Third Brigade's Intrusion Prevention System Stops Attacks that Could Exploit New Microsoft Vulnerabilities

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Third Brigade, Inc. ( today announced that customers that have deployed Deep Security, its advanced Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), are protected from attacks that could exploit multiple new software vulnerabilities disclosed in the February Microsoft security bulletin.

Two of the seven vulnerabilities are rated as critical. These critical vulnerabilities exist in Internet Explorer (MS06-004) and Windows Media Player (MS06-005) because of the way that each application handles images. An attacker could exploit either vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted image that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visited a malicious Web site, opened or previewed an e-mail message, or opened a specially crafted attachment in e-mail. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system, and install programs, view, change or delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights.

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:
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About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. Third Brigade Deep Security gives you greater control of your business. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data and hosts. It also helps ensure compliance with industry and government regulations, and corporate policies. And it maximizes the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade’s is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground-up for intrusion prevention, and is small, fast and simple.

For more information, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(T) 613-599-4505 x2238 (NEW)

(M) 613-858-4407


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