Arxceo Technology to Secure Law and Military Gunshot Location Sensors

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Arxceo Corporation, a provider of anti-reconnaissance and anomaly-based intrusion prevention technology, today announced its first OEM licensing agreement with ShotSpotter, a developer of systems and technologies that can detect and locate gunfire for both law-enforcement and U.S. military operations. This agreement marks the first design application for Arxceo's patent-pending technology, further underscoring the market need for anomaly-based, anti-reconnaissance intrusion prevention technology for small embedded devices.

ShotSpotter offers three wireless military systems that provide a redundant, robust wireless communication infrastructure. These three systems are showcased through a small, walkie-talkie sized unit for soldiers to wear, a larger vehicle mounted unit and wireless fixed points for building top locations. Arxceo will integrate its patent-pending Tag-UR-IT(TM) anti-reconnaissance and anomaly behavior intrusion prevention technology into each of these hardware products to harden and secure the devices from network attackers. ShotSpotter's systems allow field personnel and command control teams to make smarter, faster decisions by alerting them to the type and location of weapons fired.

"We've helped law-enforcement departments across the U.S. cut down on illegal gunfire and confiscate weapons with our technology for nearly a decade," said James Beldock, president and CEO of ShotSpotter. "The Arxceo technology allows us to continue leadership in the area of military systems, preventing intrusions or attacks on our customers' servers and sensors. This assures their Gunshot Location Systems will continue to protect our citizens and military forces."

"Arxceo's Tag-UR-IT core engine is small, flexible and designed so that we can license the technology for use in embedded devices that require maximum network protection for mission critical applications," said Don Davidson, Arxceo CEO. "ShotSpotter's Gunshot Location Systems are a perfect example of a critical system that can benefit from the unique design, miniaturized form factor and many advantages a true anomaly-based system has over traditional signature-based technologies."

ShotSpotter will also leverage Arxceo's Ally IP1000(TM) appliance to protect the Law Enforcement customers' data that travels back and forth against network reconnaissance, spoofed traffic, session hi-jacking, DNS cache poisoning, data leaks and protocol abuse. Arxceo's Ally IP1000 is the perfect companion for existing firewalls and other security points within an organization's network, such as high-traffic intersections or in front of centralized server and storage segments. Arxceo's patent-pending approach to anti-reconnaissance makes it very difficult to target the Ally IP1000 as it does not use a network stack or IP address and therefore is invisible on the network. Arxceo's Tag-UR-IT architecture enforces proper protocol behavior and authenticates IP addresses while preventing exploits. Simply stated, Tag-UR-IT tags packets as they enter or exit an Ally-protected network segment. These tags, or fingerprints, contain special encoded information the Ally IP1000 uses to analyze and prevent network attacks including zero-day exploits.

Arxceo Corporation develops Plug and Protect(TM) network intrusion prevention technologies that assist firewalls by improving their security and performance along with providing omni-directional protection for network security. Arxceo's Tag-UR-IT technology fortifies the network protocol stacks of devices it protects while adding anti-reconnaissance, anti-address spoofing and anti-DoS protection even against zero-day exploits. Arxceo provides the Ally IP 1000 for protection of large-scale networks and the Ally IP 100(TM), the first sub-$1000 intrusion prevention solution, for small and mid-sized businesses. For more information, visit www.arxceo.com.

ShotSpotter, Inc., the leading developer of gunshot location systems and technology, is based in Mountain View, CA. ShotSpotter's flagship product, which detects gunfire across large urban areas using a small number of inexpensive and easy-to-deploy sensors, currently protects the citizens of cities nationwide, from Los Angeles, CA to Charleston, SC. Its products recently assisted the FBI and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in identifying and capturing the Columbus, Ohio highway sniper suspect. In 2000, ShotSpotter was honored for its technology vision and leadership when it won the Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate Award, having been nominated by William H. Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, and the Smithsonian added its technology to the museum's permanent collection. With technology covered by a US Patent, and with other patents pending, the company also offers products to the homeland security and military markets. ShotSpotter technology has produced arrests and weapons confiscations nationwide and has helped reduce gunfire and crime rates in cities that deploy it. The company is online at www.shotspotter.com.

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