CUPERTINO, Calif. and MAHWAH, N.J. - March 16, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, and Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), the leader in Intelligent Application Switching (IAS), today announced that Radware's Configware Insite is certified as interoperable with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture. Configware Insite is the management tool for Radware's line of Application Switches. This certified integration enables organizations to strengthen their security postures by monitoring network traffic and security events directed through Radware's suite of Intelligent Application Switching products within the Symantec Security Enterprise Architecture.
"Today's network infrastructures are sophisticated, complex, and comprised of a wide variety of diverse systems, devices and services," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president, Security Products and Solutions at Symantec. "To meet the challenges of protecting such intricate yet critical environments, organizations must have a common management framework. The certification of Radware's Configware Insite with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture streamlines the management of security event information, which, in turn, makes it easier for organizations to provide intelligent, prioritized protection."
Radware, a Symantec Technology Partner since March 2003, utilized development tools within the Symantec Technology Partner Program to achieve certified interoperability between Radware's Configware Insite and the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture. Radware's relationship with Symantec began in 2000 when Symantec acquired AXENT Technologies. AXENT had certified Radware as a security partner to offer a hardware-based, dynamic, high-availability load-balancing solution, FireProof, that was interoperable with AXENT's firewall solution, now the Symantec Enterprise Firewall. In 2003, Symantec and Radware announced interoperability between Radware's Content Inspection Director (CID) and Symantec's Anti-Virus Gateway solution for fault tolerant, high performing and scalable antivirus scanning. The integration of Radware's Configware Insite management tool with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture platform is another stage in the two companies' history of cooperation.
"Radware is pleased to achieve interoperability with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture. Our integrated solutions will eliminate the security-performance tradeoffs typically associated with high-performing defense," said Amir Peles, CTO, Radware. "Radware and Symantec's solutions, when running together, will resolve vulnerabilities, while delivering continuous, fault-tolerant and secure mission critical applications."
Integration with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture enables the consolidation and presentation of security data from Symantec solutions and third-party products to the Symantec Security Management System. The certified integration of Radware's Configware Insite with the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture ensures that the data collected from the management tool is available from the Symantec Security Management System.
About 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: Radware Configware Insite, 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 products from the following vendors: Cisco Systems, Check Point Software Technologies, Enterasys Networks, Internet Security Systems, Network Associates, Snort, RedHat, Sun Microsystems, Trend Micro, NetScreen Technologies. 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.
About 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. 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.
Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR) is the Global Leader in Intelligent Application Switching, enabling the complete security, maximum performance, and full availability of all mission-critical networked applications while dramatically cutting operating and scaling costs.
Radware's integrated Application Security, Application Infrastructure, and End-to-End Connectivity solutions are deployed by over 2,500 enterprises and carriers worldwide. Radware offers the broadest product line in the industry, meeting application needs at every critical point across the network, including Web and Application Servers, Firewalls, VPNs, ISP links, Anti-Virus Gateways, and Cache.
Learn more on how Radware Intelligent Application Switching Solutions can enable the security, performance, and availability of mission critical applications at www.radware.com.
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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