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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. All
other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Press Enquiries:

Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey

éclat MARKETING

Tel: 01628 400 900

e-mail: chris@eclat.co.uk


e-mail: nicola@eclat.co.uk


Solsoft Enquiries

Rachael Bleasdale

Tel: +33 147 15 09 92

e-mail: rachael.bleasdale@solsoft.fr

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