[ISN] L-3 Comm. Subsidiary - Release of 3rd Gen Risk Analysis Soft

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    L-3 Communications Subsidiary Announces Release of Third Generation
    Network Risk Analysis Software
    07:48 a.m. Nov 09, 1998 Eastern
    DENVER, CO.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 1998--
    L-3 Network Security's Expert (TM) 3.0 Identifies
    Critical Computer Vulnerabilities and Provides Quantified Risk
    L-3 Network Security, a subsidiary of New York-based L-3 Communications
    (NYSE:LLL), announced today the release of its third generation network
    security software, Expert (TM) 3.0. Expert automates the sophisticated
    network risk analysis process first developed for the U.S. Air Force and
    is now used by leading corporations, consulting firms, and government
    Expert was formerly marketed under the name Trident Information Protection
    Toolbox. In August, L-3 Communications acquired the Toolbox technology and
    development team from Trident Data Systems and formed L-3 Network Security
    to develop and market the technology to a broad range of customers
    Expert 3.0 adds significant functionality to earlier versions, including
    faster network mapping, improved modem discovery, user account
    administration, and new executive summary reports. 
    "Expert 3.0 is the only software product commercially available that
    supports true information risk management," said Cress Carter, president
    of L-3 Network Security. "The software is based on technology that was
    originally developed to analyze the risk levels of sensitive military and
    intelligence networks. The software is now used by the top consulting
    firms as well as major corporations and government agencies in the U.S.
    and Europe." 
    Expert first automatically maps a user's network, compiling a database of
    all systems, applications, and services -- including unauthorized modems. 
    Expert then provides users with comprehensive vulnerability reports. 
    Expert's databases contain virtually all publicly known computer
    vulnerabilities, researched and verified by L-3's full-time security team. 
    Expert also takes into account the character of the information that is at
    risk, analyzes the likelihood of internal and external threats, and
    produces quantified risk measures as well as optimal safeguard reports. 
    "From e-commerce transactions to production control systems, digital
    information is at the heart of all organizations," said Mr. Carter. "Any
    action that compromises the confidentiality, availability, or integrity of
    that information can seriously disrupt an organization's critical
    operations. Expert 3.0 allows network administrators and business managers
    to measure and manage information risk." 
    Expert 3.0 supports network risk assessment guidelines such as British
    Standard 7799 and the U.S. General Accounting Office information security
    Best Practices. Such guidelines were established to provide organizations
    with a sound basis for formulating information security policy. 
    L-3 Network Security is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and has offices
    in San Antonio, Washington, D.C., and London. The company offers the
    Expert (TM) line of security analysis software as well as network security
    consulting and training. The company is formally known as L-3
    Communications Network Security Systems, LLC. 
    L-3 Network Security is a majority-owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications,
    a leading merchant supplier of secure communications systems and products,
    avionics and ocean systems, microwave components and telemetry,
    instrumentation, space and wireless products. L-3 Communications'
    customers include the Department of Defense, selected U.S. government
    intelligence agencies, aerospace and defense prime contractors and
    commercial telecommunications and cellular customers. 
    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
    of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters
    set forth in this news release are forward- looking statements. The
    forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and
    uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
    any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the
    company's Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-Looking Statements,
    included in the company's final prospectus, dated May 18, 1998, which
    discussion is incorporated herein by this reference. Copyright (c) 1998
    L-3 Communications Network Security Systems, LLC
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