Stonebridge Technologies and Internet Security Systems Join Forces

Alliance Combines Stonebridge’s Infrastructure Solutions With ISS’ Managed Security Services

DALLAS and ATLANTA, May 7 /PRNewswire/ — Stonebridge Technologies, an award-winning technology consulting firm, today announced that the company is extending its infrastructure service offerings through a strategic alliance with Internet Security Systems (Nasdaq: ISSX) (ISS), a leading provider of security management solutions for the Internet.

“Security risks are an ongoing source of concern for companies looking to extend their business to the Internet, and we are committed to providing our clients with integrated infrastructure solutions that include superior information security services,” said Hank Johnson, vice president of Stonebridge Technologies’ Enterprise Partner Services. “Our partnership with ISS enables us to augment our service offering by providing trusted, cost-effective managed security services for the protection of our clients’ digital assets.”

Through the alliance, Stonebridge will offer ISS’ Managed Security Services that provide clients 24×7 security monitoring and management of their networks from ISS’ advanced security operation centers (SOCs). ISS delivers its managed security solutions through an integrated Web interface that provides clients with secure access to logs, summary reports, statistics and around-the-clock support.

ISS has established a leadership position in managed security services and has earned a track record of successfully executing partnerships to bring the services to market. Lehman Brothers noted in a recent financial research report: “In our view, ISS is one of the best-positioned companies to exploit the growth in managed security services having already built up service capacity with five worldwide SOCs in place.”

“The alliance with Stonebridge furthers our managed security services business and epitomizes ISS’ commitment to establishing value-added alliances that deliver critical outsourced security services to our shared clients,” said Glenn McGonnigle, vice president of MSS partner development for ISS. “Stonebridge is fast becoming a force in technology consulting services throughout the South Central and Southeast United States, and we are pleased to be associated with a company that is focused on delivering value and return on technology investment for its clients.”

Stonebridge’s technology solutions are built on the “Three I’s”: Infrastructure, Information and Interaction. The Three I’s form the essential technology building blocks driving the online user experience. Infrastructure includes enterprise servers, data storage, network management and security; Information includes integrating various data sources as well as new technology solutions with legacy business applications; and Interaction comprises client solutions with branding, navigation, complex interaction and e-marketing elements.

About Stonebridge Technologies, Inc.

Stonebridge Technologies is an award-winning technology consulting company serving businesses in the South Central and Southeastern United States. Stonebridge collaborates with clients to architect, develop and deploy enterprise integration solutions that leverage rapid advances in Web-enabled technologies and devices to transform and extend the life of existing business-critical systems. Built on the latest innovations of leading technology partners such as Sun Microsystems and Oracle, Stonebridge’s core skills in enterprise relationship management, business intelligence, and enterprise resource planning help clients increase revenues, gain operational efficiencies and create sustained competitive advantage. Stonebridge has operations in 11 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Tampa, Oklahoma City, Orlando and Tulsa. The company’s corporate headquarters is located in Dallas. More information about Stonebridge is available at http://www.sbti.com.

About Internet Security Systems (ISS)

Internet Security Systems is a leading global provider of security management solutions for the Internet, protecting digital assets and ensuring safe and uninterrupted e-business. With its industry-leading intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment, remote managed security services, and strategic consulting and education offerings, ISS is a trusted security provider to more than 8,000 customers worldwide including 21 of the 25 largest U.S. commercial banks and the top 10 U.S. telecommunications companies. Founded in 1994, ISS is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with additional offices throughout North America and international operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Internet Security Systems web site at http://www.iss.net or call 888-901-7477.




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