Symantec and DynTek Establish Security Team for Medical Technology Group
Symantec Managed Security Services Monitors Network 24x7 While DynTek Functions in CSO Role
CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 10, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, and DynTek (Nasdaq: DYTK, DYTKP, DYTKW), a leading provider of technology, management, and cyber security solutions to the government, education, and commercial sectors, today announced that Medical Technology Group (MTG) has partnered with Symantec Managed Security Services for security monitoring in conjunction with the security consultation services of DynTek's Virtual CxO. In addition, MTG has chosen to secure its network with a Symantec Gateway Security 5420 firewall appliance because of its ease-of-use and level of security and integration, which includes firewall, antivirus, VPN, intrusion detection and prevention, content filtering, and anti-spam.
MTG specializes in Electronic Medical Records and billing; along with the installation, management, and application of technology, creating a simplified environment where doctors can focus on their core competency-medicine-and not worry about managing the complexities of an ever-changing technical world. As an emerging company, MTG's philosophy is to hire experts and therefore selected, Symantec to manage their network security 24x7.
MTG also implemented DynTek's Virtual CxO service team, which now supplements the role of a full-time corporate security officer (CSO). Andrew Reese, national director of security consulting at DynTek, and his Virtual CxO service team worked closely with MTG to establish a framework to provide assurance that information security strategies were aligned with business objectives and HIPAA compliance. Under the Virtual CxO service team's guidance, MTG developed and implemented a comprehensive security program that included the deployment of the Symantec Gateway Security 5420 firewall appliance and the monitoring of that device by Symantec Managed Security Services.
"Given the regulatory pressures of legislation like HIPAA and the sensitive nature of the data we're hosting in our environment, coupled with the fact that we're a small business focused on providing a secure environment, it is extremely critical that we develop and implement sound security policies and procedures," said Bob Bossert, CEO of Medical Technology Group. "DynTek has played a significant role, acting as our organization's security expert with guidance on policy and product selection. Symantec has extended that expertise with the unparalleled level of real-time threat analysis and reporting capabilities of their 24x7 security monitoring."
"The Virtual CxO service was developed primarily for small- to medium-sized business or government organizations, much like MTG," said Andrew Reese, designer of the DynTek Virtual CxO model. "With our Virtual CxO service team, MTG is able to draw on the years of experience and security expertise we offer and quickly implement a balanced security program in a cost-effective manner."
By partnering with Symantec Managed Security Services, MTG is granted access to the global intelligence of the world leader in emerging threat advisory and response services. Security experts from Symantec's global network of security operations centers continuously analyze the data generated by MTG's Symantec Gateway Security 5420 firewall appliance to identify any suspicious activity. Symantec shares in the risk and responsibility of MTG's security program by providing immediate notification of emerging threats and actionable recommendations to mitigate risk and establish security compliance.
"MTG a is perfect example of a growing wave of emerging companies that are recognizing the critical business need for security while acknowledging they do not want to develop internal staffing to address their information protection requirements," said Grant Geyer, vice president of Symantec Global Managed Security Services. "By assigning the burden of real-time network monitoring, advanced security analysis, and global intelligence correlation to Symantec, MTG is able to lower their overhead and reduce security risk to at acceptable cost, while maintaining complete insight into critical business information."
DynTek Virtual CxO
The Virtual CxO service team fits into the organizational structure by taking a consultative approach to filling one or several roles and responsibilities, such as: Corporate Security Officer (CSO), Corporate IT Security Officer (CISO), Department IT Security Officer, IT Project or System Security Officer. The Virtual CxO Team will work with an organization's management team to develop and implement a security program based on industry best practices and standards. As a result, organizations will realize the benefits of a team of highly skilled and accredited security professionals, without the pressures of maintaining a large overhead.
Symantec Managed Security Services
Part of Symantec's Enterprise Security Services, Symantec Managed
Security Services leverages global intelligence to offer fast and
accurate analysis of security data to protect customers against emerging
threats and reduce overall security risk. Its 24x7 real-time services
enhance an organization's information security posture through continuous
monitoring and management, expert analysis, and immediate response
to potential security threats. In addition, Symantec's Security Operations
Centers have been fully audited and certified by independent third
parties to meet industry leading standards including BS7799 certification
and SAS70 Type II audits. For more information, please visit
Symantec Gateway Security 5400 Series
Symantec Gateway Security 5400 Series provides fully integrated network protection. As the industry's most comprehensive firewall appliance, it integrates full inspection firewall technology, protocol anomaly based intrusion prevention and intrusion detection engines, award-winning virus protection, URL-based content filtering, anti-spam, and IPsec-compliant virtual private networking technology with hardware-assisted high-speed encryption.
About Medical Technology Group
Medical Technology Group (MTG) has developed a unique product for physician practices where a reliable infrastructure is coupled with an innovative Electronic Medical Records product, and proven applications technology to handle Medical Billing and Collections, Transcriptions and many other processes in the practice of medicine through integration and automation. MTG is focused on the physician's bottom line. At MTG we realize that physicians can't work any harder or charge a lot more for services, so MTG is focused on reducing the marginal cost of operations. MTG's Electronic Medical Record allow a physician to virtually eliminate the paper in their office, while not changing the fundamental way physicians interact with their patients.
DynTek is a leading provider of dynamic technology, management and
cyber security solutions to government, education and commercial organizations
nationwide. Our broad range of services is designed to help organizations
meet their critical business needs through the effective and innovative
use of technology. DynTek's solutions include comprehensive IT security
consulting, detection, prevention and mitigation strategies and solutions;
document management; staff augmentation; storage solutions; and complete
network, server and desktop management and support. Each of our offerings
incorporates an approach and methodology derived from over 18 years
of experience in the assessment, design, implementation, management
and support of dynamic technology solutions. For more information,
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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