Symbiot Announces OpenSIMS Support for Mac OS X “Tiger” and Tiger Server

New Tiger Dashboard Widgets to Provide Access to Real Time network
visualization and Attacker Attribution

AUSTIN, TX, April 29, 2005=97Symbiot, a leading provider of intelligent
security infrastructure management systems (iSIMS) and risk metrics
technology, today announced the company’s commitment to a significant
technical contribution to OpenSIMS in support of Apple’s upcoming release
of Mac OS X “Tiger” and Tiger Server. The contribution includes two new
innovative Tiger Dashboard widgets that allow administrators to view real
time attacker attributions and network activity based on Symbiot’s award
winning Flash=99 user interface(1) that is running on the server.

“Symbiot has taken advantage of the incredible power and ease-of-use of Mac
OS X Tiger and Tiger Server to deliver yet another innovative SIMS
technology.” said William W. Hurley II, CEO of Symbiot. “By utilizing
Dashboard Widgets OpenSIMS users will have the ability to view vital
security infrastructure management data, on-demand, without having to
remain logged into a management console.”

“The hundreds of breakthrough features in Mac OS X Tiger and Tiger Server
will change the way people use their computers,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s
vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “Symbiot’s OpenSIMS use of
Dashboard widgets to access real time network activity is an excellent
example of how developers can use Tiger to create innovative solutions for
the enterprise. ”

Launched in August of 2004, the primary goal of the OpenSIMS project is to
create and maintain a common set of freely available solutions for
improving information security management. OpenSIMS, which is based on Java
and XML, allows networks to collaborate on attacker profiling and
remediation through risk metrics technology, which communicates the
significance and impact of specific security threats.

The new features and functionality of OpenSIMS being made to the Apple
Developer community and Mac OS X Tiger Server users also represents
Symbiot’s commitment to its Forced Innovation Software Model (FISM), in
which key features of the company’s proprietary products are contributed to
the open source community on a pre-determined schedule. FISM guarantees a
rapid development cycle and stable technology roadmap for OpenSIMS, extends
the useful life of Symbiot’s products and accelerates innovation across
Symbiot’s suite of proprietary offerings.

OpenSIMS is currently available for download at Symbiot
expects the release of updates for Mac OS X Tiger Server to be available
sometime in early May. OpenSIMS has been made available by Symbiot under
the terms and conditions of the Apache Software Foundation’s 2.0 license
agreement with a planned proposal to migrate the project into the Apache
Software Foundation’s incubator.

About OpenSIMS
OpenSIMS ( ties together the open source tools used for
security management into a common infrastructure. The framework emphasizes
a highly extensible, platform-independent approach for integrating existing
systems, based on Java code, XML data source, and Flash visualizations. It
also provides the means for networks to make use of collaborative risk

About Symbiot
Symbiot ( is a leading provider of intelligent security
infrastructure management systems (iSIMS). As the pioneer in applying risk
metrics to adaptive network security, Symbiot utilizes proprietary genetic
algorithms to measure, manage and mitigate risk to your networked assets.
Through Symbiot.NET, Symbiot’s customers benefit from adaptive profiles
defined from industry groups, and other Symbiot customers for community
centric security; a new approach to mitigating risk. Symbiot provides
solutions that unify your existing security infrastructure to proactively
respond to business critical issues while communicating security events
across your entire organization clearly and effectively. Symbiot is located
in Austin, Texas.