SOURCE: ProactiveNet

August 09, 2005 09:50 ET

ProactiveNet 6.5 Achieves OPSEC Certification From Check Point Software

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- ProactiveNet, Inc., the time-to-value leader in Business Services Management (BSM), today announced that its flagship solution has again achieved OPSEC™ (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. Through OPSEC certification, ProactiveNet versions 6.0 and 6.5 seamlessly integrate with Check Point's market-leading Internet security solutions.

"Continuous, real-time monitoring of the end-to-end infrastructure provides enterprise IT organizations the visibility they need to find and fix IT problems before the business is impacted," said Paul Weinstein, vice president, business development for Check Point Software. "OPSEC certification of ProactiveNet ensures seamless integration with Check Point solutions, and provides customers with event monitoring capabilities and alerting reports or additional insight into developing trends."

ProactiveNet tracks the performance and availability of the end-to-end IT infrastructure, and has the unique ability to link business metrics (such as online dollar sales per minute) with IT services in real-time. OPSEC certification facilitates ProactiveNet's ability to combine performance and availability data from Check Point's enterprise security solution and correlate it with other performance indicators from the IT infrastructure. ProactiveNet can also be customized to collect, correlate and analyze security event information from Check Point as part of its root cause analysis.

"Check Point's OPSEC certification program is trusted for its stringent requirements and alignment with best-of-breed partner solutions," said David Langlais, vice president of marketing at ProactiveNet. "Today's climate of business and IT alignment, coupled with tough regulatory compliance issues, underscore the importance of our OPSEC certification. We're proud to be affiliated with this program."

About Check Point's OPSEC™

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 350 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com.

About ProactiveNet

ProactiveNet, Inc. is the "Time-to-Value" leader in Business Services Management software solutions for Global 2000 and leading e-commerce companies. The company's end-to-end solutions deliver unique capabilities to customers with requirements to align IT services to business priorities, seamlessly link business process performance to IT service and infrastructure behaviors, and maximize IT's value to the business. Achieving value within weeks, ProactiveNet customers measurably improve the availability and performance of IT services, reduce SLA non-compliance, and shorten problem resolution time, while streamlining IT operations and reducing costs.

ProactiveNet customers include E*TRADE FINANCIAL, Hoover's Online, MoneyGram, McKesson and Walmart.com. ProactiveNet delivers key capabilities to companies implementing ITIL best practices and has been offering end-to-end business and IT services management solutions since 1997. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with international offices in India and the UK. For more information about ProactiveNet, visit www.proactivenet.com and download our ROI studies, or call (877) 277-6686.

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