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Palisade Systems PacketSure 5.0 Ships with over 150 Signatures for Network Protocols

PacketSure 5.0 First and Only Product in the Emerging Content Monitoring and Filtering Market to Monitor and Block Over 150 Network Communication Protocols Employees Can Use to Send Inappropriate Material and Sensitive Data Outside Their Employer's Network

AMES, Iowa, Oct. 30 -- Palisade Systems, a leading provider of content monitoring, filtering and encryption appliances, today announced that PacketSure 5.0 ships with over 150 protocol signatures an employee might have access to, many of which present security and compliance risks to organizations that send and store sensitive data. In addition to common network communication protocols like IM, HTTP, Webmail and peer-to-peer applications that most organizations monitor, PacketSure 5.0 scans and blocks many other protocols that organizations often overlook. PacketSure 5.0 also is the only product on the market that can provide signatures to custom protocols that many large organizations have in their network environment because of custom or home grown business applications.

"Our research into how many different network communication protocols exist significantly underscores how vulnerable organizations are if an employee wants to send inappropriate material or share sensitive data with the outside world," remarked Kurt Shedenhelm, CEO and president of Palisade Systems. "Organizations' outbound content security measures have not kept pace with the fast moving world of electronic communications and until organizations proactively monitor all communication protocols and contents within them, inappropriate material and unauthorized sensitive data will continue to be sent by employees."

To learn of all the network communication protocols an employee may have access to and that PacketSure 5.0 can monitor and block, please click on the following URL: .

Solutions to Blocking Network Protocols

Palisade is the only content monitoring and filtering vendor that exists in the world capable of not only monitoring these protocols, but also blocking their use and delivery of information to the receiver. Content monitoring and filtering products are a breed of emerging technology that specifically focuses resources on the applications and protocols responsible for the delivery of outbound communication, instead of most network security products that prevent inbound security threats like viruses, spyware, worms, DoS attacks, etc.

Stopping Internal Threats Before They Wreak Havoc

Palisade Systems offers its business partners and customers multiple network appliances to proactively enforce corporate governance and acceptable network use policies (AUP), ensure regulatory compliance enforcement, and stop confidential information leaks and delivery of inappropriate material. The company's suite of products, including PacketSure and PacketGuard, provide increased levels of network security beyond existing firewalls and filters. PacketSure is a gateway security appliance that identifies and stops intellectual property, sensitive content and inappropriate material before it can leave an organization's network. PacketGuard is an internal security appliance that manages and stops intellectual property and content from being illegally shared or viewed by unauthorized internal users.

About Palisade Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1996, Palisade Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of enterprise content security and data protection solutions with over 500 customers across North America and Europe. Palisade security appliances help organizations proactively secure intellectual property and private client information from leaking outside the network, define and enforce access to internal network resources, and enforce compliance with federal privacy and industry security regulations. Palisade Systems customers include prominent clients in healthcare, financial services, insurance industries, along with universities and school districts. For more information, please visit or contact Palisade's sales department at 1.888.824.0720.

Source: Palisade Systems, Inc.

Kristin Roberts of Freestyle Public Relations

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