CALNET signs agreement with Argus Systems Group

October 25, 2001

Vienna, Virginia, October 15, 2001 - CALNET, Inc. a leading provider of Information Technology and Telecommunications Solutions, announced today entered into an agreement with Argus Systems Group, Inc. of Savoy, IL to provide implementation and managed services for Argus' PitBull Secure Application Environment technology and products to CALNET customers in the Washington, DC area.

Kaleem Shah, President of CALNET Inc. said, "I'm very excited about this partnership. Argus' PitBull product provides our customers with impenetrable operating and application environments, which will reduce the total cost of ownership for their network and e-business initiatives. The strength of their product, combined with our staff's network expertise will help prevent future intrusions and attacks on our customer's information assets."

Steve Oetegenn, chief operating officer of Argus Systems Group, Inc. said, "CALNET has the technical capabilities and staff that we need to provide managed services to our customers in the Washington area. We are proud to have them join us in the fight against hackers and provide secure and stable networks for our public and private sector customers."
The PitBull LX intrusion prevention system secure application environment makes it possible for enterprise administrators to rapidly create and deploy highly secure, cost-effective e-business server environments. PitBull LX protects web-facing servers from attacks to alter data and web pages, steal proprietary information or monetary assets, violate consumer privacy protections, launch denial of service attacks, and otherwise tamper with system and data resources. PitBull LX's ease of installation and intuitive functionality support a totally revamped, security policy that is based on 'locking-down' an enterprise's operating system.

"PitBull LX is the ideal security to complement CALNET's existing e-security practice of supporting high-end mission critical environments. By their very nature, those environments demand high assurance security solutions like PitBull LX." Said Elizabeth McGrath, CALNET's Director of Business Development.

Corporate and government systems managers are struggling to provide easier access to applications and data in the face of an increasingly hostile network environment. Events of September 11 have only heightened those concerns. Deployment of Argus's PitBull allows open access to applications without fear of security compromise through exploitation of application vulnerabilities. PitBull is a powerful 'safety net' - protecting systems from known and yet-un-patched vulnerabilities as well as unknown and yet-to-be-identified weaknesses.

About CALNET Inc.

CALNET delivers e-Business, IT Services and telecommunications solutions to many of the largest corporate, government, telecommunications, and education and Internet organizations in the world. CALNET technologists and business consultants integrate existing Internet and other emerging technologies with existing back-office and legacy systems. CALNET's experience and expertise across both, allow clients a single source for completely integrated enterprise-wide solutions, to help optimize investment in technology products, skills, tools, and infrastructure needed to continuously enhance and maintain enterprise solutions portfolios. For more information, please visit our web site at or contact our information technology services group at (703) 547-6800

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 E-Week magazine's recent Open Hack III contest where it withstood more than 5.4 million hack attempts without a single penetration. PitBull LX was selected Best Security Solution by the German ASP Konsortium, Editor's Choice by and was awarded the E-Week eXcellence Award as Best Intrusion Defense and Response product of 2001.
Headquartered in Savoy, Ill., Argus is privately held with offices around the United States and worldwide. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at

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