TruSecure And Pantellos Team To Provide Security Services To The Pantellos Trading Community

Companies Partner to Offer TruSecure Managed Security and Certification Services to More Than 300 Pantellos Trading Parties

HERNDON, Va. And THE WOODLANDS, Tx.–June 3, 2002–TruSecure(R) Corporation, a leading managed security services provider, today announced an agreement with Pantellos, a leading supply chain services company for the utility and energy services industries, to offer managed security, assurance and certification services to the Pantellos trading community. By virtue of the alliance, more than 300 Pantellos trading parties will be offered TruSecure’s expansive roster of managed security services.

Pantellos is an independent online trading community and supply chain services company for the energy and utility industries. More than 300 buyers and suppliers utilize the expertise and services that Pantellos provides to help simplify and streamline supply chain processes. As supply chain operations become increasingly automated and Web-based, security risks to the information and systems that facilitate trading increase as well. Through a new relationship with TruSecure, Pantellos will offer trading community participants a complete suite of managed security and assurance services to help secure sensitive supply chain data and build trust and credibility with trading partners.

“The security risks facing companies that trade electronically are unique due to the sensitive and critical nature of the information being exchanged with trading parties,” said Matt Worth, director of Supply Management Services for Pantellos. “Through our new relationship with TruSecure, we can offer our trading parties a complete managed security services suite for answering these unique security challenges and threats, as well as the validation that comes with TruSecure certification.”

TruSecure’s security assurance services bring together technologies, expert support and real-time intelligence to address all of the essential phases and processes of information risk management. The company also offers real-time security management, monitoring and response to assure continuous security of critical business information assets. TruSecure Certification has become a globally recognized symbol of commitment to effective security in an interconnected economy. By integrating proactive risk mitigation programs with real-time managed security services, TruSecure can provide unprecedented value to companies working to secure business-critical information across large, complex enterprise systems.

“Any business that generates, stores or exchanges information or assets electronically needs to take a proactive stance to security,” said Sanjay Mehta, vice president, business development at TruSecure Corporation. “By taking a risk-focused approach to security, TruSecure offers the most cost-effective way for businesses to assess, manage and certify their ongoing security posture. The TruSecure methodology delivers demonstrable return on investment and helps companies build trust with trading and supply chain partners.”

About Pantellos

Pantellos is the leading supply chain services company for the utility and energy services industries. Built by the industry, for the industry, Pantellos offers access to deep industry and supply chain expertise, a broad suite of supply chain solutions, an active trading community and leading-edge technologies. Pantellos is based near Houston, Texas, USA. For more information visit www.pantellos.com.

About TruSecure Corporation

TruSecure is the leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), offering the only fully integrated, enterprise risk management services on the market. TruSecure’s unique blend of proactive risk reduction with real-time security management, monitoring and response assures continuous security of critical business information assets. TruSecure Certification has become a globally recognized symbol of commitment to effective security in an interconnected economy. Additionally, TruSecure owns the independently operated ICSA Labs(R) and Information Security(R) magazine. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, TruSecure protects more than 700 sites in over 30 countries, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about TruSecure, please visit www.trusecure.com.

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TruSecure, ICSA, ICSA Labs, and Information Security are registered trademarks of TruSecure Corporation. Pantellos is a trademark of Pantellos Group Limited Partnership. All other trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are property of their respective owners. TruSecure and Pantellos Team to Provide Security Services to the Pantellos Trading Community




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