VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance Announce Merger

Leaders in Security Assessment Market Join Forces to

Accelerate Growth and Advance Services



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from VIGILANTe.com, Inc.

    MELVILLE, N.Y., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance,
 a subsidiary of CYRANO, have announced plans to combine their businesses, with
 the new company retaining the name VIGILANTe. The companies signed an
 agreement on March 31st and intend to merge no later than April 13th. The deal
 will create a global company with an array of security assessment solutions.
     The combination of VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance technology, products,
 services, and global partners will allow VIGILANTe to extend security
 assurance to the widest possible range of customers in North America, Europe
 and Asia. VIGILANTe will immediately combine the companies' award-winning
 assessment methodologies to extend its services beyond the Internet to the IT
 infrastructure. Customers will benefit from automated real-time security risk
 analysis of both their internal and external networks.
     "VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance share a common vision to provide the
 most comprehensive security assessment services to our customers" said Ulf
 Munkedal, VIGILANTe chief executive officer. "The merger allows us to fulfill
 this need and accelerate the development and deployment of our products and
 services worldwide."
     According to the agreement, CYRANO, which currently owns 56.32% of
 Networks Vigilance equity after the third round of financing for its
 subsidiary, will own approximately 11 % and one seat on the board of the
 merged company. CYRANO will continue to be a strategic business partner of
 VIGILANTe.
     The combined company will have more than 160 employees.
 
     About VIGILANTe
     VIGILANTe.com, Inc., the leading provider of security assurance delivered
 over the Internet, protects companies worldwide through patent-pending test
 solutions. SecureScan, VIGILANTe's premier award-winning automated security
 assessment service, finds network vulnerabilities and recommends corrective
 actions to prevent exploitation by cyber-criminals. SecureScan and other
 VIGILANTe security services are sold through its global partners. VIGILANTe is
 headquartered in New York with additional offices in North America and Europe.
     For more information visit http://www.VIGILANTe.com
     VIGILANTe and SecureScan are trademarks and service marks of
 VIGILANTe.com, Inc.
 
     About Networks Vigilance
     Networks Vigilance provides network and firewall vulnerability assessment
 tools and services. Its offerings are comprised of an award-winning product NV
 e-secure, ASP-based assessment service AuditmyNet, and professional services
 including training. Networks Vigilance is a subsidiary of the CYRANO Group.
 Products and services are available through a network of Partners.
     Additional information on Network Vigilance is available at
 http://www.networksvigilance.com.
 
     About CYRANO
     CYRANO is a public company listed on the EuroNM of the Paris Bourse
 (Reuters: CYRA.LN, Sicovam 3922). Formed in 1989 and publicly traded since
 1998, CYRANO is headquartered in Paris, France, with regional headquarters in
 the UK and USA. CYRANO is one of the world leaders in the software testing,
 monitoring and quality assurance marketplace. By providing industry-leading
 software for web performance testing, functional and regression testing and
 web application monitoring (WebTester), database performance testing and
 analysis (Impact and Workbench), database monitoring (Production), network and
 firewall vulnerability testing (NV e-secure), legacy understanding and testing
 (Wincap and Test) and strategic consulting and education offerings, CYRANO is
 an end-to-end quality assurance provider to its customers, helping them
 maximize their IT investments and ensure uninterrupted e-business. CYRANO
 offers integrated solutions, service and support to companies that want to
 minimize risk, benchmark Service Level Agreements and enable Capacity Planning
 for their IT infrastructures.
 
 

SOURCE VIGILANTe.com, Inc.
    MELVILLE, N.Y., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance,
 a subsidiary of CYRANO, have announced plans to combine their businesses, with
 the new company retaining the name VIGILANTe. The companies signed an
 agreement on March 31st and intend to merge no later than April 13th. The deal
 will create a global company with an array of security assessment solutions.
     The combination of VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance technology, products,
 services, and global partners will allow VIGILANTe to extend security
 assurance to the widest possible range of customers in North America, Europe
 and Asia. VIGILANTe will immediately combine the companies' award-winning
 assessment methodologies to extend its services beyond the Internet to the IT
 infrastructure. Customers will benefit from automated real-time security risk
 analysis of both their internal and external networks.
     "VIGILANTe and Networks Vigilance share a common vision to provide the
 most comprehensive security assessment services to our customers" said Ulf
 Munkedal, VIGILANTe chief executive officer. "The merger allows us to fulfill
 this need and accelerate the development and deployment of our products and
 services worldwide."
     According to the agreement, CYRANO, which currently owns 56.32% of
 Networks Vigilance equity after the third round of financing for its
 subsidiary, will own approximately 11 % and one seat on the board of the
 merged company. CYRANO will continue to be a strategic business partner of
 VIGILANTe.
     The combined company will have more than 160 employees.
 
     About VIGILANTe
     VIGILANTe.com, Inc., the leading provider of security assurance delivered
 over the Internet, protects companies worldwide through patent-pending test
 solutions. SecureScan, VIGILANTe's premier award-winning automated security
 assessment service, finds network vulnerabilities and recommends corrective
 actions to prevent exploitation by cyber-criminals. SecureScan and other
 VIGILANTe security services are sold through its global partners. VIGILANTe is
 headquartered in New York with additional offices in North America and Europe.
     For more information visit http://www.VIGILANTe.com
     VIGILANTe and SecureScan are trademarks and service marks of
 VIGILANTe.com, Inc.
 
     About Networks Vigilance
     Networks Vigilance provides network and firewall vulnerability assessment
 tools and services. Its offerings are comprised of an award-winning product NV
 e-secure, ASP-based assessment service AuditmyNet, and professional services
 including training. Networks Vigilance is a subsidiary of the CYRANO Group.
 Products and services are available through a network of Partners.
     Additional information on Network Vigilance is available at
 http://www.networksvigilance.com.
 
     About CYRANO
     CYRANO is a public company listed on the EuroNM of the Paris Bourse
 (Reuters: CYRA.LN, Sicovam 3922). Formed in 1989 and publicly traded since
 1998, CYRANO is headquartered in Paris, France, with regional headquarters in
 the UK and USA. CYRANO is one of the world leaders in the software testing,
 monitoring and quality assurance marketplace. By providing industry-leading
 software for web performance testing, functional and regression testing and
 web application monitoring (WebTester), database performance testing and
 analysis (Impact and Workbench), database monitoring (Production), network and
 firewall vulnerability testing (NV e-secure), legacy understanding and testing
 (Wincap and Test) and strategic consulting and education offerings, CYRANO is
 an end-to-end quality assurance provider to its customers, helping them
 maximize their IT investments and ensure uninterrupted e-business. CYRANO
 offers integrated solutions, service and support to companies that want to
 minimize risk, benchmark Service Level Agreements and enable Capacity Planning
 for their IT infrastructures.
 
 SOURCE  VIGILANTe.com, Inc.