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Armadillo Adds Data Classification Capability With Boldon James Partnership

Boldon James Classifie delivers data classification in order to prevent highly sensitive information from entering the public domain

Crewe, Cheshire, U.K. - 17 June 2013 - Armadillo Ltd., one of the UK's leading security solutions integrators, today announced that it has entered into partnership with global data security experts Boldon James in order to offer their customers world-class data classification products.

"Most organisations exchange massive amounts of data with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders every day," says Mark Newns, CEO of Armadillo, "and while an organisation builds a perimeter defence to protect against external threats, it's actually within organisations where most data breaches are likely to occur."

Armadillo's customers now have easy access to Boldon James Classifier, which delivers data classification in order to prevent their highly-sensitive information from entering the public domain.

"Building and enforcing a data classification policy for employees to safeguard the data they use as part of 'daily business' is vital -and now simple," continues Newns. "Armadillo has partnered with Boldon James in order to provide deeper data security at ground level."

"Armadillo's experience and understanding of security solutions integration serves as the perfect interface between Boldon James and customers," says Martin Sugden, CEO of Boldon James. "We're delighted that they have recognised the value of classification in meeting the data security challenges being experienced by organisations".

Emails are sent to the wrong recipients in error every day – most people have done it at some time. With luck, the breach may be no more than embarrassing, but sometimes the result is expensive too – such as the day a Citigroup staff member emailed confidential information to a friend, who then posted the facts publicly on a blog, sparking an incident that had huge repercussions for the Facebook IPO. That leak of trading information serves as an apt reminder of how easily information can escape from a company's grasp with the aid of email. According to media reports, the leak, as well as having huge repercussions for the company and the staff involved, also resulted in a $2 million fine being imposed.[1]

"That easily-preventable human error was rather more than a 'bad day at the office'," says Newns, "and with such simple and inexpensive software now available it's fast, easy and non-disruptive to actively manage your risk and make your organisation safe and secure."

Armadillo's customers can now protect any information which is created by anyone in the business, while highlighting the importance of data protection throughout the entire organisation.

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Further Information

Richard McCann - Friday's Media Group 0845 500 1140 richardm@fridays-group.co.uk

Rebecca Johns -Boldon James pr@boldonjames.com

Lise Cook - Armadillo Ltd lcook@armadillouk.com

About Armadillo Ltd.

Armadillo is a 'Boutique Integrator' of IT Security Solutions with an extensive portfolio of complimentary offerings. These are designed to help companies ensure that their information is secure, available to the right people, accessible whenever and wherever it is required, whilst maintaining the Integrity of that information. Since its inception in 2001 Armadillo has built up a reputation for its integrity, flexibility and knowledge of information security and can boast an enviable client base of large and small enterprises across all market sectors, featuring strongly in the financial services, online gaming, legal, public, retailing and Government.

For more information, visit Armadillo at http://www.armadillouk.com/

[1] https://filetrek.com/blog/file-tracking/details-from-citigroup-leak-show-ease-of-data-loss/

About Boldon James

For almost 30 years, Boldon James has been a leader in Secure Information Exchange software, helping organisations of all sizes manage sensitive information securely and in compliance with legislation and standards, in some of the most demanding messaging environments in the world.

Our Classifier product range extends the capabilities of Microsoft core infrastructure products to allow users to apply relevant visual & metadata labels (protective markings) to messages and documents in order to enforce information assurance policies, raise user awareness of security policies and orchestrate multiple security technologies.

Our customers range from commercial businesses to Government, Defence & Intelligence organisations and we are a Microsoft Global Go-To-Market Partner and a Gold ISV. Boldon James is a wholly-owned subsidiary of QinetiQ, a FTSE 250 company, with offices in the UK, US, Australia and Europe and channel partners worldwide.

About QinetiQ

A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical support and know-how to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ's unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies.

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