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21 September 2001, Farnham UK - PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of IT security policy and nfrastructure solutions, announced the availability of a free downloadable tool that will identify if a Web server system is vulnerable to the Nimda or Code Red Worm. The free software is a subset of PentaSafe's VigilEnt Security Agent for Web Servers software.

The tool may be downloaded from PentaSafe's corporate Web site at:

Or read more about VigilEnt Security Agent for Web Servers here:

On September 18, 2001, the Nimda Worm infected thousands of systems world-wide. The Nimda worm exploits several previously known vulnerabilities, including those that were exploited by the Code Red worm just over two months ago. PentaSafe's free software will scan systems to determine if the script mapping running on the Web server makes it vulnerable to Code Red, Code Red II, and Nimda. In addition, it checks for the other vulnerabilities that are exploited by the Nimda worm and provides
recommendations for correcting the vulnerabilities. The full version of VigilEnt Security Agent for Web Servers assesses the security state of Web Servers for vulnerabilities of all types, including the Nimda worm. To find out if your web servers are vulnerable to the Nimda worm, get this free version of VigilEnt Security Agent for Web Servers: For more information regarding the Nimda worm, please refer to the Microsoft advisory or CERT advisory.

About PentaSafe Security Technologies

PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc. enables companies to safely grow by providing a complete security infrastructure solution for people, policy, and technology. Unlike any other vendor, PentaSafe's solutions help educate the people in an organization to comply with information security policies and integrates each policy with best of security technology - all designed to ensure maximum protection of information security assets across the enterprise. PentaSafe's solutions help to protect operating systems, databases, Web servers, enterprise applications and Web applications. PentaSafe's solutions are used worldwide by over 1200 auditing and security professionals, including 4 of the "Big 5" auditing firms and one-third of the Fortune 100.

For more information, visit PentaSafe at

PentaSafe press contact:

Gino Mainolfi
Tel: 01344 873445


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