Network Strategies chooses CRYPTOCard to provide secure, robust user authentication for healthcare industry

November 22, 2008

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Ottawa, ON and Bristol, UK - Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - CRYPTOCard, a leading provider of two-factor authentication technology, announced that full service network security company, Network Strategies, Inc. has joined the CRYPTOCard Partner Program. Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Network Strategies provides security services and technologies targeted at the health care industry.

As more health care providers make the transition to electronic medical records coupled with an increase in ease of access to the networks and systems that hold that information, many organizations and their patients need to be assured that this private information is not accessible to hackers or fraudsters who may affect the integrity or confidentiality of the data. Many of the most common issues with network security in health care revolve around the lack of authentication and accountability for the end users, who access network resources and private patient information.

"Over the past two years we have been systematically tightening our network security, and Network Strategies has played an integral role in helping us achieve our security goals," said Jeffrey Peace, CIO Sentinel Healthcare Services. "Our integration of the CRYPTOCard Two-factor authentication system plays an important role in our overall security strategy because it is allowing us to improve our VPN security as well as integrate with our existing HID system for building access."

Network Strategies believes two-factor authentication utilizing CRYPTOCard is extremely important because it allows businesses large and small to replace insecure username and passwords, which are easily hacked, stolen, guessed or even lost, with a secure one-time password device. This substantially increases security of access to the network and its resources by limiting access only to people who have the authentication device.

"We have chosen CRYPTOCard because their focus is aligned with ours. The most important part of technology is meeting the business objectives of the customer while providing a very personal experience," said Scott Brumley, Founder of Network Strategies, Inc. "We are able to call on CRYPTOCard, just as our customers should be able to call on us by name, without reservation, when they have questions about how technology can meet their objectives."

By utilizing CRYPTOCard's two-factor authentication product line and managed services, Network Strategies Inc. is able to provide customers including hospitals, group practices, clinics and medical billing companies with a proven solution, which secures end user access in ways rarely seen in these environments. This, coupled with Network Strategies' secure managed service, create complete accountability for how those users access sensitive information.

"Healthcare organizations, regardless of size and budget, cannot afford to be crippled by unplanned and lenient security practices which compromise patient identity, regulatory compliance and the safety of other important IT assets," said Neil Hollister, President and CEO of CRYPTOCard. "Partners like Network Strategies recognize that CRYPTOCard's unique Managed Services approach not only provides the scalability needed for each customer's specific requirement - but it also does not require a massive investment because it is based on a simple monthly payment."

The CRYPTOCard Partner Program With many SMBs and enterprises depending on value-added resellers and consultants to deliver the highest standards in their security technology and services, the CRYPTOCard Partner Program is designed to be a natural extension of partners' offerings. The program provides proven technology, with the sales and marketing support necessary to partners to develop and strengthen their security practices.

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About Network Strategies, Inc. Network Strategies, Inc. was founded in 2001 to help provide businesses of all sizes with personal, professional, and cost-effective security and consulting solutions aimed at protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the entire network and its data. Through the use of proven security technologies and trained personnel monitoring that technology, Network Strategies Inc is able to provide businesses with a comprehensive security solution that will not only increase the overall network security posture of the organization, but also assist in aligning businesses with governmental compliance policies such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).

Network Strategies Inc. is located in Roswell, Georgia. For more information or to speak to a sales representative please contact us at 678.436.5535 or [email protected]. About CRYPTOCard, Inc. With the best token technology in the industry and the lowest total cost of ownership, CRYPTOCard offers unsurpassed value in solutions for positively identifying individuals before giving them access to applications, data and networks. Twenty years of technical achievements have won CRYPTOCard the trust of thousands of organizations in over seventy countries. CRYPTOCard's solutions reduce the risks associated with remote access and web-based processes, and increase compliance, at a price all businesses can afford. The only company to offer authentication in server-based, managed service and build-it-yourself options, CRYPTOCard provides the most flexible solutions on the market. For more information, visit CRYPTOCard is a registered trademark of CRYPTOCard. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. For media inquiries only, please contact: Kathryn Schwab PRceptive Communications Inc. 613-858-4407 [email protected]

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