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v-Sentry enables businesses to securely deploy SOA

Stand D160, Infosecurity Europe, Olympia (24 April 2007) – Bee Ware announced today the launch of v-Sentry, a comprehensive application layer gateway that protects both web applications and web services, without sacrificing performance. Developed with Bee Ware’s web services security partner Vordel, v-Sentry allows businesses to take full advantage of web service interfaces, assured in the knowledge that their back-end systems are not exposed to malicious XML and other web application threats.

“Service Oriented Architecture is a business enabler, not only does it instill new life into legacy applications, it also means more efficient business processes,” comments Christophe Guyard, CEO of Bee Ware. “The flip side is that it also provides new entry points for malware and hackers to launch their attack. As backend systems are gradually interconnected and exposed to queries, so organisations are faced with a new set of security requirements.”

Supporting standards such as WS-Security and SAML, v-Sentry links access control policies into identity management infrastructure and blocks threats within XML messages, SOAP attachments and at the HTTP level. Policies to manage security are easily created using a simple drag and drop interface and unlike competitive products there is no complicated configuration of code. This makes it quick and painless to create sophisticated policies to manage an organisation’s HTML and XML-based traffic.

“Applications which process HTML and XML can be attacked at a number of levels, so a unified approach that focuses on business objectives, independent of business constraints, is vital in managing and securing application delivery,” says Vic Morris, CEO of Vordel. “Combining both web application and Web Services security into a single appliance, not only has a favourable impact on costs, it also mitigates against the inherent risks associated with web delivery.”

Included in v-Sentry is ICX technology, which forms the foundation of all Bee Ware products and provides proactive web application protection through the use of advanced algorithms for analysing, classifying and filtering application traffic. v-Sentry’s log storage and management engine allows network administrators to easily track and sort security events and generate management dashboard reports. All XML web services-based transactions can be archived in a tamperproof store to satisfy audit requirements.

Additional features in v-Sentry include:

• Web & XML threat prevention, including protection against zero day attacks

• Granular authorisation and support for identity management infrastructure such as LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory

• Web site cloaking and infrastructure dissimulation, which mask information about a website and IT systems that a hacker could otherwise use to infiltrate an organisation

• The encryption or deleting of sensitive data such as customer name or ID, to address privacy concerns

• Vordel’s patented VXA acceleration system to ensure optimised performance

• Load balancing to protect web servers and afford high availability

• Real time monitoring and alert mechanism including support for syslog and firewall blacklisting

Peapod (UK) Limited has been appointed as the exclusive Centre of Competence for Bee Ware in the UK.

For more information please visit www.v-sentry.net

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About Bee Ware

Bee Ware is the leading provider of secure web enabled delivery solutions. Built to Open Standards, Bee Ware's award-winning appliance based solutions ensure security, high performance and business continuity for the world's most demanding organisations. Bee Ware customers include Barclay’s Bank, Clearstream, KBC and Rolex. Headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, Bee Ware has operations throughout Europe. For more information visit, www.bee-ware.net

About Vordel

Vordel provides high performance, enterprise-level hardware and software products that enable enterprises confidently deploy SOA. By applying security management to SOA, Vordel allows its customers to govern Web Service usage and ensure service performance. Vordel customers include Allianz, Badenia, British American Tobacco, Ericsson, Fortis ASR, Mazda, Telefonica, Telecom Italia Mobile, and Government agencies in the US and worldwide. www.vordel.com

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