solutions for the Apache Web server, and Netegrity, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETE), the
leading provider of solutions for securely managing e-business
relationships, today announced a technology partnership that will combine
both companies' technology expertise to create enhanced Web security
solutions. As the central point of the alliance, the two companies announced
that Netegrity has embedded Covalent's leading Apache-based Web technology
in their SiteMinder Secure Proxy Server, also announced today. The Netegrity SiteMinder Secure Proxy Server is a turnkey proxy gateway that
secures company's backend servers, offering a flexible deployment model for
the central management of security policies and user access to e-business
resources. By embedding Covalent's Apache-based solutions, users will
receive the benefits of Covalent's secure, reliable and easy to manage Web
infrastructure solutions and can deploy with confidence knowing the product
is based on Apache. The proxy solution can also be combined with Netegrity's
SiteMinderÃ solution to provide customers with the flexibility to use the
approach that fits best in their environments, including using a mix of both
"Covalent has made Apache work for the enterprise," said Bill Bartow, vice
president and general manager of the access management and identity
management business unit at Netegrity. "By embedding their technology into
our Secure Proxy Server customers are able to capture Covalent's Apache Web
infrastructure expertise and Netegrity's industry-leading security products.
Covalent's technology offers customers reliability, scalability, and
"We were extremely pleased to be included in one of Netegrity's products,"
said John M. Jack, chief executive officer at Covalent. "They have
consistently developed innovative products meeting the needs of today's
ebusiness environment. Combining our Apache-based enterprise solutions with
their products is a natural fit."
The Apache HTTP server has seen wide acceptance and unparalleled popularity
as an open-source product powering over 19 million Web sites. Covalent has
created a comprehensive Web server enterprise solution that includes the
first distributed graphical management tool for deploying and managing
Apache Web servers, combining Apache 2.0 with a Java application server and
providing enhanced security and reliability features.
Netegrity's SiteMinder Secure Proxy Server is available immediately from
Netegrity is the leading provider of software solutions for securely
managing e-business relationships. Companies use Netegrity's products to
control user access to e-business Web sites, to seamlessly create
e-partnerships, and to secure business-to-business transactions. Netegrity
enables customers to create new revenue opportunities, reduce operational
inefficiencies, and strengthen relationships with customers and partners.
With its vast network of partners, Netegrity is securely managing e-business
solutions for over 480 customers worldwide including Aetna, American
Express, Bank One, E*TRADE, General Electric, and Wells Fargo. The Company
was the only vendor to be placed in the leader quadrant within Gartner's
Magic Quadrant Report (May 2001). Headquartered in Waltham, Mass.,
Netegrity also has offices throughout Europe and Asia. More information can
be found at www.netegrity.com.
About Covalent Technologies, Inc.
Covalent is the leading provider of enterprise solutions for the Apache Web
server. Founded in 1998 by Randy Terbush, one of the original eight
developers of Apache, Covalent has developed a comprehensive Web server
solution offering enhanced security, reliability and manageability. Funded
by leading venture capital investors including Sequoia Capital and Granite
Ventures, Covalent is the only company offering a comprehensive suite of
products, services and support for Apache. Companies such as Lucent
Technologies, Dow Jones and others depend on Covalent for their Apache Web
Server infrastructure. More information about the company can be found at