Sunrise Offers WatchGuard LiveSecurity Service in Switzerland / WatchGuard and ISPs Continue to Deliver LiveSecurity Around the World

(Nasdaq: WGRD), a leading provider of Internet broadcast security solutions, has added sunrise Communications AG in Switzerland to the growing list of service providers that are offering LiveSecurity services around the world. sunrise is a member of the British Telecommunications/AT&T Concert Alliance, an international alliance of leading telecommunications providers. sunrise Secure Access(TM) is designed for small and mid-sized businesses, providing standard firewall and VPN protection at an affordable price. This new service positions sunrise as the first ISP in Switzerland to offer a security service for smaller businesses. Other service providers that have recently adopted the LiveSecurity for MSS(TM) system include GTE Internetworking, Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ), InterPath, PSINet and Verio. "Many companies in Switzerland, especially financial institutions, conduct international business over the Internet and they need to know someone is monitoring their security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week," said Rene Burgener, Director of E- Business at sunrise. "sunrise Secure Access gives these businesses an affordable alternative to hiring a dedicated security expert and managing the system themselves, and it is an easy way to secure their mission-critical networks." "Switzerland, like many countries around the world, is establishing its e-business infrastructure right now with security being an integral component," said Christopher Slatt, CEO of WatchGuard. "Choosing to have their security managed by a knowledgeable service provider, such as sunrise, makes it easier for companies to get the protection they need before conducting e-business over the Internet." About LiveSecurity for MSS LiveSecurity for MSS allows an ISP to centrally configure, monitor and update the Internet security of thousands of managed customers. The ISP can economically deliver a full range of security services while their subscribing customers enjoy the benefit of up-to-date protection at an affordable price. LiveSecurity for MSS has four components: Network Operations Center, or NOC, security suite software with security and management features, the Firebox security appliances, the LiveSecurity broadcast service and optional monitoring software for the ISP's customers. Pricing and Availability sunrise Secure Access is now available in Switzerland. Please contact sunrise for pricing at http://www.sunrise.ch . For more information about LiveSecurity for MSS, visit http://www.watchguard.com/products/mss.html . About sunrise Communications AG sunrise Communications AG is a telecommunications service provider for the Swiss market offering a comprehensive range of data, voice, Internet and multimedia services. sunrise is a joint holding of Swiss Railways (SBB) and UBS with two international partners, Tele Danmark and British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of the largest telecommunications companies worldwide. sunrise currently has 620 employees and 400,000 business and private customers. About WatchGuard Technologies WatchGuard is a leading provider of dynamic, comprehensive Internet security solutions designed to protect organizations that use the Internet for electronic commerce and communications. The WatchGuard family of security products and services keeps Internet security defenses current with LiveSecurity, an innovative broadcast security service that delivers updated protection, responses to new security threats and security information to subscribers directly over the Internet. For more information, call 206-521-8340 or visit WatchGuard at www.watchguard.com. Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect WatchGuard's actual results include, but are not limited to, the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Prospectus related to our initial public offering dated July 30, 1999. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements that speak only as to the date of this release. NOTE: WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. in the United States, Norway, New Zealand and Japan, and is trademarked in other countries. Firebox and LiveSecurity are trademarks of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. ots Original Text Service: WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: Frances Bigley of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., 206-521-3577, or frances.bigley@watchguard.com Web site: http://www.sunrise.ch Web site: http://www.watchguard.com

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IT, telekomunikace
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