ORANGE, Calif. -- 8e6 Technologies, a security company dedicated to Internet filtering and reporting, today announced a strategic partnership with GTB Technologies, a leading provider of comprehensive security solutions for detecting and preventing outbound transmissions, to deliver a new data leakage appliance within the rapidly growing data security market. Under terms of the agreement, 8e6 plans to integrate the new data leakage product into its existing Web filtering and reporting infrastructure to provide customers with a comprehensive solution that goes beyond simply tracking user's Web usage, to include monitoring of all outbound Internet-based communication to determine if employees are trying to send confidential information outside the company's network.
Organizations in highly regulated industries, such as financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, are stuck in between a rock in a hard place, said George Shih, CEO of 8e6. On the one hand, data and intellectual property leakage stemming from the insider threat and inadvertent employee misuse are costing them millions of dollars annually in compliance penalties, failed security audits, brand damage and lost customers. On the other hand, the only viable solutions to date have been monolithic software packages that require new hardware and infrastructure to install and maintain, driving their total cost of ownership into the millions of dollars. 8e6's appliance-based solutions have already changed the economic, performance and value landscapes in the Web filtering market, and we plan to bring that same value to customers in the data leakage space.