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WhiteHat Security Welcomes First Members to its North American Partner Program; New Partners Represent Key Regions in the United States and Canada.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003

WhiteHat Security(TM), the expert in providing managed Web application security services, today announced the first three members of its North American Partner Program, originally announced earlier this month. Charter members of the Partner Program include AcademicPlanet, Inc., CryptCOM Securities, Inc. and Network Surveillance Inc. (NSI). These Information Technology (IT) consulting firms serve broad geographic regions in the Southern United States, Eastern United States and Canada, respectively. WhiteHat's Partner Program enables select resellers to seamlessly provide clients with WhiteHat's Web application security services.

The WhiteHat Partner Program was created in response to the increasing demand for comprehensive Web application security. The new partners are experienced IT consulting firms that will work with WhiteHat Security to regionally distribute WhiteHat's services. These services include WhiteHat's new Web application scanning technology and architecture as well as access to WhiteHat's around-the-clock, world-renown team of security experts.

"We are pleased to announce our first three distribution partners and are delighted by the IT consulting experience they represent," said Jeremiah Grossman, chief executive officer, WhiteHat Security. "Our partners' technical expertise, coupled with their access to -- and ownership of -- key territories, is a winning combination that will enable us to offer our services to a broad customer base."

"Joining forces with the WhiteHat Security team gives us great synergy," said Pat Victory, president and chief executive officer, AcademicPlanet, Inc. "The educational market demands Web security of the highest level. Providing WhiteHat's Web application security services ensures this level of security for our customers."

"It is a great opportunity for us to be a part of WhiteHat's reseller team," said Joseph Stein, chief technology information officer, CryptCOM Securities, Inc. "Our partnership enables us to offer our customers a complete range of managed Web application security services that will be of immense benefit to our business as well as to that of our customers."

"As WhiteHat's first reseller in Canada, we are in a unique position to provide Canadian customers with a complete Web application security solution," said Kevin Kinsella, chief information security officer, Network Surveillance Inc. "WhiteHat's knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset to our services, and we are pleased to present our customers with this opportunity."

WhiteHat Security provides its Web application security services through resellers that provide a variety of IT security consulting services for a range of applications. The company offers its Partner Program to qualified resellers in the United States and Canada.

About WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat is a leading provider of Web application security software services that assist in tackling the increasingly complex area of Web application security. WhiteHat's group of leading computer security professionals is among the first to automate the analysis of vulnerabilities in individual Web applications. The WhiteHat Security team has completed over 1000 Web application security assessments and has more than 15 years of combined experience in Internet security. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more about WhiteHat Security, please visit

About AcademicPlanet, Inc.

AcademicPlanet is a leading provider of affordable Internet technologies for education. The company offers dial-up Internet access for $6.99 per month to teachers, staff, students and parents. AcademicPlanet's Web Services Group offers comprehensive end-to-end services for school regions and districts that include website design, content integration and automation, enterprise filtering and Web application security. AcademicPlanet's mission is to offer products and services that benefit education and to those who are committed to improving student academic achievement through the use of technology. For more about AcademicPlanet, please visit

About CryptCOM Securities, Inc.

CryptCOM software, services and solutions provide seamless interoperability of distributed and heterogeneous enterprise systems while keeping focus on the pillars of e-security: authentication, access management, data privacy, data integrity and non-repudiation. CryptCOM's RSA Secured file transfer software is built to allow for virtual distribution and management of your data from a private network to allow public access over the Internet through the highest level of encryption with RSA BSAFE, authentication using RSA SecurID and integrated PKI with RSA Keon. The replication and collaboration system touts the implementation of our advanced XML messaging and transport technology. The CryptCOM services and solutions benefit from our developed software and extended to the bleeding edge of Information Technology. For more about CryptCOM Securities, please visit

About Network Surveillance Inc.

Network Surveillance is a Network Management and Managed Security Services firm that appreciates the risks of working safely in today's communications environment. Services are geared to protecting your company's assets. Network Surveillance serves the healthcare, financial, insurance and retail industry segments. Network Surveillance's breadth of services includes managed services and automated surveillance as well as professional consulting. Network Surveillance professionals assist their clients in network and security management, business continuity and disaster recovery and engineering and design. Network Surveillance Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. For more about Network Surveillance, please visit

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