Nokia and Internet Security Systems Deliver New Levels of Protection From Hackers and Unauthorized Intruders

Enhanced Appliance Ensures the Protection of Enterprise

And Managed Service Providers' Critical Network Resources



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Internet Security Systems, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nokia (NYSE:   NOK) and
 Internet Security Systems (ISS) (Nasdaq: ISSX), today introduced next
 generation Intrusion Detection for comprehensive network protection with the
 latest version of RealSecure(TM) for Nokia.  With this newest release of ISS'
 market leading RealSecure intrusion detection software tightly integrated on
 the purpose built, market leading network security platform, Nokia and ISS are
 together delivering the most sophisticated network Intrusion Detection System
 (IDS) on the market today.
     According to the results from a recent Computer Crime and Security survey
 conducted jointly by Computer Security Institute (CSI) and FBI, 85% of
 respondents detected computer security breaches within the last twelve months
 and 90% of those attacked reported vandalism, while 64% of those respondents
 acknowledged financial losses due to computer breaches.
     "Advances in security appliances represent a critical technological
 development and have made a significant impact in the market for service
 providers that deploy managed security services, forecasted by the Yankee
 Group to exceed $2.6 Billion by 2005," stated Matthew Kovar, Director of
 Security Solutions & Services at the Yankee Group.  "Appliances are a
 requirement by organizations because of superior ease of use, deployment and
 manageability in relation to the more taxing multi-service security servers."
 Kovar added, "The migration to specific, purpose built appliances will
 continue to gain momentum as increasingly network and application services are
 moved to the Internet."
     The Nokia/ISS relationship has delivered a purpose-built, plug and play,
 enterprise-class intrusion detection appliance, offering significant benefits
 over traditional intrusion detection deployment options.  The combination of
 Nokia's purpose-built platform, user friendly configuration and management
 utilities -- the Nokia Network Voyager and Horizon Manager -- with ISS'
 Workgroup Manager console make the RealSecure for Nokia IDS appliance easy to
 deploy and the easiest-to-manage and most cost-effective intrusion detection
 solution on the market.  Enterprises, VARs, and service providers will benefit
 from this breakthrough level of simplicity.
     RealSecure for Nokia also includes key features such as X-Press Updates
 and Check Point OPSEC compliance.  X-Press Updates (TM), developed by ISS'
 X-Force security research team, assures RealSecure for Nokia is updated with
 the most current attack signatures and program updates.  The RealSecure
 Workgroup Manager automatically checks for new updates, and pushes the update
 to RealSecure Sensors.  RealSecure for Nokia also supports the most current
 OPSEC interface specification.
     "Hackers have become increasingly more sophisticated and have been able to
 exploit new forms of attack such as Trojans or social engineering to gain
 access to private networks," said Dan MacDonald, vice president, Nokia
 Internet Communications.  "A sophisticated Intrusion Detection system like the
 RealSecure for Nokia appliance enables businesses of all sizes to confidently
 protect their networks from unauthorized access."
     "Intrusion detection is fundamental to ensuring the protection of critical
 digital assets," added Steve Gant, vice president of new ventures for Internet
 Security Systems.  "Our strategic relationship with Nokia, and the resulting
 continued enhancement of our appliance solution, will enable us to accelerate
 the delivery of intrusion detection solutions to an increasingly broadening
 and demanding market."
     The RealSecure for Nokia network intrusion detection appliance is a key
 component of Nokia's award winning line-up of network security solutions
 designed to seamlessly integrate into an overall security architecture.  IDS
 is critical to providing complete protection since it essentially begins where
 the firewall leaves off.  Firewalls inspect connection-oriented aspects of
 data communications, while RealSecure inspects the extended contents of the
 packet header and data.  The combination of firewalls and intrusion detection
 provide a very complementary security solution.
 
     Availability
     The RealSecure for Nokia Appliance is available today through Nokia's and
 ISS' global Value Added Reseller Channel partners.
 
     About Internet Security Systems
     Internet Security Systems is the 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.
 
     About Nokia Internet Communications
     Nokia Internet Communications, headquartered in Mountain View, California,
 provides world-class Network Security, Virtual Private Network and Network
 Acceleration solutions that ensure the security and reliability of corporate
 enterprise and managed service provider networks.  Nokia is committed to
 enhancing the end user experience by bringing a new level of security and
 reliability to the network, enabling an Internet transaction that is personal
 and trusted -- each and every time.  For more information, please visit
 http://www.nokia.com and click on Secure Network Solutions.
 
     About Nokia
     Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications.  Backed by its
 experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company
 has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of
 mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia
 creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives
 of people.  Nokia is one of the most broadly held companies in the world with
 listings on six major exchanges.
 
 

SOURCE Internet Security Systems, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nokia (NYSE:   NOK) and
 Internet Security Systems (ISS) (Nasdaq: ISSX), today introduced next
 generation Intrusion Detection for comprehensive network protection with the
 latest version of RealSecure(TM) for Nokia.  With this newest release of ISS'
 market leading RealSecure intrusion detection software tightly integrated on
 the purpose built, market leading network security platform, Nokia and ISS are
 together delivering the most sophisticated network Intrusion Detection System
 (IDS) on the market today.
     According to the results from a recent Computer Crime and Security survey
 conducted jointly by Computer Security Institute (CSI) and FBI, 85% of
 respondents detected computer security breaches within the last twelve months
 and 90% of those attacked reported vandalism, while 64% of those respondents
 acknowledged financial losses due to computer breaches.
     "Advances in security appliances represent a critical technological
 development and have made a significant impact in the market for service
 providers that deploy managed security services, forecasted by the Yankee
 Group to exceed $2.6 Billion by 2005," stated Matthew Kovar, Director of
 Security Solutions & Services at the Yankee Group.  "Appliances are a
 requirement by organizations because of superior ease of use, deployment and
 manageability in relation to the more taxing multi-service security servers."
 Kovar added, "The migration to specific, purpose built appliances will
 continue to gain momentum as increasingly network and application services are
 moved to the Internet."
     The Nokia/ISS relationship has delivered a purpose-built, plug and play,
 enterprise-class intrusion detection appliance, offering significant benefits
 over traditional intrusion detection deployment options.  The combination of
 Nokia's purpose-built platform, user friendly configuration and management
 utilities -- the Nokia Network Voyager and Horizon Manager -- with ISS'
 Workgroup Manager console make the RealSecure for Nokia IDS appliance easy to
 deploy and the easiest-to-manage and most cost-effective intrusion detection
 solution on the market.  Enterprises, VARs, and service providers will benefit
 from this breakthrough level of simplicity.
     RealSecure for Nokia also includes key features such as X-Press Updates
 and Check Point OPSEC compliance.  X-Press Updates (TM), developed by ISS'
 X-Force security research team, assures RealSecure for Nokia is updated with
 the most current attack signatures and program updates.  The RealSecure
 Workgroup Manager automatically checks for new updates, and pushes the update
 to RealSecure Sensors.  RealSecure for Nokia also supports the most current
 OPSEC interface specification.
     "Hackers have become increasingly more sophisticated and have been able to
 exploit new forms of attack such as Trojans or social engineering to gain
 access to private networks," said Dan MacDonald, vice president, Nokia
 Internet Communications.  "A sophisticated Intrusion Detection system like the
 RealSecure for Nokia appliance enables businesses of all sizes to confidently
 protect their networks from unauthorized access."
     "Intrusion detection is fundamental to ensuring the protection of critical
 digital assets," added Steve Gant, vice president of new ventures for Internet
 Security Systems.  "Our strategic relationship with Nokia, and the resulting
 continued enhancement of our appliance solution, will enable us to accelerate
 the delivery of intrusion detection solutions to an increasingly broadening
 and demanding market."
     The RealSecure for Nokia network intrusion detection appliance is a key
 component of Nokia's award winning line-up of network security solutions
 designed to seamlessly integrate into an overall security architecture.  IDS
 is critical to providing complete protection since it essentially begins where
 the firewall leaves off.  Firewalls inspect connection-oriented aspects of
 data communications, while RealSecure inspects the extended contents of the
 packet header and data.  The combination of firewalls and intrusion detection
 provide a very complementary security solution.
 
     Availability
     The RealSecure for Nokia Appliance is available today through Nokia's and
 ISS' global Value Added Reseller Channel partners.
 
     About Internet Security Systems
     Internet Security Systems is the 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.
 
     About Nokia Internet Communications
     Nokia Internet Communications, headquartered in Mountain View, California,
 provides world-class Network Security, Virtual Private Network and Network
 Acceleration solutions that ensure the security and reliability of corporate
 enterprise and managed service provider networks.  Nokia is committed to
 enhancing the end user experience by bringing a new level of security and
 reliability to the network, enabling an Internet transaction that is personal
 and trusted -- each and every time.  For more information, please visit
 http://www.nokia.com and click on Secure Network Solutions.
 
     About Nokia
     Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications.  Backed by its
 experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company
 has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of
 mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia
 creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives
 of people.  Nokia is one of the most broadly held companies in the world with
 listings on six major exchanges.
 
 SOURCE  Internet Security Systems, Inc.