Privacyware Releases ThreatSentry 4 Web Application Firewall for IIS 7 and Windows Server 2008

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Privacyware has released a new version of its award-winning ThreatSentry IIS Web Application Firewall. The update offers support for IIS7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 x86 and x64 as well as several new features and configuration capabilities.

ThreatSentry 4

”Beyond expanded Operating System support, ThreatSentry 4 delivers superior performance and several high-demand enhancements that further strengthen its value proposition among available IIS Web Application Firewall offerings.”

Privacyware (], an innovative provider of pc security, web application firewall and security data analytics software, today announced the release of an important upgrade of its award-winning ThreatSentry IIS and Intrusion Prevention solution. ThreatSentry 4 supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7 on 32 and 64 bit systems and includes several new features and configuration capabilities that help administrators improve web application security and comply with regulatory demands such as Section 6.6 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

“ThreatSentry 4 reflects our continued commitment to the administrators and other IT personnel of small and mid-sized businesses accountable for the security, compliance and availability of their vital web applications and the safety of private data,” said Privacyware CEO, Greg Salvato.”We’ve re-architected ThreatSentry to deliver not only expanded Operating System support, but superior performance and several high-demand enhancements as well. Combined, these advances further strengthen ThreatSentry’s value proposition among the available IIS web application firewall offerings.”

Some of the key enhancements available in ThreatSentry 4 include:

  • Expanded OS support: Windows Server 2008 R2 x86/x64, IIS 5, 6 & 7x.
  • Parameter filtering for specific request types – POST, GET, etc.
  • Rule-specific URL/s exclusion capabilities.
  • URI Encoding support.
  • Regular Expression support for parameter rules/filtering.
  • Non-display of Sensitive Data.
  • Enhanced support for local or external SQL Server implementation.

An ISAPI Extension hosted in MMC, ThreatSentry’s knowledgebase of pre-configured filters are designed to identify and block a broad range of web application threats including Structured Query Language (SQL) Injection, DoS, Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF/XSRF), Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and other attack techniques.

ThreatSentry’s conventional defense capabilities are augmented by a behavior-based Intrusion prevention component founded on specialized artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that profile typical request activity and can detect unusual events and patterns indicative of zero-day and targeted attacks. Default configuration settings are designed to deliver optimal out-of-box performance and administrative control. Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is made possible through aggressive license pricing targeted for organizations of any size and exceptional ease of deployment and ongoing maintenance.

Pricing and Availability
ThreatSentry is available for purchase or 30-day trial download via the Privacyware web site: or through business partners worldwide. ThreatSentry pricing starts at $649 per server and supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 and Internet Information Services (IIS) 7/6/5. For more information, please visit Privacyware at or call 732-212-8110 x235.

About Privacyware
Privacyware ( is an innovative provider of award-winning pc security, web application firewall and security data analytics software. Privacyware products leverage conventional and neural analytics technologies to help systems administrators, IT security and compliance personnel more effectively identify, understand and prevent malicious, unauthorized and/or deviant computing system activity. Privacyware is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

CONTACT: Gregory Salvato - Privacyware, (732)-212-8110, x235. sales(at)privacyware(dot)com

Privacyware and ThreatSentry are registered trademarks of PWI, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Copyright(C) 2010 PWI, inc. All rights reserved.

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