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Digicon and Stonesoft Create Alliance to Support Requirements for Network Security and Resilient Connectivity Solutions

2008-08-05 09:00:00

Digicon and Stonesoft Create Alliance to Support Requirements for Network Security and Resilient Connectivity Solutions

Partnership Furthers Commitment to Helping Federal Agencies Address

Challenges in Physical and Virtual Networks

HERNDON, Va.–(EMWNews)–Digicon, a leading IT services and solutions firm, located in the

Dulles technology corridor announced today that they have partnered with

Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and

resilient connectivity solutions. Working together, the companies

will deliver Stonesofts StoneGate solutions

to U.S. government agencies that are looking for next generation

solutions to ensure the security and availability of both physical and

virtual networks.

Stonesoft has years of experience working in

the government sector and providing the solutions required to ensure

secure, always-on connectivity and regulatory compliance,

said Paul Johnson, President of Stonesoft Americas. Teaming

up with Digicon gives us the opportunity to introduce our fully

integrated suite of StoneGate Firewall/VPN, IPS and SSL VPN solutions to

government agencies that are looking for ways to more efficiently manage

their networks.”

We are excited about the potential of the

StoneGate technology. It is forward thinking and will give our team

essential resources for security and monitoring devices for our clients,

John Wu, President and CEO of Digicon noted. Working

with solutions such as StoneGate enables Digicon to provide robust

security for government clients as well as private industry

organizations, who are seeking to secure their networks and need to

focus ROI to their IT departments.

Stonesoft has been helping organizations around the world ensure secure

and resilient networks for nearly 20 years. Its StoneGate

Secure Connectivity Solution not only offers unified firewall, VPN, IPS

and SSL VPN solutions, but also blends network security, end-to-end

availability and load balancing onto a common platform. At the core of

the solution is the StoneGate Management Center that provides

centralized administration, monitoring and reporting for both physical

and virtual networks. With the StoneGate Management Center, IT

administrators can manage 1,000 locations as easily as one.

Digicon will integrate Stonesofts next

generation technology into existing network infrastructures for secure

unified communications as well as other networking technologies. The

engineering teams at Digicon and Stonesoft will work jointly to ensure

every client meets federal mandates for security. Digicon has managed

projects in both the government and the private sector arenas with great

success, and believes that the addition of the Stonesoft Secure

Connectivity Solution will enhance existing strengths in network

security and resiliency.

The teams will feature Stonesofts solutions

at the FAA Cyber Security Show at FAA Headquarters in Washington D.C.,

on August 7. This one-day event will be the culmination of FAAs

Cyber Security Awareness Week. Hosted by the FAAs

Office of Information Systems Security, the week will consist of

break-out sessions, presentations and exhibits. In addition, Digital

Days, on October 23, at the Digicon Conference and Visualization Center

in Herndon, Virginia will also feature speakers from Stonesoft and other

security experts.

About Digicon Corporation

Built on a quarter century of experience, Digicon is a full service IT

integrator and provider supporting the public sector and private

business with advanced technological solutions and cost savings

initiatives. Our goal is to align our services with governments

mission and enable the vision of our clients. We continue to provide

excellent services to our clients by providing best practice solutions

and unique attention to mission objectives. Our areas of expertise

include: networking infrastructure, enterprise end-to-end solutions,

network security, Unified Communications, application development, and

project management.

Digicon is a Stonesoft, Cisco Gold, Microsoft Gold and Oracle Certified

Partner with clients that include the Federal Aviation Administration,

agencies at the NIH; Defense Department and Army FORSCOM, the Department

of Homeland Security, public sector and commercial enterprise. Visit

Digicon at www.digicon.com or

contact us at 800.304.6830 for more information.

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of

integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of

distributed organizations. Stonesoft customers include enterprises with

growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on

business connectivity.

The StoneGate Secure Connectivity Solution

unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security,

end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a

centrally managed system. The key benefits of StoneGate Secure

Connectivity Solution include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio

and high ROI. The virtual StoneGate solution protects the network and

ensures resilient connectivity in both virtual and physical network

environments.

The StoneGate Management Center provides unified management for

StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS

work together to provide intelligent defense throughout the enterprise

network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile

and remote use.

Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with

corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in

Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com

Digicon
Judith Schneider, 703-621-1013
Strategic Alliance

Manager
judith.schneider@digiconasp.com
or
Lois

Paul & Partners
Jennifer Lake, 512-638-5313
Account Manager
jennifer_lake@lpp.com
or
Stonesoft

Inc.
Laurie Douglas, 678-578-8429
Vice President of Marketing,

Americas
laurie.douglas@stonesoft.com

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