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New Security Appliance Enables Rapid Deployment of Secure Remote Office VPN And Delivers Fast ROI

TrustWorks Systems B.V. (TWS), a provider of advanced network security management software, and Tadpole (LSE:TAD), the mobile computing and network infrastructure developer and vendor, today jointly announced a business and technology alliance aimed at providing remote, multi-location enterprises with a simplified and more effective network security management capability.

Focusing on Tadpole’s portable Solarisä product range, TrustWorks Trusted Gate software will be installed on the Solaris Server appliance. When coupled with TrustWorks Trusted Global Security Manager, organisations will be able to centrally manage and easily configure network security devices at satellite locations.

The centralised management function of the bundled appliance delivers a fast return on investment. It enhances network security by automatically enforcing new or updated business-critical security policies. This eliminates the time-wasting and costly practice of manual updates and ensures that only the most up-to-date security policies are employed. The TrustWorks/Tadpole appliance becomes the perfect solution for large enterprises with remote office locations to enforce dynamic security policy changes and maintain control of remote locations.

"Our partnership with Tadpole is the first of many steps in providing remote offices with a highly scalable and reliable device that meets the needs of satellite offices," said Joel Silberman, vice president of business development at TrustWorks. "By establishing this relationship with Tadpole, the bundled product plugs a gap in the marketplace for an easy to manage, Solaris based security device." The appliance is highly portable. Coupled with TrustWorks' security framework, it breaks new ground in the speed of configuration and deployment of a reliable, consistent security policy.

David Humphreys, director of strategic alliances for Tadpole's appliance programme, comments, "Clearly, we are delighted to partner with TrustWorks to deliver such a cost effective, reliable and much-needed industry security solution. We look forward to further integration of our complementary, value-add products."

The appliance device is available for immediate delivery. Pricing: upon request.


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About TrustWorks Systems

TrustWorks Systems develops and markets security solutions that unify the management of third-party products, providing a consistent means to visualize, define and manage network security for virtually any user, resource or service throughout an enterprise, regardless of the actual device performing security enforcement. TrustWorks solutions manage security based on how businesses operate, and are not constrained by the limitations imposed from the complexity of the underlying network. TrustWorks Systems is a private company with headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and offices in San Jose, California; Boston, Massachusetts; London, England; Paris, France; Lausanne, Switzerland, and Moscow, Russia.

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About Tadpole

Tadpole (LSE: TAD) builds and markets specialized Unix platforms and solutions for compute intensive environments. Built in Carlsbad, California, the company's hardware includes laptops and transportable servers, rack mountable compute servers, and enterprise appliances. Tadpole's platforms are resource manageable, power saving, space saving, generating an early return on investment. Additionally, Tadpole's products offer expanded PCI slots, extended memory capacities, expanded I/O capabilities and hot swap disk drives all specially configured to meet individual customer requirements. All Tadpole solutions are best-of-breed and 100 percent Sun SPARC binary compatible. The company is one of Sun's elite Master Value Added Integrators (MVAIs) that design and manufacture specialized system infrastructure solutions for the Sun server market, and also a Sun Regional Systems Provider (RSP).

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