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StoneGate IPS passes strict and comprehensive testing for security, management and performance

Reading, England – 21 January 2008 – Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, today announced its StoneGate IPS-2000 intrusion prevention system has received certification from ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business. Stonesoft becomes one of a select few vendors to achieve this distinction for network-based intrusion prevention systems.

“We are pleased that the StoneGate IPS-2000 met our certification criteria and welcome it to our list of certified products,” said George Japak, managing director of ICSA Labs. “Preventing network-based intrusions is critical for enterprises and we take great pride in designing our tests to be rigorously demanding, comprehensive and meaningful.”

“We are pleased that our StoneGate IPS-2000 has passed the exacting network IPS certification testing performed by ICSA Labs, particularly as this certification is known and respected in the field for its extremely strict testing methodology and criteria,” said Klaus Majewski, product marketing manager at Stonesoft. “In fact, Network IPS products from only four companies including ours are certified by ICSA Labs at this time. Receiving the ICSA Labs network IPS certification further validates that Stonesoft is an agile and innovative technology company and confirms our commitment to providing our customers and partners with solutions to properly secure the data traversing their networks.”

The StoneGate IPS-2000 attained ICSA Labs' Network IPS Certification after stringent and simultaneous security, management and performance testing. Based on research, industry cooperation and end-user feedback, ICSA Labs' testing methodology includes attacks targeting vulnerabilities that are pertinent to enterprise end users, attacks disguised by evasion techniques, denial-of-service attacks, network performance and latency measurements as well as administrative function tests. These aspects are tested simultaneously to provide reliable results depicting how network IPS devices may operate in an actual enterprise environment.

The StoneGate IPS-2000 uses multiple, accurate network traffic analysis techniques to protect vulnerable applications and operating systems on intranets and in demilitarized zones (DMZs) from network threats. StoneGate IPS also includes protection from abuse, including denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and unwanted application usage, such as peer-to-peer communication and streaming media protocols.

StoneGate IPS provides flexible deployment options in both inline IPS and IDS modes and is ideally suited for customers with consolidated and/or distributed security environments. With the Transparent Access Control (TAC) module, StoneGate IPS allows easy and cost-effective network segmentation and access control for internal networks.

StoneGate IPS is an essential part of the StoneGate product family comprised of the StoneGate Management Center (SMC), Firewall/VPN and SSL VPN. The StoneGate product family was designed to provide the full benefits of a unified management system including shared logging, reporting and auditing.

For more information about the ICSA Labs' Network IPS certification testing program, the criteria used in testing, or to review the free certification testing reports, please visit http://www.icsalabs.com/nips.

The NIPS Certification Testing Report on StoneGate IPS-2000 is available for download as a PDF file at
https://www.icsalabs.com/icsa/docs/html/communities/nips/cer....

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs is an independent division of Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ). ICSA Labs offers vendor-neutral testing and certification of security products for hundreds of the world's top security vendors. Businesses rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. For more information about ICSA Labs, please visit: http://www.icsalabs.com.

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organisations. Stonesoft customers include enterprises with growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.

StoneGate™ secure connectivity solution unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system. The key benefits of StoneGate secure connectivity solution include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio and high ROI.
StoneGate Management Centre provides unified management for StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defence all over the enterprise network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile and remote use.

Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.

For more details:

Tiru Thiruvilangam or Sally Forge
Prompt Communications on behalf of Stonesoft
Tel: 020 8996 1646 / Out of hours: 07780 687813
Email: tiru@prompt-communications.com / sforge@prompt-communications.com

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Stonesoft Corporation
Klaus Majewski, Product Marketing Manager
Tel. +358 9 476 711
E-mail: klaus.majewski@stonesoft.com

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