Rainfinity, Check Point, Compaq, NetIQ and Trend Micro Kick Off "Mastering the Art of Networked Security" Seminar Series

Twelve-City Tour Focuses on Integrating High Availability and Security Best

Practices



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rainfinity

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainfinity, the provider of
 continuous availability software for business transactions over the Internet,
 in conjunction with Check Point Software (Nasdaq:   CHKP), Compaq Computer
 Corporation, NetIQ (Nasdaq:   NTIQ) and Trend Micro Inc., today launched a
 seminar series entitled 'Mastering the Art of Networked Security.'  The focus
 of the seminar series is to help IT managers learn how to create a more secure
 enterprise by integrating high availability and security best practices within
 their server and network infrastructures.
     The first seminar will take place on April 17, 2001, in Washington, D.C.
 at the American Institute of Architects.  Other seminars will follow
 throughout April and May 2001 at museums and cultural venues in locations
 across North America.
     This cooperative educational forum is geared towards directors and
 managers of information technology, as well as networking and security
 professionals, and will provide information on how to:
 
     -- increase security by deploying high availability platforms;
     -- address content security needs across networks;
     -- implement next-generation firewall and security technologies;
     -- leverage high availability practices for network security;
     -- monitor servers and applications in real-time to keep them both secure
        and available.
 
     "Rainfinity is dedicated to providing e-business enterprises with
 solutions that are designed to increase the availability and reliability of
 their Internet infrastructure, while helping to reduce their systems' security
 requirements and risks," said Mark Zucherman, director, strategic alliances.
 "By partnering with other industry leaders -- including Check Point, Compaq,
 NetIQ and Trend Micro -- we are able to present a highly informative and
 well-rounded seminar series."
     "We are pleased to team up with Rainfinity and the other participating
 companies for this two-month seminar series," said Tom Clare, OPSEC group
 marketing manager for Check Point Software Technologies.  "By addressing
 next-generation security requirements, attendees will benefit from products
 and systems that make the Internet secure, reliable and manageable as
 discussed at these valuable seminars."
     "Increasing security through high availability platforms is critical to
 streamlining our customers' operations and lowering costs -- all while
 offering customers and businesses the most effective solutions available,"
 said David Parsons, Vice President eBusiness Solutions & Alliances of Compaq
 North America.  "We are looking forward to demonstrating how Compaq's
 innovative infrastructure and access products and services can be easily
 integrated with network security solutions, simplifying the solution component
 stack and making them more readily accessible to leading IT professionals."
     "In e-business environments, security management cannot only protect your
 intellectual property -- it can also help eliminate threats to the
 availability and performance of your infrastructure," said Jeff Puffenberger,
 vice president, Strategic Partners at NetIQ.  "NetIQ is excited about working
 with these leading vendors to bring our customers a greater understanding
 around the link between the disciplines of security and high availability."
     "Organizations continue to look to best-of-breed solution providers for
 the most comprehensive protection and highest levels of security, performance
 and integration," said Allan Thompson, senior vice president of Global
 Alliances, Trend Micro Inc.  "Together, we have designed the Mastering the Art
 series to help educate customers on the latest and most important security
 developments."
 
     Seminar Locations and Dates
     The Rainfinity 'Mastering the Art of Network Security' seminar will be
 presented across North America beginning April 17, 2001.  For information and
 registration, please visit http://www.netiq.com/securityworkshop/.
     The complete schedule for 'Mastering the Art of Networked Security' is as
 follows:
 
     -- Tuesday, April 17; American Institute of Architects; Washington, DC
     -- Wednesday, April 18; SciTrek; Atlanta, GA
     -- Thursday, April 19; Colorado History Museum; Denver, CO
     -- Monday, April 23; Museum of Natural Science; Houston, TX
     -- Wednesday, April 25; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
     -- Thursday, April 26; Experience Music Project; Seattle, WA
     -- Tuesday, May 1; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago, IL
     -- Wednesday, May 2; Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI
     -- Thursday, May 3; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco, CA
     -- Tuesday, May 15; Toronto Stock Exchange Center; Toronto, Canada
     -- Wednesday, May 16; The Warwick Hotel; New York, NY
     -- Thursday, May 17; Museum of Science; Boston, MA
 
     About Rainfinity
     Rainfinity ensures online business transactions meet customer expectations
 by eliminating the impact of failure and improving performance across the
 Internet infrastructure.  The company's award-winning modular solutions
 provide high availability, performance scaling and transparent recovery for
 all the critical elements of e-business transactions, including security, web
 and application servers and network connections.  Utilizing RAIN clustering
 technology developed at Caltech and NASA, Rainfinity's intelligent open
 RainFront platform for the network edge, simplifies Internet application
 deployment and management, allowing organizations to grow their
 infrastructures painlessly and without limit as their Internet demands
 increase.  Rainfinity, a 2001 Crossroads A-List Award winner, ensures fast,
 efficient, uninterrupted service for a new generation of 'always-on'
 e-business solutions at customer sites around the world, including Dresdner
 Bank, Boise-Cascade and Home Shopping Network's HSN.com.
     The company's headquarters are in San Jose, California, with additional
 offices in England, France and Germany.  For more information, please call
 877-724-6333 (toll-free from the U.S. or Canada) or 408-382-5000 from outside
 the U.S. or Canada, or visit www.rainfinity.com.
 
     About Check Point's OPSEC
     Check Point's OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open,
 multi-vendor security framework.  With over 270 partners, OPSEC guarantees
 customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and
 deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network
 Architecture.  Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested
 to guarantee integration and interoperability.  For complete OPSEC Alliance
 program information, including partner and product listings, the freely
 available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of
 OPSEC Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com.
 
     About NetIQ
     NetIQ Corp. is a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management
 and intelligence solutions for all the components of an organizations'
 e-business infrastructure -- from back-end severs, networks and directories to
 front-end Web servers and applications.  The company is headquartered in
 San Jose, Calif., with development and operational personnel in Houston;
 Raleigh, N.C., Bellevue, Wash. and Portland, Ore.  For more information,
 please visit NetIQ's Web site at http://www.netiq.com/ or call 408-856-3000.
 
     About Trend Micro, Inc.
     Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content
 security software and services.  The Tokyo-based Corporation has its North
 American headquarters in Cupertino, CA, and business units worldwide.  Trend
 Micro products are sold directly, through corporate, value-added resellers and
 managed service providers.  For additional information and evaluation copies
 of all Trend Micro products, visit http://www.antivirus.com or
 http://www.trendmicro.com.
 
 

SOURCE Rainfinity
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainfinity, the provider of
 continuous availability software for business transactions over the Internet,
 in conjunction with Check Point Software (Nasdaq:   CHKP), Compaq Computer
 Corporation, NetIQ (Nasdaq:   NTIQ) and Trend Micro Inc., today launched a
 seminar series entitled 'Mastering the Art of Networked Security.'  The focus
 of the seminar series is to help IT managers learn how to create a more secure
 enterprise by integrating high availability and security best practices within
 their server and network infrastructures.
     The first seminar will take place on April 17, 2001, in Washington, D.C.
 at the American Institute of Architects.  Other seminars will follow
 throughout April and May 2001 at museums and cultural venues in locations
 across North America.
     This cooperative educational forum is geared towards directors and
 managers of information technology, as well as networking and security
 professionals, and will provide information on how to:
 
     -- increase security by deploying high availability platforms;
     -- address content security needs across networks;
     -- implement next-generation firewall and security technologies;
     -- leverage high availability practices for network security;
     -- monitor servers and applications in real-time to keep them both secure
        and available.
 
     "Rainfinity is dedicated to providing e-business enterprises with
 solutions that are designed to increase the availability and reliability of
 their Internet infrastructure, while helping to reduce their systems' security
 requirements and risks," said Mark Zucherman, director, strategic alliances.
 "By partnering with other industry leaders -- including Check Point, Compaq,
 NetIQ and Trend Micro -- we are able to present a highly informative and
 well-rounded seminar series."
     "We are pleased to team up with Rainfinity and the other participating
 companies for this two-month seminar series," said Tom Clare, OPSEC group
 marketing manager for Check Point Software Technologies.  "By addressing
 next-generation security requirements, attendees will benefit from products
 and systems that make the Internet secure, reliable and manageable as
 discussed at these valuable seminars."
     "Increasing security through high availability platforms is critical to
 streamlining our customers' operations and lowering costs -- all while
 offering customers and businesses the most effective solutions available,"
 said David Parsons, Vice President eBusiness Solutions & Alliances of Compaq
 North America.  "We are looking forward to demonstrating how Compaq's
 innovative infrastructure and access products and services can be easily
 integrated with network security solutions, simplifying the solution component
 stack and making them more readily accessible to leading IT professionals."
     "In e-business environments, security management cannot only protect your
 intellectual property -- it can also help eliminate threats to the
 availability and performance of your infrastructure," said Jeff Puffenberger,
 vice president, Strategic Partners at NetIQ.  "NetIQ is excited about working
 with these leading vendors to bring our customers a greater understanding
 around the link between the disciplines of security and high availability."
     "Organizations continue to look to best-of-breed solution providers for
 the most comprehensive protection and highest levels of security, performance
 and integration," said Allan Thompson, senior vice president of Global
 Alliances, Trend Micro Inc.  "Together, we have designed the Mastering the Art
 series to help educate customers on the latest and most important security
 developments."
 
     Seminar Locations and Dates
     The Rainfinity 'Mastering the Art of Network Security' seminar will be
 presented across North America beginning April 17, 2001.  For information and
 registration, please visit http://www.netiq.com/securityworkshop/.
     The complete schedule for 'Mastering the Art of Networked Security' is as
 follows:
 
     -- Tuesday, April 17; American Institute of Architects; Washington, DC
     -- Wednesday, April 18; SciTrek; Atlanta, GA
     -- Thursday, April 19; Colorado History Museum; Denver, CO
     -- Monday, April 23; Museum of Natural Science; Houston, TX
     -- Wednesday, April 25; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
     -- Thursday, April 26; Experience Music Project; Seattle, WA
     -- Tuesday, May 1; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago, IL
     -- Wednesday, May 2; Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI
     -- Thursday, May 3; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco, CA
     -- Tuesday, May 15; Toronto Stock Exchange Center; Toronto, Canada
     -- Wednesday, May 16; The Warwick Hotel; New York, NY
     -- Thursday, May 17; Museum of Science; Boston, MA
 
     About Rainfinity
     Rainfinity ensures online business transactions meet customer expectations
 by eliminating the impact of failure and improving performance across the
 Internet infrastructure.  The company's award-winning modular solutions
 provide high availability, performance scaling and transparent recovery for
 all the critical elements of e-business transactions, including security, web
 and application servers and network connections.  Utilizing RAIN clustering
 technology developed at Caltech and NASA, Rainfinity's intelligent open
 RainFront platform for the network edge, simplifies Internet application
 deployment and management, allowing organizations to grow their
 infrastructures painlessly and without limit as their Internet demands
 increase.  Rainfinity, a 2001 Crossroads A-List Award winner, ensures fast,
 efficient, uninterrupted service for a new generation of 'always-on'
 e-business solutions at customer sites around the world, including Dresdner
 Bank, Boise-Cascade and Home Shopping Network's HSN.com.
     The company's headquarters are in San Jose, California, with additional
 offices in England, France and Germany.  For more information, please call
 877-724-6333 (toll-free from the U.S. or Canada) or 408-382-5000 from outside
 the U.S. or Canada, or visit www.rainfinity.com.
 
     About Check Point's OPSEC
     Check Point's OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open,
 multi-vendor security framework.  With over 270 partners, OPSEC guarantees
 customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and
 deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network
 Architecture.  Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested
 to guarantee integration and interoperability.  For complete OPSEC Alliance
 program information, including partner and product listings, the freely
 available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of
 OPSEC Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com.
 
     About NetIQ
     NetIQ Corp. is a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management
 and intelligence solutions for all the components of an organizations'
 e-business infrastructure -- from back-end severs, networks and directories to
 front-end Web servers and applications.  The company is headquartered in
 San Jose, Calif., with development and operational personnel in Houston;
 Raleigh, N.C., Bellevue, Wash. and Portland, Ore.  For more information,
 please visit NetIQ's Web site at http://www.netiq.com/ or call 408-856-3000.
 
     About Trend Micro, Inc.
     Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content
 security software and services.  The Tokyo-based Corporation has its North
 American headquarters in Cupertino, CA, and business units worldwide.  Trend
 Micro products are sold directly, through corporate, value-added resellers and
 managed service providers.  For additional information and evaluation copies
 of all Trend Micro products, visit http://www.antivirus.com or
 http://www.trendmicro.com.
 
 SOURCE  Rainfinity