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York, UK, 9th December 2008: Software licensing expert, Trustmarque Solutions, has today announced a strategic partnership with SISYS, the UK’s leading provider of Integrated Security Management, to provide security access systems to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) until 2010.

SISYS has been a supplier to the MoD for over 15 years, providing a range of solutions including; secure door entry systems, entry access passes and the associated hardware and software, maintenance agreements and the consumables, such as cards. SISYS became aware that the MoD was looking to consolidate the number of supply contracts that it was dealing with and were invited by MoD to approach the four suppliers on the IA Enabling Contract, with a view to supplying their products and services through this route. Trustmarque was the natural choice, as Colin Leatherbarrow, General Manager of SISYS, comments:

“We were looking to align ourselves with an approved Information Assurance supplier, so that we could continue working with the MoD, but also to increase our level of service and support for our customers to make our business more accessible. We reviewed all four suppliers and Trustmarque was the best. The company has an excellent reputation and an impressive list of contacts, particularly in the public sector, as well as an existing contract with the MoD. We feel that we will really benefits from leveraging these relationships to open doors that may have otherwise been closed, helping us to expand into new sectors, and continue our aggressive growth plans for 2009.”

The new partnership follows on from Trustmarque’s announcement in September that it had won a two year contract to supply encrypted hardware and IA related software to the MoD. Rob Cornish, MoD Business Development Manager for Trustmarque, concludes:

“We have been working with the MoD for almost 4 years on a number of contracts and we are very happy to be able to extend our offering. The SISYS product range provides a lot of opportunities for us to provide added value to the MoD and SISYS is truly a market leader in this space, so we are extremely pleased that they selected us over the other IA providers. We will now look to see how we can extend this offering outside of the MoD and into the private sector.”


About Trustmarque Solutions

Established in 1987, Trustmarque is one of the largest software licensing companies in the UK. A specialist software licensing consultancy, Trustmarque provides expert advice to all kinds of organisations to help its customers buy the right licences for their business in the most cost efficient way. In particular Trustmarque has a stronghold in Public Sector, the NHS and a wide range of Corporate accounts. Trustmarque is a Microsoft Large Account Reseller (LAR) and has Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status.

Trustmarque Solutions has worked with The CarbonNeutral Company (formerly Future Forests) leaders in the field of carbon management and climate change solutions to become a CarbonNeutral® company.

For more information on Trustmarque please visit the website at: Alternatively, please call 0845 2101 500 or email

For further information:
Paula Elliott
C8 Consulting Ltd for Trustmarque Solutions
+44 (0) 118 9001132

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