Digital Forensic Services protect company and data.

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Forensic Readiness Assessment and Digital Forensic Investigation services help organizations identify and obtain digital evidence of improper use of corporate systems as well as unauthorized access of sensitive data and intellectual property. Though these services, organizations can develop complete security framework and implement critical security applications that reduce risk of internal threats and accidental or improper misuse of data.



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Akibia Introduces Digital Forensic Services



Akibia Leverages Proven Best Practices and Expertise to Aid Organizations Investigating Security Incidents

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., March 29 -- Akibia, a leading independent IT services firm providing data center and network security solutions, today announced its Digital Forensic Services. Akibia's Digital Forensic Services help organizations identify and obtain digital evidence of improper use of corporate systems and unauthorized access of sensitive data and intellectual property.

With concerns over protecting corporate reputation and customer data at an all time high, organizations must be diligent in identifying and routing out improper use of corporate information and systems. Internal threats to intellectual property and intentional or accidental misuse of data by employees are key concerns. These threats can include improper use of Internet access; exposing customer data and personal information through improper channels; data leakage; system infection and malicious use of corporate data and intellectual property for personal benefits and financial gain. As a result companies are often required to conduct digital forensic investigations that evaluate the nature of a potential security breach, determine the impact on the organization, and provide evidence, thereof, if necessary.

Digital Forensic Investigations demand a specialized expertise that Akibia is able to provide. Akibia's security team has significant experience helping organizations develop a complete security framework and implementing critical security applications that reduce risks. As a result, the team brings broad expertise to digital forensic investigations which require in-depth knowledge of the various systems within a client's IT infrastructure environment.

Maintaining the integrity of the data collected, and not contaminating the evidence through the investigation are of the highest importance. Akibia's team is recognized by ISC2 as CISSP certified and certified as a SAN GIAC Incident Handler. Akibia's consultants understand how to identify, log and report evidence. Given the potential use of the results of digital forensic investigations, including employee termination or administrative action, proper handling of the investigation is an absolute necessity. Akibia's

Services include:

-- Forensic Readiness Assessment -- It is important for organizations to be proactive in identifying internal threats to information. In delivering a Forensic Readiness Assessment, Akibia's expert consultants help companies identify the appropriate policies, technologies and procedures that should be implemented in order to build a security framework that will support a forensic investigation, should one be necessary.

-- Digital Forensic Investigation -- Akibia's Digital Forensic Investigation services is a complete investigation of the potential incident. Akibia's team leverages proven best practices to ensure the integrity of the investigation. Results are reported back and data is presented in a format designed to provide the organization with comprehensive evidence. In addition, Akibia includes recommendations on how to prevent the investigation from happening again.

"Internal threats and employee malice represent a significant portion of the security risks to any organization," said Tom Tucker, president of Akibia. "While this risk can not be completely eliminated, Akibia's Forensic Readiness Assessment helps organizations prepare to react quickly if an incident does occur, and our Digital Forensic Investigation service helps organizations establish the evidence, and report the findings in a manner which can lessen the impact of such an incident."

Akibia's Digital Forensic Services add to Akibia's already robust Network and Security consulting services, which include vulnerability and risk assessments, industry and regulatory compliance services, security policy and development. Akibia's Network and Security Solutions organization provides consulting, systems integration, support and education services designed to help organizations reduce risk, increase security and achieve compliance.

About Akibia, Inc.

Akibia provides innovative IT solutions that enable leading companies worldwide to optimize, secure, manage and support their mission-critical infrastructure. As an independent advisor, Akibia partners with its customers to deliver solutions that improve the availability and performance of their data center and security infrastructure. Combining expert consulting, integration and support services with world-class customer service, Akibia helps IT organizations maximize the value of their existing infrastructure, while mitigating risk and reducing complexity. Founded as Polaris Service in 1988 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Akibia is an independent services company with offices throughout the United States and Europe.

Akibia is a registered trademark of Akibia, Inc. All other product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

CONTACT: Stephanie Beagan, of Akibia, Inc., +1-508-621-4753, sbeagan@akibia.com

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