Breach Security and Applied Watch Team up on New IDS Appliance
CARLSBAD, CA and CRYSAL LAKE, IL, February 21, 2006 – Breach Security, Inc., a leading provider of Web application security technology that protects privileged information from targeted Internet attacks, has teamed up with Applied Watch Technologies, LLC, the global leader in security management for the open source enterprise, to develop a new line of intrusion detection system (IDS) appliances. The new Applied Watch S-Series IDS appliances are powered by Breach Security’s BreachView SSL for SSL traffic decryption.
The S-Series will be marketed by Applied Watch and is ideal for protecting organizations against encrypted threats. The new Applied Watch IDS appliance uses Breach Security’s BreachView SSL to decrypt all SSL traffic for attack analysis and the open source version of the Snort IDS. As part of the new S-Series appliance, the IDS can inspect the decrypted contents of every encrypted packet to identify previously undetected attacks through termination of the SSL session. The Applied Watch Command Center Agent powered by Snort, easily updates hundreds to thousands of remote Snort sensors with a single click of the mouse. It provides complete analysis and comprehensive reporting for the SSL encrypted traffic and runs in all major UNIX operating environments. This functionality allows the S-Series appliance to fully interact with Snort, Snort-Inline, Nessus and other popular open source security applications for remote management and activity monitoring.
In addition to reducing the risk of breaches and hacks in sensitive SSL traffic, THE NEW S-Series appliance represents a low Total Cost of Ownership while providing effective intrusion detection and prevention investments.
“As Web application attacks increase in frequency and with more than half of all network traffic being encrypted by SSL, there is growing need for intrusion detection/prevention systems to analyze encrypted traffic for threats,” said Kevin Overcash, vice president of marketing and product management, Breach Security. “The new S-Series appliance leverages advanced security technology from Breach and Applied Watch to effectively remove the blind spot in IDS technology by providing insight into encrypted threats. We are pleased to work with Applied Watch on this new appliance.”
“There are hundreds of thousands of public Web sites protected by SSL, which includes sites devoted to online banking and financial services, as well as a growing number of firms using SSL-based virtual private networks for secure remote access,” said Eric Hines, CEO, Applied Watch. “More than 75 percent of our business is large federal and military organizations, including all branches of the U.S. military and their special warfare divisions. This new product line solves a great need by those customers who have required a technology that will allow them to also inspect their SSL-encrypted traffic. In coordination with Breach Security, our appliances now enable organizations to detect and prevent attacks against their SSL-protected assets.
The new S-Series SSL-based IDS appliance can be purchased directly from Applied Watch by calling (877) 262-7593 or by visiting our web site at www.appliedwatch.com. Additionally, federal and military contract procurement can be done through our GSA and NASA SEWP contracts. Pricing depends upon configuration and deployment. Go to www.appliedwatch.com for more ordering information.
About Breach Security, Inc:
Breach Security, Inc. is a leading provider of next-generation Web application security that protects corporate-critical information. Breach addresses today’s security needs by delivering solutions, for enterprises and government agencies alike, to effectively protect Web applications against Internet hacking attacks and resolve security challenges such as identity theft, information leakage, regulatory compliance, and insecurely coded applications. Breach was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif. For more information, visit www.breach.com.
About Applied Watch Technologies, LLC
Applied Watch Technologies is a leading provider of a new generation of security information management technology that offers organizations an alternative to costly commercial intrusion detection and prevention systems by using free, open source alternatives. The Applied Watch Command Center, a security information management system for open source security software, enables organizations to use these free open source alternatives without losing the enterprise-grade management capabilities enjoyed in commercial, closed source products. The product line of Applied Watch IDS and IPS agents offers companies a multifaceted approach to detection and automation in protecting customer networks against the threat of hackers and worms. Using the best in free, open source software solutions, Applied Watch provides customers the capability to suppress and contain worm outbreaks or attacks at a much more affordable price point, lowering the overall cost of ownership of security software and solutions. For more information, go to Applied Watch at www.appliedwatch.com.