Secure Data Group Launches New Services and IT Initiatives

IRVINE, CA, February 27, 2006— Secure Data Group (SDG) a new information technology services company providing comprehensive enterprise solutions for data management and recovery, business process management, compliance services and information security, today announced its official launch. SDG, a division of Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ: BELM ), provides a holistic consulting approach, making sure IT solutions are in line with a company’s business needs. SDG provides best-of-breed technology solutions to improve clients’ current infrastructure investments, optimize business-critical processes and secure corporate-critical data at rest and data in motion.

Based in Irvine, California, SDG already has an established base of clients and is well positioned to expand throughout Southern California. The management and staff of SDG have significant experience and a track record of success in three critical practice areas: Data Management, Data Recovery and Business Continuance, and Information Security.

“We built Secure Data Group to be a client’s single solution source to ensure that their data is highly available, well protected and performs to their expectations regardless of which hardware and software solutions are in place,” said Edward Ginty, Senior Director of SDG, who is responsible for overseeing operations, including sales, marketing and business development. “We use the best technology products available to solve our client’s particular problem within their budget. We work closely with our clients’ senior management from the very beginning to get a clear expectation of their IT business goals, as well as a deep understanding of their existing IT investment. Only then do we move to resolve their IT problem.”
Scope of Service

SDG combines a vendor-neutral approach and years of IT experience to bridge the chasm between a client’s senior management and their IT departments. By knowing what keeps CEOs and CIOs awake at night and what will practically work and integrate into the client’s existing IT infrastructure, SDG provides effective technology solutions for their clients.

SDG offers specific services in the areas of Data Management, Data Replication and Recovery/Business Continuation, and Information Security. Here’s a summary of specific services SDG provides:
Data Management

· Data Repositories & Storage Management

Backup and Recovery, disk to disk, disk to tape, disk to WORM

Email Compliance

Content Management (ILM, DLM)

Server Consolidation

Data Replication and Recovery/Business Continuation

· Data Replication, local and remote

High Availability Clusters

Plan Testing, Monitoring and Verification

Compliance Readiness

Failure Analysis, end-to-end BC & DR

Revenue Protection

Information Security

· Security Policy Development and Enforcement

Threat Defense

Access Control

Security Connectivity, Secure Remote Access

Digital Rights Management

Security Event Management
“Our practice area leads and managers each possess decades of combined experience in their own areas of expertise, and because many have run data centers, designed major infrastructures and held management positions at several organizations, they’re all able to understand mixed vendor infrastructures and the types of IT business problems that face today’s executives,” explained Ginty, who has more than 22 years of experience in IT planning and development. “I have worked extensively within top value added reseller organizations and I’ve gained the knowledge of what vendors, partners and clients need, and have built SDG to support those needs. We are unique in our approach and staffed with the expertise to focus on key areas.”

About SDG, Inc.
A Bell Microproducts division (NASDAQ: BELM ), Secure Data Group serves the “Business of IT” with a mission to provide vendor-neutral consulting and best-in-class technology solutions. SDG is committed to solving a client’s IT problem while enhancing their existing IT infrastructure investment, with an emphasis on protecting data in motion and data at rest.

SDG is based in Irvine, California, and serves all of Southern California. For more information, contact SDG at 1-800-567-5907 or visit them on the web at Data Group Launches New Services and IT Initiatives; Provides Data Management, Information Security and Business Continuity Solutions and Consulting

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