SOURCE: Safend

June 03, 2005 11:52 ET

Safend CEO Offers Up Answer to Recent Corporate Espionage Infiltration in Israel: "Secure Physical Access"

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 3, 2005 -- As last weekend's barrage of corporate espionage attacks on confidential data throughout Israel was underway, another Israeli company was wishing it were more involved. But then again, had Safend indeed been more involved in securing these company's end points, this fiasco might never have happened. Today, Safend Chief Executive Officer Gil Server went public with the company's position on the attacks, and offered its free USB Auditor to every Chief Information Officer in a corporate environment.

"Blame for the dissemination of these Trojan Horses has been tossed at a lack of Internet security or a lack of morals," said Gil Server, Safend CEO. "A lack of morals certainly was at play, but it is now clear that the Trojans were introduced via physical means -- not downloaded through the Internet. The easiest way to proliferate large files such as these Trojan Horses is by physical means, such as inserting a USB drive or CD into any company computer. This way, any visitor, any janitor can gain easy access to confidential corporate information. Yet companies have steered their focus to securing what they cannot see. It's time to focus equally on what can be seen -- the omnipresent USB drives, physical drives and wireless connectivity, such as the iPODs being carried into and out of companies undeterred. It's time corporations got serious about the threat posed by these devices."

Safend, a Tel Aviv corporation with U.S. offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a security company focused solely on securing the end-points of a company's computer systems. The USB Auditor, downloaded free from www.safend.com, provides a snapshot of all USB devices that accessed each PC in the last six months. Safend is reiterating its offer of a free analysis of who has been accessing company computers and corporate data.

Safend's landmark product, the USB Port Protector, allows companies to securely set and manage their policies of access and assure corporate compliance. CEO Server continued: "As the USB drive capacities increase, companies need to be more diligent about who is allowed to use these devices, and to what end. Our USB Port Protector is your enforcer, your diligent watch guard over the security of your corporate data. Had the companies of Israel who were attacked last week used Safend's USB Port Protector, this breach may never have occurred."

ABOUT SAFEND

Safend, headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Philadelphia, PA, is committed to providing the world's most comprehensive end-point security solutions for the enterprise. Led by seasoned executives and security experts, Safend enables organizations to maximize productivity in the evolving communications world, without sacrificing security. The company's USB Protector provides comprehensive security policy enforcement for the enterprise; a new product called Safend Protector, for protecting all ports, will be unveiled this summer. For more information on Safend and its products, visit www.safend.com.

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