Solsoft releases universal version of e-Business security management software Friday 17 November 2000 PDF Print Now supports of Cisco Secure PIX Firewall and Check Point FireWall-1 London, November 17, 2000 - Solsoft, Inc., the leading provider of policy management for e-Business security, today announced support for Cisco Secure PIX Firewall 5.x and Check Point FireWall-1, making Solsoft NP the only solution capable of providing security management services for all leading firewalls, routers and switches. With Solsoft NP businesses can now define, deploy and enforce security policies for the two leading firewalls, as well as for their other network devices, using a single central management platform. "Today's e-Business networks are comprised of a variety of multi-vendor devices each requiring individual management to generate device-specific instructions," explained Vic Langford, CEO and Chairman of Solsoft. "By adding support for the two leading firewall products (Cisco and Check Point) to our wide range of devices already supported, Solsoft gives businesses the edge they need to improve the security of their enterprise while reducing management overhead." Solsoft NP 4.1 optimises the filtering features on all current versions of both Cisco Secure PIX Firewalls, including the recently released versions 5.1 and 5.2, as well as Check Point FireWall-1 versions 4.0 and 4.1. Using Solsoft NP 4.1, security rules of both Cisco Secure PIX Firewall and Check Point FireWall-1 can be configured, deployed and managed from a central graphical interface, thus avoiding the need to manage several configuration databases separately. Solsoft NP 4.1 also automates the definition of IP filtering flow paths on these devices, thus eliminating the need for complex calculations. These automated features allow businesses to realise important timesavings and reduce their security cost-of-ownership. Solsoft NP 4.1 is currently available through Solsoft and its distributors and resellers worldwide. Pricing starts at $2,000 and is based on the number and type of devices configured. 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. Solsoft boasts close to 100 customers worldwide, including Alcatel, Convergent Communications, Elf Exploration and Development, Renault, and one of Europe's largest banks - Société Générale. Customers realise significant cost and timesavings with the simple definition of complex and granular security policies, together with the automatic and efficient deployment across heterogeneous networks. Solsoft NP is used today to manage access security on thousands of Cisco, Nortel, Linux, and other routers, firewalls and switches in their production e-Business network environments. About Solsoft, Inc. As the leading provider of policy management for e-Business security since 1996, 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 Solsoft, Inc, Solsoft and Solsoft NP are trademarks of Solsoft. 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