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Satyam Computer Services Ltd. and Bsafe Information Systems have announced a partnership under which Satyam will provide managed security solutions based on the Bsafe/Enterprise Security product suite.

The Satyam-Bsafe solution will provide advanced access control, auditing and alerting functionality for IBM System i, System z and connected Windows and Linux servers–making it widely appealing to a broad range of multinational corporations whose IT environments often feature such technologies, the companies said.

Additionally, the unique cross-platform audit functionality provided through this solution will enable global companies to streamline their compliance management requirements through automated logging and monitoring procedures, said the companies. As such, the offering will allow companies to better align their IT security management procedures to numerous regulations and standards, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), jSOX, Basel II, control objectives or information and related technology (COBIT), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS).

“Satyam and Bsafe have made it much more manageable for us to meet our auditing compliance requirements and our system integrity requirements,” said Sainath Gawde, manager of IT operations for HDFC Standard Life Insurance. “By using this tool in conjunction with our system servers, we’ve been able to track daily activities of both our external developers and internal users in a single log. It is now easy and fast for us to get any details of changes to the system which have an auditing or system integrity impact.”

The Bsafe/Enterprise Security suite enables companies to identify and track areas where they are most vulnerable and to limit access to sensitive data, in accordance with the requirements of many compliance programs such as PCI DSS. With regards to PCI DSS specifically, retailers can use this new solution to manage and limit access to their cardholder environments, a critical requirement under the data protection mandate and an essential activity for ensuring ongoing compliance.

The solution consolidates audit information into a single log automatically thus providing a more robust and efficient alternative to manual consolidation procedures, which often overload IT professionals, the companies said. The introduction of this new offering further strengthens Satyam’s ability to support key industries such as retail, insurance, and financial services. It also serves to round out Satyam’s existing managed security practice, which includes offerings such as firewall and VPN services, managed intrusion detection and prevention, and managed vulnerability and virus protection.

The Bsafe/Enterprise Security suite provides an excellent value proposition to our customers who want to manage security for their multiple server platforms more intuitively,” said Nick Sharma, Satyam’s senior vice president of Global Infrastructure Services. “Additionally, it significantly reduces time spent on protection of mission-critical data and enhances companies’ ability to manage against regulatory compliance initiatives. At Satyam, we constantly look for ways to deploy sophisticated security products to keep our customers’ information safe. Bsafe/Enterprise Security is a welcome addition to our product portfolio.”

In keeping with Satyam’s efforts to provide end-to-end security solutions, it will deliver the suite in a fully managed capacity, i.e., it will perform all daily functions for its clientele.

“As a leader in managed security for the Fortune 500 community, we look forward to leveraging Satyam’s deep expertise in rolling out world-class security solutions across complex IT environments,” said Arjon Cohen, vice president for channel management, Bsafe Information Systems. “Satyam has already implemented Bsafe/Enterprise Security solutions in customer environments across multiple continents, and we are excited to collaborate with them on these and other projects to help customers ensure their security and compliance with minimal disruption.”

About Satyam

Satyam (NYSE: SAY), a leading global business and information technology services company, delivers consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing solutions to clients in 20 industries and 57 countries.

Satyam leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance. The company’s 45,700 professionals excel in engineering and product development, supply chain management, client relationship management, business process quality, business intelligence, enterprise integration, and infrastructure management, among other key capabilities.

Satyam development and delivery centers in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve 599 clients, 173 of which are Fortune Global 500 and Fortune US 500 corporations. For more information, see www.satyam.com.

About Bsafe Information Systems

Bsafe Information Systems produces network and data security products for IBM AS/400-System i, IBM System z (mainframe), Windows servers and open systems. In addition, the company manages custom projects in the security field. Its flagship product, Bsafe/Enterprise Security, has installations in more than 47 countries. For over a decade the company has been providing security solutions to large organizations with high security demands such as banks, insurance companies, and public institutions. Bsafe's experience and ongoing development in security technology enable it to provide comprehensive and state-of-the art solutions for its clients. Bsafe Information Systems includes among its customers: Toyota, Volkswagen Financial Services AG, Societe Generale, AVON, Bayer, Delhaize group, Adecco, Bank Hapoalim, El Al, and others.

Bsafe Information Systems 1983 Ltd. develops and markets data-security software products for IBM i (iSeries, AS/400), mainframe (zSeries) and for network security audit on multiple platforms.

 

The company was initially a pioneer in mainframe security with the SAFE product, offering previously unavailable security features to the VSE CICS environment. The CICS product line has expanded since its beginnings and continues to be available today as a high-end extension to the standard CICS-MVS security features, including field-level masking and protection, TCP/IP protection and a GUI manager interface.

 
In 1998 Bsafe expanded into the area of IBM midrange computers, then known as AS400. Bsafe/Global Security was released in 2001 and quickly became a clear leader of AS400 exit program solutions. The product was adopted rapidly, initially in Europe and then in the United States and beyond. Its unique GUI interface and comprehensive nature developed into the world-leading Bsafe/Enterprise Security product of today. The character of this and the company's other security and auditing products have been molded to a large degree by the ongoing waves of regulatory requirements issued since 2002 and the corporate obligations which have developed around them.
 

Today, Bsafe has accumulated vast experience in the field of data security, though the providing of numerous security solutions to large organizations with rigorous security demands including banks, health institutions and industry. Furthermore, Bsafe's on-going development in security technology enables it to provide new and comprehensive, state-of-the-art solutions for its clients.

 

In 2002 Bsafe signed a multi-national agreement with IBM procurement for the reselling of Bsafe products and in 2004 the US sales office was established. Latest product developments include software for network security audit and multiple platforms incorporating combinations of IBM i, mainframe, Windows, SQL Server, AIX and Linux systems.

 

We have customers and business partners throughout the US, Europe and Asia - more than 20 countries in total - and are constantly expanding our dealer network and client installed base.

 

Our Vision

 

We have set a goal to help our customers secure their data and resources against the complex threats that face them in this modern hi-tech world.

 

To achieve this, we demand our products to adhere to the following principles:

  • Complement and increase functionality of customer's existing security solutions.

  • Contribute to providing a global security solution for varied platforms. Enhance security from both internal (corporate network and intranet) and external (internet) threats.

  • Enable implementation without affecting existing customer business applications.

  • Provide a logical and intuitive interface for security management, maintenance and control.

 

With this in mind, we continue to expand our range of products to encompass new innovations and implementations of information technology. We also place great emphasis on responding to our customer's requirements. By merging the two, we believe we are able to invest our research and development resources today in those areas that will best enable our customers to respond to the demands of the future.


 

 

 
 
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