May 14, 2008 10:00 ET

CIGNA Deploys New Cost-Efficient and Effective Data Protection

CIGNA Replaces Internal Firewalls and VLANs With Apani® Software

BREA, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - CIGNA is replacing its traditional internal computer network firewalls and VLANs with Apani EpiForce®, to isolate and protect data and access for CIGNA's servers within their corporate network, Apani announced today.

One of the largest publicly-owned health and related benefits organizations in the United States and throughout the world, CIGNA is using Apani's software to protect its corporate network by isolating business-critical servers from potential security threats. EpiForce will help protect these machines without requiring the network to be reconfigured or changing the way employees perform their daily activities.

EpiForce is a software-based alternative to using network firewalls and VLANs for security inside the corporate network. EpiForce eliminates much of the costs associated with securing the corporate network, while introducing a significantly higher level of flexibility and efficiency to security administrators. EpiForce delivers cross-platform server isolation through logical security zoning and policy-based encryption of data in motion.

According to Craig Shumard, chief information security officer at CIGNA, "It was critical for us to find a solution that didn't impact the infrastructure and tools we already have in place. EpiForce meets these requirements and enables us to maximize flexibility in isolating and protecting servers within our corporate network and eliminate complexity by managing it from a central location."

"EpiForce is designed to help large companies deploy security policy in a way that is transparent to infrastructure, applications and users," stated Apani's vice president of marketing, Ryan Malone. "CIGNA is one of the most prestigious names in healthcare, and we're thrilled they have selected EpiForce, and look forward to working with them as they realize the benefits of EpiForce."


CIGNA Corporation and its subsidiaries constitute one of the largest publicly-owned employee benefits organizations in the United States and throughout the world. Its subsidiaries are major providers of employee benefits offered through the workplace, with products and services including health care, dental, vision, behavioral health, and pharmacy, and, group life, accident and disability insurance. As of December 31, 2007, CIGNA Corporation and its subsidiaries had shareholders' equity of $4.7 billion. Full-year 2007 revenues totaled $17.6 billion. Web site:

About Apani

Apani® is the preeminent provider of cross-platform server isolation solutions for large enterprises. Apani's solution isolates and secures the communication between servers and endpoints without regard to operating system or physical location.

Apani EpiForce®, the company's flagship product, is a software-based alternative to using firewalls and VLANs inside the corporate network. EpiForce enables two powerful disciplines -- logical security zoning and policy-based encryption of data in motion. EpiForce is a distributed, centrally-managed solution that is transparent to users, applications and infrastructure -- making it quicker to deploy and less costly to manage than hardware-centric solutions. Policy enforced by EpiForce is persistent, which enables protected resources to be relocated without compromising security.

Providing an evolutionary improvement in efficiency, flexibility, manageability and total cost of ownership, Apani technology is used by much of the Fortune 500.

Based in Southern California, Apani was founded in 2003 and is privately held. More information about the company may be found at

Contact Information