SOURCE: Secure Designs, Inc.

Secure Designs, Inc.

November 09, 2010 11:56 ET

Secure Designs Introduces 'Red, White and Blue' Tiered Network Managed Security Service Solutions: Unprecedented Depth of Customized Network Perimeter Defense, Secure Communications and Data Integrity Plans Provide Multidimensional Security for Small and Midsize Businesses

GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Managed security services provider Secure Designs, Inc., (http://www.securedesigns.com) the premier provider of managed Internet security solutions to small and midsized organizations, today introduced its 'Red, White and Blue' suite of solutions, a totally new concept in customized managed security for small businesses. SDI has partnered with Backblaze, PGP, SonicWALL and Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) to develop affordable, easily deployed, managed services offerings that provide a great strategic fit with the needs of its micro-SMB customer base.

The suite comprises:
1) Red Solution -- 24x7 network perimeter defense;
2) Blue Solution -- email encryption and all the features of the Red Solution;
3) White Solution -- data encryption and backup with all the features of the White and Blue Solutions.

This total suite is designed to allow organizations to select the bundle of managed services that best fits their business, regulatory and customer needs, from fundamental to multi-layered and highly robust.

SDI has introduced a true "Value Innovation" for the customer as each powerful bundled solution has been priced to allow every organization, regardless of size, to benefit from industry-leading offerings.

"These new bundles of services represent a quantum leap for our company and our customers. It's another example of SDI's aggressive commitment to rising head and shoulders above the competition. No one in the country can match this offering for this market," said Larry Cecchini, SDI chief operations officer. "We also feel strongly that the value they represent is unprecedented and untouchable in the market today. They are unique category 'form breakers.' And each is affordable to the smallest organization and scalable for larger concerns."

Cost Effective
For a highly affordable monthly fee, organizations can select customized levels of protection from multiple types of security risk such as phishing, hacking attacks, worms, viruses or Trojans, plus email encryption and data protection. This is of particular interest to professional services firms. Providing these strong IT security defenses helps protect them from breaches which in turn exposes such firms to substantial fines.

Red Solution: Based on SonicWALL's award-winning network security offerings, the Red Solution provides a complete network perimeter defense plan, including firewall, unified threat management, Intrusion prevention, VPN, secure wireless and failover for connectivity redundancy. The service also covers ongoing monitoring, management and reporting on the client's security system.

SDI Red Solution acts as a springboard for additional network innovations. For example, Winston-Salem's Hospice & Palliative CareCenter uses it not only to secure its entire system but also to achieve substantial advances in patient satisfaction levels, time and costs, as well moving to electronic record-keeping.

White Solution: This offering expands all of the Red Solution features with a secure communications package including email encryption services from industry leader ZixCorp. With Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) architecture, ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services are easy-to-implement, -use and -maintain. This service, combined with SDI's managed services, ensures that organizations are able to comply with regulations without the cost and administrative burden of implementing an in-house solution. The White Solution simply and affordably adds a valuable new module of protection for SDI's existing and potential professional services, healthcare and financial services customers.

"Security is definitely a hot button for CPAs, and compliance issues are huge," said Wayne Hutchins, CPA. "Ensuring confidentiality and security is the name of the game right now, especially with sensitive email communications. I've got to let folk like Secure Designs be my experts in the area, because I don't have time to do it and more importantly, I don't understand it. SDI's package approach is most attractive, because you can choose your own flavor of security."

Blue Solution: This comprehensive data integrity plan adds full disk encryption powered by PGP Security and data backup services powered by one of the industry's fastest-growing new entrants, BackBlaze (http://www.backblaze.com).

Sam Whitehurst, CEO of NC-based Summit Credit Union, commented, "We work with over 150 businesses with a mission to be the most coveted employee benefit offered by our business partners. For us to achieve this goal, we must have watertight data security, and SDI provides this service for us."

"We have taken enormous care to select the best offerings on the market today that are reachable for single-person offices yet appropriate for large enterprises," added Cecchini. "Customers trying to deploy any of these services on their own would incur significant startup costs. Using SDI, they are able to participate for an amazingly affordable price. It's the next 'revolution' in the growth of our value-added services."

About Secure Designs, Inc.
Secure Designs provides a growing portfolio of managed security products and services to companies throughout the US, specializing in delivering advanced, easily managed and affordable solutions to the small to mid-size business segment. The company manages thousands of firewalls in 33 US states and five countries internationally, and continually introduces new technologies to enhance its offerings. More information is available at: http://www.securedesigns.com.

About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) provides the only email encryption services designed with your most important relationships in mind. Many of the most influential companies and government organizations use the proven ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services, including WellPoint, Humana, the SEC, and more than 1,200 hospitals and 1,400 financial institutions. ZixCorp Email Encryption Services are powered by ZixDirectory(SM), the largest email encryption community in the world. The tens of millions of ZixDirectory members can feel secure knowing their most important relationships are protected. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

Contact Information

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    Mary McEvoy Carroll for Secure Designs
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    Tel: 650-233-7190