Kavado Launches Enterprise-Class Threat Management System Supporting Large-Scale, Distributed Deployment Of Web Application Security

London, UK-January 24, 2005-Kavado Inc., the leader in intelligent application security management solutions, today announced Defiance(tm) TMS, the first enterprise-class Threat Management System to secure large-scale, distributed deployment of Web applications and Web services. Defiance TMS, based on new patent-pending technology, introduces scalable intrusion detection and prevention that work seamlessly together to detect threats, generate alerts, and block internal and external attacks to critical corporate and customer data across the enterprise without impacting day-to-day business operations.

Enterprise-Class Web Application Security
“Balancing business needs and operational performance against information security requirements is a continuous challenge for enterprises,” said Jim Slaby, senior analyst at The Yankee Group. “Kavado’s Defiance TMS brings some unique capabilities to the intrusion detection and prevention product segment that can help companies more effectively detect, alert, and block attacks without adversely affecting operations.”

“Without an enterprise-class security solution to protect critical applications, businesses are leaving sensitive corporate and customer data exposed to serious compliance and financial risks, which can not only shut down operations, but also cause irreparable damage to a business’ reputation and customer relationships,” said Vikram K. Desai, president & CEO of Kavado. “Since hacker attacks can occur at multiple points across an enterprise, Defiance TMS takes Web application security a major step beyond today’s point application firewall solutions.”

Introducing Defiance TMS
Defiance TMS is comprised of four major components: * Defiance Monitor – the world’s first Web application Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
* Defiance Gateway – comprehensive Web application Intrusion Prevention System (IPS);
* Defiance Management Server – centralized repository of Web application security data and logs;
* Defiance Security Console – unified administration, management, reporting and forensics

Defiance Gateways and Monitors work cooperatively across the enterprise to detect threats, generate alerts, and block Web application attacks through Kavado’s patent-pending Intelligent Escalation TM technology, while the Security Console and Management Server provide centralized management and reporting.

Maximum Attack Protection with Intelligent Escalation Technology
The Defiance TMS solution’s Intelligent Escalation technology reacts to an attack at one location by escalating the protection provided by Defiance Gateways and Monitors in other locations across the enterprise, all without impacting operational performance.

Centralized, Simplified Management and Control
The Defiance TMS solution gives organizations better insight into and control of enterprise security information through the Security Console. The Security Console provides simplified, centralized management, fast-and-efficient policy refinement, detailed dashboard and server statistics, and access to real-time activity and historical information. Enterprises can use this data to implement best practices to meet legislative requirements and thoroughly protect private corporate and customer information.

Flexible Architecture
The Defiance TMS application security management solution is designed to work with existing security, network, and enterprise IT management infrastructure. Defiance TMS is a software solution that runs on any supported Linux, Windows, or Sun server. Defiance Gateway and Monitor can also be deployed as soft appliances (Defiance Gateway Plus and Defiance Monitor Plus).

Visibility Across the Distributed Enterprise
The Defiance TMS provides organizations for the first time with visibility to enterprise-wide application security. This enables senior security officers, line-of-business managers, distributed security audit personnel, and IT operations to easily enforce corporate security policies, view management reports, and have centralized control to manage Web application security across the enterprise.

Peapod’s customers are now launching large-scale Web applications, and they need more than a point firewall product to protect the entire enterprise,” said Tony Larks, Business Development Manager at Peapod. “With Defiance TMS, Kavado enables Peapod to provide the first and only scalable, enterprise-class solution that effectively protects Internet, Intranet, and Extranet applications enterprise-wide.”

Availability and Pricing

Defiance Monitor is currently shipping; Defiance TMS is currently in beta, and will be generally available later in Q1 2005. Pricing for the Defiance TMS solution starts at $52,980 (44,880 euro or £31,470 GBP) for the initial deployment. Additional Defiance components such as Defiance Monitor can be purchased separately starting at $11,500 (9,740 euro or £6,831 GBP).

Defiance Monitor can also be purchased as a stand alone product at $11,500 (9,740 euro or £6,831 GBP)..

About Kavado, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Kavado is a leading provider of intelligent application security management solutions for the distributed enterprise, protecting sensitive customer data and corporate assets by identifying and blocking attacks to the enterprise’s most critical Internet, Intranet, and Extranet Web applications. The company’s award-winning security suite of scanning and threat management solutions has been adopted by the leading Fortune 2000 organizations spanning financial services firms, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and government institutions. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, with offices in the United Kingdom, 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 203-325-0575.

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