Diebold and Sygate Join Forces

Friday 21 November 2003 22:43 CET | News

Diebold is teaming with Sygate Technologies, to provide superior protection against software security threats targeted at automated teller machines (ATMs).

With security becoming an increasing priority as ATMs migrate to Windows and TCP/IP networks, Sygate and Diebold are working together to ensure Diebold ATMs are equipped with the highest degree of protection against misuse and malicious intent. Diebold will include Sygate Security Agent software, which is based on the award-winning Sygate Personal Firewall, with all new ATMs and offer to install Sygate agents on existing Windows-based ATMs already deployed. Additionally, under the terms of the agreement, Diebold will resell Sygates management servers and offer support to customers looking to provide a comprehensive endpoint security across their ATM networks. Diebold introduced the concept of a cash-dispensing ATM in 1966. By contrast, many of todays ATMs are multifunction devices that perform a variety of tasks -- some quite advanced. Diebold makes them all, from the simple to the complex, and is one of the largest manufacturers of ATMs. Sygate has secured two-thirds of the enterprise endpoint security market through its ability to ensure any Sygate-protected network end-point - such as an ATM - remains secure. This relationship highlights the strengths and expertise of each companys ability to work with a customer base of large, global organizations with multi-faceted and complex security requirements. Diebold ATMs will start shipping with the Sygate Security Agent, providing protection proven effective against a wide variety of malware and hacking techniques, before the end of 2003. Sygate Management Server will be available to Diebold customers through Diebold. Field upgrades will be available early December.

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