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New Boundary Technologies'Policy Commander 2.0

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, January 24, 2008 – www.newboundary.com – New Boundary Technologies®, the automated IT management innovator, today announced the release of Policy Commander 2.0, which easily makes Windows desktop, laptop and server systems exponentially safer and more compliant.Available immediately, Policy Commander 2.0 leverages innovative security policy management technologies that automate Windows security configuration enforcement to create sustainable compliance environments.“Testing and implementing security policies without an automated solution can put a severe drain on IT resources,” said Kim Pearson, president and chief executive officer of New Boundary Technologies. “Policy Commander lets IT put the focus of security on the computer, where confidential data actually resides, where the risk is greatest, and where they can get a fast, robust return on their security compliance investments.”Recent research by The Ponemon Institute, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) shows that the majority of threats to a company’s IT infrastructure and confidential information originate from inside the organization, rather than external sources like hackers. Organizations are much more likely to experience security breaches initiated by employees, either through malicious activity or simple user errors. And the risk of data breaches from external sources increase significantly for off-network equipment like laptops because they lose the protection of network perimeter defenses.“Policy Commander 2.0 is impressive as a competitive compliance solution for the mid-market,” said Richard Ptak, managing partner and co-founder of Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. “Businesses looking for security from both internal and external threats should definitely consider Policy Commander.”The longstanding focus on directing IT resources to perimeter defenses ahead of system-level security configuration leaves organizations more vulnerable to internal threats. The proliferation of off-network systems such as laptops likewise leaves organizations more vulnerable to external security threats. Meanwhile, IT security compliance pressures are intensified by regulatory and industry mandates like HIPAA, GLBA, and PCI.Manually creating secure configurations for systems that hold or access confidential information, or that are used outside the network, can involve hundreds of individual Windows settings. With Policy Commander 2.0, IT professionals can automate the process of locking down Windows systems, vastly improving security with minimal impact on IT resources.The core automation technologies in Policy Commander 2.0 enable IT departments to lock down Windows systems, and keep them locked down, automatically and continuously. Policy Commander 2.0 integrates New Boundary Technologies configuration management innovations like Smart Update™, Configuration Groups, and the Dynamic Security Policy format. This gives Policy Commander, and the IT professionals who use it, the power to streamline security policy deployment and create self-correcting security configurations for every Windows system in the organization. Policy Commander 2.0 features include:• Configuration Groups that automate administration of computers and computer groups based on any configuration trait.• Offline Enforcement of policies to protect Windows systems from security threats when they leave the protection of network defenses.• Reporting and monitoring via the administrative console and the Web to maintain audit trails, deliver real-time compliance insight, and document security compliance to management and auditors.• Easy policy management with an intuitive user interface, a comprehensive security policy knowledge base, drag-and-drop policy assignment, and an integrated policy editor.• Security roles that allow for delegation of administrative authority at different permission levels.About New Boundary TechnologiesNew Boundary Technologies develops innovative software solutions for IT management and remote equipment monitoring and control. The company’s Prism Suite™ automates asset management, software deployment, desktop configuration management, patch management, and packaging. Policy Commander® automates computer security policy enforcement. Radiem® technology monitors and controls remote and mobile equipment via the wireless Internet. Providing the highest quality software and customer support, New Boundary Technologies’ consistent growth has been recognized for five consecutive years in the Deloitte and Touche Fast 50 program. Founded in 1985, New Boundary Technologies is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.newboundary.com or call 800-747-4487.

SPS COMMERCE, LEADING SAAS EDI SERVICE PROVIDER UNVEILS NEW WHITEPAPER TITLED TRADING PARTNER INTEGRATION CENTERS – THE SAAS MODEL FOR EDI

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Document Examines Why the Multi-Tenant B2B Integration Market is Growing at 25% Annually and How to Differentiate Among Integration VendorsMinneapolis, Minn., Jan. 14, 2008 – SPS Commerce, the leading provider of SaaS EDI services has written and published a whitepaper titled ‘Trading Partner Integration Centers – The SaaS Model for EDI.’ Written by industry expert Jim Frome, SPS’ Chief Strategy Officer, the whitepaper examines why multi-tenant EDI services, or Trading Partner Integration Centers, are addressing the growing proliferation of B2B transactions across the globe, growing at more than 25% CAGR according to top industry analysts.“With many B2B integration solutions simply reselling traditional software in disguise or hosted as a managed service, identifying a true multi-tenant solution can be daunting for CPG suppliers,” commented Jim Frome at SPS Commerce. “This whitepaper explores the benefits of the new B2Bi model, Trading Partner Integration Centers, provided by organizations including SPS Commerce, E2Open, Redtail, EZcom, and DICentral and how to recognize them. With B2B expected to grow by 200% or more in the next five years, organizations need a better way to communicate with their trading partners across the globe, such as sourcing agents, 3PLs, and freight forwarders. The traditional EDI software model cannot succeed in that environment; Trading Partner Integration Centers are the only answer.”The whitepaper offers CPG manufacturers a checklist and description of the key criteria for Trading Partner Integration Centers (TPIC), the SaaS EDI model, including the following TPIC criteria:1. Support All Transactions, Data Formats, and Workflow2. Provide a Comprehensive Outsourced Solution3. Use a Multi-Tenant Application Architecture4. Be Easy to Access and Integrate5. Offer Role-Based, Secure User Accounts6. Allow Migration without Interrupting Existing Systems7. Offer Related Trading Partner ProductsSPS Commerce’s white paper can be downloaded here. More information about the growth in B2B integration and multi-tenant EDI outsourcing, attend the webcast Outsourcing and SaaS: Changing the Landscape of Business-to-Business Integration on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm Central featuring industry experts from Gartner, Bel Brands and SPS Commerce.About SPS CommerceSPS Commerce is the leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) B2B integration, connecting every partner in the supply chain. Retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs have selected SPS Commerce as their outsourced provider to automate and integrate their trading relationships. Using the SaaS model, SPS Commerce dramatically lowers setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of traditional EDI software by outsourcing the entire B2B communication process. The company’s offerings leverage its multi-tenant architecture, multi-party sharing, comprehensive knowledge of thousands of retailer’s business processes and specifications and integration expertise with a variety of systems for accounting (Great Plains, Quickbooks, MAS series), ERP (Oracle, NetSuite, SAP), packing and shipping (Agile, InSite, Scancode), and WMS (HighJump, Infor, Manhattan Associates). SPS Commerce is the recognized SaaS leader in B2B integration with more than 12,000 customers, pre-built integrations spanning 2,700 unique fulfillment workflows across 1,200 retailers, grocers and distributors, a customer satisfaction rate of 93% and the most comprehensive SaaS product suite available. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 866-245-8100 or visit www.spscommerce.com.SPS Commerce is a registered trademark of SPS Commerce Inc. SPSCommerce.net and the SPS Commerce logo are the property of SPS Commerce, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.###

 
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