Public Companies

Axent Technologies, a global leader in information security, provides e-security solutions. AXENT delivers integrated products and expert services to assess, protect, enable and manage business processes and information assets, as well as to facilitate trust level management within its customers’ environments. Through its unique Lifecycle Security™ methodology, combined with Smart Security architecture, AXENT delivers the appropriate levels of trusted e-security for customers. Award-winning solutions offer assessment and policy compliance, firewall, intrusion detection, authentication and authorization technology, virtual private networking, Web access and single sign-on for enterprises and e-businesses. On July 28, 2000 it agreed to merge with Symantec (SYMC).

Internet Security Systems is a provider of intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment products. It also provides 24x7 remote security monitoring through the company’s managed security services offerings. Through its consulting arm, it helps companies in five distinct areas: assessment, design, deployment, management and support, and education. It also offers managed security services that provide a completely outsourced solution. It now has more than 800 employees in 14 countries. is a consumer oriented Application Service Provider (ASP) that provides online PC management products and services. Through its web site, the Company allows consumers to secure, repair, update and upgrade their PCs. Its premium product, McAfee Clinic, gives customers access to its product centers: the McAfee Clinic, Anti-Virus Center, Firewall/Security Center, PC Checkup Center, Shopping Center, Download Center and Support Center. is the result of a spinoff from Network Associates (which retains 83% ownership).

Pilot Networks provides secure Internet services that incorporate high-bandwidth connectivity for secure eBusiness. Its services include secure hosting, Internet access, and VPN/extranet services. Pilot provides these services through its geographically dispersed centers to a diverse set of customers in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London, Boston, and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas. The company has 210 employees.

Valicert is a leading provider of secure e-Transaction infrastructure products and services for conducting business safely over the Internet. ValiCert’s validation, security and proof offering provide enterprises and service providers with a certificate- and payment-neutral infrastructure for protecting the phases of the e-Transaction life cycle. ValiCert’s products and services are available through its direct sales force, resellers and affiliates.

VeriSign is the leading provider of trusted infrastructure services to Web sites, enterprises, electronic commerce service providers and individuals. The company’s domain name, digital certificate and payment services provide the critical web identity, authentication and transaction infrastructure that online businesses need to conduct secure e-commerce and communications. VeriSign’s services are available through its websites ( and or through its direct sales force and reseller partners around the world.

Private Companies

@Stake offers security services to help its customers build comprehensive security architectures for their IT resources. It has a full line of services including strategy, architecture, implementation, and operations that help its customers be more competitive in eBusiness. The company specializes in three areas: e-markets, financial services and telecommunications. @Stake is led by former executives from Compaq Computer, Digital Equipment Corporation, Forrester Research, the Lopht and Sapient. @Stake’s client list includes Bertlesmann mediaSystems, Exodus Communications, Inc. and eSprocket. The company focuses on strategic planning for next-generation security environments that enable long-term e-commerce objectives. It has received funding from Battery Ventures and is located in Cambridge, MA.

Aventail is a service provider focused on creating business partner networks. It provides customers a foundation for scalable business-to-business collaboration. The company supports enterprises that need to manage large, secure, dynamic partner communities that require comprehensive service level agreements, and on-demand deployment. The Aventail.Net service handles all aspects of a business partner network, from the support of users and underlying infrastructure to the enforcement of policy. Customers include Aetna, Bear Stearns, Dupont, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, IBM, and Xerox. Aventail received funding from investors including Pivotal Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., Fidelity Ventures, XMLFund, Madrona Venture Group, InterNAP Network Services, and VeriSign Inc and Trinity Ventures. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Counterpane Internet Security provides a full range of managed security-monitoring services to help customers conduct eBusiness safely. Through its secure operations centers, the company provides 24x7 monitoring and real-time penetration prevention, detection and response. The company recently announced that its customers will be able to purchase insurance policies to protect against loss of revenues and information assets caused by Internet and e-commerce security breaches and offers up to $100 million in coverage. The company has received funding from Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Private Equity. It is located in San Jose, CA.

DefendNet offers a suite of security solutions that are designed to enable ISPs and CLECs to provide outsourced managed security services to their small and medium-sized business customers. DefendNet’s firewall-based solutions provide outsourced security administration, monitoring and reporting in one package, eliminating the time- and cost-intensive burden of managing network security in-house. The company has received funding from M/C Venture Partners and is located in Providence RI. is an eSecurity Venture of Ernst & Young. It was founded in June of 2000 as an attempt to create a portal dedicated to providing security professionals with immediate access to the most complete information and resources available for eBusiness. It is headquartered in Kansas City MO.

Foundstone, formerly Rampart Security Group, is a security training and consulting company that focuses on Global 2000 companies. It assists and educates customers on all aspects of computer security to address rapidly changing IT environments. Its expertise includes all aspects of eBusiness security, from traditional host and network security to eBusiness applications. Foundstone’s core competencies are summarized in five service lines: Attack and Penetration Testing, eCommerce Security Assessments, Incident Response Program Development, Product Testing, Host Security Assessments. The company, located in Irvine, CA, has received financing from Olympic Venture Partners.

Global Integrity provides a full complement of e-business security monitoring, incident response, consulting, engineering and information sharing services to global financial institutions and major corporations that have electronic operations worldwide. Global Integrity is based in Reston, VA and is an SAIC organization.

Guardent is a next-generation digital security services firm offering strategic solutions for technology- enabled enterprises. As a trusted security advisor, Guardent partners with clients to meet their requirements for the continuous innovation and development of their IT infrastructures, while mitigating the risks inherent in today’s complex networked environments. It has received funding from Charles River Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia Capital. It is located in Waltham, MA.

LogiKeep, through its Network Security Intelligence System, systematically gathers and analyzes threat information pertaining to the security of corporate information and provides client-specific vital early warnings covering threats, vulnerabilities and critical security event reports. The company also helps define a customer’s current security position, and assesses the customer’s ability to respond to known threats. LogiKeep is headquartered in Dublin, OH. is a business unit of Network Associates and is located in Santa Clara, CA. It is a business-oriented Application Service Provider (ASP) that provides managed security and availability capabilities. It combines web-based versions of Network Associates’ security and anti-virus technologies with application services to deliver to customers a secure and comprehensive infrastructure for e-business. Firewall ASaP delivers integrated firewall, anti-virus and VPN technology; its VPN ASaP also provides online Internet gateway protection against viruses; its CyberCop ASaP provides web-based vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection services, and the VirusScan ASaP offers continuously updated protection against viruses.

Network Security Technologies provides managed e-security for businesses that rely on public and private networks to run their organizations. It provides commercial and government organizations with comprehensive security services including firewall management, virtual private networking, intrusion detection and desktop security services delivered via its Internet Security Services Platform. It also has a professional services arm for security assessments, security policy development, penetration testing, incident response and forensics. The company was founded in 1998 in Herndon, VA,

OpenReach is a provider of network services that enable companies easily to create and secure office-to-office connections through the Internet. With its focus on small to mid-sized businesses, it provides products and services that enable rapid, easy-to-use, and cost-effective connectivity between business locations, partners and customers via the Internet. The company has received funding from Clarity Partners, L.P and is located in Wakefield, MA.

Qualys is a provider of online network security services that allows its customers continuously to audit network security in order to detect and assess vulnerabilities. Qualys differentiates itself by taking an outside in, or hacker, view of network vulnerabilities. Its solution graphically identifies security exposures, immediately evaluating risks, and continuously re-assessing security issues. Qualys targets ISPs, telecommunications companies, enterprises and security consultants. The company utilizes its "Intelligent Scanning Engine," that probes business network infrastructures and graphically identifies, evaluates, and grades security risks. The company has received funding from Bessemer Venture Partners and VeriSign, Inc. It is headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA.

Riptech is a security service provider that protects clients through its proprietary eSentry security engine and outsourced security monitoring and professional services offerings. Its professional services offerings include security policy development, assessment and auditing, penetration testing, incident forensics, and response. Its customers include Fortune 500 companies, emerging eBusinesses, and federal agencies. Several Former Department of Defense security professionals founded RIPTech. It is has several prominent private investors. The company is located in Alexandria, VA.

Salinas Group provides network security consulting, integration, and management services to corporate enterprises. The company’s offerings include audit, planning and design, implementation, training, and outsourced managed firewall services. It is able to deploy network security through its,,, and offerings. It also offers training on products from companies such as Check Point, ISS, RSA Data Security, Microsoft and Nokia. The company was formed in 1991 and is located in New York.

Telenisus is an MSP that provides secure and reliable managed Internet services including managed firewall/security, virtual private networks (VPNs), Web/application hosting, and e-commerce. The company’s mission is to provide an end-to-end solution, from design through test and monitoring, to bring its customers on line. Its operations support system includes hosting in addition to managed security services. The company is funded by BancBoston Ventures, ABN AMRO Private Equity, Maroon Bells Capital Partners and Metropolis Venture.

Veritect offers a full range of network security management solutions, including managed security services; secure hosting solutions; secure network design, integration and operation; threat and risk assessments; and incident response and forensics. It operates from five locations. Veritect’s parent, Veridian, is a private company that operates at more than 50 locations in the U.S. and overseas, and employs nearly 5,000 people. Its specialty areas include establishing secure network environments, applying knowledge management for effective decision-making, and developing integrated systems and applications. It is located in Falls Church VA.

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