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eEye Digital Security Joins Citrix Alliance Partner Program and Introduces New Products for Secure Enterprise Access

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Access and security leaders team to deliver integrated solution blending SSL VPNs, secure access, endpoint security and vulnerability management

(ALISO VIEJO) March 6, 2006 — eEye Digital Security®, the leading developer of endpoint security and vulnerability management software solutions, as well as the industry’s foremost contributor to security research and education, today announced that it has become a Citrix Alliance Partner. Further, eEye has combined its award-winning risk management solutions with the Citrix Access Suite™ to deliver the industry’s most complete solution for secure access, enabling enterprises to scan remote machines for vulnerabilities or malware, use policies to determine the level of network access and provide preemptive endpoint security for any connecting device. This combined solution leverages eEye’s Retina® Network Security Scanner, REM™ Security Management Console and Blink® Endpoint Vulnerability Prevention, eEye’s powerful endpoint security software, a version of which has been tailored specifically for Citrix server environments.

“As network-level security technologies have improved, attackers are targeting weaker links within the network,” stated Ross Brown, eEye’s COO. “Citrix already delivers the Citrix Access Gateway as a secure hardened appliance. However, additional servers that are exposed to the Internet, as well as both roaming and internal users, are seen by attackers as a means of entry to the network. This joint solution eliminates those points of entry by securing servers and locking down endpoints without limiting the access that enterprises need to remain productive.”

eEye and Citrix will market these solutions through their respective channel programs. The combined solution is designed to enable enterprises to:

  • Deliver Complete Secure Access to Any Enterprise Resource
  • Enforce Regulatory and Policy Compliance
  • Secure Borderless Networks
  • Eliminate “Panic Patching”
  • Deliver Protection from Evolving Threats
  • Protect Networks from Internal, “Socially Engineered” Threats

eEye’s risk management products augment the endpoint analysis within Citrix access solutions by delivering increased security for the servers and endpoints (e.g. remote laptops and desktops) connecting to the corporate network via the Access Suite. Over the last five years, industry experts have recognized eEye as the preeminent organization in the discovery of the most critical vulnerabilities in technology platforms and applications. This expertise gives eEye a distinct advantage in designing services and software solutions for the assessment, remediation and prevention of vulnerabilities and the attacks that leverage them.

“Protecting the integrity of the network has become more important than protecting an individual endpoint,” stated Gartner Research Director Amrit Williams. “Enterprises need to know the security posture of the machines connecting to their network, as well as implement the means to quarantine these devices if they prove to be vulnerable or infected with malware.”

Organizations require the means to determine the security posture of devices attempting to connect to their networks, as well as the level of access that will be permitted. To do this, eEye and Citrix have combined eEye’s Retina Network Security Scanner with the Citrix Access Gateway™, a universal SSL VPN appliance that leads the industry. This enables an enhanced security audit on endpoints connecting to the Citrix Access Gateway to check for the presence of appropriate security measures, and determine the machine’s risk posture before granting appropriate policy based granular access. Additionally, organizations will have the option to install Blink to ensure the protection of both endpoints and the network they are accessing by pushing a Blink agent to the connecting host, either permanently or as an in-memory agent for the duration of the session.

Additionally, to protect the Secure Gateway server (a feature within the Citrix Access Suite), eEye has developed Blink® for Secure Gateway, as an extension of the industry’s most comprehensive and powerful endpoint security software. Designed as a software agent, Blink for Secure Gateway delivers multiple layers of protection for both the Windows® Operating System and IIS web server layers to deliver policy compliance, application protection and signature-less intrusion prevention that doesn’t need to learn a system’s behavior in order to prevent an attack.

For eEye and Citrix channel partners, this relationship represents a significant opportunity to deliver a secure access solution that can be implemented today. Unlike competing solutions for secure access, the combined solution from eEye and Citrix does not require expensive upgrades that put this functionality effectively out of reach for most enterprises.

For those interested in finding out more information on eEye’s solutions designed for Citrix environments, please visit www.eeye.com/citrix.

About Citrix Access Suite™
The Citrix Access Suite™ is a powerful enterprise solution for providing secure, on-demand access to any enterprise resource—from anywhere, with any device, over any network. The Access Suite combines Citrix Presentation Server™, Citrix Access Gateway™, and Citrix Password Manager™ to create an always-on, easy-to-use, highly secure connection to information of all types. As a bundled solution of the Citrix Access Platform, the Access Suite delivers the best access experience for everyone: supports and catalyzes core business initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions, branch office expansions, offshoring and outsourcing; scales to meet growing user demands; and increases agility for IT.

About Blink® Endpoint Intrusion Prevention and Blink® for Secure Gateway
Designed to be implemented on individual assets such as servers, PCs and laptops, Blink is the first endpoint product to combine multiple layers of security technologies to protect enterprises from zero-day attacks that leverage yet unknown vulnerabilities within enterprise networks. This comprehensive security solution allows organizations to defer patching vulnerable machines until regularly scheduled maintenance cycles, thereby saving millions of dollars in business disruption and the associated IT resource drain caused by “panic” patching. Additionally, Blink eliminates the problem of so-called “socially engineered” security threats in which hackers trick individuals into downloading malware or otherwise making their own machines vulnerable to attack. As a result, Blink uniquely protects assets from vulnerabilities, as opposed to only thwarting attacks. For those interested in protecting corporate systems with Blink, an evaluation version is available for download on eEye’s website at www.eeye.com/blink.

Blink® for Secure Gateway delivers these proven security technologies to enhance the security of Citrix environments by shielding against previously undetected vulnerabilities, making servers more resistant to attacks, even when patches aren’t available or installed. Additionally, local firewall and vulnerability assessment technologies ensure Presentation Server™ environments meet user-defined policy guidelines. A beta version of Blink for Secure Gateway is available at www.eeye.com/blinkcsg .

eEye’s integrated family of vulnerability management solutions helps IT and security professionals confidently safeguard their valuable digital assets. Working in conjunction with popular tools such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems, eEye’s product portfolio also includes Retina® Network Security Scanner, REM™ Security Management Console, Iris® Network Traffic Analyzer and SecureIIS™ Web Server Protection.

About eEye Digital Security
eEye Digital Security is the leading developer of endpoint security and vulnerability management software solutions, as well as the industry’s foremost contributor to security research and education. eEye’s award-winning software products provide a complete vulnerability management solution that addresses the full lifecycle of security threats: before, during and after attacks. eEye’s customers, Citigroup and US Department of Defense, represent the largest deployments of vulnerability assessment and prevention technology in the private and public sector. eEye protects the networks and digital assets of more than 8,500 corporate and government deployments worldwide, including EDS, Avon, Continental Airlines, Dow Jones, Prudential, University of Miami, Viacom, Vodafone, Warner Music and Wyeth. Founded in 1998, eEye Digital Security is a privately held, venture-backed firm with headquarters in Orange County, California. For more information, please go to www.eEye.com .

Agency Contact
Jay Nichols
Sterling Communications
1.408.395.5500
eeye@sterlingpr.com

Corporate Contact – North America
Shanelle Brown
eEye Digital Security
1.949.900.4107
press@eeye.com

Corporate Contact – Europe
Kerstin Reiners
eEye Digital Security
44.178.422.4269
press@eeye.com

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