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Xceedium Expands Award-Winning Partner Program With Gotham Technology Group
Aug 27, 2008 (08:08 AM EDT)


JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Xceedium, Inc., the premier provider of entitlement management solutions that control high-risk users, today announced that Gotham Technology Group, LLC, a leading consulting firm with world-class practices in access management, virtualization and information security, has joined Xceedium's award-winning Xcelerate(TM) Partner Program. The alliance enhances Gotham's security portfolio and enables Xceedium to expand its reach.

"Until now our customers have been performing a juggling act to meet necessary security and regulatory compliance requirements while ensuring that IT department workflow is not sacrificed in the process," said Ken Phelan, CTO of Gotham Technology Group. "Xceedium's GateKeeper(TM) has changed all that. Our customers appreciate the complete visibility into user activity from any location without latency issues or the need to make costly updates to legacy systems. Because the solution leaves no footprint, our customers' IT operations flow as efficiently, if not more efficiently, than they ever have."

Though compliance with regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act has increased, many organizations find that their critical network infrastructures remain vulnerable to purposeful or accidental compromise by high-risk users. According to a recent report, the percentage of identity breaches attributable to insider crime or error far exceeds those caused by external hackers, with insider threats increasing by more than 100 percent in 2008 over 2007 levels.

The Xceedium Gatekeeper is a hardened appliance that enables remote, centralized management of high-risk user activities anywhere in the heterogeneous IT infrastructure. The solution allows users from both inside and outside the organization to securely access critical IT resources by first compartmentalizing and containing them, and then monitoring, logging, alerting, recording and reporting on all of their activities. Xceedium GateKeeper reduces the complexity and cost of controlling these users, enabling organizations to balance audit and compliance requirements with the need for operational efficiency, and auditors to view centralized reports for accountability and testing of controls.

"There is a growing demand for comprehensive entitlement management solutions across a variety of industries, from healthcare and retail, to government and financial services," said Cheryl Traverse, CEO at Xceedium. "Gotham's considerable experience and focus on leading-edge security offerings make the Xceedium GateKeeper a natural addition to its portfolio. Together, we will help our mutual customers to greatly reduce the time, cost and complexity of ensuring regulatory compliance and secure access to the critical IT infrastructure."

About Xceedium, Inc.

Xceedium is the premier provider of entitlement management solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of controlling high-risk users.

The Xceedium Gatekeeper is a hardened appliance that enables companies to remotely manage the activities of high-risk users from a central point to anywhere in the heterogeneous IT infrastructure, without modification of legacy systems and with minimal implementation. IT administrators, application developers, vendors and technical contractors can securely access critical IT resources, from both inside and outside the organization, without leaving a footprint. Auditors can monitor all user events and view centralized reports for accountability and testing of controls. Enterprise and government clients rely on the Xceedium GateKeeper to balance audit and compliance requirements with the need for operational efficiency.

Using unique access methods and patent-pending technologies, Xceedium GateKeeper compartmentalizes and contains high-risk users, then monitors, alerts, logs, records, tracks and reports on all their activities inside the critical IT infrastructure. The Xceedium GateKeeper is Citrix Ready and integrates seamlessly with existing control frameworks like Citrix, Active Directory, PKI/CAC, etc. and supports PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA. Xceedium GateKeeper has also achieved Common Criteria EAL3, FIPS 140-2, Level 2, and JITC PKI/CAC certifications.

Xceedium is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J. For more information, visit http://www.xceedium.com .

About Gotham Technology Group

Gotham Technology Group is a leading provider of technology solutions with practices in Information Security, Application Development, Access Management, Infrastructure and Directory Services, Technical Staffing, and Technical Training. Gotham maintains strategic partnerships with recognized technology leaders in order to bring their clients the most effective solutions using best-of-breed products. Headquartered in Montvale, NJ, with offices in New York City and Shelton, CT, Gotham serves more than 400 public and private companies in diverse industries throughout the New York Metropolitan region. For more information, please visit http://www.gothamtg.com .

CONTACT: Heidi Rosenberg of Nadel Phelan, Inc., +1-831-440-2405, heidi@nadelphelan.com, for Xceedium, Inc.

Web site: http://www.xceedium.com/