Criston Selects Data Management for its leadership in the Security Market

France/01 July 2005/PRMinds / Criston & Data Management Join Forces to Deliver Systems, Patch & Vulnerability Management Solutions to Growing Italian Security Market

Sophia-Antipolis France June 30th 2005 – Criston and Data Management, today announce an alliance to ensure the distribution in the Italian market of the best of the breed business continuity and security IT solutions. Criston is the leading European provider of systems, patch and vulnerability management. Data Management is one of Italy’s leading providers of value added IT solutions, with prominent positions in systems integration and IT services for businesses, Public Administration, HR management, utilities and cultural institutions.

The alliance combines Criston’s industry leading Precision version 5.2 product designed to manage large networks of PCs, control vulnerabilities and deploy patches with Data Management’s expertise in systems, security and software management. This will enable customers to assess risk levels in their exclusive environments in real time, eliminating the need to identify and respond to risk reactively.

Precision v5.2 is a unique solution for comprehensive network vulnerability assessment and up-to-date security verification. It ranks potential risks and recommends fixes for eliminating network weaknesses and then deploys to remote pc’s enterprise wide.

Data Management will distribute, support and promote Criston Precison v5.2 directly and trough its affiliates and VARs.

“We’re happy to align with Data Management and expand our offerings to the Italian market,” said Giorgio Gheri, Criston Business Development Manager. “We’re seeing the Italian market moving toward implementation of systems and security management solutions which represents a key factor in the success of those deployments.”

“Precision v5.2 from Criston Software meets the growing demands for secure administration and security within mobile computing, whilst reducing the total cost of ownership» comments Felice Samorè, Director of Systems Integration business of Data Management. “Criston Precision’s autonomic architecture enables customers to do more with less. It will allow us to grow in the Italian systems management solutions market”

About Criston Software

Founded in 1997, Criston is the leading provider of autonomic PC and Device management systems Its solutions allow IT professionals to understand, plan, automate and control their organization’s IT environment. The benefits of our autonomic solution are appreciated throughout the enterprise. The automation of basic management tasks and use of self-healing techniques dramatically reduce the time required to keep the system healthy and operational. The continuous monitoring and solving of problems produces a more reliable system. While the technology is hidden from the end users, it ensures a stable and up-to-date PC environment with far fewer service interruptions. Criston Software is headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France. More information about Criston can be accessed at

Note to the editors: Criston Software is a registered trademark. Autonomic PC and Device Management and Criston Precision v5 are registered trademarks of Criston. Criston Software is a member of the AEFS (French Association of Security Solution Manufacturers).

About Data Management

Data Management Spa is a leading provider in Italy of the best value added IT solutions, with prominent positions in systems integration, applications and outsourcing services for Medium Businesses, Local Government, Human Resources Management, Utilities and Cultural Institutions.

It has over 2000 customers, more than thirty years experience, consolidated technological partnerships for cutting edge technologies. It enjoys constant growth due to its ability to combine competencies in specific industries, and most of all through its affirmation as a solution company. It is headquartered in Agrate (Milan) and has sales and support offices in all italian regions, a key development center in Ravenna, 800 employees and a turnover of about 80 million Euros (2004). –

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