DI.GI. Security partners with Kavado to meet the rapidly growing demand for Web Applications Security in Italy

Milan, Italy-April 1, 2005-DI.GI. Security, division of DI.GI. International, today announced a partnership with Kavado Inc., the leader in intelligent application security, to deliver comprehensive Web application security in Italy in response to growing demand from customers and recent attacks. In support of this, the companies will be hosting a joint seminar to educate clients on the latest Web application vulnerabilities, threats, and security solutions, and will also launch a new advanced technology demo centre providing hands-on demonstration of Kavado’s Web application scanning and firewall products.

The companies’ first joint workshop, held in February, was a fully booked event, attended by more than twenty of the most influential enterprises in Italy representing the Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, IT, Manufacturing, Media, and Telecommunications sectors. Due to the success of the first event and numerous requests from clients, a second workshop will be held in Padova, Italy on April 12th, 2005. The workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the vulnerabilities and threats to Web applications, and will describe the options available for mitigating these risks. The workshop will also include live demonstrations from Kavado and DI.GI.’s international team of security experts. For more information, contact Francesca Perego at DI.GI. Security via email at francesca.perego@digi.it or phone +39-02.694381, or visit the website at http://security.digi.it.

DI.GI. Security and Kavado will also establish a permanent technology demonstration facility to provide both customers and partners with a full-featured laboratory for testing and simulating the protection of Web applications in a real-time environment. Kavado products featured in the demonstration centre will include the ScanDo Web application scanner and InterDo Web application firewall, which together offer the only comprehensive solution for securing Web applications throughout development, deployment and maintenance lifecycle stages.

“DI.GI.’s focus is on providing complete protection for IT infrastructure, and Web Application security is increasingly being brought to the forefront of our clients’ list of priorities,” said Andrea Ghislandi, Marketing Manager at DI.GI. Group. “We chose Kavado because it is the only company that provides the comprehensive, enterprise-class Web application security solutions that our customers demand.”

“Without Web application security measures in place to protect mission critical applications, businesses are leaving sensitive corporate and customer data exposed, which can cause irreparable damage to a business’ reputation and customer relationships,” said Vikram K. Desai, president & CEO of Kavado. “With this partnership, leading enterprises in Italy will now have access to the expertise and experience of DI.GI. Security combined with Kavado’s world class security solutions to ensure they are protected against these threats.”

About InterDo and ScanDo
Kavado’s InterDo Web application firewall works in tandem with the 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 protects critical data by monitoring inbound and outbound application traffic in production to detect and block attacks.

About Kavado Inc.
Founded in 2000, Kavado is a leading provider of Intelligent Application SecurityTM solutions for the 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 vulnerability and threat management solutions has been adopted by 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 +1 203-325-0575.

About DI.GI. Security

DI.GI. International was founded in the early 80’s, establishing itself as a leading provider of solutions for both medium and large enterprises. Through strong collaboration and partnerships with international technology leaders such as IBM, BMC, Novell/Suse, Micro Focus, Kavado & many others, DI.GI. International offers a complete suite of application solutions and added value services, as well as hardware and software solutions. In 2003 a new division DI.GI. Security was established, dedicated to the world of information security services and solutions. DI.GI. Security’s partnership with leading international IT security vendors provides the Italian market with access to world class products and solutions. DI.GI. Security’s knowledge centre offers the Italian market an opportunity to learn about the importance of IT security and arm itself with the knowledge to mitigating the risks and the threats to their business assets, data, applications, and networks. For additional information, visit http://security.digi.it/ or contact the company at +39.02.694381.

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