Third Brigade's Host Intrusion Prevention System Protects Latest Microsoft Vulnerabilities

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New unpatched WMF vulnerabilities also protected.

Third Brigade, Inc. (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) today announced that customers that have deployed Deep Security, its advanced Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), are protected from attacks that could exploit two new vulnerabilities disclosed in the January Microsoft security bulletin.

One of the critical vulnerabilities (MS06-02) affects the Windows platform and can be exploited by visiting a malicious web site or by viewing a specially crafted e-mail message. The other (MS06-03) affects Microsoft Exchange servers and Microsoft Outlook clients. An attacker who successfully exploited either of these critical vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. They could then install programs, view, change or delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights.

In addition, Third Brigade Deep Security customers are also protected from the new WMF vulnerabilities discovered this week for which a patch has not yet been released by Microsoft.

“Patching is not the only way to mitigate the risk associated with software vulnerabilities, and alternative approaches need to be considered,” said Brian O’Higgins, CTO of Third Brigade, Inc. “Third Brigade’s advanced, host-based intrusion prevention system provides effective, proactive protection for a wide range of vulnerabilities.”

Third Brigade customers automatically receive updates with the latest filters that protect against these and other vulnerabilities. Third Brigade Deep Security proactively stops attacks before they impact hosts, helps ensure compliance with industry regulations such as PCI (including Visa CISP, Mastercard SDP), Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA and corporate policies, reduces operating costs, and prevents service disruptions caused by attacks.

For Third Brigade's security dispatch on today's Microsoft security bulletins, click here:

http://www.thirdbrigade.com/security/dispatches.html

For more information on the Microsoft security bulletin, click here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-jan.mspx

For information on Third Brigade Deep Security, click here: http://www.thirdbrigade.com/products/index.html

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade provides Host Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS) 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 attacks before they impact hosts, 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.

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Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(M) 613-858-4407

(T) 613-599-4505 x3001

kathryn.schwab@thirdbrigade.com

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