Companies Work Together to Launch "weprotect-it" Thursday 25 January 2001 PDF Print Total solution for managing risk in e-commerce Reading, Berks - 25 January 2001, HarrierZeuros Ltd, a division of Harrier Group plc (AIM: HRR), announced today that it has joined forces with Goss Group PLC, an independent corporate insurance broker and Field Seymour Parkes (FSP), a firm of solicitors based in Reading, to form "weprotect-it". weprotect-it will offer a unique service to the Thames Valley by providing businesses a total solution for managing risk in e-commerce. The initial launch will be a seminar held at the Madjeski Stadium, Reading on the 21st February 2001, attended by Jane Griffiths, the MP for Reading East and Ian Wood Smith, a Director of Reading Football Club and Partner of FSP. The seminar, with presentations from all three companies, will focus on the issues that organisations face in e-commerce and how to effectively manage and minimise the risk. Jane Griffiths MP for Reading East comments, "Managing and reducing risk and thereby giving confidence of security is of key importance to firms working on the Internet. I am thrilled, as MP for the heart of the home for Information Technology and Communications firms in the country, to have been asked to launch this tailor made service. Providing all the facilities to manage and reduce risk on one site delivers a better service to businesses and I am pleased that local firms are at the forefront of providing this service." Goss Group plc is one of the largest independent corporate insurance brokers in the South of England, outside London. Goss Group is able to provide specialist advice and insurance solutions for a number of different scenarios including, Internet liabilities and the interruption to a client’s business as a result of being unable to trade due to malicious activity, loss of electrical power or telecommunications supply. FSP, one of the Thames Valley’s leading solicitors has in-depth expertise in handling all legal issues that arise in e-commerce from software development contracts and partner agreements, to legislation and its application and impact on e-business. Its specialist team works closely with clients offering advice at an early stage, with the intention of prevention rather than cure. "Lack of security or business continuity can ruin the reputation of a company and destroy the confidence of its customers. It can also cause havoc internally and impact heavily on the bottom line results," said Sarah Carter, Marketing Director of HarrierZeuros. "By working together with Goss Group and FSP, we can enable businesses to trade over the Internet, confident in the knowledge that the risks have been eliminated or minimised to a sensible level." For further information please visit http://www.weprotect-it.co.uk Notes to Editors About HarrierZeuros Ltd HarrierZeuros Ltd offers an independent approach to technology led solutions enabling its customers to leverage further productivity from their networks and the data stored within them. The company’s extensive range of Managed Services also provides HarrierZeuros’s customers with an effective way to secure and protect their business critical data without the enormous overheads of setting up and maintaining a suitable system. HarrierZeuros Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harrier Group plc (AIM: HRR), the only UK listed secure managed services company that has been providing major corporations with comprehensive network, security and advanced data protection and management solutions for since 1987. HarrierZeuros’s clients include: Prudential, Vodafone, CSC Computer Sciences, Friends Provident Life and GKN Westland Helicopters. For further information please visit http://www.harrierzeuros.co.uk Company Contact: Sarah Carter Harrier Group plc Tel: 0118 931 9310 Email: email@example.com Media Contact: Sara Claridge Marylebone Media Relations Ltd Tel: 0118 975 5188 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Copies of this announcement will be available at Harrier’s office (Pacific House, Imperial Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0TD) for collection for a period of 14 days from the date of the announcement This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Marylebone Media Relations in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.