Sunnyvale, CA - September 22, 2003 - Ubizen® (Euronext: UBI), a leading provider of Managed Security Solutions (MSS) for global businesses, and NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN), today announced that Ubizen has joined the NetScreen Global Security Alliance. Concurrently, Ubizen announced it has added monitoring and management support for NetScreen’s portfolio of integrated firewall and virtual private network (VPN) security solutions to the Ubizen OnlineGuardian® services.
Ubizen OnlineGuardian managed security services provide 24x7 monitoring and management of Ubizen customers’ networks and application-level security components. When deployed with NetScreen’s integrated security solutions, enterprise customers can improve their security posture, while simultaneously reducing costs and freeing valuable IT resources to focus on their core business.
“Ubizen’s customer base is dominated by large multi-national and financial organizations. These businesses typically have invested and installed varying brands of security devices. As a security partner to these organizations, Ubizen OnlineGuardian is vendor agnostic, providing support for both legacy and new strategic choices,” said Carlo Schüpp, executive vice president of Ubizen Technology. “As a leading security solution provider that is clearly gaining market share, we are pleased to add NetScreen to the list of products Ubizen supports, demonstrating our commitment to provide a flexible and scalable managed security solution for our customers.”
The Ubizen OnlineGuardian services portfolio includes support for NetScreen’s complete range of firewall and VPN products. Ubizen OnlineGuardian and NetScreen’s high-performance security devices are especially complementary because they combine the innovative, scalable network security solutions of NetScreen with the worldwide, proactive and scalable services delivered from Ubizen.
“We are delighted that Ubizen chose to join our Global Security Alliance and we’re pleased to have our family of products managed and monitored by a managed security service provider of the caliber of Ubizen,” said Janine Roth, vice president of business development for NetScreen. “The Ubizen-NetScreen affiliation offers a powerful security combination to the customers of both companies.”
About Ubizen OnlineGuardian Service
Ubizen OnlineGuardian currently manages over 3,000 security devices worldwide and continually monitors the security devices from one of three global Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Two of the Ubizen SOCs operate in pairing-mode and ensures the continuous availability of services, even in the case of natural disasters.
Part of the Ubizen management cycle involves collecting data from the security devices and sending it to Ubizen’s State and Event Analysis Machine (SEAM™) in real time over encrypted lines. Ubizen’s proprietary SEAM Technology processes millions of events each day, quickly analyzing them and highlighting only those that may pose a security risk. This allows Ubizen analysts to take corrective action before an actual attack occurs.
Ubizen OnlineGuardian Managed Security Solutions manage, monitor and support those solutions on a 24x7x365 basis and are backed by rigorous service level agreements.
About The NetScreen Global Security Alliance
To join the NetScreen Global Security Alliance, members’ products and services undergo testing to certify the functionality and interoperability of the two companies’ offerings, thereby ensuring the customers’ satisfaction with the combined solution. For more information about the NetScreen Global Security Alliance, visit: http://www.netscreen.com/alliances/index.html.
Ubizen® is a principal provider of Managed Security Solutions for global businesses. Companies rely on Ubizen OnlineGuardian® services to manage, monitor and support security devices 24x7x365. Ubizen’s Professional Services complement Ubizen OnlineGuardian managed services, by helping enterprises plan and implement security policies and infrastructures. Ubizen is also pioneering solutions for Application Security.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements about events and circumstances that have not yet occurred. For example, words such as “will”, “can”, “provide”, “enabling” and “continue”, or other statements in the future tense, are forward-looking statements. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from expectations in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include whether the market for security products will grow as projected, if at all, whether demand for NetScreen products will continue, whether new products, if and when introduced, will be successful and whether products will perform as expected.