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Secerno Continues Global Expansion and Announces Distribution Partnership in South Africa

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Secersa Becomes Secerno’s Distributor For Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Oxford, United Kingdom, 20th March 2009 - Secerno, the technology leader in data security, today announced a partnership with distributor Secersa to cover the sub Saharan African continent.
 
Secerno was selected by Secersa on the strength of its award-winning technology and market success to date.  This strategic partnership enables Secersa to offer database activity monitoring and database policy enforcement to its reseller base and their customers.  
 
Located in Pretoria, South Africa, Secersa will support the full Secerno lifecycle of pre-sales, workshops, configuration and implementation as well as continued support and maintenance. With a well established and experienced management team and many local successes in the region, Secersa is well placed to take advantage of the superb IT infrastructure in South Africa and together with Secerno they will target increasing levels of cybercrime.
 
Pieter Henstra, Secersa’s Sales Manager, said “I am pleased to have this opportunity to represent a leader in database security within Africa. We have recently seen an increase in the demand for sophisticated security following some data loss incidents locally. We are convinced that Secerno will become the platform of choice in Africa.”
 
Peter Simpson, Secerno’s Vice President of Alliances and Marketing, added, “I am delighted that Secerno’s market success has enabled us to focus so soon on new regions such as South Africa. This distribution partnership with Secersa allows Secerno’s products to reach another new market fast and we are pleased to be able to help them address this growing opportunity.”

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About Secersa
Secersa, located in Pretoria, South Africa, is an established IT solutions provider. With more than 12 years experience in application delivery in Europe and Africa. Secersa offers full life cycle support to its local partners and customers.
 
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