Third Brigade Announces Its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Now Supports Sun Solaris

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Intrusion prevention system controls growing security risks to mission critical applications.

Third Brigade, Inc. (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) today announced that its intrusion prevention system supports the Solaris ™ 8, Solaris ™ 9 and the Solaris™ 10 Operating Systems (OS). Third Brigade Deep Security 3, which began shipping in July, allows Sun Microsystems’ customers in government, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, higher education and other sectors to maintain control over IT assets that are threatened by growing security risks. Intrusion prevention provides a last line of defense against a broad range of network attacks, helps ensure compliance with SOX, HIPAA, FISMA, CISP and other regulations, and maintain business continuity.

“Targeted attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in both custom-built and COTS applications are becoming more prevalent, sophisticated and difficult to defend against,” said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade. “We are excited to provide the Solaris community with an advanced, proactive, host-based intrusion prevention system that allows enterprises to maintain control of their systems,” he added.

Third Brigade Deep Security (http://www.thirdbrigade.com/products/index.html) comprises two main components: Deep Security Manager and Deep Security Agent. The Manager is a role-based, central management platform that allows administrators to create and enforce security policies across Solaris, Linux, Windows, and other types of hosts in large IT environments, with little management overhead. The Agent, which now runs on the Solaris 8, Solaris 9 and the Solaris 10 OS, is a small-footprint software component that combines a high-performance stateful firewall, and deep packet inspection. The stateful firewall reduces the attack surface of hosts by controlling network access to intended services. Deep packet inspection shields vulnerabilities from being exploited by filtering out known and unknown attacks and protocol anomalies.

"With Solaris 10 we've added advanced security features such as process rights management previously found only in our military grade trusted Solaris product and new features such as Secure Execution and Solaris Containers," said Tom Goguen, VP Software Product Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "We welcome support for Third Brigade's intrusion prevention system on the most secure operating system we've ever released."

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade provides host-based intrusion prevention systems to financial services, government, health care, telecommunications and other organizations that need to implement security best practices as part of a defense-in-depth strategy. Our Deep Security solutions give you greater control of your business. They stop network attacks before they impact hosts and web applications, help ensure compliance with regulations and policies, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike others, Third Brigade provides an innovative hybrid approach, a positive security model, proactive defense, and a powerful administrative platform.

Third Brigade is part of the Sun(SM) Partner Advantage Program. Its corporate headquarters is in Ottawa, Canada, and its US headquarters is in Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.thirdbrigade.com.

Sun, Sun Microsystems the Sun logo, Solaris, and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

For more information, or to arrange a product demonstration, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(T) 613-599-4505 x3001

(M) 613-858-4407

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