November 27, 2007 10:00 ET

Leading Security Expert Joins AlgoSec Advisory Board

BT Counterpane Executive to Bring Cross-Functional Leadership to Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management Leader

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - AlgoSec, the leading provider of firewall operations and security risk management software solutions, today announced that BT Counterpane Chief Operating Officer Doug Howard has been appointed to its advisory board. Howard, whose cross-functional expertise spans engineering, professional services, operations and marketing, will help AlgoSec further solidify its leadership position in the burgeoning firewall management market.

"The AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer (AFA), which is configured to align with business needs, gives it the strategic edge needed to stay on top in the highly competitive firewall management market," said Howard. "I am thrilled to be part of the team that will ensure that AlgoSec will remain the solution of choice for organizations seeking to audit, analyze, optimize and secure their multi-vendor firewall and router infrastructures."

In his role at BT Counterpane, a recognized leader in enterprise security with offering Managed Security Services and Enterprise Security Consulting, Howard is responsible for ongoing operations and leads the teams that are responsible for development, implementation, operations and marketing of the company's product and service line. Prior to BT Counterpane, Howard served as Vice President of Security and Business Continuity for AT&T Corp. where he formed an organization that developed and launched new security services for each of AT&T's business lines of services. Howard began his career in the US Air Force.

"Doug has a distinguished record of helping to grow highly scalable and successful companies in this space and we are looking forward to leveraging his practical experience to continue to increase our client base," said Yuval Baron, CEO of AlgoSec. "Doug's background, dedication to customer satisfaction and commitment to technological excellence will be key assets to maintain AlgoSec's market leadership and further expand our strategic advantage."

Enterprises across the globe use the AFA to receive unparalleled visibility, analysis and intelligence into their firewall configurations to audit, manage and mitigate their exposure to risk while optimizing IT operations.

The AFA's software solution provides continuous automated audit offline. It is non intrusive and easy to deploy. It allows security and networking team members to query firewall configurations prior to implementing changes, including firewall conversion projects where an enterprise opts to migrate from one vendor to another, to ensure business continuity and desired results. It also offers "what if" analyses to view what impact changes will have on an organization's operation and security posture. It provides turn-key compliance solutions for PCI DSS, SOX and other key standards.

AFA supports major enterprise platforms including: Check Point (Provider-1, SmartCenter, VPN-1/Firewall-1 on all OSs and hardware platforms), Cisco firewalls (PIX, ASA and FWSM), Cisco routers and Juniper Netscreen.

About AlgoSec

AlgoSec provides advanced firewall operations and security risk management solutions that deliver unparalleled visibility, analysis and intelligence into organizations' firewall policies. Global 2000 organizations around the world rely on AlgoSec's market leading AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer solution to ensure firewall and router security compliance, audit, change management, risk management and policy optimization.

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