PitBull LX Intrusion Prevention to Support Intel's Itanium Processor

Argus Announces Industrial Strength Security for Industrial Strength Platform



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Argus Systems Group, Inc.

    SAVOY, Ill., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Argus Systems Group, Inc., an
 international vendor of Internet security and intrusion prevention systems,
 today announced its pending support of Intel Itanium-based enterprise servers
 with its PitBull LX intrusion prevention systems.  PitBull LX for the
 Itanium-based platform is to run on the Linux 2.4.x operating system kernel
 and is estimated to be available in Q3 2001.
     The security provided by the PitBull LX intrusion prevention system allows
 enterprise administrators to rapidly create and deploy web-facing e-business
 server environments cost-effectively and with proven, robust security.
 PitBull LX is designed to protect web-facing servers from malicious attacks to
 alter data and web pages, steal proprietary information or monetary assets,
 violate consumer privacy protections, launch denial of service attacks, and
 otherwise tamper with system and data resources.  Simple to install, PitBull
 LX supports a totally revamped, completely intuitive security policy.
 Security administration has been greatly simplified and is totally
 non-intrusive.
     Intrusion prevention systems based on operating system-level security like
 PitBull LX are increasingly recognized as mandatory elements of secure and
 responsible e-business systems by leading experts such as the National
 Security Agency, the Gartner Group, and other independent industry analysts.
 With PitBull technology now available for additional Linux versions, customers
 will be able to implement highly secure e-business systems that are flexible
 and adaptive.
     "The Itanium processor will take Intel into high-end mission critical
 environments," said Randy Sandone, president and CEO of Argus Systems Group,
 Inc.  "By their very nature, those environments demand high assurance security
 solutions.  PitBull LX on the Itanium-based platform gives a compelling
 performance and security advantage for customers using Itanium-based
 solutions."
     PitBull LX on Red Hat Linux was recently awarded the title of Best
 Intrusion Defense and Response product by eWEEK magazine.  PitBull LX on Red
 Hat 6.2 was also subjected to a global assault during eWEEK's OpenHack event,
 during which the product sustained 5.4 million hack attempts over a 16-day
 period.  PitBull LX demonstrated the strength of its security mechanisms in
 protecting real world environments by successfully defending itself from all
 attacks.
     "Intel's Itanium processor is designed to provide high performance for
 security applications like PitBull LX," said Lisa Hambrick, manager, Itanium
 Processor Family Marketing.  "We will continue to work with Argus to
 facilitate better e-Commerce security for end-customers."
 
     About Argus Systems Group, Inc.
     Argus Systems Group, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in
 Savoy, Ill., offers a full suite of e-business security solutions and
 applications.  Argus is committed to providing state-of-the-art security
 solutions for emerging next economy environments.  Argus supplies the only
 ITSEC certified trusted platform available to support multiple platforms, from
 desktop to mainframe, in a networked configuration.  For more information
 about Argus Systems Group, visit the Company's web site at
 www.argus-systems.com .
 
     PitBull and PitBull LX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Argus
 Systems Group, Inc. in the US and other countries.  Itanium is a trademark or
 registered trademark of Intel Corporation.  All other brand and product names
 are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of,
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Argus Systems Group, Inc.
    SAVOY, Ill., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Argus Systems Group, Inc., an
 international vendor of Internet security and intrusion prevention systems,
 today announced its pending support of Intel Itanium-based enterprise servers
 with its PitBull LX intrusion prevention systems.  PitBull LX for the
 Itanium-based platform is to run on the Linux 2.4.x operating system kernel
 and is estimated to be available in Q3 2001.
     The security provided by the PitBull LX intrusion prevention system allows
 enterprise administrators to rapidly create and deploy web-facing e-business
 server environments cost-effectively and with proven, robust security.
 PitBull LX is designed to protect web-facing servers from malicious attacks to
 alter data and web pages, steal proprietary information or monetary assets,
 violate consumer privacy protections, launch denial of service attacks, and
 otherwise tamper with system and data resources.  Simple to install, PitBull
 LX supports a totally revamped, completely intuitive security policy.
 Security administration has been greatly simplified and is totally
 non-intrusive.
     Intrusion prevention systems based on operating system-level security like
 PitBull LX are increasingly recognized as mandatory elements of secure and
 responsible e-business systems by leading experts such as the National
 Security Agency, the Gartner Group, and other independent industry analysts.
 With PitBull technology now available for additional Linux versions, customers
 will be able to implement highly secure e-business systems that are flexible
 and adaptive.
     "The Itanium processor will take Intel into high-end mission critical
 environments," said Randy Sandone, president and CEO of Argus Systems Group,
 Inc.  "By their very nature, those environments demand high assurance security
 solutions.  PitBull LX on the Itanium-based platform gives a compelling
 performance and security advantage for customers using Itanium-based
 solutions."
     PitBull LX on Red Hat Linux was recently awarded the title of Best
 Intrusion Defense and Response product by eWEEK magazine.  PitBull LX on Red
 Hat 6.2 was also subjected to a global assault during eWEEK's OpenHack event,
 during which the product sustained 5.4 million hack attempts over a 16-day
 period.  PitBull LX demonstrated the strength of its security mechanisms in
 protecting real world environments by successfully defending itself from all
 attacks.
     "Intel's Itanium processor is designed to provide high performance for
 security applications like PitBull LX," said Lisa Hambrick, manager, Itanium
 Processor Family Marketing.  "We will continue to work with Argus to
 facilitate better e-Commerce security for end-customers."
 
     About Argus Systems Group, Inc.
     Argus Systems Group, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in
 Savoy, Ill., offers a full suite of e-business security solutions and
 applications.  Argus is committed to providing state-of-the-art security
 solutions for emerging next economy environments.  Argus supplies the only
 ITSEC certified trusted platform available to support multiple platforms, from
 desktop to mainframe, in a networked configuration.  For more information
 about Argus Systems Group, visit the Company's web site at
 www.argus-systems.com .
 
     PitBull and PitBull LX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Argus
 Systems Group, Inc. in the US and other countries.  Itanium is a trademark or
 registered trademark of Intel Corporation.  All other brand and product names
 are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of,
 their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Argus Systems Group, Inc.