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Solsoft NP 4.2 offers management support for Check Point FireWall-1
and support for other firewall devices

London, April 20, 2001 - Solsoft Inc., the leading provider of policy
management for e-Business security, today announced the release of
Solsoft
NP 4.2, an advanced security management solution. Solsoft NP 4.2 now
makes
it possible to import existing Check Point policies into Solsoft NP as
well
as support for other firewall devices. This unique feature allows users
to
integrate the security configurations they have already defined for
their
Check Point FireWall-1 devices directly into the Solsoft NP workspace.

By eliminating the need to build policies from scratch, this new feature
saves users considerable time in the process of defining their network
topologies and ensures that security policies are defined consistently
across the network.

Solsoft NP's support for Check Point FireWall-1 also allows users to
manage
their firewalls together with firewalls and routers from other
manufacturers
using the same graphical interface, instead of using different
management
tools. It also makes it possible to manage several Check Point
Firewalls
from one central management server instead of having to manage multiple
servers separately.

"Solsoft NP 4.2 will enable our customers to save time and effort when
defining security policies across their networks," said Steve Cornish,
VP of
Northern Europe for Solsoft. "We spend a lot of time in research and
development so that our technology is not only cutting edge but also
provides instant benefits when securing a network."
The Check Point FireWall-1 import feature includes:
* Import of FireWall-1 4.0 and 4.1 management server
* Import of FireWall-1 objects
* Import of FireWall-1 policy rules
* Automatic creation of objects and flow diagrams into Solsoft NP
* Capability to import from multiple FireWall-1 management servers
into the same Solsoft NP project
* Complete import report
* Detailed tracking of objects in the FireWall-1 management server

Amongst other firewall improvements, Solsoft NP 4.2 offers:

- Secured upload via SSH: Solsoft NP 4.2 now makes it possible to
communicate with the network's filtering devices through an encrypted
flow
using SSH. By allowing users to build a secure connection between their
administration machine and their devices, this feature is an additional
method of securing the policy download from hackers.

The SSH upload feature is available for the following devices:
- Cisco IOS (from 12.1)
- Cisco Secure PIX Firewall (from 5.1)
- Check Point FireWall-1 4.0 and 4.1 management server
- Linux NetFilter, IP Chains, IP Firewall, IP Filter

- Support for Linux NetFilter: NetFilter is the most advanced Linux
firewall
to this date; released in January 2001 and shipped with the new 2.4
version
of Linux, NetFilter offers stateful inspection, advanced NAT support and
other advanced functionalities.

About Solsoft NP and Its Applications
Solsoft's flagship product, Solsoft NP, provides a powerful, scalable
solution for managing e-Business security policies. With Solsoft NP,
customers can visually create, deploy, enforce, and audit security
policies
from a central location, across multiple networks and devices -
including
routers, firewalls, and layer 3 switches. Solsoft NP automatically
converts
the visual representation of security policies into consistent,
optimised,
error-free access control lists (ACLs) in the native language of the
network
devices, automatically deploying the generated ACLs throughout the
network.
Solsoft NP runs on most common operating systems, including Windows 95,
98,
NT 4.0 and 2000, Sun Solaris, UNIX AIX, HP-UX, and Linux. It supports
all
standard and custom IP protocols and the majority of routers and layer 3
switches. Solsoft NP is certified with HP OpenView's Network Node
Manager
v6.1. Extremely scalable, there are no hard limits to the number of
devices
or the size of the network it can support.

About Solsoft UK Ltd.
As the leading provider of policy management for e-Business security,
Solsoft is recognised as a pioneer for its innovative approach and
market-leading competency. The company's product line, Solsoft NP,
provides
organisations with the ability to reduce their cost of security
ownership,
while improving the overall security of their intranet, distributed
branch
offices, e-Commerce, and extranet implementations. Solsoft's customers
represent business segments ranging from high-growth dot-com companies
to
the more traditional large manufacturing companies. The company is
funded
by several industry-leading investors including: The Carlyle Group,
Cita,
Innovacom-Technocom, Intel Capital, Ventech, Société Générale: Asset
Management, Sofinnova Partners and Viventures. Solsoft is headquartered
in
Mountain View, California and Paris, France.

For additional information about Solsoft, visit http://www.solsoft.com.

Press Enquiries:
Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey
éclat MARKETING
Tel: +44 1628 400 900
e-mail: chris@eclat.co.uk
e-mail: nicola@eclat.co.uk

Solsoft Enquiries
Hind Dahbi
Tel: +001 650 428 2805
e-mail: hind.dahbi@solsoft.com



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