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August 15, 2006
ATLANTA -- AirDefense, the innovator that launched the wireless LAN security market, and CGI, the Canada based world-class leader in information technology and business process services, have teamed to bring best of breed turnkey network security solutions to the Canadian market. CGI Managed Security Services (MSS) selected AirDefense as the technology platform for their Managed Wireless Intrusion Detection (WIDS) and Prevention Service (WIPS) in order to provide customers the unparalleled protection offered by the award-winning AirDefense Enterprise platform. CGI has hit the ground running with the AirDefense solution and today announced that they have been selected to be the security services provider for the financial services arm of a large retail company based in Canada. The client selected AirDefense and CGI for its best-of-breed technology that exceeds the strictest industry standards in place today for wireless intrusion detection and prevention.
CGI is a recognized leader in managed service offerings and outsourced IT services around the globe. From providing consulting and systems integration services to managing IT and business functions on behalf of its clients, CGI provides an all-encompassing offering that includes the planning, design, development, implementation and management of highly effective business and IT environments.
"We evaluated a number of different solutions, but at the end of the day it was quite obvious to us that AirDefense would be the best partner with which to build our WIDS practice," said Peter Hillier, Service Growth Lead at CGI MSS. "Given the robustness of the platform, the breadth of their patent portfolio in the wireless security space, and their long-entrenched leadership position in wireless security, AirDefense will clearly help us offer our customers the industry's highest quality security solutions."
Partnering with CGI, enables AirDefense to extend its already market-leading position in wireless security deeper into the Canadian market, as well as to more easily protect leading Canadian corporations and government agencies. AirDefense currently has Canadian customers in the telecom, manufacturing and retail sectors. In addition to being the only Common Criteria certified solution for WIDS, meeting Department of Defense security specifications for deployment in military environments, the robust AirDefense Enterprise solution is also the only platform in the industry patented for Wireless Intrusion Detection and Wireless Intrusion Prevention.
"AirDefense is very pleased to have been selected as the platform of choice by CGI," said David Thomas, vice president of product management for AirDefense. "We are excited about gaining deeper market penetration in Canada, and about partnering with a company that is both well regarded by their customers and highly coveted as a partner in the Industry. CGI is a company that brings a level of expertise to the table that ensures a successful relationship for everyone."
CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; Toronto: GIB.A)
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