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Netscape Gets Bullish On Security Solutions

BullSoft today announced strategic agreements with Netscape Communications Corp. to provide combined Internet security technology, expanding Netscape's role in the security solutions market.

Under the agreements, BullSoft, the software division of IT firm Bull Corp., will integrate Netscape's Internet security and server software within its SecurWare NetWall firewall. Both companies said they are planning to market the resulting product later this year.

NetWall will be available directly from Netscape, and Netscape will continue to partner and interoperate with other leading firewall vendors, BullSoft said. Financial details were not disclosed.

SecurWare is an integrated, modular suite of Internet and Extranet security solutions designed for high-end enterprise customers.

In addition to NetWall, the SecurWare suite includes SecurWare VPN, a VPN encryption product; SecurWare ID, a smart card authentication solution; AccessMaster, a security management tool; and SecurWare Cluster, a software clustering product.

Netscape said its server software provides real-time directory and security services designed to enable centralized, low cost management of Internet applications deployed by Enterprise Service Providers (ESPs) and independent software companies.

Bull, a Paris-based technology company said that today's agreement provides it with a valuable marketing and sales channel in the U.S.

"Netscape's decision to market NetWall as its only firewall product is a significant affirmation of our SecurWare security technology," said Henry Ancona, president of BullSoft. "The quality and size of Netscape's sales network, plus its online presence, promises to substantially increase SecurWare NetWall's market penetration, especially in the U.S."

"Enterprise customers are looking for strong security solutions to safely take their businesses online and compete in the Net Economy," said David Weiden, vice president of directory server and security products at Netscape. "Bull's adoption of Netscape software further demonstrates Netscape's momentum in the Internet security and directory market with more than 25 companies integrating Netscape server software into their enterprise solutions."

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