Swisscom IT Services Deploys Sentrigo’s Hedgehog Enterprise to Secure and Protect Highly-Sensitive Customer Data

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Leading IT Services Provider within the Swiss Financial Sector Leveraging Best-in-Breed Database Security and Compliance Solution, to Maintain Data Integrity and Confidentiality for its Banking Customers

Sentrigo, Inc. the innovator in database security software, today announced that its Hedgehog Enterprise software solution has been selected by Swisscom IT Services, a leading IT services provider for the Swiss financial services sector, to offer a Data Leakage Prevention Service to its customers. By deploying Sentrigo’s best-in-breed database security and compliance technology, Swisscom IT Services can provide the financial services institutions utilizing this service with the assurance that the sensitive data of their customers is protected from unauthorized access, which could result in a damaging breach.

The regulatory environment for financial institutions is evolving quickly, and recent events have brought increased focus to securing sensitive information. Furthermore, the potential damages in the case of a breach have long-term effects on customer trust resulting in significant business impact well beyond the initial breach.

“Offering a Data Leakage Prevention Service for our Financial Sector customers was a top priority, and Sentrigo is a cornerstone in our next-generation security service portfolio,” said Michael Meli, head of security at Swisscom IT Services. "For Swisscom IT Services, it is key to be able to meet the specific security requirements of each individual customer in a cost effective way. Sentrigo’s security platform – with its flexible, distributed architecture – allows us to offer customers the option of either managed security services by Swisscom, or the ability to monitor activity remotely using their own staff. Sentrigo’s technology, which continuously protects customer records from unauthorized access and provides a trusted record of privileged access, both reduces the risk of a breach and simplifies the auditing process.”

An important factor in selecting the Sentrigo technology was the fact that it could provide an increased level of protection without changing the underlying applications. By monitoring the database itself, real-time alerts and session termination are based on violations of policy, regardless of the source of the attack.

“Customers in the financial services sector are very aware of the obvious value of the information they store, making database protection a critical component of a successful security strategy,” said David Davidoff, vice president of sales at Sentrigo. “At the same time, more and more IT infrastructure is being delivered via managed services or in the Cloud, which presents new challenges for the security team. By using Sentrigo’s unique approach based on autonomous software sensors, organizations in financial services, or any industry with high value data, can deploy a robust, cost-effective solution that works with today’s modern IT deployment models.”

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About Swisscom IT Services
Swisscom IT Services is one of Switzerland's leading IT service providers. Its core business encompasses the realisation of large IT projects (including consultancy and the implementation of new systems), the management of complex IT infrastructures, end-user services and service desk services. Together with its subsidiaries Comit and Sourcag, Swisscom IT Services is the leading provider of consultancy services, implementation and operation of total banking solutions, including peripheral systems, and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) for the Swiss financial sector. Thanks to its takeover of the SAP specialist firm Resource, Swisscom IT Services can offer its clients the full range of services from SAP consultancy and SAP industry solutions through to SAP operation. For more information, please visit: http://www.swisscom.ch/IT/.

About Sentrigo
Sentrigo is a recognized innovator in database security solutions, offering a full suite of products for vulnerability assessment, virtual patching and database monitoring/auditing. The company’s flagship product, Hedgehog Enterprise, provides Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) and real-time Intrusion Prevention, protecting sensitive data from external threats and misuse by privileged insiders. Hedgehog can be quickly and easily deployed at small and midsize organizations, and scales to handle the largest enterprises, providing full visibility into all database activity and allowing enterprises to enforce security policy and comply with regulatory requirements, such as PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, and HIPAA. The company has won wide acclaim for its technology leadership from publications such as Network World and SC Magazine, and recently received the Cloud Computing World Series Award as the ‘Best Security Solution’, the 2010 Global Product Excellence Award for Database Security from Info Security Products Guide and was a recipient of the 2010 Red Herring 100 North America Award. For additional information and to download Hedgehog, visit http://www.sentrigo.com.

Sentrigo, Hedgehog DBscanner, Sentrigo Hedgehog, and the Sentrigo logo are trademarks of Sentrigo, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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