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Visualware Software Selected By Symantec for New Service to Help Users Identify the Source of Network Intrusions
VisualRoute® Technology is Key to New Web Service to Help Users to Identity Hackers
TURLOCK, CALIF -- FEBRUARY 5, 2002 -- Visualware, Inc. today announced that Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) has selected its IP geo-location technology for a new Web service to assist users in determining the identity of network intruders. Using this technology, visitors to the Symantec Security Check Web site (http://security.symantec.com) will be able to input an IP address or domain name and learn its location, which is clearly displayed on a world map.
"Security has become a major concern for Internet users, and it is a pleasure to join with Symantec to assist its customers in identifying would-be hackers and other system intruders", said Julian Palmer, chief marketing officer of Visualware. "Our VisualRoute Server product will be used to provide an online service that locates would-be intruders, and our IPMap server product will be used to keep track of them on a historical basis."
"The addition of Visualware's IP geo-location technology to Symantec Security Check allows Symantec to continue offering consumers the latest, most powerful, easy-to-use security tools," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec's Consumer and Client Product Delivery. "By partnering with Visualware, Inc. we are able to provide our customers with the ability to identify potential hackers without exposing their systems and data to online threats."
VisualRoute determines precisely where and how traffic is flowing on the route between the desired destination and the user trying to access it, providing a geographical map of the route, and the performance on each portion of that route. VisualRoute Personal Edition can be installed on a user's PC to determine connectivity and performance between that PC and any site on the Internet or corporate Intranet. VisualRoute Server, the enterprise version of the product, enables network administrators to provide this capability to anyone with Web browser connectivity. VisualRoute is recognized as an industry-leading Internet utility and has received top awards from leading publications and Web sites.
About Visualware Inc.
Visualware Inc. is a leading company in the Internet Security and Performance Management markets. For Internet performance purposes, Visualware provides products that can quickly locate application or infrastructure delivery problems so they can be fixed immediately, eliminating downtime and unacceptable service delivery rates. In the Internet security arena, Visualware develops tools that help identify and track unwanted visitors to a system, especially those that come through publicly accessible entry points, and helps determine the identify of visitors through a unique geographical location capability. Visualware's software products aid e-commerce companies in providing fast and responsive Web sites for their customers, in obtaining customer location information for marketing and verification purposes, identifying hackers attempting to breach the security of their networks, and protecting against credit card fraud. For more information, visit www.visualware.com.
© 2002 Visualware Inc. All rights reserved. VisualRoute is a registered trademark of Visualware Inc. All other product names and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners