Network Appliance and CyberGuard Protect Corporations Against New “Exploit-Byte Verify” Attack
Boca Raton, FL and Sunnyvale, CA – March 22, 2005 – CyberGuard Corporation (NASDAQ: CGFW), a global provider of security solutions, and Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in reliable data management solutions, announced that their joint Internet Access and Security solution protects against the dangerous Exploit-Byte Verify attack as reported by VitalSecurity.org. The attack is the first known infection to actually cross web browsers.
Even when browsing the net with a seemingly safe browser like Mozilla Firebird, the attack compromises the Microsoft(r) Internet Explorer browser and Spyware is automatically installed. Customers using the NetApp(r) Internet Access and Security solution, which includes NetCache(r) appliances and CyberGuard’s Webwasher Content Security Management suite, are protected from “Exploit-Byte Verify” infections through Webwasher’s proactive filtering technology. CyberGuard and NetApp have successfully partnered to provide a comprehensive appliance-based solution for Internet gateway security since 2001.
“As a company focused on protecting enterprises against the most serious and critical vulnerabilities as their security needs grow, it is critical to work with companies like NetApp to pace the industry with the most comprehensive security solutions,” stated Dr. Horst Joepen, CyberGuard’s senior vice president of strategic alliances and general manager of the Webwasher subsidiary.”This new threat is only the latest in a series of attacks where the new proactive filtering technology included in our Webwasher suite provides protection and improves Internet security for enterprise customers.”
“Our customers don’t accept compromises in Internet security,” said Dave Kresse, general manager of the content delivery business unit at Network Appliance. “That is why they rely on our NetCache appliances for proxy and policy control. Together with Webwasher’s advanced content security functionality, we are focused on blocking new threats, including viruses and worms, at the gateway, giving them no chance to travel inside a company’s network and potentially attack critical data.”
About CyberGuard Corporation
CyberGuard Corporation (NASDAQ: CGFW) delivers a suite of integrated information security solutions to provide Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations with the confidence that their critical information assets are protected. Based on the company’s Total Stream Protection framework and managed via its Global Command Center, CyberGuard’s products go beyond network-level security to provide protection against the most dangerous application-layer vulnerabilities and avoid potential damage, securing the entire data stream. With a growing and satisfied number of brand-name customers, CyberGuard has deployed more than 250,000 products across the globe. Headquartered near Boca Raton, Fl., the company has offices and training centers around the world. For more information visit www.CyberGuard.com.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified solutions for today’s data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive “The evolution of storage.(tm)” Information about Network Appliance(tm) solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.
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