Criston Signs Major Japan Partner NEC Soft

Sophia Antipolis, France July 5th 2005 – Criston Software, the leading European provider of systems, patch and vulnerability management and its local exclusive partner in Japan, E3 Networks, today announced they have signed a distributor-channel partnership with NEC Soft Japan, an added-value distributor and one of the world’s leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions. This alliance plans to create a new system to achieve automatic detection of security problems arising from configuration mismatching among different security appliances and software tools that work in collaboration, incorporating technology and products from both companies that are scheduled to be made available in Japan and globally.

The strategic alliance will cover a broad range of areas between the two companies including an expansion of the joint systems integration business relationship, development of systems, patch and vulnerability management solutions and enhanced collaboration in the development of middleware software.

With origins in Japan and a strong regional presence, NEC Soft will leverage its extensive channel relationships to distribute Criston?s flagship Precision software in Japan. The partnership will be rapidly extended to countries such as China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and other Asia-Pacific nations.

Precision v5 is a unique solution for comprehensive network vulnerability assessment and up-to-date security verification. It ranks potential risks and recommends fixes for eliminating network weaknesses and then deploys to remote pc?s enterprise wide.

“We are fortunate to team up with one of the most dominant enterprise business solutions distributor in Japan” said Marc Vaillant, CEO of Criston. “The need for advanced systems and security management is not limited to Western countries alone but is a top priority for vast numbers service providers, government agencies, and corporations worldwide. Having a large footprint in Asia affords us a profitable gateway into the fastest-growing region in the world today.”

“Criston Precision is an effective and complementary technology to Nec’s current solution offerings” said Toshio Morita, Associate Senior Vice President for NEC Soft. “With NEC?s channel strength and end-user engagements, we believe that this partnership with Criston extends beyond just buyer and seller opportunities to provide a formidable combination that will bring long-term value to our very important enterprise and government clients.”

About E3 Networks,Ltd.
Established in 2001 for IT strategic subsidiary company of Mitsui Corporate, E3 is the leading solution provider of IT system and network management area, and have provided all Japanese customer with Criston solution for best solution of autonomic PC and device management for exclusive distributor since 2001. E3 Networks home page at:

About Criston Software
Founded in 1997, Criston is the leading provider of autonomic PC and Device management systems Its solutions allow IT professionals to understand, plan, automate and control their organization’s IT environment. The benefits of our autonomic solution are appreciated throughout the enterprise. The automation of basic management tasks and use of self-healing techniques dramatically reduce the time required to keep the system healthy and operational. The continuous monitoring and solving of problems produces a more reliable system. While the technology is hidden from the end users, it ensures a stable and up-to-date PC environment with far fewer service interruptions. Criston Software is headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France. More information about Criston can be accessed at

Note to the editors: Criston Software is a registered trademark. Autonomic PC and Device Management and Criston Precision v5 are registered trademarks of Criston. Criston Software is a member of the AEFS (French Association of Security Solution Manufacturers) and the first systems management solution within Europe to be designated Autonomic by IBM.

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