Skybox Security Announces Skybox View Version 1.5 and Interoperability with Over 20 Leading Security Products to Automate Security Risk Management Processes

NetSec 2004 (Booth #607), SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 14, 2004 – Skybox Security, Inc., the leader in Exposure Risk Management (ERM), today announced V1.5 of SkyboxT View. The release is designed with a new open architecture that allows customers to easily leverage existing investments in a wide array of security and IT infrastructure solutions for all aspects of risk management – from asset management, network management, firewall management and vulnerability scanning through to remediation planning, patch management and trouble ticketing. Skybox also announced interoperability with over 20 leading products, including the addition of vulnerability and remediation management solutions from BigFix, Qualys and NCircle, furthering the Skybox vision for continuous security risk management processes.

Skybox View’s breakthrough modeling and attack simulation technologies apply contextual risk analytics to automatically reveal the top one to two percent most critical vulnerabilities that affect information assets and optimize the remediation process by reducing time and resource requirements. With Skybox View, organizations can shrink the window of exposure from weeks to hours and reduce risk assessment and remediation planning costs by 90-95 percent. Integration with remediation and patch management solutions, and a new Remediation Optimization Engine that accelerates “what-if” recommendations for prioritization and sequencing of patches and other remediation efforts, further reduces costs.

Leading analysts recommend customers evaluate solutions that integrate and automate various point solutions of the risk management process. “Enterprises face an enormous information overload challenge in a multi-vendor infrastructure, making risk analytics essential to sound security risk management. Without an integrated approach and ‘brains’ behind it, security professionals will never truly understand the state of security for their most critical business applications and how to effectively focus their remediation plan,” said Gidi Cohen, CEO of Skybox Security. “Our intent with Skybox View V1.5 is to enable organizations to optimize their existing infrastructure investments while easing deployment and integration through Skybox View. We are thrilled that our open architecture allows us now to work closely with leading solution providers.”

Customers benefit from the Skybox’s open architecture in two main ways:
o Raise ROI by Leveraging Current Investments: Organizations can optimize existing infrastructure and raise return on investments by implementing a fully automated risk management process, leveraging modeling and attack simulation technologies.

o Ease of Deployment: Organizations can enjoy faster and smoother integrations with complementary products, saving time and investment dollars.

Skybox View V1.5 supports leading vulnerability and remediation management providers BigFix, eEye, Foundstone, ISS, NCircle, Nessus, Qualys and trouble ticketing vendor Remedy.

“As enterprise threats become more frequent and the gap between vulnerability and exploit closes, enterprises face the imperative to stay a step ahead through automation-assisted vulnerability management,” said Gregory Toto, vice president of product management at BigFix. “The integration of BigFix’s award-winning vulnerability management solutions with Skybox View validates our recently announced BigFix Open Architecture initiative and gives customers the visibility and speed they need to ensure that vulnerabilities are targeted with appropriate priority and that risk weighted security threats are mitigated as quickly as possible.”

In addition Skybox View supports leading network management framework and gateway products Checkpoint Firewall-1 4.1, Checkpoint Firewall-1 NG, Checkpoint Provider-1 NG, Cisco IOS Firewall, Cisco PIX, Cisco IOS routers, HP Open View, IPTables, Netscreen and Nortel Passport 8600. For more information please visit http://www.skyboxsecurity.com/partners/index.html.

About Skybox Security
Skybox Security, Inc. is an enterprise software company that develops and markets next-generation exposure risk management solutions that help enterprises identify and mitigate critical risks in hours versus weeks. Unlike conventional vulnerability management solutions, the company’s flagship product, SkyboxT View, leverages existing firewall, router, network and vulnerability data to apply breakthrough modeling and attack simulation technologies that reveal the one to two percent of reported vulnerabilities that impact critical business applications. With Skybox View, executives and security professionals can dramatically raise security levels by shrinking the window of exposure from weeks to hours, understand critical exposures in the same terms, and apply scarce security resources where they are needed most.

Founded in 2002, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is backed by Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Carmel Ventures, and Mofet Technology Fund. For more information contact (650) 565-8060 or http://www.skyboxsecurity.com.




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