July 2010

Industrial strength information assurance for a broad market of security conscious customers

Microsoft certified partner, Nexor, the company that connects, transforms and protects sensitive information for defence, security and resilience programmes, announces the launch of Nexor Watchman for Microsoft’s Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG).

In today’s collaborative world, where information sharing is the norm, data loss prevention is high on most organisations’ agendas, especially data at high levels of classification. In-depth knowledge and years of experience in creating secure solutions for the high assurance markets, has led Nexor to adapt its Watchman guard technology for use with Forefront UAG. The UAG provides a general framework to allow authenticated remote clients to securely access data behind a corporate firewall. The addition of Nexor Watchman for Forefront UAG ensures that the data being accessed is authorised for release via the remote channel. For example, a company confidential document or email may be prevented from being accessed remotely over the Internet, whereas documents or emails identified as unclassified will be allowed.

Wayne Phillips, Microsoft’s Director Worldwide Defence Solutions, comments “Microsoft is delighted to be working with Nexor as a part of the Secured Unified Communications solutions area. Nexor is rightly recognised as a leader in information assurance for organisations who greatly value a high level of security and confidentiality for their information systems. By building upon Microsoft Forefront UAG COTS software, Nexor and Microsoft are now able to make this industrial-strength information assurance available to a broad market of security conscious customers. With its simple operation for both users and administrators and its tight integration with the Microsoft platform, Nexor Watchman for UAG is a massive step forward for any organisation looking to take information security to the next level.”

Colin Robbins, Nexor’s CTO comments: “This is a really exciting development for Nexor, expanding our proven market position in messaging guards into the more challenging data guard arena. With Nexor’s modular architecture approach to security policy, we have rapidly integrated our security labelling and access control enforcement expertise to the Microsoft Forefront UAG platform to solve a key piece of the jigsaw of a pan-government problem”.

UAG, part of the Microsoft Forefront™ line of business security products, provides Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private network functionality, a web application firewall and endpoint security management capabilities.

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