SOURCE: Great Bay Software

February 20, 2007 10:07 ET

Great Bay Software Is Reed Smith's Vendor of Choice for Global Deployment of Endpoint Profiling

Great Bay Software's Endpoint Profiling Solution Reduces 802.1X Implementation Costs and Deployment Time for One of the World's Largest Law Firms

GREENLAND, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- Great Bay Software, Inc., an innovator of 802.1X-enabled Endpoint Profiling security solutions for enterprise networks, has been selected as the vendor of choice to enable the global deployment and securing of the authenticated-enabled network at Reed Smith LLP, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world. Great Bay, a software company located in Greenland, NH, was selected on the strength of its award-winning product, Beacon Endpoint Profiler™, which enables network administrators to identify all network-attached endpoints by location and type, a critical item in the deployment of 802.1X. In addition, Beacon will provide Reed Smith with a detailed, contextual view of all network-attached endpoints, strengthening the law firm's efforts to provide secure access for employees and guests.

"Beacon is providing the Reed Smith IT team with the tools and information required to streamline our deployment of 802.1X and efficiently manage adds, moves, and changes," said Tim O'Donnell, network engineer at Reed Smith. "Beacon was positioned prior to the deployment, and provides us with the ability to dynamically monitor and manage the state of the authenticated LAN edge for changes and security events on an ongoing basis."

The IT team at Reed Smith selected Great Bay's Beacon Endpoint Profiler to deploy a secure, scalable IT system that will facilitate the balance between secure and collaborative computing for partners, staff, and guests spread out across 22 major cities and eight countries. "We strive to strengthen our security infrastructure while still offering a collaborative computing environment," said Frank Hervert, network services manager at Reed Smith. "We knew we wanted to construct an authentication- and policy-enabled solution to allow for this. Beacon has reduced our implementation costs and will save our staff a significant amount of time managing our authentication-enabled network."

Beacon will deliver unprecedented network visibility and monitoring capabilities for Reed Smith, giving the international firm the tools it needs to secure its network and all appliances, such as IP phones, uninterruptible power supplies, HVAC systems and wireless devices. "At Reed Smith, the mandate was the creation of a system to provide endpoint visibility on a global basis and to simplify the management of the authenticated network. The policy and authentication system at Reed Smith needed to provide network access for all users regardless of their location, while providing the appropriate security levels for their geographically dispersed groups," said Steve Pettit, president of Great Bay Software. "Our deliverable in this project was to ensure that the costs never came close to outweighing the benefits of deploying and managing the authenticated network."

About Great Bay Software

Great Bay Software, Inc. is a leading software development firm specializing in the facilitation of network-based authentication and secure network access. The company's innovative Endpoint Profiling technology provides enterprise customers with the products, services and solutions required to enable 802.1X, Network Admission Control and Trusted Endpoint Solutions, both of which are being rapidly introduced by many of the top security manufacturers in the world. For more information on the Beacon System from Great Bay Software, please visit www.greatbaysoftware.com or call 800.503.1715.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith represents many of the world's leading companies in complex litigation and other high-stakes disputes, cross-border and other strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters. With lawyers from coast to coast in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and the Middle East, the firm is known for its experience across a broad array of industry sectors. Reed Smith counsels 28 of the top 30 U.S. banks and nine of the world's 10 largest pharmaceutical companies. Its shipping practice has been designated among the most preeminent in the world, and its advertising law practice is regarded as among the legal industry's finest. For additional information please visit www.reedsmith.com.

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