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St. Bernard Launches LivePrism™ On-Demand Solutions for Small and Midsize Businesses

  • 21 February, 2007 09:10

<p>Enterprise-class IT solutions ‘by the slice’
designed to make SMBs more efficient and effective</p>
<p>St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW), a global provider of security and hosted office solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), today announced the immediate availability of LivePrism in Australia. LivePrism is a hosted email, instant message (IM) and Web filtering service designed specifically to address the needs of the SMB market. The offering also includes on-demand office solutions such as email hosting, shared calendars and secure archiving for mobile collaboration and message continuity.</p>
<p>Leveraging on-demand infrastructure, each LivePrism service is remotely managed and delivered over the Internet, removing the burden of costly hardware installations and sustaining IT management. Deployment is further simplified through automatic provisioning, giving SMBs access to the power of enterprise-class solutions, but with the flexibility to pick and choose services and scale as business requirements dictate.</p>
<p>LivePrism services use St. Bernard’s Global Gateway to monitor traffic, isolating viruses, malware, spam and file sharing at the network perimeter, before exploits occur or bandwidth can be consumed. Residing ‘in the cloud’, LivePrism offerings are always on and can be accessed anywhere – centrally or remotely. Secure archiving provides additional assurance that data is preserved and can be easily retrieved to meet ever-changing compliance regulations.</p>
<p>“SMBs have been hamstrung in their efforts to protect their networks from threats and foster collaboration among mobile and remote workers, due to time and cost constraints,” said Rob Harkness, International Sales Manager, Oceania, at St. Bernard.</p>
<p>“Without the resources needed to implement and manage complex solutions traditionally designed for much larger organisations, many SMBs have left their networks exposed to risk of attack from hackers who know security is often under-resourced or overlooked in smaller businesses.</p>
<p>“Hosted services like LivePrism fill a critical gap in the SMB market by providing organisations with an affordable, easy to integrate solution designed to meet their unique needs for network security, business continuity and collaboration,” continued Harkness. “LivePrism’s scalability also makes it a compelling solution for larger organisations as well.</p>
<p>St. Bernard LivePrism includes a broad range of integrated hosted solutions for the SMB, including:</p>
<p>On-demand secure content management
Email Filtering – offering a range of filters to ensure comprehensive coverage based on an SMB’s needs, this service delivers powerful spam protection with St. Bernard’s proprietary Reputation D technology. Using a multi-step process, messages are cleaned and delivered to the customer within seconds. Features include custom notifications, message routing, quarantine and reporting.</p>
<p>Instant Message Filtering – in addition to decreased employee productivity, unmonitored IM can be a vehicle for intellectual property to leave an organisation. St. Bernard’s IM filter allows SMBs to monitor, filter and report on all IM traffic regardless of the protocols used. Additional features include user access control, custom disclaimers and notifications, content filtering and file transfer blocking.</p>
<p>Internet Filtering – providing complete and secure Internet access across the entire network, St. Bernard’s Internet filter can be implemented in minutes and is transparent to users. It effectively enforces Acceptable Use and Security Policies, and helps SMBs avoid the legal liability and decreased employee productivity associated with unfiltered Web access. Features include file transfer blocking, custom notifications and a category filter powered by iGuard, St. Bernard’s 100% human-reviewed URL database.</p>
<p>On-demand messaging continuity and collaboration
Hosted Office – empowers SMBs with enterprise-class collaboration and business continuity tools such as email, shared calendars and mobile data synchronisation. St. Bernard’s Hosted Office solution is also compatible with Microsoft Outlook, and provides secure data archiving and retrieval.</p>
<p>All St. Bernard LivePrism solutions offer reporting and integrate a leading virus scanner at the application level, comparing against a library that is updated often to ensure viruses are quickly identified and recorded in the database.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the St. Bernard LivePrism Complete Security Package, which covers email, IM and web, is A$5.50 inc GST per user, per month. Attractive volume and reseller discounts are also available.</p>
<p>About St. Bernard Software
St. Bernard Software (OTCBB: SBSW) is a global provider of comprehensive security and hosted office solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). St. Bernard Software also provides the SMB market with a broad range of flexible and integrated hosted solutions, including secure content management, messaging continuity and collaboration.</p>
<p>Deployed across millions of computers worldwide, the company’s award-winning products deliver innovative security solutions that offer the best combination of ease-of-use, performance and value. Established in 1995 with headquarters in San Diego, CA and international offices in the United Kingdom and Australia, St. Bernard Software sells and supports its products directly and through solution partners worldwide. For more information, please visit www.stbernard.com.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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