Kavado Announces Defiance Risk Management System (RMS) To Support Compliance Reporting For Web Applications Security

London, UK, 4th May 2005-Kavado Inc., the leader in intelligent application security, today announced its new Risk Management System, DefianceTM RMS, which provides business and security managers with comprehensive security event reporting on all applications protected by Defiance TMS, Kavado’s enterprise-class threat management system. Managers have access to one-click reports for event analysis, executive summaries and administrative auditing, allowing enterprises to continuously improve application-layer security policies while managing requirements for government regulations such as GLBA, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the European Union Data Protection Directive.

Defiance RMS is a key component of Kavado’s Defiance TMS solution, which is now generally available. Defiance TMS is the first enterprise-class threat management system to secure large-scale, distributed deployment of Web applications and Web services. Based on new patent-pending technology, Defiance TMS introduces application-layer 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.

“As enterprises increasingly move high-value business applications such as CRM, ERP, and supply-chain services online, application-layer vulnerabilities provide hackers with an easy way to bypass existing security measures in order to gain access to corporate data or conduct identity theft” said Vikram K. Desai, President & CEO of Kavado. “Defiance TMS and Defiance RMS together provide the comprehensive, scalable solution that large enterprises need to stop these attacks, protect critical data, and ensure regulatory compliance.”

Defiance TMS is comprised of four major components:

* Defiance Monitor detects threats at the application layer

* Defiance Gateway stops hacker attacks at the application layer

* Defiance Security Console provides unified administration and management
* Defiance RMS (Risk Management System) enables in-depth reporting and forensics

For more press information on Defiance TMS, please go to:


Availability and Pricing

Defiance TMS is currently shipping. Pricing for Defiance TMS starts at £26,815 GBP (39,191 Euros) for a base package which includes two Defiance Gateways, one Security Console, and Defiance RMS.

Kavado also will offer flexible pricing to allow each component to be purchased separately, enabling customers to scale their security solution from initial pilot through full enterprise deployment based on their needs. Pricing for Defiance components such as Defiance RMS, Defiance Monitor and Defiance Gateway starts at £6,658 GBP (9,731 Euros). An upgrade program for existing InterDo customers is also available starting at £576 GBP (842 Euros).

About Kavado Inc.
Founded in 2000, Kavado is a leading provider of intelligent application security 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 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.

Don't miss