Subject: NSA's SPOCK Program Uses HYDRA to Secure its Web site
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Date: 04/15/2003 12:08:01
For Immediate Release:

NSA's SPOCK Program Selects Bodacion's HYDRA Web Server

National Security Agency Deploys Bodacion's Secure Web Technology to Deflect Hackers, Shorten Training Time and Reduce Maintenance Costs

BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS (April 2, 2003) — The Security Proof of Concept Keystone (SPOCK), a Department of Defense consortium of corporate and government organizations sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA), has selected Bodacion Technologies' HYDRA secure Web Services appliance as its primary Web server.  The NSA cited HYDRA's extreme resistance to all known hacking attacks, as well as the appliance's simplicity and reliability, as reasons for choosing Bodacion's product.

"After SPOCK demonstrations showed HYDRA's improved security and maintainability over current solutions, the NSA saw a clear fit for their own needs," said Eric Ridvan Uner, Co-Founder of Bodacion Technologies, Co-Inventor of HYDRA and his company's chief liaison to government agencies.  "The NSA, of course, has a vested interest in making sure that hackers stay out of any NSA Web site, and so the SPOCK program selected HYDRA for its high level of resistance to hacking attacks of all kinds."

Compatibility and maintenance were also primary SPOCK concerns, according to Uner.  HYDRA was a simple drop-in replacement for the legacy solution, he said, which required minimal deployment effort.  HYDRA also will require less maintenance and training than the legacy system, he added.

Last year, SPOCK conducted a demonstration of HYDRA consisting of security claims by Bodacion Technologies and tests jointly agreed to by the participants.  The results were that all Bodacion’s claims were verified.  More than 350 technologists from civil and defense entities are involved in the SPOCK program; currently there are 65 security-related corporations and 19 government agencies participating in the program. 

Bodacion’s appliance is designed specifically for secure Web Services computing and has captured the attention of senior authorities at national intelligence and Department of Defense organizations because it does not suffer from common vulnerabilities of general purpose computers/servers that run general purpose operating systems.  For example, HYDRA is the only Web server known to prevent “tunneling,” a technique malicious system users apply to observe the activities of other network users.  Such protection is vital for federal agencies with multiple levels of security interests.

Major General (retired) Michael Davidson, a former assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and an advisor to Bodacion executives, facilitates the company's relationships with government organizations.

“For federal agencies continually assaulted by hackers and other malicious cyber-criminals, HYDRA represents a critical Internet security technology,” Davidson said.

About Bodacion Technologies

Bodacion Technologies, LLC, creates revolutionary Web Services products for Internet-intensive enterprises that are seeking secure, reliable, high-performance systems to minimize the Internet's risks and maximize its rewards.  The company’s flagship product, HYDRA, combines the security of complex mathematics with the reliability of embedded systems to create a Web Services appliance that cannot be hacked, will virtually never crash and can handle thousands of concurrent users.  Based in Barrington, Illinois, Bodacion Technologies’ serves an international clientele of government agencies, financial institutions and other e-Business enterprises.  

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Jennifer Franzese
Bodacion Technologies

Bob Dirkes
Tech Image, Ltd.
(for Bodacion Technologies)