Above Security and Xceedium 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

JERSEY CITY, NJ and MONTREAL, QC, March 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Xceedium Inc. and Above Security 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 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. "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 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.

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 www.xceedium.com, or email info@xceedium.com.

About Above Security

Since 1999, Above Security is the Information Risks Management strategic partner of more than 250 organizations in 22 countries located in North America, Europe, the Caribbean, North Africa and Latin America.

Its clientele is composed of companies in various industries, notably: finance, banking, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, manufacturing and government entities.

Its strategic consulting capabilities and its unique 24/7 Managed Security Services allow their customers to concentrate on their business, knowing they can count on Above Security for their peace of mind. www.abovesecurity.com


For further information: For further information: Marisol Litalien, Marketing and Communications Manager, Above Security, Toll free: 1-866-430-8166 ext. 8060, (450) 434-8060, Fax: (450) 430-1858, marisol.litalien@abovesecurity.com; www.abovesecurity.com

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