Protect Data launches digital sentry service

Protect Data launches digital sentry service - Further expanding its range of security services The IT security company Protect Data AB is adding a number of security services to its already extensive portfolio. The company is now launching digital sentry services, also known as MSS services (Managed Security Services), in the Nordic region. The principles for digital sentry service are similar to those in traditional (monitoring) equivalents in the field of surveillance. The security of IT systems is monitored at inputs and outputs, and any weaknesses are remedied for instance with the aid of log analyses. A traditional, occasional review of security only provides temporary protection, while the digital sentry service makes this protection continuous. The service also ensures that new threats and attacks on the customer's IT environment are quickly discovered. "With this service we can offer our customers in the Nordic region yet another aspect of a comprehensive security solution. That measures preventing security risks also can be continuously monitored, is a natural extension of our - and our customers' - security thinking," says Magnus Söderlind, Managing Director of Protect Data Sverige AB. IT security is now becoming an important part of companies' business processes. The security generates confidence in the processes and provides new opportunities for fully utilising the business systems. The correct methods can reduce companies' costs and increase their earnings. For this reason, purchasers of IT security want to see a holistic approach, with all-embracing solutions based on both products and services. Protect Data is focusing on four business areas: digital identities and resource security, network security, anti-virus and content security, and consultancy services for information security. Within these areas, the company offers comprehensive IT security solutions based on aspects such as access control and encryption systems, anti-virus systems, firewalls, user identification and content control, secure VPN and PKI solutions, digital signatures and systems for secure transactions. The portfolio of products and services is now being supplemented with a digital sentry service. The digital sentry service is supplied by Secode AB, whose operations include staffing alarm centres 24 hours a day and working with action plans. For further information, please contact: Magnus Söderlind, Managing Director, Protect Data Sverige, tel. +46 (0)8-459 54 25 or +46 (0)733-56 54 25 Anders Hallberg, Business Development Manager, tel. +46 (0)8-459 54 13 or +46 (0)733-56 54 13 Catarina Wallén, Public Relations Manager, Secode AB, tel. +46 (0)709-150 709, e-mail: catarina.wallen@secode.com Pictures may be downloaded from www.protectdata.com and www.pointsec.com Protect Data AB is a Group offering tailor-made IT security solutions to large companies and organisations. The company offers access-controlling and encrypting systems for personal computers, anti-virus systems, firewalls, user identification systems, content control systems, Secure VPNs, digital signatures and PKI, and systems for secure transactions. Its subsidiary, Pointsec Mobile Technologies, develops access- controlling and encrypting systems for stationary and portable computers, palmtop computers and smart telephones. Protect Data is the market leader in its business area in the Nordic region and has subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republik, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the USA. Protect Data has approximately 150 employees and is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Visit our website at: www.protectdata.com. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/19/20020819BIT00200/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/19/20020819BIT00200/wkr0002.pdf