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4FrontSecurity Announces Information Security Management Software System for Enterprises.

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RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2002

Intranet-Based Management Tool Enables Enterprises to Establish a

Cohesive Framework for Securing Their Organizations

4FrontSecurity, Inc., an information security infrastructure provider and services firm, today announced the immediate availability of its Information Management System (IMS) solution.

IMS is an enterprise software platform that enables organizations to automatically collect, manage and distribute information security content such as policies, control standards, baseline configurations, threats, vulnerabilities and security education and awareness programs to customers, employees and partners.

IMS, offered as part of 4FrontSecurity's Digital Defense Practice, works as a single application to manage and communicate security-related issues in order to ensure effective security measures across the enterprise and to protect organizational assets.

"Through its extensive work with its clients and partners, 4FrontSecurity identified a need for a framework of technologies, services and knowledge that enable organizations to operate securely and with confidence," said Christopher Parker, CEO of 4FrontSecurity. "As companies extend their networks to include subsidiaries, branch offices and business partners, the challenge of implementing and monitoring security across an extended enterprise has never been greater. IMS was developed to address this important challenge and to allow organizations to more effectively manage their security posture and the security of their infrastructure."

In an effort to aid management in the understanding of the relative risks of security, 4FrontSecurity has combined its practical experience, consulting expertise, information security product knowledge and subject matter expertise with Archer Technologies Enterprise Smart Suite Framework knowledge management platform to create IMS.

The solution offers enterprises a single application for managing the constantly changing threats to the organization by providing executive management with a digital interface to monitor their organization's daily security posture and to help educate employees and heighten their awareness of the dynamic nature of corporate security.

For example, when a new threat is identified, security managers can determine what assets are vulnerable in the organization, in real-time, then create the correct countermeasures to mitigate the new threat.

4FrontSecurity has custom-built the IMS product with their own proprietary content modules and enterprise portal functionality from Archer Technologies' knowledge management solution which includes an enterprise portal, alert notifications, discussion forums, online training and awareness, content workflow, search engine, management reporting, access control, online help and reporting, appearance and groups.

The proprietary content modules assist organizations with best practices, methodologies and standards to follow for rapid implementation of an information security management system.

The modules include specific information with regard to regulatory requirements, asset management and risk management, BS7799, policy management with sample policies, as well as an Intranet portal for end users to access information specific to their job function or asset profile.

"The joining of forces between 4FrontSecurity and Archer Technologies to create an OEM framework offering provides clients with a solution that significantly enhances enterprise threat protection," says Jon Darbyshire, CEO of Archer Technologies. "Utilizing the Archer Technologies Enterprise Smart Suite Framework, 4FrontSecurity has the delivery mechanism to provide their proprietary content and security expertise in a powerful, customizable knowledge management engine."

About 4FrontSecurity

4FrontSecurity is a privately held information security infrastructure consultancy and services firm launched by a group of professionals with collective experience deploying and managing secure IT infrastructures in diverse industries across North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Headquartered in Reston, VA, outside of Washington, D.C., 4FrontSecurity draws on its analysts' subject-area expertise and global perspective to deliver comprehensive security assessments and program implementations. Additional information on 4FrontSecurity is available at www.4frontsecurity.com.

About Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies is advancing the development of customized knowledge management solutions that provide access to business critical information and resources.

Archer Technologies delivers all of its knowledge management solutions via the Enterprise Smart Suite Framework, providing powerful knowledge management capabilities that enable organizations to efficiently collect, present, communicate and distribute information securely within the enterprise.

Powerful integration and data export capabilities allow the Archer Technologies solution sets to easily interface with other applications, tools and knowledge databases.

Some of the core functionality included in the Enterprise Smart Suite Framework includes: Enterprise Portal, Alert Notifications, Discussion Forums, Online Training and Awareness, Content Workflow, Search Engine, Management Reporting, Access Control, Online Help, Appearance and Groups.

For more information visit Archer Technologies at www.archer-tech.com or call the Kansas City Metro Area headquarters at (913) 851-9137.
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