Internet Security Systems

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Internet Security Systems (ISS) is a security software provider which was founded in 1994. The company is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol "ISSX".

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History

In 1992, whilst attending Georgia Institute of Technology, Chris Klaus developed the first version of Internet Scanner. In 1994, along with Tom Noonan, Chris Klaus founded ISS to further develop and market Internet Scanner. Although the larger shareholder, Chris Klaus took the role of Chief Technology Officer whilst Tom Noonan was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Further products in security software space followed, including Network Sensor and Server Sensor which were both developed in-house. In 1998, ISS acquired the UK company March Information Systems, and rebranded their Security Manager product as System Scanner. Subsequently ISS acquired Network Ice and integrated their Black Ice technology into the ISS product range.

In 2004 Chris Klaus stepped down from his role of Chief Technology Officer to pursue other interests, although he remained a significant shareholder and a role as the company's Chief Security Advisor. His role as Chief Technology Office was taken by Chris Rouland.

Location

ISS is headquartered in Sandy Springs, near Atlanta (Georgia, USA). Until late 2003 the company had significant development activities in Mountain View (California, USA), Reading (UK) and Sydney (Australia), but all development has since been relocated to Atlanta. The company also maintains sales offices worldwide.

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