SOURCE: Wiresoft


December 14, 2009 08:30 ET

Wiresoft CEO Joins Ball State University Advisory Committee, Donates New Firegate® Platform

CINCINNATI, OH and MUNCIE, IN--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - Wiresoft, a leading provider of affordable, high performance network security products for America's small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the donation of a Firegate 100® platform to the Ball State University Department of Technology Computer Technology Program, and the appointment of Wiresoft president and CEO Tom Schram as a private industry member of the department's Computer Advisory Committee.

With the Firegate donation, students studying network security at Ball State University now have access to the latest high-performance network security and disaster recovery product on the market -- as well as to the executives behind the innovative new product.

The Firegate 100® platform with the Firegate Disaster Recovery® module was presented to David Hua, assistant professor and Computer Technology Program coordinator in the Department of Technology at Ball State University.

Schram said, "In the dynamic world of technology, it is critical to arm tomorrow's leaders with the latest innovation. As we unveiled the world's most reliable network security platform this year, we wanted to share it with the future industry leaders who soon will be working to protect our customers."

Hua said, "We are delighted and honored to have Tom Schram join our advisory team, and his generous donation of this pioneering product provides our students with an extraordinary opportunity to learn. It's not often that students have access to leading innovators and the latest and greatest technology available on the market."

Industry Innovators Serving Students

In addition to the product donation, Wiresoft officials are pledging significant time to the Computer Technology Program.

"Ball State's Computer Technology Program provides students with a practical opportunity to learn their craft and hone their skills," Schram said. "Wiresoft is proud to support these outstanding students and this extraordinary academic program."

Current program initiatives include: a proposed Student-run Data Center that will provide learning experiences and research opportunities for Ball State students, faculty and the surrounding community; and a student-directed online multimedia training course to assist Indiana Public Schools and other third-party entities.

About the Ball State University Computer Technology Program

The Computer Technology Program at Ball State University is a multidisciplinary program that prepares students to be the next generation of leaders in the field of information technology. In addition to providing students with a broad foundation in information technology, the curriculum incorporates business administration, programming, and electronic engineering technology. Students have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience needed to provide secure, sustainable solutions to meet organizational goals and objectives through the use of technology.

About Firegate

The Firegate platform delivers enterprise-level security and disaster recovery to SMBs at an economical price. A unified threat management (UTM) network security product, the Firegate provides firewall, individually configurable spamwall, unlimited VPN support, content filtering and anti-virus protection all in one security platform.

Wiresoft's Firegate Disaster Recovery prevents loss of business data, a vital complement that makes Firegate the most comprehensive network and data protection product in the industry. Plus, continuous maintenance and monitoring through Wiresoft's adaptive intelligence Automated Network Administrator (ANA) keeps Firegate up-to-speed and ahead of the game on rapidly evolving network security threats.

About Wiresoft

Based in Cincinnati, Wiresoft is a leading provider of affordable high performance network security and disaster recovery products for small to medium-sized businesses. For further information on Wiresoft and the Firegate family of products, please visit

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