Bijou Telephone Enlists iPolicy Networks to Stop Viruses, Reclaim Bandwidth, and Reduce Costs

FREMONT, Calif. September 13, 2004 iPolicy Networks, inventor of the Intrusion Prevention Firewall for real-time network protection, today announced that Bijou Telephone Co-op prevents worm and virus attacks in real time, reclaims previously tied-up bandwidth and saves money through the deployment of the iPolicy 4400 Intrusion Prevention Firewall. New security threats were breeching the co-op’s existing security systems, stealing expensive bandwidth and degrading the quality of the company’s Internet access services. With the assistance of security systems integrator Subsentio, the co-op evaluated and chose iPolicy Network’s solution to clean its network feeds, improve uptime and free up the bandwidth of its expensive T-1 lines. The installation also paves the way for Bijou Telephone to offer new content-filtering security services to its customers in the future.

“The wide variety of malicious attacks requires today’s service providers to implement multiple security defense mechanisms,” said Prabhu Goel, chairman and CEO of iPolicy Networks. “Because current solutions work serially and come from different vendors, each new addition reduces throughput and increases the operating complexities. Rural telecommunications service providers such as Bijou Co-op, cannot afford to install extra high-speed lines to make up for this reduction in bandwidth.”

“Denial of Service attacks were getting past our existing firewall and wasting valuable bandwidth,” said Bill Buchanan, executive vice president of Bijou Telephone Co-op. “The iPolicy product gives us the multiple defense mechanisms we need to stop all of these threats without having to change our infrastructure or our business model.”

Bijou Telephone Co-op is a 70-year old Telephone Co-op that provides 10,000 businesses and homes with Internet access in a 100-square-mile area 50 miles East of Denver, Colo. The company installed an iPolicy 4400 Intrusion Prevention Firewall to provide stateful firewall, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention and anti-virus security services. The iPolicy Networks system stopped the attacks and released the bandwidth previously held hostage by malicious traffic, eliminating the need to immediately acquire more bandwidth.

In addition to these security services, Bijou is looking to use the iPolicy 4400 to perform URL filtering as a value added service. The iPolicy Intrusion Prevention Firewalls enable service providers to offer differentiated services depending on customer requirements. For example, an additional service could include blocking inappropriate Web content for children or blocking sports scores and stock quotes for businesses.

About iPolicy Networks
iPolicy Networks is the developer of the world’s first Intrusion Prevention Firewall product line delivering real-time, consistent security enforcement for enterprises, carriers and managed security service providers worldwide. iPolicy Intrusion Prevention Firewalls support multiple security services all operating in tandem through a Single Pass Inspection Engine,(TM) using a single rule tree. This unique approach to network security enables customers to realize a comprehensive security model that delivers network security at superior performance under heavy traffic flows. The Intrusion Prevention Firewall protects data networks from a wide range of security threats with no compromise to network performance while offering a significant reduction in TCO. It is complemented by the iPolicy Security Manager (ISM), which allows customers to configure, manage, monitor, and report on security across the entire global network, enabling consistent security enforcement across the network and helping with compliance to regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, and European Data Privacy Directive. iPolicy Networks competes with Juniper / NetScreen (JNPR ), Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Fortinet.

iPolicy Networks is located in Fremont, Calif., and is privately held. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.ipolicynetworks.com or call +1.510.687.3287

Editors Note: Subsentio will be exhibiting (Booth #310) at the WTA Fall Convention and Showcase September 12-15, 2004 – Gaylord Texan, Dallas, Texas. iPolicy Networks will be on hand to answer questions about their Intrusion Prevention Firewalls. Additional information about the conference can be found at www.w-t-a.org/conventions/index.html. # # #




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