HP and Microsoft Expand Security Solutions Portfolio

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 24, 2004 — At the Microsoft
TechEd 2004 conference here today, HP and Microsoft Corporation. expanded their long-standing relationship by announcing an agreement to market and produce a hardware security solution built on technology from the two companies. The HP ProLiant DL320 Firewall/VPN/Cache Server running Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server (ISA) 2004 addresses network and perimeter security.

In addition, the companies announced the availability of the HP ProtectTools Suite for Microsoft software, which adds to the security functionality provided by standard Microsoft products — such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Outlook®
and Windows Mobile (TM) . HP’s global security practice provides a comprehensive range of information security services that enable enterprise customers to make faster, more confident business decisions.

The Microsoft ISA Server 2004, part of the Windows Server System (TM) , is an advanced application layer firewall, VPN and Web cache software solution that enables customers to easily enhance existing IT investments by improving network security and performance. The HP ProLiant DL320 running Microsoft ISA Server 2004 is an integrated hardware security solution designed to help customers protect applications against new and emerging threats. The HP ProLiant DL320 running Microsoft ISA Server 2004 will be one of the first security solutions running ISA Server 2004 that delivers the flexibility of VPN, Cache and Firewall capabilities.

“Businesses must remain securely operational in the face of ever-increasing security threats — this means protecting highly sensitive business information, privacy and business continuity,” said Rick Fricchione, vice president, enterprise Microsoft services, HP. “Microsoft and HP are once again collaborating to bring together the best people, processes, and technology to help companies innovate, adapt, and unleash new business value and enhance enterprise-wide security.”

HP ProLiant DL320 running Microsoft ISA Server 2004 provides customers with an easy-to-use and manage hardware security solution that can be quickly deployed to help protect key business applications, such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Outlook Web Access (OWA), Internet Information Services (IIS) and SharePoint® Portal Server. In addition, ISA Server 2004 integration with Windows® Active Directory®
services enables administrators to use the solution to apply group- and user-level policy and authentication across a broad range of scenarios, including firewall policy, VPN authentication and outbound Web proxy and access control. This ease-of-use makes the solution an ideal way to improve the security of Windows Server (TM) 2003 networks. HP ProLiant DL320 running Microsoft ISA Server 2004 also offers many options to add third-party plug-ins, providing the opportunity to further enhance network security and performance.

“Customers have told us that they need a broad range of flexible solutions to help protect their business-critical applications. Offering ISA Server 2004 through both software and hardware provides customers with multiple options for addressing their particular IT security requirements,” said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Security Business and Technology Unit. “Today’s announcement between Microsoft and HP furthers our mutual commitment to make IT environments more secure.”

Pricing and Availability

Available in Q3 2004, beginning at $3,000, the HP ProLiant DL320 Firewall/VPN/Cache Server running Microsoft ISA Server 2004 is expected to offer one of the most affordable and full-featured security solutions on the market.

For more information about Microsoft ISA Server 2004, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/ .

Close Collaboration Leads to Innovation

For more than 20 years, HP and Microsoft have collaborated on the research and development of products and services that address the business needs of customers. In addition to the new appliance, the companies are also announcing the HP ProtectTools Suite for Microsoft products, which helps address customers’ security requirements for email, strong user authentication, import and export of data from multiple sources, Terminal Server access to resources and data security for mobile devices. The suite includes:

  • HP ProtectTools Authentication Services: Mitigates security risks with strong user authentication systems.

  • HP ProtectTools Device Manager: Offers advanced tools for managing and auditing the import and export of data from multiple devices based on user privileges.

  • HP ProtectTools Role-based Access: Provides users with security enhanced terminal server access to diverse role-based facilities from a single desktop.

  • HP ProtectTools Email Release Manager: Provides vital security enhancements for Microsoft Exchange and Outlook clients, including facilities to electronically sign, encrypt, and audit mail messages.

  • HP ProtectTools Windows Mobile: Toughens Windows Mobile security with features including password generation, memory erase, device locking, and event logging.

In combination with the new products announced today, HP offers a wide range of services to help enterprise customers define security policies and procedures that are automated and adaptable enough to provide reliable, timely protection. Working together Microsoft and HP have jointly developed security solutions that help address the needs of customers:

  • Security Patch Management — a full life-cycle of patch management capabilities from initial assessment through design and implementation

  • Host Hardening — identifies enterprise application and service vulnerabilities, assists in creating a hardened system, and works with your staff to design and develop a security management process based on potential system risks and threats

  • Secure Enterprise E-mail solutions with Microsoft Exchange — helps secure and harden enterprise e-mail with solutions that include inbound mail screening, outbound mail certification, authentication and data protection, and e-mail storage and retrieval

For more information regarding the HP and Microsoft Frontline Partnership please link to www.hp.com/microsoft.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2004, HP revenue totaled $76.8 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.

Complete information on HP’s announcements at TechEd 2004 is available in an online press kit at http://www.hp.com/go/security/microsoft .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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