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Vidius Achieves OPSEC Certification from Check Point

Vidius Achieves OPSEC Certification from Check Point

PortAuthority Seamlessly Integrates with Check PointÂ’s Leading Internet Security Software to Secure Networks From Unauthorized Remote Access to Instant Messaging Applications

(PRWEB) December 4, 2003

Los Angeles, California – December 8, 2003 – Vidius, Inc., today announced that its Vidius PortAuthority® has achieved OPSEC™ (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. Through OPSEC certification, Vidius PortAuthority seamlessly integrates with Check Point's market-leading VPN-1® SecureClient software using OPSEC interfaces to block remote users from accessing instant messaging (IM) applications.

A growing number of enterprises rely on Check Point's sophisticated security technology for multi-layered defense systems. Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient provides Secure Configuration Verification (SCV) checks, a set of conditions that define a securely configured client system, ensuring remote users are secure prior to connecting to the corporate VPN. Vidius PortAuthority relays IM client information to Check Point VPN-1 SecureClient, which then drops the network connection to prevent corporate information from being disseminated over IM applications.

"PortAuthorityÂ’s tight integration with VPN-1 SecureClient provides customers with added assurance that only secure remote desktops legitimately access corporate resources. As information security needs become more complex, Vidius is committed to providing customers with effortless IM application security deployment and management within multi-layered security infrastructure environments," said Ariel Peled, CTO of Vidius.

“Our customers realize that IM applications pose a potential threat to corporate integrity,” said Upesh Patel, director, business development, for Check Point Software Technologies. "By securing the network against IM applications, security administrators can be assured that their remote employees maintain the same high levels of security as on-site employees, and we are pleased to OPSEC certify Vidius’s PortAuthority.”

About PortAuthority

PortAuthority is used to detect clients running IM applications and report this to Check PointÂ’s VPN-1 SecureClient. This enables VPN-1 SecureClient to block the VPN tunnel for any client that does not comply with the centrally managed IM policy. PortAuthority is built using Check PointÂ’s OPSEC interfaces.

About PortAuthority

PortAuthority is used to detect clients running IM applications and report this to Check PointÂ’s VPN-1 SecureClient. This enables VPN-1 SecureClient to block the VPN tunnel for any client that does not comply with the centrally managed IM policy. PortAuthority is built using Check PointÂ’s OPSEC interfaces.

About Vidius

Founded in March 2000, Vidius is a privately held, venture-funded company that is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., Vidius, Inc. is the developer of PortAuthority™, security software that transparently prevents information from being distributed to unauthorized personnel – inside the enterprise and beyond. Its products are in use by leading banks, healthcare, pharmaceutical and research organizations worldwide to protect private and sensitive information. Its unique information identification technology is the foundation of PortAuthority™ and the company has filed over 24 patents related to securing and tracking digital assets.

About Check Point's OPSEC

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 350 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit http://www. opsec. com (http://www. opsec. com).