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Logicalis Recognised by Iconium as UK’s First Governance, Risk and Compliance Policy Enforcement Partner


Logicalis accredited to supply Iconium’s Policy Manager Enforcer -- a unique solution that enables Cisco networks to act as corporate policy enforcement points

Slough, January 22nd, 2007; Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, has announced it has been accredited as the UK’s first Iconium Policy Enforcement Partner.

Iconium’s Policy Manager Enforcer has been integrated with Cisco’s Network Admission Control (NAC) and Cisco Clean Access technology.  This will enable Logicalis, a Cisco Gold partner, to supply and support the world’s first solution to automate enforcement of an individual’s acceptance of corporate policies and standards, using the Cisco network enforcement technology suite.

The accreditation will also allow Logicalis to work with both Network and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) departments, bringing their disciplines together to create a robust business-wide enforcement and reporting corporate governance environment.

Increasing governance and compliance requirements
Organisations are now subject to a wider range of compliance and governance policy regimes and other regulations.  This growing list includes: FSA rules; the Data Protection and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts; the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MIFID); Health and Safety and Discrimination legislation.

“In markets such as financial services, businesses are allocating millions of pounds to fund fines for non-compliance,” said Lewis Honour, head of security solutions at Logicalis UK, “This accreditation creates the opportunity for all Cisco network customers, and those that use Cisco’s multi-vendor Clean Access technology, to further extend the capabilities of their network to ensure consistent policy enforcement with a rapid return-on-investment.”

Audit evidence and reduction in financial exposure
The impact of this is that with the combined Iconium and Cisco solution, businesses of any scale can now provide evidence to auditors and regulators that they are policing and enforcing policies in real-time.  This could dramatically reduce the financial exposure of a significant number of UK businesses.

“Logicalis is taking a unique stance in the UK GRC market, working with Iconium and Cisco, and is the first UK solutions provider to provide truly business-focused compliance education, enforcement and auditing solutions,” said Nigel Kilpatrick, sales and marketing director at Iconium.

“We are proud that Logicalis has completed the accreditation, as the company was instrumental in working with ourselves and Cisco to bring this solution to market. We believe that Logicalis’ investment will change customer perception and highlight the value a truly focused GRC partner can bring.”

The solution and partnership will be demonstrated for the first time in the UK at a forthcoming seminar on Compliance Control on the 23 January, in London.

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international provider of integrated ICT solutions, delivering secure, converged computing and communications infrastructure and services.

We can provide the architecture, deployment, integration and management of networks and systems to deliver leading edge solutions that create value for our customers and meet their business needs now and into the future.                     

Logicalis is a trusted provider of multi-vendor solutions and services operating in the most complex and challenging business environments. Our relationships with the industry's leading technology suppliers, combined with our business understanding enable you to invest with confidence.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited (DTC), a $3 billion multi-national Group listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.  With international headquarters in the UK, the Logicalis Group has operations in the US, UK, Germany, and South America.

Logicalis UK has achieved independent triple certification for its integrated management system, information security and IT service management offerings: ISO 9001; ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 respectively.

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About Iconium Limited
Iconium Limited is a leading UK software manufacturer within the corporate governance market.  It delivers groundbreaking compliance, security and business intelligence tools to both large and small companies internationally.  Its solutions enable clients to minimise operational and legal risk, increase staff efficiency, improve accountability, and achieve substantial cost-savings.

Iconium’s solutions transform policy awareness, policy management and compliance reporting by enabling businesses to deliver powerful and consistent policy messages in the most cost efficient manner. The company’s Governance, Compliance and Information Security expertise and technical development, means Iconium delivers new flexible solutions that allow clients to dramatically improve corporate best practice and governance.

Iconium customers include Rio Tinto, White and Case, Family Investments, The Children’s Society, Nationwide, Royal & SunAlliance, Liberty International, Alliance Unichem, Legal & General, Telewest, Centrica, CNH, Yell and HM Customs and Excise.