Vanguard, 3CON and MSCS-X Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Enterprise Security and Expertise to Large Data Centers in Brazil

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Joint Alliance Provides Brazilian Market with Immediate Access to Leading Enterprise Security Software, Training, Professional Services

Our partnership with 3CON and MSCS-X enables us to expand our business and provide solutions that secure the critical infrastructures in Brazil.

LAS VEGAS – Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the experts on large enterprise information security, 3CON, a Brazilian IT consulting company that specializes in improving the quality and performance of information technology products through proprietary technology and alliances and MSCS-X, a Brazilian company specializing in information security, today announced a strategic partnership that will enable 3CON and MSCS-X to extend Vanguard’s proven enterprise security solutions to those enterprises in the Brazilian market that rely on z/OS® systems from IBM®. This alliance ensures that Brazilian enterprises can better secure their mission-critical data and applications, safeguard secure domains within data centers and the cloud and implement continuous monitoring on z/OS systems with Vanguard security software, training and professional services.

In this multilateral partnership 3CON will operate as the sales and distribution channel for Vanguard solutions; MSCS-X will provide implementation services, technical support and pre and post-sale (Professional Services); and Vanguard will supply the security and compliance software and expertise to completely service the Brazilian market.

“Large enterprises have relied on Vanguard to solve their complex security and regulatory compliance challenges on System z® for more than 25 years, and our partnership with 3CON and MSCS-X enables us to expand our business and provide solutions that secure the critical infrastructures in Brazil,” said Steven Ringelberg, chief operating officer of Vanguard. “This alliance results from a strategic outreach to identify partners who share our commitment to delivering modern security solutions and expertise to its clients. We look forward to working with 3CON and MSCS-X to extend the shared benefits that this strong partnership provides.”

“The partnership with Vanguard provides our market with solutions that respond to security challenges in the cloud computing era. The mainframe platform typically stores mission-critical systems; and therefore, its protection must be a priority on the agenda of CIOs and IT managers. Vanguard's mainframe solutions complement our portfolio and will provide government and private sectors with a new level of assurance in terms of information security,” said Genivaldo Araujo, sales director of 3CON.

“Working in high-performance mainframe environments, I have noticed that over the years with the globalization of information, the mainframe environment is no longer as safe as we thought. Today we need to monitor resources and interfaces directly linked to the mainframe, besides having the need for traceability and visibility of all operations in our environment (SOX for example). The mainframe is still a great processor and storer of vital information critical to a large institution’s operations. With Vanguard's tools in Brazil we can provide security services for our domestic market. After working with other tools on the market, I have concluded that Vanguard’s security solutions provide higher security, are more friendly and flexible, and are coming to stay in the Brazilian market,” said Aloysio Honorato, CEO and founder of MSCS-X.

The alliance between 3CON, MSCS-X and Vanguard will enable large enterprises in Brazil to implement globalized security standards and best practices, leverage modern security software and expertise and gain access to essential training and professional services required to thwart malicious attacks from both insider and outsider threats and better secure their critical infrastructure.

About Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Vanguard Integrity Professionals, an IBM Business Partner provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges and deliver a rapid return on investment. With automated solutions for Audit and Compliance, Operational Security and Intrusion Management, Vanguard enables government agencies and corporations around the world to ensure continuous monitoring of System z, safeguard cloud computing secure domains, and protect critical data and applications from cybersecurity threats.Vanguard provides 24/7/365 live customer support from the United States. Support is also provided locally in other countries. For more information, visit http://www.go2vanguard.com.

About 3CON
Founded in 1993, 3CON is a Brazilian IT consulting company recognized for the success of their projects for Performance Optimization, Application Quality and Systems Support. 3CON also functions as Software and Projects Factory, and is a reference in the development and maintenance of mainframe systems, as well as Java and. NET. For more information, visit http://www.trescon.com.br.

About MSCS-X
MSCS-X Mainframe Security Consulting and Services specializes in information security. With more than 25 years of experience in the Mainframe environment, MSCS-X also provides services and products for other platforms. MSCS-X focuses on developing and marketing products to support the fraud investigation process, both internally and externally, as well as all services needed by definition, containment, mitigation and monitoring of fraud and security event breaches. MSCS-X offers information security products and consulting services, with extensive experience in solutions using z/OS® systems from IBM®. MSCS-X also offers solutions and services that safeguard websites in cloud computing, tracking and mitigating attacks and providing Incident Response services without any customer customization. For more information, visit http://www.mscs-x.com.br.

IBM, System z and z/OS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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