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Network solution helps companies avoid downsizing into a security breach

VANCOUVER, CANADA – December 8, 2008 – A new IT-security packaged service, Devfense DNA, helps organizations identify their network assets and how their IT infrastructure is connected. This is the latest security offering from the Boonbox division of Pacific Coast Information Systems Ltd.

“Computer networks still face considerable security threats both from inside and outside the network,” says Pacific Coast Information Systems Ltd. President Vaclav Vincalek. “But before companies can begin to proactively assess and improve their network security, they must be able to identify their network assets and understand how people are connecting to it.”

“With the economic downturn and downsizing happening across many industries, companies may soon realize that the key people who understood their network are no longer working for them. If you don’t have a clear understanding of your network, there is great potential for a security breach."
Devfense DNA combines award-winning tools, network expertise and proven methodology to:

* Perform an onsite inspection of your facilities and IT environment.
* Discover and assess the condition of your network assets
* Identify and addresses potential network-based vulnerabilities due to equipment wear, poor hardware configuration or patch-management deficiencies
* Provide a report and network diagram

“Identifying your network assets is the first step for attaining network security,” Vincalek says. After that step is taken, organizations can move forward with a proactive security-focused network security assessment, to get a roadmap of network security improvements.”

Getting better security involves a persistent process of improvements and organizations won’t get there overnight, Vincalek says. “But if they do want to protect themselves and their customers, they need to start with that first step.”

Devfense DNA is the latest product in the Devfense line of security offerings. Boonbox released Devfense NSA (Network Security Assessment) and Devfense WSA (Web Security Assessment) in 2008, to help organizations identify and fix vulnerabilities in their network and web applications.

About PCIS – www.pcis.com
Pacific Coast Information Systems (PCIS) Ltd. is a full-service technology and consulting firm based in Vancouver. Founded in 1995, PCIS offers packaged infrastructure and network solutions that enable organizations to address security and compliance issues within today’s complex IT environment.

About Boonbox – www.boonbox.net
Boonbox, a division of PCIS, was created in 2007. Boonbox specializes in productivity solutions that deliver immediate results in support of business challenges. Partnered with world-class technology vendors, Boonbox enables companies to address security, compliance and data integrity issues.

Jonathon Narvey, Communications
Boonbox / Pacific Coast Information Systems Ltd.
700-1112 Pender Street West
Vancouver, BC
V6E 2S1 Canada
Phone: +1 (604) 844-7558
jonathonnarvey@pcis.com
www.boonbox.net / www.pcis.com

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