Kavado Integrates Application-Layer Security Events Within Symantec’s Security Management System

London, UK – December 8, 2004 – Kavado Inc., the leader in Web application security solutions today announced the integration of Symantec Corp.’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) Security Management System with Kavado’s InterDo Web application firewall. The integration, certified by Symantec through their Technology Partner Program, benefits customers by ensuring tighter and more efficient security processes, reduced operational costs and effective consolidation of security event data to comply with audit requirements.

Through the partnership, Web application security breaches and threat incidents identified and mitigated by InterDo are automatically relayed to the Symantec Incident Manager – enabling administrators to more rapidly and simply analyze and address security threats. Customers can also correlate InterDo application security events with network security events to identify hackers using multiple methods to attack application and network infrastructure. This correlation eliminates “blind spots” between network and application security that hackers can use to penetrate an organization.

“Businesses are recognizing that there is significant security and regulatory vulnerability in the application layer that must be quickly addressed by their enterprise managed security infrastructure,” said Vikram Desai, president and chief executive officer of Kavado. “Integrating the InterDo Web application firewall event data with the Symantec Security Management System provides customers with complete visibility into threats against their Web application infrastructure, as well as protection for their most critical corporate assets.”

“The integration of Kavado’s InterDo Web application firewall with Symantec Security Management System is a significant enhancement that will make it easier and more seamless for our mutual customers to look at and address security threats throughout their Web- and Web services-based applications,” said Rowan Trollope, vice president, security management solutions of Symantec Corporation. “Application-layer security is becoming more and more strategic to our customers, and this will enable them to easily incorporate Kavado’s solutions into enterprise security operations.”

About InterDo and ScanDo
Kavado’s InterDo Web application firewall works in tandem with its ScanDo Web application scanner. ScanDo enables risk assessment by identifying vulnerabilities in applications and the exposure of privileged personal and corporate information. Kavado’s AutoPolicy technology uses the intelligence derived from the scanning process to generate optimized, application-specific security policies for the InterDo firewall. InterDo validates and secures inbound and outbound traffic to prevent transmission of privileged information or exploitation of the vulnerabilities to steal, delete or modify critical data.

About Kavado, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Kavado is a leading provider of Web application security solutions. The company’s security products are used to protect organizations from hostile manipulation of Web applications and the theft of data. Having been chosen by some of the world’s leading financial services firms, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and government institutions, the company’s award winning integrated security suite of scanning and firewall products provides a process-oriented approach to identify and protect from application layer security threats.

Headquartered in Stamford, CT, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Israel and throughout the United States, Kavado is a privately held corporation funded by Banc of America Equity Partners, Platinum Neurone Ventures, Pequot Ventures and 3i. For additional information, visit www.kavado.com or contact the company at 001 203-325-0575.

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