StillSecure Facilitates Adoption of Freeware Intrusion Detection/Prevention System

VMware virtual appliance eliminates Strata Guard Free installation and configuration requirements

Superior, Colo. -- March 27, 2006 -- StillSecure today announced that StillSecure Strata Guard Free, the company's freeware IDS/IPS, is available as a VMware virtual appliance. End users can now access the pre-built, pre-configured and ready-to-run version of Strata Guard Free for Linux environments.

VMware virtual appliances are pre-installed application and operating system environments packaged in virtual machines, which are utilized by more than three million today. Virtual appliances eliminate the need for product installation and configuration, and can be easily deployed on x86 systems to get users and new services up and running immediately. Virtual appliances can be run using VMware virtual infrastructure products, including VMware Player and VMware Server, which are both available for free download at

"VMware provides a method for distributing Strata Guard Free to end users without requiring them to commit a dedicated server or worry about installation and deployment," said Mitchell Ashley, CTO and VP of customer experience at StillSecure. "We released Strata Guard Free to help accelerate the adoption of IDS/IPS, and taking advantage of virtualization technology from VMware makes it even easier for users to deploy the product."

As previously announced, Strata Guard Free is also available as a software appliance. With multiple options for installing and running the software, end users can choose the method that works best for them depending on personal preferences and the network environment.

About Strata Guard Free

Strata Guard Free is a full-featured, easy-to-install and use IDS/IPS offered free of charge. Supported through its user community via online support forums, Strata Guard Free monitors network traffic streams of upto5 Mbps and is ideally suited to small businesses, remote office connections, and home users. Users update Strata Guard Free with the latest attack rules, which are offered at no delay, from within the product configuration screens. All rules incorporated into Strata Guard Free are managed by StillSecure's Security Alert Team (SAT).

Pricing and Availability

StillSecure Strata Guard Free is currently available and can be downloaded at Commercial versions of StrataGuard that offer expanded capabilities, increased performance, and live support are available on a subscription or a purchase-plus-maintenance basis. For more information, contact StillSecure sales at

About StillSecure

StillSecure delivers network security solutions that protect IT business infrastructure. The integrated StillSecure suite provides preventative defense, enables compliance with regulatory information security policies, and actively blocks network attacks. For more information please call (303) 381-3830 or visit