NFR Security Launches VoIP Protection Package for Sentivist Intrusion Prevention Solution

ROCKVILLE, MD, February 7, 2005 – NFR Security, Inc., a leader in Real-Time Threat Protectionâ„?, today unveiled a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) protection package for its Sentivist â„? intrusion prevention offering. This application security solution will protect against the growing number of attacks expected to be targeted at VoIP networks.

“VoIP security is primarily about maintaining Quality of Service (QOS) and preventing Denial of Service – ensuring quality bandwidth for your phone service, and avoiding the simultaneous loss of your data and voice networks are pragmatic concerns.” said Greg Young, an analyst with Gartner, Inc. “We now see some Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) providing explicit VoIP security services via attack prevention, and QOS and rate-limiting services. Network IPS can be used as one part of a VoIP security strategy.”

Specifically targeted in VoIP attacks is Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), a protocol that allows IP telephony users to send voice and data over IP networks. By exploiting SIP vulnerabilities, hackers can take control of a VoIP session and potentially gain entry into the entire network for malicious use. Users do not need to have an active VoIP session open to allow an attacker to trigger a security hole. As long as the service is enabled, a network is vulnerable to attack.

NFR Security’s Sentivist VoIP protection package will detect and identify specific anomalies within the protocol. The package will also identify any new signatures focused specifically on VoIP. Any detected network intrusion focused on VoIP, either exploit-based or vulnerability-based, will be prevented by Sentivist.

“Business communication tools, such as VoIP and Instant Messaging, are quickly becoming adopted throughout enterprises to increase employee mobility and productivity. Unfortunately, these new technologies also create more security holes in the network leading to additional headaches for security managers,” said Andre Yee, president and chief executive officer of NFR Security. “NFR Security’s proactive protection packages for these popular applications will help ease the burden of securing these tools by offering real-time threat protection and peace of mind to security managers.”

NFR Security offers an additional Sentivist protection package for Instant Messaging. The VoIP protection package is immediately available.

About Sentivist â„?

NFR Security’s Sentivist intrusion prevention system (IPS) provides organizations with highly accurate attack prevention. Sentivist combines a unique Confidence Indexing feature and fine-tuning control mechanisms to give customers a needed level of trust in deploying prevention systems in their networks. Sentivist offers application-specific protection and is delivered as a complete turn-key appliance requiring no software installation or operating system configuration. Sentivist also supports centralized management of distributed environments in both small and large scale enterprises.

About NFR Security, Inc.

NFR Security develops and markets the Sentivistâ„? line of Real-Time Threat Protectionâ„? products, including the most trusted, dynamic and easy-to-use enterprise intrusion prevention system (IPS) on the market today. Unique to the Sentivist intrusion prevention system is a patent-pending feature called Confidence Indexingâ„?, providing the unique ability to direct and calibrate prevention enforcement according to the threat and asset under attack, thus delivering unequaled levels of flexibility and trust in deploying inline prevention. NFR Security operates worldwide via an extensive network of channel partners and direct sales. Customers include Fortune 1000, utilities, pharmaceuticals, energy, telecommunications, financials and government agencies. The company is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. Additional information about NFR Security can be found at www.nfr.com or by calling 1-800-234-4079.




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