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Econet.Com Signs OEM Agreement With Emerging Threats

ETPro Ruleset will run on the Sentinel IPS proprietary engine

LAFAYETTE, IN. – SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 – Emerging Threats, a world-leading provider of commercial and open source threat intelligence, today announced that Sentinel Intrusion Prevention Systems (http://www.networkcloaking.com) owned by Econet.com, Inc., a leading provider of IT security solutions, has entered into an OEM agreement to provide its customers an exclusive version of its popular Sentinel Intrusion Prevention System featuring the Emerging Threats ETPro&trade Ruleset. This unique version of the Sentinel IPS&trade is an "out of the box" solution for organizations that chose to implement the ETPro Ruleset. Unlike other IDS/IPS solutions, this exclusive version of Sentinel IPS delivers complete protection without the traditional investment in time, personnel, and equipment.

The comprehensive ETPro Ruleset will run on the Sentinel IPS proprietary engine, enabling users to protect their networks from malicious external traffic. Combining the Sentinel IPS and the ETPro Ruleset, users can install and implement a fully managed highly effective IPS solution from start to finish in minutes.

Daily rule updates of the ETPro Ruleset will be seamlessly handled via remote managed services from Sentinel IPS support through a monthly subscription, giving users the most up to date malware protection. The units will be co-branded with the Sentinel IPS logo and "Powered by Emerging Threats" on the front bezel.

The Sentinel IPS appliance is easily implemented with a remote management system that seamlessly configures the unit and then monitors, updates, and upgrades the system. For a low fixed monthly fee Sentinel IPS will deliver a 24x7 fully managed solution that will monitor, update, upgrade and support the Sentinel IPS appliance. Highly scalable, the Sentinel IPS appliance is an ideal IPS solution for organizations of any size. The Sentinel IPS comes in three hardware options with the same level of managed service:

Premium – 1U rackmount unit with gigabit NICs

Advanced – bypass functionality, fail-open NICs and higher performance hardware

Ultra – 1U rackmount hardware with enterprise-level performance

"The Sentinel IPS was designed as a unique turnkey solution, making it a truly easy to implement and integrate a solution with high value for the price," said David Lissberger, president and CEO of Econet.com, Inc. "Security of any kind comes with inconveniences, and IT security is no exception. Combining the Sentinel IPS with the ETPro Ruleset, we can deliver a fully managed and affordable state-of-the-art IPS systems allowing customers to leverage Emerging Threats' expertise in threat intelligence with multiple options to meet their needs, including High Availability Formats that provide continuous IPS protection."

The ETPro Ruleset is platform-agnostic, and integrates seamlessly into Intrusion Detection or Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS). Based on years of threat intelligence collection, the ETPro Ruleset offers unsurpassed malware protection. Unlike other vendors, the ETPro Ruleset is a complete standalone product featuring full CnC malware protection and is updated daily to ensure the latest protection from malware threats.

"We have a close relationship with Econet.com that started with Emerging Threats participating in a collaborative network security initiative based on Sentinel's proprietary Collective Intelligence Network Security&trade platform (CINS)," said Ken Gramley, CEO of Emerging Threats Pro, LLC. "The Sentinel IPS has evolved into an extremely attractive solution, offering of a comprehensive, easy-to-deploy managed IPS that breaks down the barriers of complicated IT security implementations. Our ETPro Ruleset was an ideal fit, since it is easily and seamlessly ingested into the Sentinel IPS engine, enabling Econet.com to bring to market cutting-edge technology in a turnkey, remotely managed solution. In addition, we are pleased that Econet.com has co-branded their sleek looking appliance with us to create strong brand recognition within the IT security community."

About Emerging Threats

Emerging Threats is a world-leading provider of commercial and open source threat intelligence. Founded in 2003 as a cyber security research community, Emerging Threats has become the de facto standard in network-based malware threat detection. The company's ETOpen Ruleset, ETPro&trade Ruleset, and IQRisk&trade suite of threat intelligence are platform agnostic for easy integration with Suricata, SNORT®, and other network intrusion protection and detection systems. With ETPro Ruleset, organizations can achieve the highest standards of malicious threat detection with world-class support and research for extended vulnerability coverage. ETPro Ruleset is ideal for enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, SMBs, higher education, and service providers. For more information, please visit http://www.emergingthreats.net.

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