SOURCE: nuBridges, Inc.

May 05, 2008 08:20 ET

nuBridges Partners With Chilli IT to Bring Data Security to U.K. Enterprises

New Alliance Partner Now Offers nuBridges Data Secure to Protect Consumer Data on IBM System i Midrange Servers to Comply With PCI DSS

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - nuBridges, Inc., an eBusiness software and services provider for thousands of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, utilities and financial services firms worldwide, announced today that IBM® System i expert Chilli IT has joined its Ally Partner Program as an authorized reseller. Based in England, Chilli IT is now offering nuBridges software solutions to help its enterprise customers protect sensitive and confidential data stored on System i servers in databases, files and applications.

Companies who do business in the U.K. and handle credit and debit card transactions must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and the British government is expected to review data security legislation within the near future. nuBridges specializes in software technology that can address certain encryption and key management requirements of PCI DSS.

"Data encryption is rapidly becoming imperative for many of our retail, telecommunications and manufacturing customers," said Haydn Perry, Chilli IT's Sales Director. "nuBridges Data Secure is an effective way to encrypt System i data and provide the protection our enterprise customers need to comply with PCI DSS today and with other security mandates and best practices in the future. It is an incredibly powerful security solution that is easy to implement and it produces a quick ROI."

nuBridges® Data Secure is an integrated encryption, key management and logging solution that protects data at rest in fields, databases and applications. Designed for rapid, audit-ready deployment, nuBridges Data Secure encrypts data on a broad range of platforms including IBM's System i and System z, enterprise UNIX platforms, LINUX and Windows. Customers use nuBridges Data Secure to comply with PCI DSS, with other government privacy regulations and with internal data protection plan best practices to mitigate the risk of fraud losses, penalties and operational expenses resulting from security breaches.

"Chilli IT provides the depth of expertise in IBM midrange servers and data security we're looking for in an alliance partner, and we are particularly interested in establishing partners in the U.K.," said Roy Hogsed, executive vice president of Sales for nuBridges. "We are looking forward to a long, successful relationship with Chilli IT as they help their customers protect sensitive information with nuBridges Data Secure."

More about the nuBridges Ally Partner Program

nuBridges launched its Ally Partner Program in 2008 to attract an elite group of channel partners who are subject matter experts in the areas of data protection strategy and implementation, B2B e-commerce and EDI, and managed file transfer. Ideal nuBridges Ally Partners are also solution providers who specialize in software and hardware environments where nuBridges has unique offerings such as Oracle, IBM System z and System i, and HP Non-Stop. The Ally Partner Program offers two levels of reseller partner participation to accommodate the various sales, professional services and support capabilities of its members, as well as a referral option for partners who prefer to recommend. More information about the program is located at www.nubridges.com/company/partners.

About Chilli IT

Chilli IT provides iSeries infrastructure solutions and professional services to a wide range of corporate and SME companies. Chilli IT consultants have deep experience with IBM System i, iSeries and legacy AS/400 midrange systems as well as Linux and Intel integration. The company has helped configure, implement, manage and support some of the most complex i5 i (Series AS/400) installations in Europe. Chilli IT provides additional assistance in managing corporate iSeries investments, ranging from OS/400 upgrades or technical training to remote managed services and technical support. The company is headquartered in Chester, England. More information is available at www.chilli-it.co.uk.

About nuBridges, Inc.

Atlanta-based nuBridges, Inc. is the secure eBusiness authority. Thousands of companies worldwide use nuBridges software and services to connect electronically with business partners, protect information in transit and at rest, and comply with legislative and industry mandates for data security. nuBridges technology drives B2B transactions worth $884 billion every year. For more information on nuBridges, visit www.nubridges.com.

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