OpenReach and SecureWorks Form Strategic Partnership; SecureWorks and OpenReach to Deliver Comprehensive, Secure Communications

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from SecureWorks

    BALTIMORE, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ISPCON Spring 2001 -- OpenReach, a
 provider of network independent virtual private network services, and
 SecureWorks, a provider of intrusion detection services with real-time
 monitoring and response, today announced a partnership to provide businesses
 with 24/7 secure business communications.  The combination of OpenReach
 turnkey VPN services and SecureWorks' Internet monitoring and response
 services take secure business communications to a new level, enabling
 businesses to seamlessly connect office locations, remote employees, and
 business partners in a secure VPN environment while proactively monitoring
 each site to protect against attacks.
     "Our customers can now secure their interoffice or extranet communications
 with OpenReach VPN Services as easily as they've secured their business sites
 with SecureWorks security monitoring services," said Mike Pearson, co-founder
 and executive vice president of strategic alliances at SecureWorks.  "Once our
 customers have secured their sites against intruders, they typically look to
 secure their business communications among offices and remote employees.
 OpenReach is the perfect complement because it's set the standard for
 providing fast, easy, flexible VPN services to companies of all sizes."
     Both SecureWorks and OpenReach have created service-based solutions that
 leverage the Linux(R) operating system.  SecureWorks offers an innovative
 approach to Internet security, combining a patent-pending Internet appliance
 with 24/7 real-time monitoring and response services.  OpenReach VPN Services
 blend software-based premises capabilities with the scalability and control of
 a centralized network operations center to enable companies of all sizes to
 deploy VPNs for secure business communications.  This powerful combination of
 intrusion detection and real-time monitoring and response services with secure
 VPN services guarantees customers a superior secure business networking
 solution.
     "SecureWorks has quickly established itself as an innovator in proactive
 monitoring and response services to terminate attacks in real time," said
 Philip Saunders, executive vice president of business development at
 OpenReach, Inc.  "Security is a critical component of OpenReach VPN Services.
 We believe that SecureWorks' services and technology will add an important new
 dimension to delivering on our mission to provide customers with value-added
 secure networking solutions."
 
     SecureWorks Services and Technology
     SecureWorks' unique Internet monitoring and response service includes 24/7
 monitoring by trained security specialists, automatic and manual response to
 threats, a packet filtering firewall, intrusion detection system, reports and
 automatic software updates of the iSensor appliance.  The iSensor security
 appliance monitors inbound and outbound Internet traffic at the customer
 premises, with immediate attack response provided from the company's Internet
 Monitored Security Center (IMSC).
 
     Joint Solution Availability
     OpenReach and SecureWorks are currently reselling each other's services.
 Effective immediately, both SecureWorks and OpenReach will embark upon joint
 promotional and referral programs.
 
     About OpenReach, Inc.
     OpenReach software-based VPN Services transform any collection of
 broadband Internet connections into a secure business data network, enabling
 any size company to build global intranets and extranets in hours.  OpenReach
 VPN Services let customers empower employees with timely access to business
 critical information, engage partners and suppliers with business extranets,
 and improve customer relationships through secured access to automated
 services, while lowering costs, increasing security and improving network
 performance.  Learn more about OpenReach at www.openreach.com .  According to
 Infonetics Research (2000), the worldwide market for VPN services revenue
 alone will exceed $35B in 2004.  OpenReach is uniquely positioned to address
 $15B of this market that is underserved by products and services available
 today.
 
     About SecureWorks
     SecureWorks, based in Atlanta, delivers intrusion detection services with
 real-time monitoring and response.  The company's mission is to set the
 standard for real-time Internet intrusion prevention.  SecureWorks' fast-
 response capabilities are based on its patent-pending iSensor technology,
 working in tandem with security specialists at the company's Internet
 Monitored Security Center.  For more information about SecureWorks, please
 visit www.secureworks.com .
     According to the Yankee Group (2001), the managed security service
 provider market will exceed $2.6 billion by 2005, as new-aged managed service
 providers looking to fuse the needs of e-commerce, Web hosting, IP VPNs, and
 managed security services will lead this new market.
 
      Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other trademarks
 are the property of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE SecureWorks
    BALTIMORE, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ISPCON Spring 2001 -- OpenReach, a
 provider of network independent virtual private network services, and
 SecureWorks, a provider of intrusion detection services with real-time
 monitoring and response, today announced a partnership to provide businesses
 with 24/7 secure business communications.  The combination of OpenReach
 turnkey VPN services and SecureWorks' Internet monitoring and response
 services take secure business communications to a new level, enabling
 businesses to seamlessly connect office locations, remote employees, and
 business partners in a secure VPN environment while proactively monitoring
 each site to protect against attacks.
     "Our customers can now secure their interoffice or extranet communications
 with OpenReach VPN Services as easily as they've secured their business sites
 with SecureWorks security monitoring services," said Mike Pearson, co-founder
 and executive vice president of strategic alliances at SecureWorks.  "Once our
 customers have secured their sites against intruders, they typically look to
 secure their business communications among offices and remote employees.
 OpenReach is the perfect complement because it's set the standard for
 providing fast, easy, flexible VPN services to companies of all sizes."
     Both SecureWorks and OpenReach have created service-based solutions that
 leverage the Linux(R) operating system.  SecureWorks offers an innovative
 approach to Internet security, combining a patent-pending Internet appliance
 with 24/7 real-time monitoring and response services.  OpenReach VPN Services
 blend software-based premises capabilities with the scalability and control of
 a centralized network operations center to enable companies of all sizes to
 deploy VPNs for secure business communications.  This powerful combination of
 intrusion detection and real-time monitoring and response services with secure
 VPN services guarantees customers a superior secure business networking
 solution.
     "SecureWorks has quickly established itself as an innovator in proactive
 monitoring and response services to terminate attacks in real time," said
 Philip Saunders, executive vice president of business development at
 OpenReach, Inc.  "Security is a critical component of OpenReach VPN Services.
 We believe that SecureWorks' services and technology will add an important new
 dimension to delivering on our mission to provide customers with value-added
 secure networking solutions."
 
     SecureWorks Services and Technology
     SecureWorks' unique Internet monitoring and response service includes 24/7
 monitoring by trained security specialists, automatic and manual response to
 threats, a packet filtering firewall, intrusion detection system, reports and
 automatic software updates of the iSensor appliance.  The iSensor security
 appliance monitors inbound and outbound Internet traffic at the customer
 premises, with immediate attack response provided from the company's Internet
 Monitored Security Center (IMSC).
 
     Joint Solution Availability
     OpenReach and SecureWorks are currently reselling each other's services.
 Effective immediately, both SecureWorks and OpenReach will embark upon joint
 promotional and referral programs.
 
     About OpenReach, Inc.
     OpenReach software-based VPN Services transform any collection of
 broadband Internet connections into a secure business data network, enabling
 any size company to build global intranets and extranets in hours.  OpenReach
 VPN Services let customers empower employees with timely access to business
 critical information, engage partners and suppliers with business extranets,
 and improve customer relationships through secured access to automated
 services, while lowering costs, increasing security and improving network
 performance.  Learn more about OpenReach at www.openreach.com .  According to
 Infonetics Research (2000), the worldwide market for VPN services revenue
 alone will exceed $35B in 2004.  OpenReach is uniquely positioned to address
 $15B of this market that is underserved by products and services available
 today.
 
     About SecureWorks
     SecureWorks, based in Atlanta, delivers intrusion detection services with
 real-time monitoring and response.  The company's mission is to set the
 standard for real-time Internet intrusion prevention.  SecureWorks' fast-
 response capabilities are based on its patent-pending iSensor technology,
 working in tandem with security specialists at the company's Internet
 Monitored Security Center.  For more information about SecureWorks, please
 visit www.secureworks.com .
     According to the Yankee Group (2001), the managed security service
 provider market will exceed $2.6 billion by 2005, as new-aged managed service
 providers looking to fuse the needs of e-commerce, Web hosting, IP VPNs, and
 managed security services will lead this new market.
 
      Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other trademarks
 are the property of their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  SecureWorks