SOURCE: SkyRecon Systems

April 22, 2008 12:00 ET

SkyRecon TradeShield Secures Trading and Investment Operations

Unique Security Solution Protects Trading Systems From Attack and Data Leakage

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - SkyRecon Systems (www.skyrecon.com), the premier provider of integrated, proactive endpoint security solutions, today announced the release of TradeShield™, which provides unified endpoint security specifically designed for trading laptops and desktops that utilize the Bloomberg Professional applications and services. Development is underway to provide for support for Reuters applications and services also hosted at the vulnerable trading endpoints.

Trading and investment collaboration services, such as Bloomberg and Reuters, offer real-time inter-company and intra-company information sharing, enabling trading divisions to make quick and informed decisions. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the endpoint application and services, if not managed in line with IT and security policies, could leave a business at significant risk from system intrusions, malware, data leakage, data theft, and system misuse.

As a natural complement to existing endpoint anti-virus products, the TradeShield solution offers the right balance of trading service enablement, risk management, and endpoint security compliance. TradeShield automatically delivers the required endpoint system and data protection layers for vulnerable trading endpoints. Primary key benefits include:

--  Business-Ready Risk Management: Trading services are managed and
    provided for users and systems based on business need
    
--  Proactive Security Management: Trading services are controlled at the
    endpoint to protect the systems from data theft, leakage, and loss as well
    as attack
    
--  Dynamic Policy Enforcement: IT and security policies are properly
    defined, deployed, enforced, and auditable in support of regulatory and
    internal compliance requirements
    

"The success of today's financial institutions relies heavily on both information and technology to help them collaborate and make informed decisions," said Benjamin Massin, President of SCE Consultants, Inc. in New York. "Partnering with SkyRecon and using TradeShield, SCE Consultants is able to provide a unique solution to our customers to secure their real-time operational trading environment that, up to now, has been functioning with a tremendous amount of unseen risk."

SkyRecon developed the TradeShield solution to protect trading endpoints from data leakage, data theft, system misuse, unauthorized access, and zero-day attacks. TradeShield combines technology security services to effectively and efficiently deliver end-to-end protection for trading organizations around the world. Leveraging its integrated protection layers such as device control; file-based content encryption; application control; host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) and firewall; wireless security; and network access control (NAC), TradeShield provides the most complete endpoint protection available for the trading environment.

"Sensitive trading and financial data stays secure and in the hands of the trading business -- not a hacker or competitor," said Sean Martin, CISSP, SkyRecon VP of Marketing. "TradeShield addresses each critical aspect of trading service protection, pre-defined and specifically tuned to the organization for the most direct and effective implementation possible. The technology provides protection for the trading endpoint and the data that those systems host and have access to."

With TradeShield deployed to each of their trading endpoints, organizations can define a single location-aware and state-based policy that prevents sensitive data from being leaked from their endpoint systems via proprietary email systems and instant messaging tools, sent through unauthorized network locations, and extracted through the use of unauthorized removable storage devices. As the policy can be dynamically changed based on network location, state of the endpoint, and the user logged in to the endpoint, increased security can be automatically applied as the endpoint leaves the secure perimeter of the internal network or changes roles based on user or state.

Pricing & Availability

SkyRecon TradeShield solution pricing is defined based on each organization's combined trading, business, and security requirements. TradeShield is available as of the beginning of April, 2008.

About SCE Consultants

Founded in 2006 in New York City, SCE Consultants, Inc. is a comprehensive solutions integration and consulting firm, specializing in solutions architecture and remote workspace technologies, always with an eye towards the future. With a diverse staff of industry veterans and top professionals, SCE Consultants serves a wide range of clients from small business to Fortune 250 to local, state, and federal government agencies.

About SkyRecon Systems, Inc.

Founded in 2003 in Paris and with US headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SkyRecon Systems is a provider of system and data security solutions for more than 200 enterprises in 40 countries. In March 2007 the company raised $6.5 million in a second round of venture financing from Ventech and ACE Management to establish US operations and to develop a reseller channel. The company enjoys strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Juniper in support of its engineering and sales efforts. SkyRecon received the prestigious Red Herring 100 Award and has been named "Entrepreneurial Security Company of the Year" by Frost & Sullivan. In 2007 it received a Readers Trust finalist award by SC Magazine. More information on SkyRecon Systems can be found at www.skyrecon.com.

SkyRecon Systems is a contributing member of the SecureIT Alliance. For more information, please visit: http://secureitalliance.org/blogs/Skyrecon_Systems/Default.aspx.

SkyRecon Systems Inc., 2033 Gateway Place, Suite 500, San Jose, CA 95110. Tel. (877) 239 3057. www.skyrecon.com.

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