GEOBRIDGE and Bull Evidian Team up to Deliver Advanced Security Solutions

GEOBRIDGE embraces Bull Evidian’s access control, single sign-on and business continuity software to deliver enterprise-wide security solutions and services

Reston, Virginia, September 17, 2002: GEOBRIDGE Corporation, a leading provider of security solutions, and Bull Evidian, the secure management software subsidiary of Bull, today announced they will partner to deliver enhanced security solutions and services to North American enterprise and government customers.

GEOBRIDGE will provide Bull Evidian’s AccessMaster enterprise wide security software and SafeKit business continuity software as part of their secure infrastructure product and service offering. “Our customers are looking for highly secure infrastructure solutions to provide password and identity management. “, said Tom Mitchell, CEO, GEOBRIDGE. “Bull Evidian’s software is an award winning, world-class solution because of its ability to offer fast and secure access to enterprise and e-business applications for the entire business chain, from legacy to web. These solutions are an important added value to our range of security products, and will allow us to offer our clients even more complete, cost – effective security solutions and services.”

AccessMaster is Bull Evidian’s IT infrastructure security management software suite. It enables organizations to implement a total business-wide, end-to-end security policy. AccessMaster notably allows users to access multiple enterprise and Web applications with one log-in and one password. This simplifies administrative tasks while improving end user convenience and overall application security. The result is fast, simple and secure access to enterprise and e-business applications. AccessMaster has won SC Magazine’s Best Access Control software award three years running, in 2000, in 2001, and yet again in 2002. AccessMaster competed against finalists including Computer Associates, RSA Security and Passlogix. Complementing AccessMaster is Bull Evidian’s SafeKit. With innovative load balancing and failover software, SafeKit enables 24×7 performance for complete application chains. In addition, its file replication features allow disaster protection without a need for dedicated hardware – – providing a low cost alternative to Storage Area Networks (SANs) for data availability of small to medium applications.

“As a worldwide security software vendor, we are working to develop a strong presence in the North American security market, most notably through close partnerships with selected integrators and service providers”, said Philippe Destison, Head of Bull Security Division. “We believe that the combination of GEOBRIDGE’s quality and reputation as a supplier of information life-cycle security and AccessMaster’s high end access control, single sign-on and business continuity solutions will provide North American corporations and government agencies with an end-to-end security capability to help them operate safely in the new electronic world. We look forward to working with GEOBRIDGE as they increase the market penetration of Bull Evidian products in North America”.

More information about AccessMaster and SafeKit (spec sheet, white paper, etc.,) are available at www.evidian.com or by sending an e-mail to sales@GEOBRIDGE.net.

About GEOBRIDGE
Founded in 1997, GEOBRIDGE Corporation is an international provider of solutions for the secure management and delivery of information assets for enterprise clients. GEOBRIDGE security solutions span a range of information security product needs including solutions for confidentiality, authentication, identity management, secure access, secure communications, intrusion prevention and detection – the complete INFORMATION LIFE-CYCLE SECURITY! GEOBRIDGE has a proven management team with combined experience of 35 years in providing solutions to solve network, system and payment application information security related problems. GEOBRIDGE clients include Top 10 Global Financial Institutions, Fortune 100 Corporations, and major U.S. Government agencies.

About Bull Evidian:
Bull Evidian is Bull’s secure e-business management software subsidiary. With a reputation resulting from the confidence of some of the largest European enterprises and government organizations, Bull Evidian is a leading player in security software, with AccessMaster for access control and management, PortalXpert for web and portal access control, the NetWall firewall, and SafeKit load balancing and failover software. Bull Evidian is also an important player in service management, with its OpenMaster and OpenMaster for Telecom software suites.

More information on Evidian and its products is available at www.evidian.com or via email at info@evidian.com. More information on Bull is available at www.bull.com.




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