Multinational food company, S??dzucker AG deploys Vordel to secure supply chain communications with logistics partners and suppliers

Hockenheim, Germany September 29, 2005 – Vordel, the XML Web Services security company announced today at the SHE security seminar that international food materials group, S??dzucker AG is the latest customer to deploy its award winning VordelSecure XML gateway product. Vordel, in conjunction with leading German security solutions firm, SHE Informationstechnologie, implemented a Web Services security solution to enable S??dzucker introduce increased business efficiencies into its supply chain distribution and management processes.

S??dzucker chose VordelSecure to provide security and management for its XML-based connections to its logistics partners. This was key to the successful enhancement of the company’s business intelligence reporting system based on linking its internal SAP platform to the tracking systems of its freight-forwarders, using SAP Exchange Infrastructure. As well as protecting S??dzucker’s SAP systems from malicious or unauthorized data, VordelSecure also met the requirement to deliver a full transactional audit log and display data traffic on a real-time monitoring console.

Klaus Koddenberg, VP Networks and Systems at S??dzucker AG said “Since we created a Web Services environment for our distribution partners to access our internal reporting systems, it was essential that we implemented a security solution capable of addressing the most exacting of security requirements.

With SHE and Vordel we have two world-class partners who delivered a high performance solution to secure this new business-to-business connection, without slowing down the connection or making it prohibitively difficult to connect.”

Vic Morris, Vordel CEO, said “We welcome the addition of S??dzucker AG as a customer and the opportunity to provide the security framework for their mission critical distribution channels.”

“Thanks to our SAP integration S??dzucker can now extract increased returns from their integration systems. The Vordel secured XML infrastructure enables S??dzucker to roll out additional business services to partners and customers on an ongoing basis without fear of security being compromised.”

SHE Information Technology CEO, Thomas Kohler commented “This deployment is an example of how SHE is extending its security services to cover XML based communications. Working with Vordel we have been able to capitalize on the growing opportunities in this key area of the security market with major enterprises in Germany.”

About S??dzucker

S??dzucker is a multinational food materials group with some 18,000 employees and a turnover of € 4.6 billion. S??dzucker is also Europe’s largest sugar producer, with over 50 sugar factories reaching from France in the west, via Belgium, Germany and Austria, to Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Moldova in the east.

About SHE

SHE IT is one of the leading suppliers of integrated IT security solutions. For more than 17 years the company has been designing, delivering and operating IT security solutions from one source. To provide the best and most secure solutions possible, SHE works closely with some of the leading names in security, including Aladdin, Checkpoint, CISCO, ISS, Kobil, Nokia and RSA. Customers include BASF, T-Mobile, DIS AG, State Government Ludwigshafen, Roche Diagnostics, Suzuki, Wiley-VCH and Vattenfall.

About Vordel

Vordel provides security for XML communications. Our XML gateway and XML security server products enable organizations to deploy and configure security, both inside and outside the organization. VordelDirector, an XML Security Server provides security services vital to the protection of XML traffic in a Service Oriented Architecture. VordelSecure is an award-winning XML gateway that provides perimeter-based security. Vordel products are in use by Fortune 1000 companies, and public sector institutions worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vordel.com.




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