SOURCE: Great Bay Software

May 20, 2008 11:49 ET

Great Bay Software Joins Trusted Computing Group (TCG)

Great Bay Software to Participate in the Development and Promotion of Open, Vendor-Neutral, Industry Standard Specifications for Trusted Computing

GREENLAND, NH--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Great Bay Software, the innovator of Endpoint Profiling for enterprise networks, announced today it has joined the Trusted Computing Group. Great Bay Software's membership in TCG is part of the company's continuing commitment to interoperating with existing and emerging standards in the areas of network-based authentication, Network Admission Control, and Trusted Computing. The Company will participate in the development of next generation of open standards and technology for secure computing and contribute its expertise to support and develop information assurance technologies that will protect critical information and assets.

"We are pleased to have Great Bay Software as part of the industry influencers supporting the TCG," said Steve Hanna, Chair, co-chair of the Trusted Network Connect work group, Trusted Computing Group. "Great Bay Software's participation in evolving TCG standards will provide valuable expertise in enabling and extending NAC and 802.1X and help proliferate our open approach to trusted and secure IT computing."

"Our decision to join TCG at this time is driven by two factors; one is that our customers have made it clear that they require standards based solutions wherever possible, and the second is that TCG's expansion into a broader range of use cases and into the operational aspects of deploying and managing a secure network are areas where Great Bay has a strong base of experience and expertise," said Steve Pettit, president of Great Bay Software. "Great Bay Software's specific attention to discovering and provisioning non-authenticating devices and on behavior monitoring as a complement to network-based authentication are where we'll have the most impact on the standardization process."

About Great Bay Software

Great Bay Software, Inc. is a leading software development firm specializing in Enterprise Endpoint discovery, identity, and administration. The company's flagship product, Beacon Endpoint Profiler™, features applications including the enabling and extending of NAC and 802.1X, providing a comprehensive inventory of all network attached endpoints, and supporting Compliance initiatives mandated in today's business climate. For more information on the Beacon system from Great Bay Software, please visit www.greatbaysoftware.com or call 800.503.1715.

About the Trusted Computing Group

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define, and promote open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies, including hardware building blocks and software interfaces, across multiple platforms, peripherals, and devices. TCG specifications will enable more secure computing environments without compromising functional integrity, privacy, or individual rights. The primary goal is to help users protect their information assets (data, passwords, keys, etc.) from compromise due to external software attack and physical theft.

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