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UK Firm Offers Security Systems For Internet Users

CAMBERLEY, SURREY, ENGLAND

SAIC UK, a systems integrator, is offering a range of security systems for use by major users of the Internet.

SAIC is now offering Unix system users the supply of a Secure Enterprise Environment (SEE) for direct connection to the Internet. According to SAIC officials, SEE aims to make secure usage of the Internet affordable and reliable, without interfering with the standard Internet environment for users.

The SEE suite of programs is modular and, according to SAIC, allows users to have a customized Internet security system. Users can start off with a low-level, low-cost security system to meet their current risks, and upgrade to higher levels of security as and when necessary. The SEE suite consists of seven modules. Moate and Baillie, the main module, is an integrated hardware and software package, providing two-way access on a "control and guard" basis between private networks and the Internet. An additional module, called Portcullis, offers similar facilities, but on the hardware of the customer's own choice.

The five other software modules integrate with Moate and Bailee and/or the Portcullis system. The modules -- Minstrel, Quill, Constables, Talleyman, and Grymoire -- are billed as offering the most comprehensive security "solution" needed by users.

SEE modules can be installed on almost any system running Unix or SVID (System Five Interface Definition) compliant operating system running TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol).

According to John Yale, SAIC's managing director, the Internet has proven to be a very useful online network for users of all levels.

"For most Internet users, adequate Internet security has been a painful 'do it yourself' approach, required costly consultancy, or been impossible. SAIC aims to eliminate these problems by using our experience in integrating solutions for government departments to benefit commercial users," he said.

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