Xceedium and Above Security Partner to Deliver Identity-Based Access Control to Global Markets

Top Canadian Security Services Provider Taps Xceedium to Help its Customers Increase Security, and Automate Compliance.

Online PR News – 01-April-2010 – – Jersey City, NJ and Montreal, Quebec, March 31, 2010 -- Xceedium Inc. (http://www.xceedium.com) and Above Security (http://www.abovesecurity.com) today announced that they have entered into an agreement in which Above Security will resell and distribute Xceedium’s award-winning Identity-based Access Control solution, the Xceedium GateKeeper.

A strategic addition to Above Security’s portfolio of risk management solutions, the Xceedium GateKeeper (http://www.xceedium.com) enables companies to reduce the complexity and cost of controlling the activities of vendors, contractors, and privileged users accessing critical infrastructure. Xceedium’s ability to extend access based on who the user is, and contain the user to explicit resources, enables organizations to eliminate the risk of allowing un-trusted third parties and privileged users on their networks. It also lets organizations meet increasing compliance requirements from PCI DSS to healthcare regulations.

"Many of our customers strive to automate processes and reduce the cost and complexity of dealing with regulatory compliance and auditing requirements," said Bob Demchuk, Vice President of Business Development for Above Security. "Xceedium provides a secure and auditable access control solution for privileged users, both inside and outside the organization, including consultants and helpdesk administrators. Following our successes in Europe with Xceedium, we are proud to expand this solution and provide it to our Canadian customers and partners as well."

Having serviced more than 250 companies and governments in 22 countries, Above Security acts as a trusted partner to its customers, who rely on it to assess their global security level, understand their risk and compliance profile, and implement leading-edge solutions tailored to their needs.

Deployed in the largest enterprise, government and SMB environments, Xceedium’s customer list includes household names in financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail and other key verticals. Working together, the two companies will accelerate the ability of joint customers to more quickly and cost effectively implement the next generation of access controls required for ongoing compliance, security and risk management.

"Above Security is an ideal partner for Xceedium as it will extend our increasing market penetration in Europe and Canada," said Jay Zimmet, Xceedium’s Global VP of Sales. "Above Security’s expertise in the areas of security and compliance align well with Xceedium’s GateKeeper solution and allows us to reinforce the increasing momentum we are experiencing for our solutions."

About Above Security:
Founded in 1999, Above Security is one of Canada’s leading providers of managed security monitoring and consulting services to enterprises and government agencies that want to protect the privacy and integrity of their vital business information and the availability of their critical IT systems. Using state-of-the-art technology and processes, Above Security’s experts provide 24/7 information system monitoring to detect and respond to business-impacting threats in real-time. Since its inception, Above Security has provided managed security and consulting services to over 250 companies and government agencies across the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and Latin America. For more information about Above Security, contact the company at 1919, Lionel-Bertrand Blvd., Suite 203, Boisbriand, Quebec, J7H 1N8 Canada; e-mail info@abovesecurity.com. Tel: (450) 430-8166 ext.2133 web site: http://www.abovesecurity.com.

About Xceedium:
Xceedium Inc., is the leading provider of Identity-based Access Control solutions for managing privileged IT employees and third parties including vendors and contractors.

Employing unique and patent-pending technologies, the Xceedium GateKeeper line of hardened appliances enables organizations to extend and manage access while safeguarding business critical assets, demonstrating compliance and decreasing business risk. Its key differentiator lies in its ability to enforce policy and contain users based on the user’s explicit privileges. Deployed in the largest enterprise, government and SMB environments, Xceedium’s ever-expanding client base includes household names in financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, MSP and other key verticals.

Xceedium has been honored with a number of prestigious industry awards, including recognition by Forrester Research as a "Hot Company to Watch," by Gartner, Inc. as a "Cool Vendor in Infrastructure Protection 2009," and by Red Herring as a "Top 100 Global Company." For more information, visit http://www.xceedium.com, or email info@xceedium.com.

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