’s SB 1386, using real-time security intelligence and advanced security audits that include daily updated countermeasures.
“There is an essential message that we continue to hear over and over again from corporations of all sizes, that anti-virus, firewall protection, and patch management are just not enough to safeguard corporation’s critical assets today,” said Rob Shively, CEO at PivX. “This acquisition allows us to expand the range of services we provide to corporate IT departments. Threat Focus security alerts are relied upon by some of the most security-conscious corporations in the world. Its services complement our Qwik-Fix Pro product, which is designed to block Windows and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities even before worms like Sasser, Blaster, Bagle and SoBig are introduced.”
“As corporations begin to realize that a proactive approach to security is an essential complement to anti-virus and firewalls, they will improve their ability to contain the spread of security incidents,” said Mark Remington, CEO at Threat Focus. “PivX’s security researchers are recognized as among the best in the world. That depth of experience will enhance our ability to provide timely, critical security intelligence to organizations around the world.”
PivX Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: PIVX), is a security research product and services company that leverages its domain knowledge to create high demand products. PivX also conducts highly confidential security-related work on behalf of some of the world’s largest corporations. PivX research has identified multiple vulnerabilities and ways to exploit many of the world’s widely-used Operating Systems and software including Apache www Server, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft IIS, Unreal Engine, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Valve Half Life, Cisco IOS, Savant, Turbo Tax and Winamp.
For more information, please visit http://www.pivx.com/.
About Threat Focus
Threat Focus is a supplier of targeted security vulnerability notifications, giving businesses worldwide a single trusted source of real-time information for protecting their critical business systems and network assets. Threat Focus is headquartered in Tustin, CA.
For more information, please visit http://www.threatfocus.com/.
The statements contained in this press release that are not historical are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), including statements, without limitation, regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. PivX intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate to, among other things: (1) PivX’s successful integration of Threat Focus; (2) PivX’s expected revenue and earnings growth; and (3) estimates regarding the size of target markets. These statements are qualified by important factors that could cause PivX actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include but are not limited to: (1) PivX’s ability to obtain development financing as and when needed, (2) PivX’s ability to generate and sustain profitable operations; (3) the market’s acceptance of PivX’s products and services; (4) significant competition from other network security companies and operating system providers with significantly greater technological, marketing and financial resources, and (5) PivX’s ability to protect its intellectual property. These statements, and other forward-looking statements, are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties as more fully described in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.