SOURCE: Ingrian Networks

May 16, 2007 09:05 ET

Ingrian and Channel Management International Sign Distribution Agreement

Ingrian Encryption Solutions to Answer PCI Compliance Requirements in Canada

REDWOOD CITY, CA and GATINEAU, QC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2007 -- Ingrian® Networks, Inc., the leading provider of data privacy solutions, and Channel Management International (CMI), a Canadian channel management and distribution company, today announced a Canadian distribution agreement to resell Ingrian encryption solutions to the Canadian market. Ingrian's solutions enable robust data encryption using centralized key management to secure both structured data and flat files that reside in the data center and across remote locations. The availability of Ingrian's technology in Canada comes at a key time when many retailers and credit card processors are facing the need to comply to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard by September 2007.

Many organizations have had their brands severely tarnished and lost millions because sensitive customer data held in databases was exposed. Furthermore, a range of security and privacy policies are dictating that just about any large organization will need to encrypt sensitive data held in databases. Visa, MasterCard and American Express have all mandated credit card encryption.

"We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Ingrian Networks, a proven and trusted provider of data encryption technology that has encrypted tens of billions of transaction records," said Karen Letain, president, CMI. "Ingrian continues to out-perform its competitors and is the chosen solution for many Fortune 100 and household brands in the United States. We see this product filling an immediate need in the Canadian marketplace."

Ingrian encrypts all types of sensitive data, wherever it may be found in a data environment. It can secure structured data such as credit card numbers that would typically be found in a database as well as unstructured data like a Microsoft Word or Excel file. It can secure this data in databases, applications, the web and file servers of all types. The product works in a data center as well as in remote locations. The solution provides end-to-end encryption, meaning no intermediate decrypt-encrypt operations are required as information passes between data environment elements.

Advantages of the Ingrian DataSecure® Platform include:

--  Robust security. Addresses a broad range of threats with capabilities
    for granular database encryption, secure key and policy management,
    sophisticated administration, segregation of duties, strong AAA support,
    and more.
    
--  Streamlined implementation. Integration is automated and transparent
    to applications; administration is intuitive; and because all keys and
    policies are managed on a centralized appliance, ongoing maintenance is
    streamlined.
    
--  Scalability and reliability. Offloads processing-intensive
    cryptographic functions from servers, and offers throughput and high
    availability for even the most demanding environments.
    
--  Flexible, multi-tier integration. Can be integrated in heterogeneous
    environments and be deployed at the Web, application, and/or database
    layer.
    
"As PCI takes effect, companies including retailers and payment card processors are looking for proven security technologies to help them achieve compliance," said Erich Baumgartner, vice president of sales and marketing, Ingrian Networks. "We look forward to partnering with CMI to bring the Ingrian DataSecure Platform to the Canadian market."

The product is available immediately in Canada.

About Ingrian Networks

Ingrian Networks brings complete data privacy to the enterprise. With Ingrian DataSecure Platforms, organizations can protect critical data from both internal and external threats, and ensure compliance with legislative and policy mandates for security. DataSecure features a dedicated security appliance and specialized software that enables organizations to encrypt critical data in applications and databases. With its capabilities for granular encryption, seamless integration, and centralized key and policy management, DataSecure enables organizations to guard against a range of security threats, with unparalleled ease and cost effectiveness. Ingrian is a privately held company backed by such investors as Globespan Capital Partners, HighBAR Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Partech International, and Prism VentureWorks. For more information, visit http://www.ingrian.com.

About Channel Management International

Channel Management International ( www.cmi-inc.ca ) is a leading innovative Canadian Channel Management Company that creates sales opportunities for Canadian based technology resellers and IT manufacturers. Experienced and knowledgeable in the Canadian market, CMI brings emerging and innovative IT security products to resellers that will differentiate them in the competitive Canadian market. CMI provides a responsive single point of contact for a range of vendors while delivering effective sales and technical support, guaranteed lead generation and customer focused marketing programs that drive revenue, shorten sales cycles and reduce costs. Visit us online at: www.cmi-inc.ca

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