eEye Digital Security Announces Availability of Protection For April Microsoft Security Vulnerabilities

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 12, 2005 – eEye® Digital Security, a leading network security software company

enabling businesses to protect and manage their network infrastructure, today announced that Retina”, the company’s industry-leading network security scanner, and Blink”, the company’s award-winning endpoint security software, both protect against the security vulnerabilities announced today by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)


Today, as part of their regularly scheduled security update, Microsoft released eight security bulletins affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, TCP/IP, Exchange, MSN Messenger and Microsoft Word. Those organisations that have deployed Retina Network Security Scanner are able to assess their risk levels immediately. Retina has been updated to identify these vulnerabilities and provide remediation options. Additionally, Retina can perform the majority of its scans without requiring administrator rights, allowing IT to complete the risk assessment process faster than with competing solutions.

For organizations where immediate patching is not an option, eEye’s Blink Endpoint Vulnerability Prevention solution offers pre-emptive protection from these vulnerabilities in the absence of patches. Through its innovative approach to intrusion prevention, Blink allows businesses to maintain regularly scheduled patching cycles, avoiding the resource drain associated with “panic patching’. By protecting against entire classes of attacks, Blink does not require the burden of constant updates, as is the case with signature-based solutions.

As a service to the network security community, eEye conducts a monthly Vulnerability Expert Forum webinar during the second week of each month. The next Forum is scheduled to take place Thursday, 14 April 2005 @ 3.30pm (GMT+ 01:00. London). Presented by Ben Nagy, Senior Security Engineer with eEye, this VEF will explore the impact of high-risk vulnerabilities, such as those announced on Tuesday, 12 April.

To register for the VEF, please visit:

About the Retina Enterprise Suite

Retina is integrated into the Retina Enterprise Suite, which also includes the Retina Remediation Manager and the REMTM Security Management Console. As a fully integrated vulnerability management solution, the Retina Enterprise Suite provides IT administrators with the ability to identify known security vulnerabilities, assist in prioritizing threats for remediation, remotely patch vulnerable machines and aggregate information from multiple Retina scanners in a distributed enterprise. Further, the Retina Enterprise Suite delivers vulnerability assessment, remediation, patch automation and sophisticated workflow integration that allows IT and security departments to work together effectively to optimize resources and mitigate threats. As a result, the Retina Enterprise Suite gives enterprises the means to automate protection strategies that will ensure business continuity. The Retina Enterprise Suite with Retina is available now. Interested parties can learn more at

About Blink

Designed to be implemented on individual assets such as servers, PCs and laptops, Blink is the first endpoint product to combine multiple layers of security technologies to protect enterprises from zero-day attacks that leverage yet unknown vulnerabilities within enterprise networks. This comprehensive security solution allows enterprises to defer patching vulnerable machines until regularly scheduled maintenance cycles, thereby saving millions of dollars in business disruption and the associated IT resource drain caused by “panic” patching. Additionally, Blink eliminates the problem of so-called “socially engineered” security threats in which hackers trick individuals into downloading malware or otherwise making their own machines vulnerable to attack. As a result, Blink uniquely protects assets from vulnerabilities, as opposed to only thwarting attacks. For more information on Blink please visit:

About eEye Digital Security

eEye Digital Security is a leading developer of network security software, and the foremost contributor to security research and education. eEye’s award-winning software products provide a complete vulnerability management solution that addresses the full lifecycle of security threats: before, during and after attacks. eEye’s customers, Citigroup and US Department of Defense, represent the largest deployments of vulnerability assessment and prevention technology in the private and public sector. eEye protects the networks and digital assets of more than 8,400 corporate and government deployments worldwide, including Avon, Continental Airlines, Dow Jones, Prudential, University of Miami, Viacom, Vodafone, Warner Music and Wyeth. Founded in 1998, eEye Digital Security is a privately held, venture-backed firm with headquarters in Orange County, California. For more information, please go to

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