Proventia M30 Brings Easy to Use, Cost-Effective Security to Organizations of All Sizes

ATLANTA, March 29, 2004 - Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) (Nasdaq: ISSX) today announced the expansion of its ProventiaT integrated security appliance line with the Proventia M30, a new security product designed for the mid-market.

For the past decade, ISS has been the trusted security advisor to Global 500 companies and world governments. Now ISS is bringing its advanced protection to mid-size organizations at an affordable price of $3,495 for the Proventia M30. The appliance combines intrusion prevention and detection, firewall, VPN, anti-virus, Web filtering and anti-spam for complete protection in a single box.

"The same security Global 500 companies and world governments have relied on for years is now available to mid-size organizations with the Proventia M30," said Greg Adams, vice president of product management for ISS. "Previously, this level of security was unavailable or unachievable for smaller businesses because of the cost and the complexity of standalone solutions."

Proventia integrated security appliances stop Internet threats before impact, preserving network uptime, improving productivity and preventing embarrassing security breaches. With its combined functionality, the Proventia M30 automatically blocks viruses, worms, hackers and major Internet attacks like SQL Slammer, Code Red and MS Blaster. Proventia also receives updated protection for new software vulnerabilities to keep businesses ahead of the next threat.

Integrated security appliances are ideal for mid-market businesses that lack dedicated security resources and budget, but want protection from online attacks and productivity losses caused by spam and unwanted Web content. The Proventia M30 delivers a high level of protection for a significant value over stand-alone security solutions.

The Proventia M30 supports up to 500 users and is ideal for mid-size companies looking for industrial-strength protection without the associated costs or management headaches. The Proventia M30 can also be used to protect remote or branch offices and departments within enterprises and governments. The Proventia M50 integrated security appliance, also available, supports up to 2,500 users with the same combined security functionality.

Key Benefits of Proventia Integrated Security Appliances

  • Higher Performance and More Protection at a Lower Cost - Proventia offers unified protection against multiple threats, resulting in better performance and reduced latency.

  • Simplified Management - Proventia's simplified management allows businesses to protect more with less - fewer resources, fewer steps and lower costs. Proventia can be managed locally or from a central location.

  • Flexibility - Proventia allows customers to select only the security functions that best meet their needs. Additional capabilities can be added quickly and easily.

  • Protection Against the Latest Threats - Proventia receives automatic updates to protect customers from the next threat. Guaranteed Protection with the Proventia M30

Internet Security Systems is the first in the industry with a managed services offering for an integrated security appliance. For organizations wanting to outsource security completely, ISS will manage the Proventia M30 and guarantee protection. The solution goes beyond simple event monitoring and device management. Customers relying on Managed Protection Services from ISS will receive the industry's only protection warranty, providing them with a $50,000 cash payment if a security incident occurs based on any attack in the X-Force® Certified Attack List, a list of critical threats that is maintained by the X-Force, ISS' security intelligence team.

Backed by X-Force Intelligence

All Proventia business security products receive automatic updates to protect against threats before they strike. These updated are based on proactive security research conducted by ISS' X-Force security intelligence team.

Pricing and Availability

The Proventia M30 is available now and pricing starts at $3,495. In the second quarter of 2004, customers will be able to simply and easily add Web filtering and anti-spam capabilities in addition to the firewall, VPN, anti-virus, and intrusion detection and prevention functionality available today. For more information on Proventia, please visit

About Internet Security Systems, Inc.

Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) is the trusted expert to global enterprises and world governments providing products and services that protect against Internet threats. An established world leader in security since 1994, ISS delivers proven cost efficiencies and reduces regulatory and business risk across the enterprise for more than 11,000 customers worldwide. ISS products and services are based on the proactive security intelligence conducted by ISS' X-Force® research and development team - the unequivocal world authority in vulnerability and threat research. Headquartered in Atlanta, Internet Security Systems has additional operations throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Internet Security Systems Web site at or call 800-776-2362.


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