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Enterasys Secure Networks Solution Achieves OPSEC Certification from Check Point

  • 27 September, 2004 22:05

<p>Enterasys Networks® (NYSE: ETS), the Secure Networks Company™, today announced that its Enterasys Dragon® Intrusion Defense System has achieved OPSEC™ (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. Through OPSEC certification, Enterasys Dragon now seamlessly integrates with Check Point's market-leading VPN-1®/FireWall-1® Next Generation™ with Application Intelligence software, allowing enterprises to detect and combat against misuse or attacks—both internal and external to the network—across their entire IT infrastructure.</p>
<p>“With the multivendor, complex security systems that many enterprises currently have in place, open, interoperable, layered security solutions continue to be significantly important,” said John Roese, chief technology officer for Enterasys Networks. “Our Secure Networks approach provides customers with the most granular level of security available today. The integration of Dragon with Check Point's VPN-1/FireWall-1 Next Generation with Application Intelligence software enables enterprises to take advantage of these leading security solutions to ensure network reliability and business continuity in the face of ever-increasing security threats.”</p>
<p>Designed specifically to meet the unique and challenging security requirements of the enterprise environment, the Enterasys Dragon Intrusion Defense System offers comprehensive features that deliver improved, embedded network security. With its unique network-based detection and active response capabilities, modular host intrusion detection components, server management and event management, Dragon provides a reliable solution for detecting and responding to the broad array of attacks present in today's constantly changing security landscape. For more information about the Enterasys Dragon Intrusion Defense System, visit</p>
<p>“The Enterasys Dragon product leverages the OPSEC interfaces to provide automated alerts and notifications to VPN-1/FireWall-1 Next Generation with Application Intelligence,” said Upesh Patel, director, business development for Check Point Software Technologies. “Through this integration, customers will extend their abilities to respond in real time to threats aimed at their networks, such as worms, viruses, denial-of-service (DoS) and zero-day attacks or to internal misuse and abuse.”</p>
<p>The Enterasys Secure Networks Advantage</p>
<p>Enterasys’ industry-leading Secure Networks technology and solutions provide the most granular level of security available today, providing visibility and control down to the network device, individual user and application level. The unmatched security comes from the integrated, policy-based management software architecture that works with the embedded security capabilities Enterasys designs into its entire product line. This unique approach offers significant operational and business benefits, unmatched by vendor offerings that simply add hardware or software to multiple network access points in an attempt to increase security. In fact, Secure Networks technology can even make networks with competitors’ equipment more secure.</p>
<p>About Enterasys Networks</p>
<p>Enterasys Networks is the Secure Networks Company, providing enterprise customers with innovative network infrastructure products, services and solutions that deliver the security, productivity and adaptability benefits required by Global 2000 organizations. For more information on Enterasys Secure Networks and the company’s products, including multilayer switches, core routers, WAN routers, wireless LANs, network management, and intrusion defense systems, visit</p>
<p>About Check Point's OPSEC®</p>
<p>OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 350 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</p>
<p>Issued on behalf of Enterasys Networks by Pru Quinlan of Einsteinz Communications. For more information please contact Pru at (02) 9965 7227 or</p>
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<p>Some risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: worldwide and regional economic uncertainty may continue to negatively affect our business and revenue; we have a history of losses in recent years and may not operate profitably in the future; our quarterly operating results may fluctuate, which could cause us to fail to meet quarterly operating targets and result in a decline in our stock price; we earn a substantial portion of our revenue for each quarter in the last month of each quarter, which reduces our ability to accurately forecast our quarterly results and increases the risk that we will be unable to achieve our goals and our financial condition could be harmed; we continue to introduce new products, and if our customers delay product purchases or choose alternative solutions, our revenue could decline, we may incur excess and obsolete inventory charges, and our financial condition could be harmed; there is intense competition in the market for enterprise network equipment, which could prevent us from increasing our revenue and achieving profitability; our competitors may have greater resources than we do, which could harm our competitive position and reduce our market share. We may be unable to effectively manage and increase the productivity of our indirect distribution channels, which may hinder our ability to grow our customer base and increase our revenue; we have experienced significant changes in senior management and our current management team has been together for only a limited time, which could harm our business and operations; a portion of the enterprises we sell to rely in whole or in part on public funding and often face significant budgetary pressure, and if these customers must delay, reduce or forego purchasing from us, our revenue could be harmed; we depend upon a limited number of contract manufacturers for substantially all of our manufacturing requirements, and the loss of any of our primary contract manufacturers would impair our ability to meet the demands of our customers; and those additional risks and uncertainties discussed in our most recent 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2004.</p>
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