SOURCE: St. Bernard

November 17, 2008 08:00 ET

St. Bernard's iPrism Safeguards US Tennis Association Networks Against Online Gambling During the US Open

Feature-Rich Appliance Provides Active Directory Integration and Valuable Granular Reporting Function

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW), a leader in Web security appliances, today announced that the US Tennis Association (USTA), the organization that coordinates the US Open, successfully deployed its iPrism Web Filter at this year's event. The USTA selected St. Bernard for its in-depth, detailed reporting capabilities and Active Directory integration.

The USTA implemented iPrism at its two on-site US Open locations, which offered Internet access and valuable resources. One specifically serves as a reporting hub for over 600 visiting media contacts from all over the world. The organization also houses iPrism at its headquarters in White Plains, NY.

In response to an ongoing review of anti-gambling policies and procedures, the USTA mandated that a solution be put in place to detect and monitor potential gambling activity during the event. Specifically, the USTA wanted to block access to online gambling sites to prevent online betting and further preserve the integrity of the sport.

In addition, the organization values iPrism's integration with Active Directory, as it allows clients to make specific override requests for authorization without third-party involvement. This saves administrator time and resources, eradicating day-to-day management of the solution by providing flexible policy management and delegation of privileges for other users.

"iPrism provides us with efficient Internet filtering and safeguards our organization from potential liabilities of unmonitored Web surfing," said Larry Bonfante, chief information officer at USTA. "iPrism's ability to quickly change rule sets alone has saved us at least four hours a week in manual administration and increased productivity across the organization overall, which is something we didn't find with other solutions."

"Like many of our customers, the USTA's primary objective was to filter inappropriate content for its users. Their situation was especially unique because they had to deliver results under a high degree of public attention and scrutiny," said Steve Yin, vice president of global sales and marketing at St. Bernard. "The combination of our high-performance appliance with our 100% human-reviewed iGuard URL database allows for the most reliable, efficient and accurate management and enforcement of their Acceptable Use Policy."

The USTA also takes advantage of iPrism's robust reporting to view and record all online Web activities by categories, specific users or workstations. The product's detailed, drill-down reports help the organization manage users and also provide valuable data back to its human resources or legal departments.

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About St. Bernard

St. Bernard offers a full suite of secure content management solutions that integrate on-premise appliances with on-demand services to protect corporate networks from online threats, manage bandwidth use and enforce acceptable use policies. This industry-leading hybrid solution platform offers the security and control of an on-premise appliance with the scalability of an on-demand service.

St. Bernard's suite of iPrism® solutions -- iPrism Web Filter, iPrism IM Filter and iPrism Email Filter -- prevent Internet threats, such as spam, viruses, spyware and phishing, from entering corporate networks across all electronic communications: email, IM and Web.

Established in 1995 with headquarters in San Diego, CA, St. Bernard sells and supports its products directly and through solution partners worldwide. For more information, please visit www.stbernard.com.

©2008 St. Bernard Software Inc. All rights reserved. The St. Bernard Software logo, LivePrism, iPrism, and iGuard are trademarks of St. Bernard Software Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are hereby acknowledged.

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About USTA

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the US and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. It owns and operates the US Open, the largest annually attended sporting event in the world, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns the 94 Pro Circuit events throughout the US, and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. A not-for-profit organization with 725,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com.

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