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- PentaSafe urges companies to implement an information security policy to limit vulnerability to hackers -

18 January 2001, Farnham, UK - The recent hack attack of a well known high-street retailer’s website could have been detected and avoided, say leading information security experts PentaSafe Security Technologies Ltd. By implementing a well developed security policy, organisations can significantly reduce the threat posed by malicious hackers, and the subsequent costs associated with hack attacks. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, hackers cost businesses $1.6 trillion in 2000.

"The detection and prevention of unauthorised access to systems and secure data must be part of a responsible company's overall security policy" said Malcolm Skinner, PentaSafe Security Technologies Product Marketing Director. "Nobody can predict when a malicious security breach will happen, so it is vital to have policies in place to deal with any eventuality."

Although the most recent attack was by an external hacker, PentaSafe warns that a businesses security is at a far greater risk from its own staff; disgruntled employees who deliberately set out to destroy or damage data, or staff that accidentally make an error that then has a subsequent effect on the company’s data security.

"The internet has provided easy-to-open 'desktop doorways' where valuable data can leave a company" said Malcolm Skinner. "PentaSafe security software creates business focussed security policies that could help keep those doors closed."
PentaSafe Security Technologies Ltd. offer a comprehensive set of security management solutions that create and deploy security policies throughout an organisation, providing the ability to audit, secure and detect breaches across five key layers of an IT environment from a single point of control.

PentaSafe protects operating systems, databases, applications, web servers and middleware and, when enterprise-wide data integrity is a key issue, can offer secure, unrivalled peace of mind.

PentaSafe counts four of the Big Five auditing firms and a third of the Fortune 100 companies as clients. It offers a comprehensive set of security management solutions that create and deploy security policies throughout an organisation, providing the ability to audit, secure and detect intrusions across five key layers of an IT environment from a single point of control.

PentaSafe’s VigilEnt Policy Centre provides a comprehensive security policy management solution that automates the creation, distribution and management of corporate security policies. VigilEnt Policy Centre incorporates best practices for information security policies from Charles Cresson Wood, the recognised expert in information security and author of Information Security Policy Made Easy.


About PentaSafe Security Technologies

PentaSafe Security Technologies, Ltd. provides software solutions that help to secure business critical operating systems, web servers, databases, and applications. PentaSafe's technology provides companies with a systematic way to define and implement IT security policies, and monitor compliance.

PentaSafe's flagship product line, VigilEnt EnterpriseSecurity Solution, simplifies IT security management by providing vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, and user management capabilities for mixed IT environments from a central point of control. Today, over 1,500 customers use PentaSafe solutions-including 4 of the "Big 5" auditing firms and one-third of the Fortune 100. More information about PentaSafe may be obtained at www.pentasafe.com.

PentaSafe and VigilEnt are registered trademarks of PentaSafe Security Technologies, Ltd. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the company with which they are associated.

Portions of this document may constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined by federal law. Although the company believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Any such statements are made in reliance on the "safe harbor" protections provided under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in the company's annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information about PentaSafe please contact:

Malcolm Skinner

PentaSafe Security Technologies Ltd

The Millennium Centre

Crosby Way

Farnham

Surrey

GU9 7XX

Tel: 08700 765400

Fax: 08700 765401

http://www.pentasafe.com


Press contact:

Gino Mainolfi

NSPR

Tel: 01344 873445

E-mail: gino@nspr.demon.co.uk

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