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BT Joins Secerno Security Consultants Programme

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Oxford, United Kingdom, 2nd June, 2009 – Secerno, the technology leader in database security, today announced BT has signed up to its Security Consultants Programme (SCP). BT is the latest company to sign up to the SCP, joining Alcatel-Lucent and other Secerno consulting partners, who are using the SCP for application security consulting and also reselling Secerno products to customers globally.

BT will be deploying Secerno DataStream™ as an element of its security QuickStart portfolio. The BT Secure Networking Quick Start Service enables organisations to assess their network security rapidly; identify weaknesses; and then take cost-effective remedial and preventative measures. The service is a unique set of tools, experience and knowledge that draws on the expertise of consultants from BT’s testing teams.

BT selected to work with Secerno in the SCP as database activity monitoring and information assurance are both growth areas for the company. With the ability to quickly and easily deploy Secerno DataStream, through the SCP, BT will be able to build a consultancy offering to assess its customer’s database security.

Karl Smith, Head of Security Assurance Services, BT Global Services, comments: “We are pleased to be a part of Secerno’s security consultants program. BT’s security quick starts are short focused assessments which provide companies with a high-level business case for change. Not all customers, at the moment, are looking for long-term commitments with a large financial implication, such as transformational programmes.”

“Instead they are looking for speedy assistance providing tangible results, and this is where the BT quick start security programme can help.  Secerno DataStream, part of BT’s networking quick start, understands the intent of all database interactions and clearly and concisely delivers a granular view. This complements the array of other quick starts that we offer in the security space including Work Anywhere, Identity & Access Management, Business Continuity.”

Peter Simpson, VP Alliances & Partners at Secerno said: “Providing partners with easier access to the benefits of Secerno DataStream and allowing them to offer customers Secerno-led solutions for increased revenue is what the SCP is all about. Through this programme we are working with industry leading security consulting and managed service providers, such as BT, to ensure that our security technology is integrated with other solutions to mitigate the ever evolving external and internal threats that organisations are facing.”

Secerno’s SCP allows security consultants and penetration testers to deliver comprehensive DataStream analysis services to help organisations audit the use of data effectively for compliance; as well as to understand the risk profile to their databases from external threats and internal misuse.

Secerno DataStream understands the intent of all database interactions and clearly and concisely delivers a granular view. To improve efficiency of auditing, it logs and groups database requests into clusters of similar intent, which spotlights areas for concern. Analysis can be performed in a very short period of time and conducted in a non-intrusive manner, with no impact to the system that is being audited.

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About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries.  Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.  BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2008, BT Group plc’s revenue was £20,704 million with profit before taxation and specific items of £2,506 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.  BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. 

For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbt
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About Secerno
Secerno, headquartered in Oxford, UK, is an established provider of active database control.  It delivers the world’s most advanced and comprehensive intelligent activity monitoring and database policy enforcement solution: Secerno DataWall™ - now uniquely available in both a hardware and virtual appliance.

Secerno DataWall is designed to stop threats before data is lost or compromised (instead of simply monitoring and reporting after the damage is done). It accurately and actively blocks all threats to your data, even from trusted and privileged users. It offers the highest levels of protection against these threats and optimises compliance auditing, as well as delivering the ability to improve the security of applications.

At the core of Secerno DataWall is the patented SynoptiQ™ Engine, based on break-through research into efficient grammatical clustering. The SynoptiQ Engine uses Semantic Clustering™ to cluster queries automatically and intelligently into an Intent-Based Model™ of database environments; so they are distilled into meaningful information for efficient human review and automatic generation of a zero-defect policy that identifies with fine precision and total accuracy every kind of query that is allowed to reach a specified database – and specifies the actions to be taken on out-of-policy activity.

Uniquely, Secerno enforces a 100% positive security policy of only approved behaviour, providing the option to either log, alert, block or substitute database requests. Policy Channels™ enable strategists and administrators to add new and complex layers of rules that map policy to a company’s specific business needs.

Secerno offers protection to customers across industries including financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, retail, and government agencies and departments. The company is funded by UK investors Amadeus Capital, Eden Ventures and SPARK Ventures. For more information, go to http://www.secerno.com  

For more information:
Katharine Greenwood
Marketing Manager
Secerno
Tel: +44 845 450 9460
Email: kate.greenwood@secerno.com

Justine Manche
BT Global Services PR
BT
Tel: +44 20 7356 5371
Email: justine.manche@bt.com