Sanctum Partners with Hitachi

Sanctum and the Hitachi Information Network, Ltd. are partnering to distribute Sanctum's AppShield 3.0 to Japan, enabling more companies worldwide to protect their Web applications. "Computer intrusion and malicious cybercriminal activity is an international problem that business executives need to take more seriously," said Peggy Weigle, CEO of Sanctum in a statement.

HINET will work with Sanctum to distribute AppShield licenses to its Japanese customer base, as well as provide further engineering support and localized product development. AppShield secures Web sites by detecting, blocking, logging and alerting administrators to any type of Web-enabled security breach. AppShield enables enterprises to focus developer resources on new products and services rather than debugging and patching existing applications.

"In January and February of 2001, more than 200 Japanese Web sites, including global companies, financial and government institutions, and universities, fell prey to Web site defacements," says Kobaysashi, president of Hitachi Information Network, Ltd. "In order to defend against all types of Web application-enabled breaches, including data theft, e-commerce fraud and site defacements, businesses must take a proactive security stance to address the threat and prevent the problem before it's too late."

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