Masergy’s Global DataGuard Partners with Wave Secure Data Group to Offer Comprehensive IT Consulting and Integrated Network Behavior Analysis-Based Enterprise UTM

Masergy’s Global DataGuard Partners with Wave Secure Data Group to Offer Comprehensive IT Consulting and Integrated Network Behavior Analysis-Based Enterprise UTM

Global DataGuard Launches SmartSecurity Partner Program in U.S., Latin America and Europe

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Dallas, Texas, December 8, 2008 – Global DataGuard, the premier provider of network behavioral analysis-based (NBA) Enterprise Unified Threat Management for small and medium business to large enterprise environments today announced that Wave Secure Data Group will offer Global DataGuard’s fully integrated Enterprise UTM security suite and Managed Services in conjunction with its own “vendor neutral” consulting, enabling customers to cost-effectively align their organization’s security requirements with key business objectives and achieve operational excellence within their specific industries.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Wave Secure Data Group is a multidisciplinary consulting and solutions firm specializing in Data Management, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuation and Information Security. “With any client, our goal is to not only understand their technology infrastructure, but also recognize their business goals within the context of their data security and availability requirements,” said Ed Ginty, vice president and general manager for Wave Secure Data Group. “This approach allows us to work within an organization’s existing IT investments to maximize their technology ROI. It’s a strategy that melds well with Global DataGuard’s holistic, architectural approach to security integration.”

As part of the company’s worldwide Certified Partner and Affiliate Partner programs, Global DataGuard is expanding its channels focus to include leading consulting and technology companies, value-added resellers and OEMs across the United States, as well as in Latin America and individual countries across Europe, including in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany and Italy.

“Our purpose has always been to help customers seamlessly integrate process, technology, service and reporting through the use of adaptive, predictive and fully integrated enterprise-class unified threat management products and services,” noted Scott Paly, chief executive officer for Global DataGuard. “The partnership with Wave extends these capabilities, along with value-added consulting services, to a broader market, allowing new customers in multiple vertical industries to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance at a significantly lower cost of ownership.”

Global Security Solutions – Global Business Success
Global DataGuard’s patented network behavioral analysis and correlation capabilities are fully integrated – at the architectural level – across a complete range of industry proven, enterprise-class security applications. This technological advancement enables businesses to not only add applications, incrementally, as their business and network requirements change, but also realize far better performance and service at dramatic cost-savings – up to 60% over traditional UTM solutions or stand-alone, signature-based products. Additionally, Global DataGuard offers 24/7 managed or co-managed services that enable customers to cost-effectively allocate their internal resources and outsource network security requirements based on demand – no contract required. The company’s team of world-class security experts can also help companies to evaluate and identify gaps in their security management programs, as well as make recommendations for addressing network security deficiencies.

Holistic, behavioral-based network security, combined with periodic audits and testing to ensure that a company’s software, systems and security programs are up-to-date, allows Global DataGuard to help customers cost-effectively achieve and maintain ongoing regulatory compliance with PCI, SOX, HIPAA, NERC CIP, NCUA and FISMA standards.

About Wave Secure Data Group
Wave Secure Data Group serves the “Business of IT.” The company’s mission is to provide vendor-agnostic consulting and best-in-class solutions and deliverables that enhance a client’s current infrastructure investments while providing maximum protection for data at rest and in transit. For more information, call (949) 206-0017 or visit our web site at www.wave-sdg.com.