Wachovia Chooses PentaSafe's IT Security Management Software

Leading Interstate Financial Holding Company Selects PentaSafe to Enhance

Security Management and Auditing Practices



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc.

    HOUSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc.
 today announced that Wachovia Operational Services Corporation has selected
 PentaSafe's VigilEnt Security Solution for IT security management and auditing
 for Windows NT systems.  Wachovia Operational Services Corp. is a subsidiary
 of Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:   WB), the 14th-largest U.S. banking company.
 With PentaSafe's products, Wachovia can implement enhanced auditing and
 security practices company-wide, helping to protect corporate information from
 unauthorized access.
     "Information security is critical to Wachovia and its customers," said
 Steve L. Scott, senior vice president of Corporate Information Security for
 Wachovia.  "My team spends thousands of hours every year maintaining the
 highest level of security on our systems.  PentaSafe products provide an
 additional layer of information protection and a central point where we
 quickly can verify system security enterprise-wide.  With PentaSafe, we should
 be able to perform more effective security assessment and get more done in
 less time."
     PentaSafe security solutions enable its customers to proactively scan,
 pinpoint and address potential security issues on their Windows NT systems.
 PentaSafe can protect systems and files from unauthorized access, track
 changes to system configuration, perform regular system security audits and
 run automated corporate security reports.
     "In today's highly connected world, keeping internal systems secure is an
 ongoing challenge.  By choosing PentaSafe, Wachovia is demonstrating its
 proactive outlook on IT security," said Douglas J. Erwin, chief executive
 officer of PentaSafe.  "We're pleased that Wachovia has chosen PentaSafe and
 we are looking forward to helping them maintain the highest level of
 protection, integrity and confidentiality of business-critical data."
     Wachovia, Inc. (www.wachovia.com), with dual headquarters in Atlanta and
 Winston-Salem, N.C., is a leading financial holding company serving regional,
 national and international markets.  As of Dec. 31, 2000, Wachovia had assets
 of $74 billion.  Member companies offer consumer and commercial banking, bank
 card, asset and wealth management, capital markets and investment banking,
 community development finance, brokerage and insurance services.
     PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc. enables companies to safely grow
 their businesses by providing a complete security infrastructure solution that
 includes people, policy and technology.  PentaSafe's solutions help educate
 people in an organization to comply with information security policies and
 integrates each policy with best of breed security technology -- all designed
 to ensure maximum protection of information assets throughout the enterprise.
 PentaSafe has more than 1200 customers worldwide, including one-third of the
 Fortune 100 and 4 of the "Big 5" auditing firms.  For more information, visit
 www.pentasafe.com.
 
 

SOURCE PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc.
    HOUSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc.
 today announced that Wachovia Operational Services Corporation has selected
 PentaSafe's VigilEnt Security Solution for IT security management and auditing
 for Windows NT systems.  Wachovia Operational Services Corp. is a subsidiary
 of Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:   WB), the 14th-largest U.S. banking company.
 With PentaSafe's products, Wachovia can implement enhanced auditing and
 security practices company-wide, helping to protect corporate information from
 unauthorized access.
     "Information security is critical to Wachovia and its customers," said
 Steve L. Scott, senior vice president of Corporate Information Security for
 Wachovia.  "My team spends thousands of hours every year maintaining the
 highest level of security on our systems.  PentaSafe products provide an
 additional layer of information protection and a central point where we
 quickly can verify system security enterprise-wide.  With PentaSafe, we should
 be able to perform more effective security assessment and get more done in
 less time."
     PentaSafe security solutions enable its customers to proactively scan,
 pinpoint and address potential security issues on their Windows NT systems.
 PentaSafe can protect systems and files from unauthorized access, track
 changes to system configuration, perform regular system security audits and
 run automated corporate security reports.
     "In today's highly connected world, keeping internal systems secure is an
 ongoing challenge.  By choosing PentaSafe, Wachovia is demonstrating its
 proactive outlook on IT security," said Douglas J. Erwin, chief executive
 officer of PentaSafe.  "We're pleased that Wachovia has chosen PentaSafe and
 we are looking forward to helping them maintain the highest level of
 protection, integrity and confidentiality of business-critical data."
     Wachovia, Inc. (www.wachovia.com), with dual headquarters in Atlanta and
 Winston-Salem, N.C., is a leading financial holding company serving regional,
 national and international markets.  As of Dec. 31, 2000, Wachovia had assets
 of $74 billion.  Member companies offer consumer and commercial banking, bank
 card, asset and wealth management, capital markets and investment banking,
 community development finance, brokerage and insurance services.
     PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc. enables companies to safely grow
 their businesses by providing a complete security infrastructure solution that
 includes people, policy and technology.  PentaSafe's solutions help educate
 people in an organization to comply with information security policies and
 integrates each policy with best of breed security technology -- all designed
 to ensure maximum protection of information assets throughout the enterprise.
 PentaSafe has more than 1200 customers worldwide, including one-third of the
 Fortune 100 and 4 of the "Big 5" auditing firms.  For more information, visit
 www.pentasafe.com.
 
 SOURCE  PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc.