Bahai News - Baha'i International Deploys Argus Systems
Baha'i International Deploys Argus Systems Pitbull to Protect
Web Sites Containing Human Rights Information
SAVOY, Ill. (BUSINESS WIRE) - Argus Systems Group, Inc., an international
leader in application security for the extended enterprise, today announced
the Baha'i International Community is using PitBull(R) LX to secure its Web
sites. PitBull LX makes it possible for Baha'i administrators to quickly and
easily protect Web-facing servers from malicious attacks to steal information
or monetary assets, launch denial of service attacks, alter data and Web
pages and otherwise tamper with system and data resources.
The Baha'i Faith, with headquarters in Haifa, Israel has six million members
worldwide in 235 countries and is the second largest of the world's
independent religions. The Baha'i International Community (BIC), with offices
in New York and Geneva, has consultative status with the United Nations
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and with the United Nations Children's
Fund (UNICEF). The BIC participates actively in United Nations consultations
dealing with a number of social issues including minority rights, the status
of women, sustainable development, and the welfare of children and the
"I have always felt that the best way to protect a network is to
lock down the operating system, but I'd never come across a product
that could offer that kind of pro-active protection, until PitBull,"
said Thane Terrill, network administrator for BIC. "Checking logs to
monitor hacker activity and hoping intruders don't break in is a level
of excitement I don't need. The quality of PitBull and the support I
receive from Argus are the best I've ever seen."
PitBull LX's unique patent-pending security implementation creates
a secure application environment by locking down the operating
system--the foundation that controls every application action across
the entire computing infrastructure. With PitBull LX, software bugs,
security flaws and rogue programs such as worms that could once grant
an attacker system-wide access when successfully exploited are now
harmlessly contained within a single security compartment.
"The Baha'i International Community is involved in an enormous
amount of important social work around the world, some of it
sensitive," said Randy Sandone, president and CEO of Argus Systems
Group. "The threats the BIC faces are much greater than script kiddies
simply defacing a home page. PitBull prevents troublemakers from
penetrating the Community's network and provides unparalleled
protection for its valuable resources."
About Argus Systems Group, Inc.
Argus Systems Group, Inc. protects vital applications by locking
down the invaluable intellectual property stored on Web servers,
e-mail servers and corporate databases. Argus' PitBull software is the
only independently-certified, trusted e-business platform available
for applications running on the world's most popular operating
systems, including Sun Solaris (SPARC and Intel), IBM AIX and Linux.
PitBull was the focus of eWeek magazine's recent Open Hack III contest
where it withstood more than 5.4 million hack attempts without a
single penetration. PitBull LX was chosen Best Security Solution by
the German ASP Konsortium and was awarded the eWeek eXcellence Award
as Best Intrusion Defense and Response product of 2001.
Headquartered in Savoy, Ill., Argus has more than 100 customers
and is privately held with offices around the United States and
worldwide. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at
PitBull and PitBull LX are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Argus Systems Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other
brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to
identify products or services of, their respective owners.
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