New for 2010 - Secure Versions of Computer-based Products, Smartphones and Mobile Storage

Toronto, Canada (PressExposure) January 11, 2010 -- Over the past 2 years, the once-theoretical existence of zero-day exploits became a reality, and facilitated by the introduction of newer and more complex technologies, security threats now replicate at a blistering pace across converged systems, networks and platforms. Coupled with a higher rate of computer obsolescence than 10 years ago, the system and smartphone turnover has created a grim reality of fundamentally infected systems, unpatchable PCs and undetectable malware.

For the past 8 years, Informatica Security has provided a unique service to enterprise clients. FlexSecure LockDown™ is an applied methodology for securing or hardening servers and laptops (primarily) to meet security best practices and preserve a reliable baseline of data protection across the organization. Informatica president Claudiu Popa explains: “LockDown™ is a fantastic service that we recommend to all our enterprise clients, especially at the management level, where a disproportionate amount of sensitive data can leave the organization on an executive’s laptop.

Once it’s outside the relatively secure network perimeter, it’s a sitting duck”. Claudiu Popa is president of Toronto-based Informatica Security Corporation and author of the Canadian Privacy and Security Toolkit, published by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He adds: “As good as our service is, it can’t make up the significant gap between initial installation and LockDown. This presents opportunities for malware to penetrate unprotected systems and create compliance, security and privacy breaches that often have to be reported, causing financial and reputational damage”.

In Q1 and Q2, Informatica Security will announce exclusive partnerships with a very select group of global manufacturers to combine reputable brands with advanced security, right out of the box. The two product lines will be introduced as follows:

1.Q1: the Red Labelâ„¢ will showcase exceptional products secured according to industry best practices, including standardized patching and effective hardening. Coupled with brand names trusted by companies and individual customers, this will represent approximately 80% of product sales.

2.Q2: the Black Labelâ„¢ will enhance existing products with a additional layers of security, bringing computers, communication and storage devices in line with military-grade security and data protection techniques. The applications of these extreme products will facilitate the work of power users, government personnel and employees in industries where data protection is paramount, such as healthcare and financial/banking.

Both the Red Labelâ„¢ and Black Labelâ„¢ products will be delivered in a secure state, yet able to update themselves without risk of malware infection and data compromises. Requirements for such verifiable protection are dictated by a variety of industry standards and legislation, from PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, IFRS to Bill 198, Directive 2002/58/EC, PIPEDA and a multitude of reporting bills and laws.

Prospective partners are invited to contact the Enterprise Security Group at Enterprise@SecurityCompliance.CA

About Informatica Corporation Information Security/Risk Management

Informatica Security offers IT and security governance solutions that span the entire range of information risk best practices. Founded in 1989 by Claudiu Popa, the company specializes in Information Risk Management, creating and applying innovative security methodologies that facilitate data protection and consistently enable compliance. The firm’s FlexSecure™ risk assessments and professional audits, FlexProtect™ security management, STORM™ (Scalable Techniques for Operational Risk Management) and WorkLife™ Security and Privacy Awareness training solutions are proven best-of-breed solutions that scale to meet the business and compliance requirements of diverse industries.

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For media enquiries and enterprise engagements contact: Claudiu Popa, CISSP, PMP, CISA, CIPP, CRMP, President & CSO, Informatica Corporation, 416-431-9012, Enterprise@SecurityCompliance.CA

Claudiu Popa, CISSP, PMP, CISA
President & CEO
Informatica Corporation Information Security/Risk Management
Toronto, ON

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Press Release Submitted On: January 11, 2010 at 1:19 am
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