PentaSafe Provides IT Security Management Software Solutions to ValueOptions

PentaSafe’s Software Selected to Centralize and Streamline IT Security Management at Leading Behavioral Health Managed Care Company

HOUSTON, July 23 /PRNewswire/ — PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc. today announced that ValueOptions, Inc., the largest privately owned behavioral health managed care company in the US, has purchased PentaSafe’s VigilEnt Security Solution to manage the security of their information assets. PentaSafe’s products will enable ValueOptions to simplify and centralize security auditing, vulnerability assessment, host-based intrusion detection, and security management on all of their systems throughout the US. “Security, confidentiality and privacy are key concerns to us at ValueOptions,” said Bob Esposito, CTO of at ValueOptions. “We have always taken a proactive, not reactive, approach to keeping our customers’ healthcare records and information secure. With our exponential growth however, we need a more cohesive solution to security management, especially now that we are faced with the challenge of complying with new government regulations such as HIPAA.”

“We will use PentaSafe’s solutions to help centralize and streamline security administration on all of our systems,” said Dwight Howdershelt, Vice President of Information Technology Operations at ValueOptions. “PentaSafe’s products will also help us leverage the human aspect of security. Their VigilEnt Policy Center product will help us create better awareness of security policies throughout our company.”

ValueOptions chose PentaSafe’s products after an extensive and in-depth evaluation process. They ultimately chose PentaSafe because they were impressed with PentaSafe’s unique approach to security management which includes not only policies and technology, but also educating people within the organization about security policies and compliance. PentaSafe’s solutions will be used primarily by ValueOptions’ security and IT staff to perform proactive security assessment and auditing on a regularly scheduled basis.

PentaSafe’s VigilEnt Security Solution enables security managers to proactively scan, pinpoint and address potential security issues on business critical systems. PentaSafe’s solutions protect systems and files from unauthorized access, track changes to system configuration, perform regular system security audits, automate corporate security reports, and send alerts if suspicious activities are detected.

“In today’s highly interconnected, distributed computing environment, keeping systems and data protected from unauthorized access is an ever- increasing challenge,” said Douglas J. Erwin, President and CEO of PentaSafe. “We admire ValueOptions’ proactive approach to IT security and commitment to keep their company and customers’ information secure. We’re thrilled to be working with a company like ValueOptions and we are looking forward to helping them maintain the highest level of protection, integrity and confidentiality in their organization for many years to come.”

PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc. enables companies to safely grow their businesses by providing a complete security infrastructure solution that includes people, policy and technology. PentaSafe’s solutions help educate people in an organization to comply with information security policies and integrates each policy with best of breed security technology — all designed to ensure maximum protection of information assets throughout the enterprise. PentaSafe has more than 1200 customers worldwide, including one-third of the Fortune 100 and 4 of the “Big 5” auditing firms. For more information, visit .

ValueOptions, Inc. is the largest privately owned national managed behavioral healthcare company, is a leader in providing customized programs to private employers; health plans; and federal, state, and local governments. Value Options provides managed Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MHSA) programs, Workplace Services, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Psychiatric Disability Management, Medicaid Behavioral Health Management, and Child Welfare programs for over 23 million lives. For more information, visit .

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