SOURCE: Secure Computing

October 30, 2007 08:00 ET

Secure Computing Introduces CommandCenter for Significantly Improved Enterprise Management Capability

New Fully-Integrated Policy Management Tools Greatly Simplify Deploying and Managing Firewalls Throughout the Enterprise

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today unveiled CommandCenter™, a new central management product for Secure Computing Sidewinder® and SnapGear® network gateway security appliances. With CommandCenter, enterprises gain efficient command and control for deployments of 10, 50 or even hundreds of firewalls.

Secure Computing CommandCenter simplifies network security management by enabling the creation and enforcement of security policies and policy changes quickly, easily and accurately across the entire networking infrastructure. Robust, fault-tolerant, comprehensive and flexible, it consists of several fully-integrated capabilities for managing the network from edge to core, including the following:

--  Configuration - Powerful and easy rule creation, validation, and
    distribution that is optimized with wizards to quickly merge similar rules,
    delete duplicate rules and create VPNs.
--  Administration - Flexible administrative functions based on individual
    roles that enable efficient central management of multiple domains or
--  Reporting - Secure Computing's SecurityReporter™ provides
    personalized graphical real-time monitoring, detailed reports for
    regulatory compliance and a multitude of additional security metrics needed
    for efficient management.
--  Upgrade management - Automated upgrade management that eliminates
    vulnerabilities by ensuring the latest software updates and patches are
    implemented. The product also tracks and applies release updates to an
    unlimited number of devices.

The virtual central management capability of Secure Computing CommandCenter simplifies monitoring multiple firewall appliances across many domains or enterprises, and is ideal for large distributed organizations or providers offering managed services. Creating "virtual instances" of CommandCenter keeps configuration separate between enterprises and ensures that information cannot be shared improperly. Organizations also gain a better understanding of their policies from both a regulatory and overall network security perspective, with the bundled SecurityReporter, which completes the firewall investment by turning audit and log data "noise" into actionable information. It automatically aggregates and correlates data and then alerts administrators to real-time security threats for immediate action. The SecurityReporter also takes the pain out of regulatory compliance with complete template reports and forensic analysis tools, enabling administrators to easily demonstrate the value of their Secure Computing firewall deployments and satisfy audit requirements in regulations and standards such as PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley.

The ability to do all of this with one CommandCenter appliance provides perhaps the greatest ROI to most organizations by reducing the time and effort needed to manage their firewall infrastructure.

"Secure Computing is well recognized for its advanced technology, and was the first to integrate reputation-based technology into its firewalls to protect against unknown threats," said Scott Montgomery, vice president of Product Management, Secure Computing. "The new Secure Computing CommandCenter gives our firewall customers compelling advantages in managing their network security infrastructures easily and securely."

Pricing and Availability

CommandCenter appliances are available now and range in price from $6,900 USD to $79,900 USD depending on the number of firewalls deployed. CommandCenter support for SnapGear will be available in the first half of 2008. For more information about CommandCenter, visit

About Sidewinder

The most comprehensive network security gateway appliance in the world, the Sidewinder Security Appliance consolidates all major Internet security functions into a single system. Built on unique Total Stream Protection (TSP) technology, Sidewinder defends the network against all types of threats, both known and unknown. Through its unified threat management (UTM) approach, Sidewinder delivers best-of-breed anti-virus/spyware and anti-spam/fraud protection, Web content filtering, traffic anomaly detection, IDS/IPS, and many other critical protective features. Secure Computing CommandCenter provides simplified central management of any number of Sidewinders across multiple enterprises. Secure Computing SecurityReporter provides powerful, easy-to-use security event analysis and reporting.

About SnapGear

SnapGear is the only networking device needed for office PCs to be networked with one another, connect securely to the Internet, connect to the corporate LAN, and service all remote access VPN needs. SnapGear handles it all easily and inexpensively by converging all networking, firewall, intrusion prevention, and remote access requirements into one high-speed, highly reliable appliance. With over 300,000 appliances in use today, Secure Computing's SnapGear is a complete plug-and-play network-in-a-box Internet security appliance every small and medium-sized business needs.

About Secure Computing

Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 20,000 global customers in 106 countries, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,300 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see

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This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's CommandCenter and SecurityReporter products and the expected benefits of such technology, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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