SOURCE: eEye

November 13, 2007 10:31 ET

eEye Ranked Top Host-Based Security Solution by Information Security Magazine

eEye's Blink Is Rated the Top Endpoint Security Product, Beating Major Security Companies and Leading to 53% Sales Growth

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - eEye Digital Security® today announced that a comparison review published in the November issue of Information Security Magazine showed that eEye is the "clear leader in identifying client-side attacks." Among seven leading security vendors tested for exploits, eEye was the only one to fully defend against zero-day attacks.

Blink Enterprise Edition, the company's integrated endpoint security product that offers comprehensive host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS), received Information Security Magazine's highest rating. Blink beat products from much larger vendors including CA and IBM and even outperformed the yet-to-be-released beta versions of the latest HIPS software from Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro. In this esteemed group of competitors, Information Security Magazine wrote that Blink "successfully stopped all service exploits."

Blink outperformed the leading industry heavyweights not only in its ability to block exploits and attacks but also in detecting malware and preventing attacks. "Overall, eEye performed best in detecting exploits" with "a comprehensive solution" and "excellent protection." As well, "eEye includes a copy of its comprehensive Retina security scanner on every host; it's a powerful suite that can discover several hundred potential security flaws and propose fixes."

Blink was also lauded for having "a well organized, intuitive management interface." Blink's built-in reporting was highlighted for offering features for creating custom queries in its published database schema, and Blink received high marks for integrating disparate components of its endpoint security suite into a comprehensive and manageable desktop security software product.

One of the unique aspects of the Information Security Magazine test was testing solutions against real-world zero-day attacks. Zero-day threats are one of the most critical threats to enterprises and continue to grow. Blink was the only product that successfully defended all the zero-day exploits of third-party applications, while companies such as IBM's ISS, Sophos, McAfee, Trend Micro, and Symantec "allowed zero-day attacks." This is yet again another testament to Blink providing the best end-point HIPS protection against real-world attacks.

Information Security's tests focused on integrated endpoint security products that include signature-based antivirus and antispyware, personal firewall, host-based IPS, and central management and reporting capabilities.

Kamal Arafeh, eEye's CEO, emphasized, "This review clearly validates that eEye's strategy of developing the best, easiest to use and most cost-effective IT security solutions is working. This is why the leading Fortune 500 companies and mid-size businesses -- including those in the highest security markets such as the financial services, energy, health care and defense industries, to the military and government -- rely on eEye to provide them with the best security products on the market today."

"Customers are clearly recognizing the value and protection eEye adds to their network security environment," said CFO John Gardiner. "Combining our best-in-class technology with rapid innovation and customer focus, we've had outstanding success with our new Retina Security Management Appliance and our new Preview services, and sales are up 53% year-over-year."

Products tested in the Information Security review included: CA Threat Manager 8.1 and Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System 8; eEye Digital Security Blink Enterprise Edition; IBM ISS Proventia Desktop Endpoint Security 9.0; McAfee Total Protection for Enterprise (beta); Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 7.0; Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 (beta); and Trend Micro OfficeScan 8.0 (beta).

To learn more on how your business can take advantage of Blink's award-winning endpoint security software, contact eEye at +1 866-339-3732 or download a free trial at http://www.eeye.com/html/downloads/index.html.

eEye also offers consumers the only free comprehensive Internet security product on the market. To download the free Blink software for your home Internet security, which includes free antivirus, go to http://free-antivirus.eeye.com/.

To read the complete published review "Endpoint Convergence," click on:

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/magazineFeature/0,296894,sid14_gci1280 028,00.html

"Making the Grade" .PDF report is available by clicking:

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/informationsecurity/images/vol3iss10/ism_v3i10_ReportCard.pdf

About eEye Digital Security

eEye Digital Security is the leader in IT security software and appliances, providing vulnerability assessment and HIPS endpoint security solutions to the world's largest and most secure businesses, from the financial services, energy, health care and defense industries, to the government and military. Founded in 1998, eEye Digital Security is headquartered in Orange County, California, where it was rated one of the best places to work in Orange County. For more information, please visit www.eEye.com.

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