PromiseMark Partners With Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed Services Division to Enable Remote Data Management; Alliance Also Provides Access to Comprehensive Internet Security Information

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from PromiseMark

    FAIRFAX, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 PromiseMark(TM), the nation's first Internet and data-related service plan
 company, today announced a partnership with Predictive Systems' Global
 Integrity(TM) Managed Services division to provide PromiseMark customers with
 remote personal firewall management operations.  The alliance also provides
 PromiseMark customers with the most up-to-date data security information
 available, gained from Worldwide Information Sharing and Analysis Centers
 (ISACs).
     PromiseMark's Hacker and Identity Theft Protection Plan is designed to
 protect consumers against hackers and identity theft, one of the fastest
 growing crimes in the country. Research has demonstrated that home computer
 users, particularly those with broadband connections, may be attacked anywhere
 from 20 to 600 times a day or more by intruders probing for weaknesses.
 Through its alliance with Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed
 Services division, PromiseMark's home and small business customers will
 receive corporate-level security against hackers along with centrally managed,
 proactive protection updates. Global Integrity Managed Services specializes in
 providing security for Fortune 500 companies and major financial services
 companies, managing corporate firewalls and intrusion detection systems to
 thwart hackers.  Remote firewall management and reports detailing the number
 of thwarted hacker attacks to the plan holder's computer will be available as
 part of an upgrade to the PromiseMark Hacker and Identity Theft Protection
 Plan.
     The PromiseMark plan also includes proactive personal firewall software,
 HACKER-911 Alerts to notify customers of hacker attacks and threats to their
 identity, and access to an online Hacker and Identity Theft Protection Center
 where repair tools, protection and prevention tips are available 24/7. The
 plan provides reactive Fraud Resolution Services to customers who suffer
 damages from hackers and identity theft. Without this service, a victim could
 spend hundreds of hours attempting to resolve credit and financial losses.
     In addition, the Predictive Systems relationship gives PromiseMark direct
 access to five ISACs managed by Global Integrity. An ISAC gathers information
 from its members from other sources, including law enforcement agencies,
 technology providers and security associations, about information security
 threats, vulnerabilities and intrusion incidents. Using its analytical tools,
 Global Integrity determines the severity of each threat and recommends ways to
 mitigate it. PromiseMark will perform additional analyses to identify threats
 to consumers and other end users and distribute that information to all
 PromiseMark customers via 911 Alerts to email, cell phone, pager and PDAs as a
 part of all PromiseMark plans.
     "Our alliance with Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed Services
 division reaffirms that PromiseMark's number one commitment is to keep our
 customers safe from viruses, data loss, hackers and identity theft," said
 Bernard Brenner, President and CEO of PromiseMark.
     "Our remote firewall management practice, coupled with the Worldwide
 Information Sharing and Analysis Center, will strengthen the ability for
 PromiseMark consumers and business customers alike to enjoy the full benefits
 of the Web knowing they have the most sophisticated protection possible for
 individual users," said Greg Nicastro, vice president and general manager of
 Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed Services division.
 
     About PromiseMark
     PromiseMark is the only company to offer a suite of products that provide
 Internet and data-related service plans for consumers and small businesses.
 PromiseMark's innovative protection plans ease concerns about computer and
 Internet related vulnerabilities.  The products offer substantial value for
 strategic and channel partners who use them to acquire and retain new
 customers, strengthen brand identity and generate revenue.  PromiseMark
 provides its products through its alliances with industry leaders in Internet
 technologies, security, and privacy protection including Zone Labs, Privista,
 Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed Services division and Aon(TM)
 Innovative Solutions (AIS), a provider of customer care programs for many of
 the world's largest companies. AIS is a subsidiary of Aon Corporation, one of
 the world's largest insurance holding companies. PromiseMark, a privately held
 company in Fairfax, Virginia, can be found at http://www.promisemark.com .
 
     About Predictive Systems/Global Integrity
     Predictive Systems, Inc., a leading network infrastructure consulting
 firm, recently acquired Global Integrity Corporation, a top information
 security consulting and managed security services firm. Global Integrity
 brings to Predictive Systems proven ability in the areas of e-business
 security monitoring, incident response, consulting, engineering and
 information sharing services to global financial institutions and major
 corporations with electronic operations worldwide. Global Integrity is also
 responsible for groundbreaking initiatives such as the Information Sharing and
 Analysis Centers (ISACs) and the Financial Services Security Laboratory. For
 more information visit: http://www.globalintegrity.com or
 http://www.predictive.com .
 
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    FAIRFAX, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 PromiseMark(TM), the nation's first Internet and data-related service plan
 company, today announced a partnership with Predictive Systems' Global
 Integrity(TM) Managed Services division to provide PromiseMark customers with
 remote personal firewall management operations.  The alliance also provides
 PromiseMark customers with the most up-to-date data security information
 available, gained from Worldwide Information Sharing and Analysis Centers
 (ISACs).
     PromiseMark's Hacker and Identity Theft Protection Plan is designed to
 protect consumers against hackers and identity theft, one of the fastest
 growing crimes in the country. Research has demonstrated that home computer
 users, particularly those with broadband connections, may be attacked anywhere
 from 20 to 600 times a day or more by intruders probing for weaknesses.
 Through its alliance with Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed
 Services division, PromiseMark's home and small business customers will
 receive corporate-level security against hackers along with centrally managed,
 proactive protection updates. Global Integrity Managed Services specializes in
 providing security for Fortune 500 companies and major financial services
 companies, managing corporate firewalls and intrusion detection systems to
 thwart hackers.  Remote firewall management and reports detailing the number
 of thwarted hacker attacks to the plan holder's computer will be available as
 part of an upgrade to the PromiseMark Hacker and Identity Theft Protection
 Plan.
     The PromiseMark plan also includes proactive personal firewall software,
 HACKER-911 Alerts to notify customers of hacker attacks and threats to their
 identity, and access to an online Hacker and Identity Theft Protection Center
 where repair tools, protection and prevention tips are available 24/7. The
 plan provides reactive Fraud Resolution Services to customers who suffer
 damages from hackers and identity theft. Without this service, a victim could
 spend hundreds of hours attempting to resolve credit and financial losses.
     In addition, the Predictive Systems relationship gives PromiseMark direct
 access to five ISACs managed by Global Integrity. An ISAC gathers information
 from its members from other sources, including law enforcement agencies,
 technology providers and security associations, about information security
 threats, vulnerabilities and intrusion incidents. Using its analytical tools,
 Global Integrity determines the severity of each threat and recommends ways to
 mitigate it. PromiseMark will perform additional analyses to identify threats
 to consumers and other end users and distribute that information to all
 PromiseMark customers via 911 Alerts to email, cell phone, pager and PDAs as a
 part of all PromiseMark plans.
     "Our alliance with Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed Services
 division reaffirms that PromiseMark's number one commitment is to keep our
 customers safe from viruses, data loss, hackers and identity theft," said
 Bernard Brenner, President and CEO of PromiseMark.
     "Our remote firewall management practice, coupled with the Worldwide
 Information Sharing and Analysis Center, will strengthen the ability for
 PromiseMark consumers and business customers alike to enjoy the full benefits
 of the Web knowing they have the most sophisticated protection possible for
 individual users," said Greg Nicastro, vice president and general manager of
 Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed Services division.
 
     About PromiseMark
     PromiseMark is the only company to offer a suite of products that provide
 Internet and data-related service plans for consumers and small businesses.
 PromiseMark's innovative protection plans ease concerns about computer and
 Internet related vulnerabilities.  The products offer substantial value for
 strategic and channel partners who use them to acquire and retain new
 customers, strengthen brand identity and generate revenue.  PromiseMark
 provides its products through its alliances with industry leaders in Internet
 technologies, security, and privacy protection including Zone Labs, Privista,
 Predictive Systems' Global Integrity Managed Services division and Aon(TM)
 Innovative Solutions (AIS), a provider of customer care programs for many of
 the world's largest companies. AIS is a subsidiary of Aon Corporation, one of
 the world's largest insurance holding companies. PromiseMark, a privately held
 company in Fairfax, Virginia, can be found at http://www.promisemark.com .
 
     About Predictive Systems/Global Integrity
     Predictive Systems, Inc., a leading network infrastructure consulting
 firm, recently acquired Global Integrity Corporation, a top information
 security consulting and managed security services firm. Global Integrity
 brings to Predictive Systems proven ability in the areas of e-business
 security monitoring, incident response, consulting, engineering and
 information sharing services to global financial institutions and major
 corporations with electronic operations worldwide. Global Integrity is also
 responsible for groundbreaking initiatives such as the Information Sharing and
 Analysis Centers (ISACs) and the Financial Services Security Laboratory. For
 more information visit: http://www.globalintegrity.com or
 http://www.predictive.com .
 
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