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BindView Offers Free Trojan Scout to Identify QAZ Trojan Uncovered in Recent Microsoft Attacks.

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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2000

New bv-Control RapidFire Update Available for Download

from BindView Web Site

Following recent hacks exposing Microsoft product code, BindView Corporation (NASDAQ: BVEW), a leading provider of IT administration and security management solutions, today announced Trojan Scout, software that not only identifies the security vulnerability created by the QAZ Trojan, but also offers instruction for closing the "backdoor" created as a result of the intrusion. Trojan Scout is available via a RapidFire Update to BindView's bv-Control for Internet Security software that scans for hundreds of security vulnerabilities, including the QAZ Trojan. The RapidFire Update, as well as a trial version of bv-Control for Internet Security (formerly branded as HackerShield), is available immediately at BindView's Web site at www.bindview.com/QAZ-trojan.

"A user who unwittingly installs this Trojan may allow an attacker to gain access to stored credentials or company secrets, as we saw in the Microsoft case earlier last week," said Kevin Weiss, Chief Marketing Officer at BindView Corporation. "Vulnerability assessment technology must be kept current to stay ahead of the attackers, and we are pleased to continually provide RapidFire Updates via our RAZOR team of security experts to offer customers a competitive advantage."

An attacker uses the QAZ Trojan to ride on the coat tails of a company's remote user. When the employee connects to the corporate network, the QAZ steals the employee's credentials and emails them back to the attacker. This allows the attacker to log on in the future, posing as the authorized employee. From there, the attacker is free to move about within a company's files to view and copy whatever information he or she desires.

BindView's bv-Control security management solutions provide a low-risk, efficient and cost-effective approach to ensuring security of the infrastructure. bv-Control for Internet Security is the easiest way to find and close security holes on the network. Designed and created for systems and network administrators who need to ensure their company's assets are protected from hackers, bv-Control for Internet Security is anti-hacker software that finds and closes the holes that hackers use to break into servers, workstations and other network devices. The RapidFire Updates allow customers to continually update bv-Control for Internet Security to scan for the newest security threats, in addition to scanning for the SANS Top Ten Security Threats and others.

About BindView Corporation

BindView is a leading provider of software solutions which enhance business performance by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the IT infrastructure. BindView's comprehensive software offerings secure and simplify the management and administration of network operating systems, directories, and related applications. By enabling corporate IT professionals to effectively leverage their existing technologies, BindView's award-winning products play a critical role in achieving business goals. More than 10 million licenses of BindView's solutions have been shipped worldwide to approximately 5,000 companies, including the majority of the Fortune 100. Contact BindView via e-mail at info@bindview.com or visit BindView's World Wide Web site at http://www.bindview.com. BindView can also be reached at (800) 749-8439 or at (713) 561-4000.

Editors Note: BindView product names used in this document are trademarks, which may be registered in one or more jurisdictions, of BindView. The names of products of other companies mentioned in this document, if any, may be the registered or unregistered trademarks of the owners of the products.

Statements in this news release not based on historical fact are "forward-looking" statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as, for example, the risks associated with competition within the network management software industry, with rapid technological change, and with BindView's development of and the market's acceptance of new products. Other such factors include the risk factors and other matters described from time to time in BindView's Form 10-K filings, Form 10-Q filings, and other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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