SOURCE: SkyRecon Systems

October 17, 2007 10:39 ET

IDC Report Concludes: SkyRecon's StormShield Provides Unified Endpoint Threat Protection for Network-Complex Organizations

SkyRecon is "Well-Positioned to Address the Growing Threats From Increasingly Complex Network Environments and Business Processes"

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - SkyRecon Systems, the premier provider of integrated, proactive endpoint solutions, today announced that a new report from IDC recognizes its StormShield Security Suite as "a unified method for handling the multiple threats and issues associated with network endpoints." IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, one of the world's top information technology media, research and exposition companies.

SkyRecon's product StormShield is the first proactive, multi-layer, real-time defense system for network endpoints. StormShield addresses every aspect of endpoint protection, from intrusion prevention to application and device control, to content encryption, all through a single agent.

IDC identified as StormShield's key focal points the following:


     Integration. StormShield secures endpoint connectivity, protects
     sensitive data, applications, and the operating system from computer
     attacks, and controls users' operations, all via a single agent on
     each PC. Consistent security policies can be defined from a single
     central console and applied to every endpoint resource.

     Behavior-driven detection. Since antivirus and antispyware solutions
     rely on signatures - meaning they must recognize an attack in order
     to defeat it - hackers have both time and numbers on their side. To
     counter this, StormShield relies on behaviors, not signatures.
     Suspicious or dangerous software operations are automatically detected
     and blocked, without any disruption of the user's or the IT
     administrator's work.

     Role-based policies. StormShield enables organizations to tailor
     access in a variety of ways to meet their needs. Taking user roles
     and context into account, policies can be instantly changed so only
     authorized users, for instance, can write sensitive information on
     removable storage devices. Similarly, with a context-aware system,
     mobile workers, connecting through a public hotspot, will have limited
     access to business applications until the VPN session is established.

     Flexible protection. Balancing the need for IT protection, evolving
     business requirements, and scarce IT administration resources is a
     challenging exercise. StormShield's flexibility allows the
     organization to decide the level of protection that it wants to
     enforce on each PC, from automatic protection based on behavioral
     analysis and system hardening to fine-grained, rule-based protection
     defined by an IT administrator.

"The white paper issued by IDC clearly shows that SkyRecon is ahead of the curve when it comes to providing security for network endpoints," said Ravy Truchot, SkyRecon CEO. "As the white paper states, the use of laptops is growing at a significant rate, which increases the potential for a security breach. Companies need to understand that securing those mobile endpoints and protecting the data they contain is a very different challenge from what is needed to secure a network of desktop systems. There are similarities, but the differences are huge, especially the threat of laptop theft as employees opt to telecommute from their local café."

According to the IDC white paper, an IT security policy can no longer be restricted to the physical perimeter of the organization but must also consider the virtual perimeter encompassing mobile devices and the users of these devices -- the endpoint.

For a copy of the IDC SkyRecon report, visit www.skyrecon.com.

About SkyRecon Systems Inc.

SkyRecon Systems is a premier provider of integrated endpoint protection platforms. SkyRecon's product suite enables computer usage control and business continuity at the endpoint. With its patented, kernel-based technology, SkyRecon delivers proactive application, system and data protection, without relying on a signature-based approach.

More information on SkyRecon Systems can be found at www.skyrecon.com. SkyRecon Systems Inc., 2033 Gateway Place, Suite 500, San Jose, CA 95110. Tel. (877) 239 3057.

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