SOURCE: Code Green Networks

September 24, 2007 07:01 ET

Code Green Networks Launches Industry's First Data Loss Prevention Appliance for Small Businesses and Branch Offices

CI-750 Helps Small Offices Comply With Federal Privacy and Discovery Guidelines by Protecting Customer Information and Safeguarding Intellectual Property

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Code Green Networks, a leading provider of data loss prevention solutions for protecting customer data and safeguarding intellectual property, today announced the availability of the CI-750, its new Content Inspection Appliance designed to bring enterprise-class data loss prevention to smaller organizations and branch offices of large distributed enterprises. The CI-750 combines award-winning features from Code Green's mid-sized business appliance, the CI-1500, in a package designed specifically to meet the challenges of organizations or locations with fewer than 250 network users.

Data protection is a huge concern for organizations of all sizes today -- with the average cost of a data breach now exceeding $100 dollars per customer record and over $1 million dollars per incident, according to The Ponemon Institute.

Similarly, the latest 2006 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey found that data protection ranked as the most critical issue over the next two years, leaving smaller enterprises unprepared and at a clear disadvantage with significantly fewer resources to deal with the problem. In addition to security concerns, both small and large distributed branch offices are grappling to comply with stricter guidelines set forth by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for protecting personal information and recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) regarding the protection of electronic communications for e-Discovery purposes.

"Large enterprises have a critical need for data loss protection solutions, but so do smaller businesses that face significant risks from the loss of sensitive and confidential information," said Michael Osterman, President, Osterman Research. "For these small businesses the low cost, plug-and-play installation and enterprise-class feature set of a data loss protection appliance can protect the organization while imposing virtually no additional management burden on IT."

Enterprise Class Data Loss Protection for Small Offices

The new CI-750 resides at an organization's Internet gateway, delivering enterprise-class protection to offices with as many as 250 network users for one-third the cost of other data loss prevention products. Starting at $10,000, the appliance monitors content flows on the corporate network, automatically enforcing data protection policies to log, alert, retain, block, encrypt or re-route transmissions across all popular Internet communications channels -- Email (SMTP), Web (HTTP / HTTPS), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), online tools such as Blogs and Wikis -- and all popular WebMail services including Google Gmail, MSN Hotmail, AOL Mail, Windows Live Mail and Yahoo! Mail.

The CI-750 maximizes throughput, adding no latency to TCP traffic while ensuring protection for up to 20 million elements of data stored databases and structured files, and up to 250 Gigabytes (GB) of data across more than 400 different file formats including Microsoft Office documents, software source code, CAD drawings, image files, rich media and industry-specific application formats.

"Resource strained small businesses with minimal IT staff and even smaller budgets are struggling to keep up with a myriad of federal guidelines on data security," said Sreekanth Ravi, founder, chairman and CEO at Code Green Networks. "The appliance form factor of the CI-750 makes it easier to install and configure than most enterprise software products, and the interface has been intuitively designed for the average business owner so they can independently create their own polices and safeguards to ensure compliance with strict government requirements."

Out-of-the-Box Compliance with FTC Guidelines and FRCP Amendments

To help small offices comply with recently published Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for protecting customer data, sophisticated on-board email encryption enables organizations to set policies that automatically encrypt authorized data transmissions leaving the organization. When the appliance detects an authorized email containing personal data or other content, it encrypts the message to ensure its security through to the recipient. A log entry is then automatically generated providing an audit trail record for compliance purposes.

Recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) provide additional guidance for organizations in the event of legal electronic discovery. These amendments open the door for not only corporate email messages to be required in discovery, but all electronic communications entering or leaving the organization -- including those transmitted via consumer WebMail accounts by employees. The CI-750 helps organizations prepare for legal discovery requirements under the FRCP by providing custom parsers that enable WebMail communications to be monitored for sensitive content, recorded for auditing and discovery purposes, and blocked using an ICAP proxy server such as Blue Coat.

These capabilities are in direct support of new mandates that suggest organizations monitor and encrypt electronic business communications to help protect the privacy of employee and customer data.

The CI 750 is available now for organizations with less than 250 network users.

About Code Green Networks

Code Green Networks delivers data loss prevention solutions that protect private employee and customer information and safeguard intellectual property across all electronic communications channels. The company's easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage content inspection appliances rapidly detect and prevent potential data leaks, helping organizations automate compliance and mitigate risks from internal breaches that can result in loss of revenue, financial penalties and irreparable damage to a corporation's image, brand and customer loyalty.

For more information, please visit http://www.codegreennetworks.com

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