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Optenet Partners With FishNet Security For Security-As-A-Service Enterprise Offering

The Optenet-powered FishNet Security offering provides protection against newest Web 2.0 threats with real-time content analysis
MIAMI " March 16, 2009 " Optenet, a global IT security company and provider of high-performance content filtering solutions, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with FishNet Security, Inc., a national leader in information security solutions, integration, and professional and managed services. Under the terms of the agreement, FishNet Security and Optenet will develop and deliver the industry's most comprehensive Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for enterprises. The combination of Optenet's best-in-class content security solutions and FishNet Security's unparalleled success in the enterprise market, uniquely positions these companies to meet the demand for cost-effective security services - and ultimately accelerate the adoption of SaaS.

The agreement comes at a pivotal time when enterprises are increasingly investigating outsourced models for security, primarily due to the low cost-of-ownership and minimal burden it places on internal IT staff. The appeal of SaaS is to remove the hardware deployment and maintenance requirements to allow staff to focus on proactively managing security. However, traditional SaaS offerings are rigid, one-size-fits-all solutions that cannot be tailored to meet the specifics needs of a given enterprise. Optenet's solutions are different in that they are highly customizable - down to the individual user - offering a unique solution for FishNet Security customers.

"With the current economic climate and the growing complexity of security threats, we've seen an increase in the demand for comprehensive security-as-a-service solutions that offload the expense and management requirements of a traditional on-site security infrastructure," said Gordon Shevlin, executive vice president of FishNet Security, Inc. "Our partnership with Optenet enables us to deliver a service offering that eliminates the need for expensive hardware and provides superior security while also meeting our customers' desire to move security from a capital expense to a operating expense model."

The Optenet-powered FishNet Security offering also provides the industry's most dynamic protection with real-time content analysis designed to protect against even the newest Web 2.0 threats. The proliferation Web 2.0 sites and technologies have provided new avenues for today's advanced hackers, but this comprehensive SaaS offering provides integrated Web filtering, antivirus, antispam, antiphishing, antispyware, malware, peer-to-peer and instant messaging protection to defend enterprises against these attacks before they propagate.

"As an established trusted advisor and provider of security products to enterprises in North America, FishNet Security is well-positioned to offer content security-as-a-service options for enterprises to consider," said Joel Silberman, vice president of North America for Optenet. "Trusting security to an outside vendor is a major step for corporations and that is why we chose to partner with a well-respected and trusted partner like FishNet Security. The combination of FishNet Security's expertise and Optenet's technology creates the ideal match to propel the adoption of SaaS to the next level."

About FishNet Security, Inc. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, FishNet Security, Inc. is a leading professional services company specializing in providing information security solutions to enterprise and small- and medium-size business clients. The company provides audit and assessment, implementation, support, training, staff augmentation, and managed security services. For more information on FishNet Security, Inc., visit www.fishnetsecurity.com.

About Optenet Optenet is a global IT security company that provides high-performance content filtering solutions to service providers and large enterprises worldwide. Optenet's technology protects 75 million end users around the globe, including the customers of many of the world's leading ISPs and mobile operators, as well as employees of global enterprise organizations. The Company is a socially conscious organization, committed to eliminating illegal content on the Internet, protecting children and supporting government agencies and non-profit organizations that share the same goal. For more information, visit www.optenet.com.

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