*** For Immediate Release ***
A major step forward for Vulnerability Assessment Software
Acquisition of the SecureScan family of product and formation of leading worldwide alliance between NexantiS Corp. and netVigilance Inc.
BEAVERTON, Oregon -- December 15, 2003- NexantiS Corporation ("NexantiS") announces that, effective November 21st 2003, it has acquired the full and worldwide property of the SecureScan family of products, as well as all related Intellectual Property. SecureScan is the leading network vulnerability assessment software in the industry with distributed architecture and live update mechanism.
NexantiS has a long-term involvement and experience in security markets and already been distributing SecureScan as its strategic product in Japan and Korea from 1999, with an installed base of over 200 clients.
NexantiS has established technical centers dedicated to Vulnerability Assessment in Tokyo and Seoul. Furthermore, NexantiS has developed and was already the owner of the Japanese and the Korean versions of SecureScan.
Leveraging on its success in Japan and Korea, NexantiS has decided to directly invest in this technology and accelerate its future development worldwide.
NexantiS announces also today that it has formed a global alliance with netVigilance Inc. ("netVigilance"), an American company leader in Vulnerability Assessment markets.
According to the agreement, NexantiS, in partnership with netVigilance, will provide support, maintenance and test case (vulnerability signature) development for SecureScan NX (console type) and SP (web-based scanning portal) from December 2003. For this purpose the two companies will maintain development and support centers in Toulouse (France), Portland (Oregon-USA), Tokyo (Japan) and Seoul (Korea).
In addition to the technical part of the agreement, NexantiS has also agreed that netVigilance will sell the products and related services in the Americas and in parts of Europe.
The combination of NexantiS and netVigilance technology, products, services, and global partners will allow NexantiS to extend security assurance to the widest possible range of customers in America, Europe, Asia Pacific and other regions.
Founded in 2003, netVigilance delivers best-in-class Windows-based solutions for the protection of corporate networks on a variety of platforms: Apple, Cisco and Linux. With its SecureScout™ line of vulnerability assessment tools, netVigilance ensures increased profitability and operational efficiencies, higher productivity and decreased downtime by improving the quality of network security operations.
The SecureScout™ Security Operations solution enables engineers to continually uncover vulnerabilities in third-party operating systems, equipment, applications and services.
With SecureScout™, engineers develop and deploy vulnerability test cases, security alerts, remediation procedures and expert opinion to over 2,000 customers and clients worldwide.
Founded in 2001, NexantiS Corporation is the security IT arm of DNP (Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.), the 35,000-employee multimedia Japanese group. As the largest printing group worldwide, DNP has many activities in commercial printing, electronic publishing, web contents, security printing, and owns the largest market share in Japan for smart cards. In that framework, NexantiS goals are to deliver leading-edge security solutions for the enterprise, along three main axes:
- Vulnerability assessment tools: SecureScout™
- Solutions for identity management, access control, and single sign-on
- Smart Cards, Reader / Writers, and related.
NexantiS has been distributing SecureScout™ as its strategic vulnerability assessment product since 2000. Through a comprehensive Value Added Partner Program, SecureScout™ and other NexantiS solutions are made available in Asia, Europe, and Americas.
For information contact:
netVigilance Public Relations
17937 SW McEwan Road
Portland, Oregon 97224
503 524 5758
Jesper Jurcenoks at netvigilance com
or mail to info at nexantis net
- http://www.securescout.com/ (English)
- http://www.nexantis.us/ (English)
- http://www.nexantis.co.jp/ (Japanese)
netVigilance, Beyond Compliance, Total Coverage and Total Vigilance are trademarks of netVigilance. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
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