NETSEC to Offer Customers the Most Comprehensive Network Vulnerabilty Data Available

SecurityFocus.com's Real-Time, 24x7 Vulnerability Database to Bolster

Proactive Protection of Information Assets



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from NETSEC

    HERNDON, Va. and SAN MATEO, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NETSEC, a
 global provider of managed information security services, and
 SecurityFocus.com, the leading provider of security intelligence services,
 today announced a strategic partnership to provide NETSEC customers with the
 most timely and extensive network vulnerability data.  NETSEC will license
 SecurityFocus.com's vulnerability database, the world's most comprehensive
 repository of network security issues, solutions and advisories, to provide
 its customers with increased real-time data to determine network threats.
     NETSEC will leverage SecurityFocus.com's vulnerability database in
 conjunction with its current managed security service intelligence offering to
 create the industry's most robust network intelligence report -- customized
 for each client.  These reports will reflect the true secure status of a
 network, identifying susceptible entry points and significantly reducing the
 possibility of a damaging intrusion.  NETSEC will retrieve client-specific
 data from SecurityFocus.com's comprehensive vulnerability database, which
 continuously tracks vulnerabilities in software, hardware and application
 products from vendors all over the world.
     "SecurityFocus.com is pleased to provide NETSEC customers with accurate
 and timely information to ensure complete protection of information assets,"
 said Arthur Wong, CEO of SecurityFocus.com.  "Today's enterprises realize
 network protection is not measured by an organization's defenses alone, but in
 the ability to detect and proactively guard against any potential
 vulnerability."
     "Increasing our customers' ability to further understand the potential
 threats to their information assets is a powerful enhancement to our managed
 security service offering," said Ken Ammon, CEO of NETSEC.  "Offering the
 right data at the right time to increase protection of our customers' networks
 is a key factor underscoring NETSEC's role as the leading managed security
 service provider today."
 
     About SecurityFocus.com
     Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SecurityFocus.com is the leading
 provider of security intelligence services for business.  These services
 include SIA, its security intelligence alert service and ARIS, its global
 network attack predictor and incident management system.  SecurityFocus.com
 also licenses the world's largest and most comprehensive vulnerability
 information database; hosts the most popular security community mailing lists;
 and publishes original security content on its website.  To discover more
 about SecurityFocus.com, visit www.securityfocus.com.
 
     About NETSEC
     NETSEC enables secure business by providing comprehensive and thorough
 proactive management of intrusion detection systems (IDS), firewalls and
 virtual private networks (VPNs), offering complete network information
 assurance and security intelligence 24x7, 365 days a year. Based in part on
 practices developed for the National Security Agency, NETSEC's methods and
 technology are regarded as state-of-the-art by its customers, who include
 Fortune 1000, international companies and government agencies.  NETSEC is a
 privately held company headquartered in Herndon, Va., and backed by leading
 investors, including Softbank Venture Capital and E*TRADE Venture Capital.
 For more information, visit www.netsec.net.
 
     CONTACT:
      Kathleen Canedo
      NETSEC
      703-561-0420
      kvc@netsec.net
 
      NETSEC Agency Contact:             SecurityFocus.com Agency Contact:
      David Nugent                       Donna Candelori
      Nadel Phelan Inc.                  Candelori Associates
      831-439-5570, ext. 2248            408-774-3414
      david@nadelphelan.com              dcandelori@candelori.com
 
 

SOURCE NETSEC
    HERNDON, Va. and SAN MATEO, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NETSEC, a
 global provider of managed information security services, and
 SecurityFocus.com, the leading provider of security intelligence services,
 today announced a strategic partnership to provide NETSEC customers with the
 most timely and extensive network vulnerability data.  NETSEC will license
 SecurityFocus.com's vulnerability database, the world's most comprehensive
 repository of network security issues, solutions and advisories, to provide
 its customers with increased real-time data to determine network threats.
     NETSEC will leverage SecurityFocus.com's vulnerability database in
 conjunction with its current managed security service intelligence offering to
 create the industry's most robust network intelligence report -- customized
 for each client.  These reports will reflect the true secure status of a
 network, identifying susceptible entry points and significantly reducing the
 possibility of a damaging intrusion.  NETSEC will retrieve client-specific
 data from SecurityFocus.com's comprehensive vulnerability database, which
 continuously tracks vulnerabilities in software, hardware and application
 products from vendors all over the world.
     "SecurityFocus.com is pleased to provide NETSEC customers with accurate
 and timely information to ensure complete protection of information assets,"
 said Arthur Wong, CEO of SecurityFocus.com.  "Today's enterprises realize
 network protection is not measured by an organization's defenses alone, but in
 the ability to detect and proactively guard against any potential
 vulnerability."
     "Increasing our customers' ability to further understand the potential
 threats to their information assets is a powerful enhancement to our managed
 security service offering," said Ken Ammon, CEO of NETSEC.  "Offering the
 right data at the right time to increase protection of our customers' networks
 is a key factor underscoring NETSEC's role as the leading managed security
 service provider today."
 
     About SecurityFocus.com
     Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SecurityFocus.com is the leading
 provider of security intelligence services for business.  These services
 include SIA, its security intelligence alert service and ARIS, its global
 network attack predictor and incident management system.  SecurityFocus.com
 also licenses the world's largest and most comprehensive vulnerability
 information database; hosts the most popular security community mailing lists;
 and publishes original security content on its website.  To discover more
 about SecurityFocus.com, visit www.securityfocus.com.
 
     About NETSEC
     NETSEC enables secure business by providing comprehensive and thorough
 proactive management of intrusion detection systems (IDS), firewalls and
 virtual private networks (VPNs), offering complete network information
 assurance and security intelligence 24x7, 365 days a year. Based in part on
 practices developed for the National Security Agency, NETSEC's methods and
 technology are regarded as state-of-the-art by its customers, who include
 Fortune 1000, international companies and government agencies.  NETSEC is a
 privately held company headquartered in Herndon, Va., and backed by leading
 investors, including Softbank Venture Capital and E*TRADE Venture Capital.
 For more information, visit www.netsec.net.
 
     CONTACT:
      Kathleen Canedo
      NETSEC
      703-561-0420
      kvc@netsec.net
 
      NETSEC Agency Contact:             SecurityFocus.com Agency Contact:
      David Nugent                       Donna Candelori
      Nadel Phelan Inc.                  Candelori Associates
      831-439-5570, ext. 2248            408-774-3414
      david@nadelphelan.com              dcandelori@candelori.com
 
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