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Arxceo Delivers Palm-Sized, Anti-reconnaissance Network Security Appliance with Intrusion Prevention

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., November 9, 2005 — Today, Arxceo Corporation, a provider of anti-reconnaissance and anomaly-based intrusion prevention technology, announced a new addition to its line of network security appliances, the Ally ip100. With an M.S.R.P. of $895.00, Arxceo’s Ally ip100 is the perfect network companion for the SMB and Enterprise markets that require affordable zero-day network security defense with anomaly-based intrusion prevention technology to stop zero-day attacks, DNS cache poisoning, network reconnaissance, denial of service attacks and other malicious activity.

Using the best anti-reconnaissance technology in the industry, the palm-sized Ally ip100 stops network attacks more quickly and more effectively than any other method. Arxceo’s anti-reconnaissance architecture provides preemptive protection against both zero-day worm attacks as well as true cyber thieves — frustrating, limiting and blacklisting attackers scanning and probing networks to discover vulnerabilities. Small businesses can now afford an IPS for perimeter defense, and enterprises can better afford to protect the various entry points to their LAN, plugging vulnerabilities throughout their perimeter.

“It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to add anomaly and behavior-based intrusion prevention defenses to their networks since signature-based approaches are not enough to stop zero-day attacks,” said Donald Davidson, CEO of Arxceo Corporation. “Additionally, anti-reconnaissance is becoming more important as attackers progressively focus on stealth intrusions that enable them to silently take over computers or steal critical information. Security systems must adapt to IT environments where resources and budgets are limited. Since our core engine is less than 100K of code, it is ideal for a range of embedded devices. This design enables Arxceo to eliminate the cost barriers and complexity of intrusion prevention.”

The inline Ally ip100 supports up to 100Mbit throughput and provides the same Enterprise-class anti-reconnaissance, anomaly and behavior-based attack detection and prevention capabilities as Arxceo’s gigabit throughput products. It is designed for perimeter protection and Enterprise 100BaseT segments, such as 802.11 a/b/g wireless access points or T1/DS1 remote offices. The Ally ip100 runs on embedded Linux V2.6.11 and provides an easy-to-manage web-based interface for the occasional administrative tasks such as reviewing statistics and event details. Pop-up alerts are provided via SNMP and an Arxceo Windows-based client application. The Ally ip100 can be deployed in less than 15 minutes and does not require changes to the devices it protects.

The Ally ip100 is not based on legacy intrusion detection methodologies (IDS), but utilizes a new patent-pending anti-reconnaissance approach that blends the high performance of a network card driver with protocol header analysis and hardening by adding a unique packet fingerprinting technique, called Tag-UR-IT. Tag-UR-IT doesn’t use the typical seven-layer network stack to perform its job, providing high performance coupled with low latency and eliminating network stack exploits targeting the device itself. Using anti-reconnaissance technology, the Ally ip100 confuses attackers and prevents them from discovering addresses, available services, OS versions and other important information that enables them to target known vulnerabilities — even when attackers attempt to use stealth reconnaissance techniques such as bounce or idle scanning. Finally, the Ally ip100 is difficult for attackers to discover or ‘see’ on the network as it sits invisibly without using an IP address or responding to a MAC address, nor does it increment hop counts or decrement time to live (TTL) counters.

Availability
The Ally ip100 will be available beginning December 1, 2005. For more information or to purchase the product, please contact Arxceo at 1-866-427-9239 x107.

About Arxceo Corporation
Arxceo Corporation develops network intrusion prevention technologies that assist firewalls by improving their security and performance along with providing omni-directional protection for network security. Arxceo’s Tag-UR-IT technology fortifies the network protocol stacks of devices it protects while adding anti-reconnaissance, anti-address spoofing and anti-DoS protection — even against zero-day exploits. For more information, visit www.arxceo.com.

Arxceo, Ally ip 100, Tag-UR-IT, Plug and Protect, PnPro and the Arxceo Logo are trademarks of Arxceo Corporation. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2005, Arxceo Corporation

Justine Schneider
MRB Public Relations, Inc.
1.732.758.1100 x106
jschneider@mrb-pr.com

Chandler Hall
VP of Marketing/Founder
Arxceo Corp.
1.256.837.8338 x111
chandler.hall@arxceo.com

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