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Syntegra, the consulting and systems integration business of BT, has formed a partnership with iDEFENSE, the international computer security intelligence specialists.

Under the agreement, Syntegra’s customers will be offered direct access to iDEFENSE’s full range of online intelligence and report services that give immediate and detailed information about the latest viruses, hacking tools and known security breaches.

The Syntegra Global Alert Service will be available to Syntegra’s Enterprise Security Practice customers via the company’s web site at www.iDefense.Syntegra.com. The site will provide a one click link to the 24x7 information assurance information provided by iDEFENSE’s global intelligence network.

"Through our partnership with iDEFENSE we will be able to offer our customers a real insight into the latest threats anywhere in the world as soon as they are discovered," said Bill Rann, Syntegra’s head of Enterprise Security. "We will be able to work with our customers to deal with these dangers before they have a chance to impact on their organisations."


Commenting on the relationship with Syntegra, General Sir Michael Rose, the chairman of iDEFENSE - UK, said: "It provides a unique combination of iDEFENSE’s intelligence service and Syntegra’s global consulting and integration capabilities. This important relationship will further cement iDEFENSE’s role as a global leader in cyber threat intelligence"


EDITORS’ NOTE

Syntegra is a consulting and systems integration business. It is part of BT, one of the world's largest and most successful communications companies. In July 2000 it became part of BT Ignite. With revenues of around $1 billion Syntegra employs over 5,000 professionals in Europe, USA and Asia.

As global business system experts Syntegra develops innovative ideas for its clients using the latest technology. But Syntegra doesn't just advise, it designs and delivers IT and communications systems and, for some clients, it manages the whole operation. For more information, visit the Syntegra web site at http://www.syntegra.com


Press contacts:

Barry Murphy,

Syntegra

+44 (0)1252 777 243

Nicola Appleby,

Syntegra

+44 (0)1252 777 029

iDEFENSE, a 21st century intelligence and risk management consulting firm, offers information assurance solutions to clients who desire the highest level of confidence in their security posture and the ability to compete in the global electronic marketplace. iDEFENSE is the first and only company delivering the powerful combination of multi-industry cyberthreat intelligence, enterprise risk assessment, and security policy consulting, monitoring, management, and certification. Founded in 1998, the company is headquartered in Fairfax, VA with a subsidiary company in London serving UK and Europe, which it formed in June 1999. For more information, visit the iDEFENSE Web site at http://www.idefense.com


Press contacts:

iDEFENSE

Jerry Irvine

+1 703 622 3058

Debra Stevens

iDEFENSE-UK

+44 (0)7010 715310

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