iomart Group Wins UK Security Award for Cloud-based Government Computer Child Safety Project

By Iomart Group Press Office, PRNE
Thursday, November 4, 2010

LONDON, November 5, 2010 -, the cloud security service from iomart Group, has
won the title of Security Project of the Year at the inaugural UK Computing
Security Awards.

The accolade was given to the company for its work in securing and
providing comprehensive parental controls on the 250,000 laptops distributed
to families across England under the government's Home Access Scheme,
designed to provide low-income families with internet access.

The awards, organised by UK publications Network Computing and Computing
Security, were founded to honour the products and services that have made a
positive contribution to the security of public and private organisations.

Bill Strain, Chief Technology Officer for iomart Group, said: "We
consider winning such a prestigious award a great achievement. This award
represents peer group recognition of Netintelligence's important role in the
evolving field of cloud-based security solutions and our team's ability to
deliver complex projects within this arena."

Strain added: "The project, which was delivered over a relatively short
timeframe of six months, has been described as the most ambitious ever under
taken in the field of UK home computing to date. The fact that the project
was rolled out so successfully without any critical feedback being received
from any quarter is testament to the dedication and professionalism of the
companies involved in its implementation."

Netintelligence was selected by Becta's approved suppliers, who included
Misco, Comet, XMA and Centerprise, to provide the internet safety/parental
control solution on every laptop distributed under the scheme.

The Netintelligence cloud-based managed service solutions enable
resellers to deliver fully featured web-based security services to both
business and consumers with no requirement for infrastructure investment.
Services include enterprise web management and control, parental controls and
email filtering and archiving.

Colin Riddle, Technical Operations Supervisor and Home Access Project
Manager at Misco, explained: "Netintelligence offered us a complete security
solution exceeding the requirements of the Home Access programme with the
support and features that we needed. Having a cloud security solution which
complied with published guidelines was essential for us to meet the
requirements of the Home Access programme."

The award rounds off a fulfilling week for the iomart Group, which
announced on Monday that it has acquired managed hosting company Titan
Internet for GBP4.2 million cash.

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