Cyberguard Joins Micromuse Alliance Program

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Bracknell, UK (July 22, 2004) – CyberGuard Corporation (NASDAQ: CGFW), the technology leader in network security, today announced a strategic partnership with Micromuse (NASDAQ: MUSE) to provide ultra-scalable, real-time end-to-end management reporting capabilities. Micromuse’s Netcool(r) for Security Management(tm) solution provides a robust extension to CyberGuard’s inherent industry leading reporting functionality.

The combined solution allows users to collect and correlate alerts generated by CyberGuard appliances with security and other events generated by Netcool-supported security system and network devices. This enables network administrators to centrally monitor network-wide security events from a single Netcool for Security Management console. “We see this as a positive step to solving complex issues for enterprise customers,” stated Pat Clawson, chairman and CEO of CyberGuard. “In the United States alone this partnership now provides many of our larger financial institutions with a resource to solve a variety of complex compliance and reporting issues that pertain to Sarbanes Oxley. Globally, this partnership offers customers a comprehensive system for monitoring all of their security operations. The ability to view and then quickly resolve issues is critical to providing true enterprise-wide security.”

“Network and security environments are becoming increasingly heterogeneous, driving a requirement for consolidated management and monitoring,” said Darin Layman, Vice President of OEMs and Alliances at Micromuse. “The partnership with CyberGuard will enable us to offer our mutual customers an integrated solution that will help simplify operations by providing, centralized real time management of security environments.”

About CyberGuard Corporation
CyberGuard Corporation (Nasdaq:CGFW), the technology leader in network security, provides advanced Total Stream Protection(tm) solutions that protect the critical information assets of Global 2000 companies and governments worldwide. CyberGuard offers a broad line of scalable high performance firewall/VPN appliances, the Webwasher(r) suite of enterprise-class Web and e-mail content security solutions, sophisticated security processors and accelerator products for the SSL and IPsec markets, and industry leading embedded Linux(r) and Linux security solutions. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the company has branch offices and training centers around the world. More information about CyberGuard Corporation can be found at http://www.cyberguard.com.

About Netcool for Security Management
Netcool for Security Management is based on Micromuse’s flagship Netcool/OMNIbus(tm) application. It consolidates the management of diverse and disparate IT security elements, such as VPNs, firewalls, anti-virus programs, authentication/authorization mechanisms, intrusion detection systems and environmental & physical security applications. With its single graphical view of security status information, the Netcool for Security Management solution provides security personnel with realtime reports on breaches. It also correlates and analyzes event data to ascertain the cause and location of break-ins, allowing IT managers to isolate threats and take automated actions before serious problems occur.

About Micromuse
Micromuse Inc. (Nasdaq: MUSE) is the leading provider of ultrascalable, realtime business and service assurance software solutions. The Netcool software suite provides organizations with the assurance that their IT systems are supporting and driving profits 24 hours a day. Unlike traditional infrastructure management systems, Netcool solutions provide real-time end-to-end visibility and accurate troubleshooting from a business perspective. Such business intelligence allows organizations to respond to problems quickly, streamline workflow processes and improve business uptime. Micromuse customers include BT, Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, Digex, EarthLink, GE Appliances, ITC^DeltaCom, J.P. Morgan Chase, T-Mobile and Verizon. Headquarters are located at 139 Townsend Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94107; (415) 538-9090. The Web site is at http://www.micromuse.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve certain risks, uncertainties and factors, including without limitation, those described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may cause the Company’s future actual results to materially differ from the Company’s current expectations. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

CyberGuard(r) and Webwasher(r) are registered trademarks and Total Stream Protection(tm) is a trademark of CyberGuard Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.




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