Internet Security Systems Empowers Organizations to Improve Their Enterprise-Wide Security, Ships New Version of Host-based Security Assessment Software

System Scanner 4.2 Pushes to New Levels of Scalability in Server Protection



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Internet Security Systems, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Internet Security Systems (Nasdaq:   ISSX) (ISS), a leading provider of security
 management solutions for the Internet, today announced the availability of an
 enhanced version of its System Scanner(TM) software (version 4.2), ISS' host-
 based security assessment and policy enforcement solution.  An industry
 leading solution for server-based risk assessment and a critical component of
 ISS' family of information protection solutions.
     System Scanner 4.2 complements ISS' leadership in network-based assessment
 by providing users with a unique inside-out view of their system's security.
 By identifying security risks on specific machines such as server system
 weaknesses and local user activity, System Scanner 4.2 enables customers to
 more thoroughly address enterprise-wide security and proactively protect their
 critical digital assets from intrusions and misuse.
     System Scanner 4.2 measures, manages and enforces security policies across
 a wide range of operating systems through a unique, host-to-network view of
 critical systems and servers.  Its methodology simplifies the creation of
 system security baselines for users, groups, shares, services and critical
 system files, and easily fits in with customers' existing business processes.
     System Scanner 4.2's newly enhanced distributed architecture provides ease
 of management in an enterprise environment and supports over 30 enterprise
 platforms all controlled from a single console.  System Scanner 4.2 now
 provides a web browser-based enterprise operation option for users who require
 distributed operational management access to the System Scanner Console.  For
 those users who wish to centralize the operational management of large
 populations of agents from a single System Scanner Console, ISS now offers an
 enterprise operations option, System Scanner Group Manager.
     "System Scanner 4.2 is designed to support the flexibility required by
 changing e-business and enterprise environments giving organizations the
 freedom to advance their critical security posture," said Nick Connor, product
 manager of host-based protection solutions for Internet Security Systems.
 "This new version significantly enhances the System Scanner software's
 scalability allowing for enterprise-wide management of automated risks and
 improving existing procedures to bring systems into compliance with
 established enterprise security policies."
 
     Additional benefits and features include:
 
     *  Customizable Security Policy -- System Scanner 4.2 makes it easy for
        customers to develop specific security policy compliance checks based
        on their unique security requirements with three levels of
        customization capabilities.
 
     *  ActiveAlerts -- System Scanner 4.2 can immediately respond to
        violations in security policy by sending alerts via pager or e-mail to
        administrators or communicating via a SNMP trap with major network
        management systems.
 
     *  Frequent Updates -- Regular X-Press Updates(TM) reports from ISS'
        X-Force(TM) security research team enable customers to automatically
        receive new countermeasures for defending their systems against the
        latest vulnerabilities and threats.
 
     Availability
     Systems Scanner 4.2 is available now to customers worldwide.
 
     About Internet Security Systems (ISS)
     Internet Security Systems is a leading global provider of security
 management solutions for the Internet, protecting digital assets and ensuring
 safe and uninterrupted e-business.  With its industry-leading intrusion
 detection and vulnerability assessment, remote managed security services, and
 strategic consulting and education offerings, ISS is a trusted security
 provider to more than 8,000 customers worldwide including 21 of the 25 largest
 U.S. commercial banks and the top 10 U.S. telecommunications companies.
 Founded in 1994, ISS is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with additional offices
 throughout North America and international operations in Asia, Australia,
 Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.  For more information, visit the
 Internet Security Systems web site at www.iss.net or call 888-901-7477.
 
     This release, other than historical information, includes forward-looking
 statements made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The risks and uncertainties which
 could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-
 looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following:  the level
 of demand for the Company's products; the volume and timing of orders; product
 and price competition; the Company's ability to expand its domestic and
 international sales and marketing organizations; the Company's ability to
 develop new and enhanced products; the Company's ability to assimilate recent
 and potential future acquisitions or investments; the Company's ability to
 attract and retain key personnel; the growth in the acceptance and use of the
 Internet and the World Wide Web, particularly by corporate, institutional and
 government users; the extent to which unauthorized access to  and use of
 online information is perceived as a threat to network security; customer
 budgets; the assertion of  infringement claims with respect to the Company's
 intellectual property;  and risks concerning the rapid change of technology;
 and general economic factors.  These risks and others are discussed in the
 Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These
 filings can be obtained either by contacting ISS Investor Relations or through
 the Securities and Exchange Commission's Web site at "http://www.sec.gov".
 
     Internet Security Systems and System Scanner are trademarks and SAFEsuite
 is a registered trademark of Internet Security Systems, Inc.
 
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SOURCE Internet Security Systems, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Internet Security Systems (Nasdaq:   ISSX) (ISS), a leading provider of security
 management solutions for the Internet, today announced the availability of an
 enhanced version of its System Scanner(TM) software (version 4.2), ISS' host-
 based security assessment and policy enforcement solution.  An industry
 leading solution for server-based risk assessment and a critical component of
 ISS' family of information protection solutions.
     System Scanner 4.2 complements ISS' leadership in network-based assessment
 by providing users with a unique inside-out view of their system's security.
 By identifying security risks on specific machines such as server system
 weaknesses and local user activity, System Scanner 4.2 enables customers to
 more thoroughly address enterprise-wide security and proactively protect their
 critical digital assets from intrusions and misuse.
     System Scanner 4.2 measures, manages and enforces security policies across
 a wide range of operating systems through a unique, host-to-network view of
 critical systems and servers.  Its methodology simplifies the creation of
 system security baselines for users, groups, shares, services and critical
 system files, and easily fits in with customers' existing business processes.
     System Scanner 4.2's newly enhanced distributed architecture provides ease
 of management in an enterprise environment and supports over 30 enterprise
 platforms all controlled from a single console.  System Scanner 4.2 now
 provides a web browser-based enterprise operation option for users who require
 distributed operational management access to the System Scanner Console.  For
 those users who wish to centralize the operational management of large
 populations of agents from a single System Scanner Console, ISS now offers an
 enterprise operations option, System Scanner Group Manager.
     "System Scanner 4.2 is designed to support the flexibility required by
 changing e-business and enterprise environments giving organizations the
 freedom to advance their critical security posture," said Nick Connor, product
 manager of host-based protection solutions for Internet Security Systems.
 "This new version significantly enhances the System Scanner software's
 scalability allowing for enterprise-wide management of automated risks and
 improving existing procedures to bring systems into compliance with
 established enterprise security policies."
 
     Additional benefits and features include:
 
     *  Customizable Security Policy -- System Scanner 4.2 makes it easy for
        customers to develop specific security policy compliance checks based
        on their unique security requirements with three levels of
        customization capabilities.
 
     *  ActiveAlerts -- System Scanner 4.2 can immediately respond to
        violations in security policy by sending alerts via pager or e-mail to
        administrators or communicating via a SNMP trap with major network
        management systems.
 
     *  Frequent Updates -- Regular X-Press Updates(TM) reports from ISS'
        X-Force(TM) security research team enable customers to automatically
        receive new countermeasures for defending their systems against the
        latest vulnerabilities and threats.
 
     Availability
     Systems Scanner 4.2 is available now to customers worldwide.
 
     About Internet Security Systems (ISS)
     Internet Security Systems is a leading global provider of security
 management solutions for the Internet, protecting digital assets and ensuring
 safe and uninterrupted e-business.  With its industry-leading intrusion
 detection and vulnerability assessment, remote managed security services, and
 strategic consulting and education offerings, ISS is a trusted security
 provider to more than 8,000 customers worldwide including 21 of the 25 largest
 U.S. commercial banks and the top 10 U.S. telecommunications companies.
 Founded in 1994, ISS is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with additional offices
 throughout North America and international operations in Asia, Australia,
 Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.  For more information, visit the
 Internet Security Systems web site at www.iss.net or call 888-901-7477.
 
     This release, other than historical information, includes forward-looking
 statements made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The risks and uncertainties which
 could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-
 looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following:  the level
 of demand for the Company's products; the volume and timing of orders; product
 and price competition; the Company's ability to expand its domestic and
 international sales and marketing organizations; the Company's ability to
 develop new and enhanced products; the Company's ability to assimilate recent
 and potential future acquisitions or investments; the Company's ability to
 attract and retain key personnel; the growth in the acceptance and use of the
 Internet and the World Wide Web, particularly by corporate, institutional and
 government users; the extent to which unauthorized access to  and use of
 online information is perceived as a threat to network security; customer
 budgets; the assertion of  infringement claims with respect to the Company's
 intellectual property;  and risks concerning the rapid change of technology;
 and general economic factors.  These risks and others are discussed in the
 Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  These
 filings can be obtained either by contacting ISS Investor Relations or through
 the Securities and Exchange Commission's Web site at "http://www.sec.gov".
 
     Internet Security Systems and System Scanner are trademarks and SAFEsuite
 is a registered trademark of Internet Security Systems, Inc.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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