CA and RVT Technologies Form Global Internet Security Partnership

Partnership Will Introduce RVT's Stop-It Product With CA's Leading-Edge

Antivirus Technology



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from RVT Technologies, Inc.

    LILBURN, Ga., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (NYSE:   CA), Islandia, N.Y. (CA), the world's leading eBusiness solutions
 provider, and RVT Technologies, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership
 that will introduce Stop-It, the world's first hardware-based virus protection
 solution. Stop-It blocks viruses and malicious code before they ever reach
 their destination, creating a proactive solution against the rise of threats
 on the Internet.
     The unique approach to virus protection comes amid the recent news of the
 Anna Kournikova virus and last year's memories of the Love Bug.  The "gap,"
 created by the Stop-It device, between the computer and the Internet, ensures
 100% effectiveness against such attacks.
     "Incorporating InoculateIT in a hardware appliance with Stop-It marries a
 proven anti-virus tool with cutting-edge technology from RVT," said Ken
 Ballou, CA senior vice-president, OEM -- Channel sales.  "The revolutionary
 approach that RVT is introducing will affordably protect individual single
 users as well as corporate and mid sized businesses from threats that cause
 billions of dollars of damage annually."
     "We are confident that our relationship with Computer Associates will
 augment the way individuals and companies protect their computing and network
 systems," says Cecelia Slattery, president and CEO of RVT Technologies, Inc.
 "Together, we are providing the computing world a new standard in Internet
 security.  Our patented Stop-It technology protects by optically isolating
 incoming data streams by creating an air gap that cannot be compromised."
     Stop-It's embedded anti-virus comparator technology is unique; all other
 virus protection solutions are software based and require that the virus first
 enter the hardware.  Stop-It technology doesn't affect system memory or
 storage resources during its' anti-virus operation or when updating its virus
 libraries.  Antivirus libraries are automatically updated, transparent to the
 user, in the background, and without degradation of system performance.
 Finally, the Stop-It technology provides a cost effective solution for the
 single user with a dial-up or DSL connection.  Such protection was formerly
 only available at the network level.
     InoculateIT is part of CA's acclaimed eTrust Internet security solutions,
 which provide a powerful, comprehensive, and integrated approach to building,
 deploying and securing eBusiness.  eTrust enables eBusiness by safeguarding
 all mission-critical resources, from the browser to the mainframe.
     Computer Associates International, Inc., the world's leading business
 software company, delivers the end-to-end infrastructure to enable eBusiness
 through innovative technology, services and education.  CA has 20,000
 employees worldwide and had revenue in excess of $6 billion for the fiscal
 year ended March 31, 2000.  For more information, visit www.ca.com .
     RVT Technologies, Inc. is a leading Internet security research and
 development company based in Lilburn, Georgia.  RVT Technologies is the
 inventor of the world's first embedded anti-virus comparator that provides a
 complete hardware based Internet security solution for detecting and
 preventing viruses and malicious code from entering data and communications
 systems.  The company markets its embedded anti-virus comparator advancements
 within OEM and strategic partnership alliances.  Future uses of Stop-It anti-
 virus comparator technology include applications for wireless, handheld, DSL
 and cable modems, and network servers.  For additional information, please
 telephone Jim Badgett (770) 381-9267 ext. 109, or visit the RVT Web site at
 http://www.rvttech.com .
 
 

SOURCE RVT Technologies, Inc.
    LILBURN, Ga., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (NYSE:   CA), Islandia, N.Y. (CA), the world's leading eBusiness solutions
 provider, and RVT Technologies, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership
 that will introduce Stop-It, the world's first hardware-based virus protection
 solution. Stop-It blocks viruses and malicious code before they ever reach
 their destination, creating a proactive solution against the rise of threats
 on the Internet.
     The unique approach to virus protection comes amid the recent news of the
 Anna Kournikova virus and last year's memories of the Love Bug.  The "gap,"
 created by the Stop-It device, between the computer and the Internet, ensures
 100% effectiveness against such attacks.
     "Incorporating InoculateIT in a hardware appliance with Stop-It marries a
 proven anti-virus tool with cutting-edge technology from RVT," said Ken
 Ballou, CA senior vice-president, OEM -- Channel sales.  "The revolutionary
 approach that RVT is introducing will affordably protect individual single
 users as well as corporate and mid sized businesses from threats that cause
 billions of dollars of damage annually."
     "We are confident that our relationship with Computer Associates will
 augment the way individuals and companies protect their computing and network
 systems," says Cecelia Slattery, president and CEO of RVT Technologies, Inc.
 "Together, we are providing the computing world a new standard in Internet
 security.  Our patented Stop-It technology protects by optically isolating
 incoming data streams by creating an air gap that cannot be compromised."
     Stop-It's embedded anti-virus comparator technology is unique; all other
 virus protection solutions are software based and require that the virus first
 enter the hardware.  Stop-It technology doesn't affect system memory or
 storage resources during its' anti-virus operation or when updating its virus
 libraries.  Antivirus libraries are automatically updated, transparent to the
 user, in the background, and without degradation of system performance.
 Finally, the Stop-It technology provides a cost effective solution for the
 single user with a dial-up or DSL connection.  Such protection was formerly
 only available at the network level.
     InoculateIT is part of CA's acclaimed eTrust Internet security solutions,
 which provide a powerful, comprehensive, and integrated approach to building,
 deploying and securing eBusiness.  eTrust enables eBusiness by safeguarding
 all mission-critical resources, from the browser to the mainframe.
     Computer Associates International, Inc., the world's leading business
 software company, delivers the end-to-end infrastructure to enable eBusiness
 through innovative technology, services and education.  CA has 20,000
 employees worldwide and had revenue in excess of $6 billion for the fiscal
 year ended March 31, 2000.  For more information, visit www.ca.com .
     RVT Technologies, Inc. is a leading Internet security research and
 development company based in Lilburn, Georgia.  RVT Technologies is the
 inventor of the world's first embedded anti-virus comparator that provides a
 complete hardware based Internet security solution for detecting and
 preventing viruses and malicious code from entering data and communications
 systems.  The company markets its embedded anti-virus comparator advancements
 within OEM and strategic partnership alliances.  Future uses of Stop-It anti-
 virus comparator technology include applications for wireless, handheld, DSL
 and cable modems, and network servers.  For additional information, please
 telephone Jim Badgett (770) 381-9267 ext. 109, or visit the RVT Web site at
 http://www.rvttech.com .
 
 SOURCE  RVT Technologies, Inc.