CUPERTINO and SANTA CLARA, Calif. - January 27, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, and Teros, the company that secures Web infrastructures from application-level attacks, today announced that the Teros Secure Application Gateway is the first Web-specific application security appliance certified as interoperable with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture. This integration allows organizations to centrally access detailed application security event data collected by the Teros Gateway through the Symantec Security Management System. The data is viewed alongside other intrusion detection and prevention data sources, offering a holistic view of security activity across the enterprise.
With security threats increasing in complexity, enterprises have responded by deploying best-of-breed security solutions from multiple vendors to protect their assets and ensure that critical business applications remain available. This layered infrastructure improves security at the cost of greater network complexity. Faced with the flood of security event data generated by these multiple products, organizations may struggle to identify critical events that threaten the security of their IT environments. The integration of the Teros Gateway with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture enables security administrators to easily view application layer events alongside data from complementary security products to more effectively block attacks.
"Many enterprises today are seeking to enhance manageability of their security infrastructure through integrated solutions to help them make better informed, real-time decisions regarding their security posture," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president, Symantec Enterprise Solutions. "The certification of the Teros Secure Application Gateway's interoperability with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture provides our joint customers with an added layer of protection within a single security management system."
"The certified integration of the Teros Gateway with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture is a key milestone in our partnership with Symantec," said Sanjay Mehta, vice president of business development for Teros. "The seamless delivery of detailed application security event data from the Teros Gateway to the Symantec Security Management System provides IT personnel with a centralized view for responding to attack attempts lodged against protected applications."
Teros joined the Symantec Technology Partner Program in June 2003. Through the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture Software Development Environment, a developers' kit provided by Symantec to vendors in its Technology Partner Program, Teros ensured comprehensive integration of its Teros Secure Application Gateway into the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture. Deployment of the Teros Secure Application Gateway for the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture is scheduled for March 31, 2004.
Teros Secure Application Gateway
The Teros Gateway is a hardened security appliance that is deployed directly in the data path of web traffic and blocks attacks that are not detected by network-based firewalls and intrusion detection systems. The Teros Gateway enforces a positive security model that only permits correct application behavior, without relying on attack signatures. Using unique Deep Stream Inspection™ technology the Teros Gateway analyzes all bi-directional traffic, including SSL-encrypted communications, to secure applications. It does not impose any modification to web applications. The Teros Gateway provides complete protection against all 16 classes of application vulnerabilities. In addition, the Teros Gateway protects personal data and prevents identity theft by stopping credit card, social security, and account numbers from leaking out of a web application.
Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture
The Symantec Security Management System and other Symantec products are built in compliance with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture, which provides a standards-based interoperability framework for Symantec and third-party solutions to work together to provide secure, manageable, and scalable enterprise security. Customer environments are heterogeneous and often contain security products from many vendors. Therefore, architectural interoperability is a critical enabler to enterprises that need strong security and centralized management.
The Symantec Security Management System supports several third-party products through integration with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture. The following products have been certified to date: Teros 100 Secure Application Gateway, FaceTime IM Guardian, Sanctum AppShield, Top Layer Attack Mitigator and ForeScout ActiveScout. Collectors for these products are available through the respective product vendor. Symantec also provides Symantec Event Collectors for the following products to date: Cisco PIX, Check Point VPN-1/Firewall-1, Enterasys Network Dragon, ISS RealSecure SiteProtector, ISS Real Secure Workgroup Manager, Network Associates ePO and VirusScan, Snort, Linux and Sun Solaris Operating Systems, Trend Micro Gateway and Groupware. In addition, the following Symantec products integrate with or use the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture as a foundation: Symantec Client Security, Symantec Gateway Security, Symantec Host IDS, Symantec Vulnerability Assessment, Symantec Incident Manager, and Symantec Event Managers for AntiVirus, Firewall, Intrusion Protection and Client Security.
Symantec Technology Partner Program
The Symantec Technology Partner Program establishes standards for how diverse security and infrastructure products from multiple vendors can work together with Symantec technologies to simplify complex enterprise networks for joint customers. The Symantec Technology Partner Program offers comprehensive integration tools, development support, joint sales and marketing resources, and product certification for those partners interested in integrating with Symantec's industry-leading security solutions and the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture. Partners whose solutions meet Symantec's established criteria for interoperability earn the use of applicable Symantec certification logos. Detailed information on the program procedures, requirements and benefits can be found at www.symantec.com/technologypartners.
Teros was founded in 2000 and develops quick-to-deploy, self-configuring secure application gateways that protect web servers, applications and databases from known and undocumented security vulnerabilities and attacks without relying on signatures. Teros customers are Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and large web site operators that need to protect sensitive web-based applications and data from unauthorized access or malicious use, and comply with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, GLBA, the California SSN Privacy Law, and the California Database Security Breach Notification Act. Teros is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, California. To contact Teros call 408-850-0800, visit us on the web at www.teros.com, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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