Secure Service transports off-network IT assets.

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Offered through Redemtech, Brink's Secure Data Solutions transportation service protects sensitive data during transit of computers taken off network to be reused, resold, or recycled. It ensures integrity and control of chain-of-custody, reducing potential for loss or theft of data-bearing IT assets. Suited for companies in privacy-regulated industries, service combines use of tamper-resistant packaging with person-to-person armed transport from point of consignment to delivery.



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Redemtech and Brink's Launch Secure Transport Service for Off-Network IT Assets at the Gartner IT & Software Asset Management Summit



Redemtech and Brink's Launch Secure Transport Service for Off-Network IT Assets at the Gartner IT & Software Asset Management Summit

-- Enhanced Transportation Security Protects Privacy-Regulated Data on Computers In Transit for Reuse, Resale or Retirement --

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 18 -- GARTNER IT & Software Asset Management Summit -- Redemtech, a leading provider of Technology Change Management (TCM) services, and Brink's, Incorporated, through its Secure Data Solutions transportation services, today announced a new secure transport option that protects highly sensitive data during transit of computers that have been taken off network to be reused, resold or recycled.

The service, the first of its kind to be offered through an IT asset management company, provides secure transportation of IT assets to ensure the integrity and control of chain-of-custody, reducing the potential for loss or theft of data-bearing assets.

"Data security has become the number one priority for many CEOs and CIOs due to the rising frequency and costs of privacy breaches," said Robert Houghton, President of Redemtech. "Our clients are continuously looking for new and better ways to safeguard sensitive data and eliminate the risk of loss or theft. Brink's Secure Data Solutions transportation services, in conjunction with Redemtech's full complement of secure recovery solutions, provide the ultimate protection for data-bearing assets during transit."

Companies in privacy-regulated industries, such as financial services and healthcare, have a critical need to protect against data breaches, but often have widely distributed computing environments and confined IT resources. This limits their ability to take precautionary measures such as encrypting or erasing data on computers before transporting them. This represents a key gap in many security programs as these unsecured assets are particularly vulnerable during transport.

The Brink's Secure Data Solutions transportation service, offered by Brink's Global Services U.S.A., Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Brink's, Incorporated, adds a new level of security to Redemtech's existing secure asset recovery options. Brink's offers person-to-person armed transport from the point of consignment to delivery. Dedicated personnel inventory all assets at the point of recovery and seal the shipments with tamper-resistant packaging before signing them over to Brink's for transport.

The Brink's service primarily uses ground transportation and armed guards escort the shipment through delivery to Redemtech. This eliminates risky freight transfers that often are the weak link in the transport chain. Multiple transfers and unsecured storage often result in compromised chain-of- custody and lost assets. Assets transported by Brink's are guarded throughout transport and are inventoried again at their final destination to document safe delivery.

If air freight is required, Brink's guards escort sealed shipments directly to the airline for loading on the flight, and a second Brink's representative meets the flight on arrival and reclaims the secured freight.

There are also designated Redemtech employees at each of the company's U.S. TCM Centers who have been specially trained to accept shipments directly from a Brink's representative. This person-to-person secure delivery process ensures chain-of-custody and proper transfer of control.

"We are excited to partner with Redemtech to offer their customers a premium-level transport service," said Shai Anbar, Sr. Vice President, Brink's Global Services U.S.A., Inc. "With so much attention today on data security and personal identity theft, it makes perfect sense for companies to take extra precautions to safeguard their sensitive data at every step."

Brink's Secure Data Solutions armed transport is a new offering in Redemtech's already robust suite of secure asset recovery services. These include serialized asset tracking and tamper-resistant packaging, dedicated carriers and strict in-transit controls that include inventory audits and chain-of-custody tracking throughout the entire transport process.

About Brink's

Brink's, Incorporated is the world's premier provider of secure transportation and cash management services including armored car transportation, ATM services, currency and coin processing, document destruction, and advanced technology solutions such as the Brink's CompuSafe(R) Service and Brink's iCash System, which provide critical business intelligence, improved productivity and enhanced security. Brink's Global Services is the world's premier provider of risk management and secure logistics for valuables including diamonds, jewelry, precious metals, securities, currency, electronic computer chips, and pharmaceuticals. Brink's Secure Data Services protect confidential corporate and customer records against identity and information theft during transport, storage and destruction. Today, Brink's has operations in more than 120 countries on six continents and employs approximately 42,000 people.

For additional information on Brink's, Incorporated: www.brinksinc.com. For additional information on Brink's Global Services: www.brinksglobal.com. For additional information on Brink's Secure Data Solutions: www.brinkssecuredata.com.

About Redemtech

Redemtech is a global authority in Technology Change Management (TCM). Redemtech's TCM process establishes standardized best practices and utilizes proprietary automated technologies to streamline business process, minimize risk and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). As a prime outsource partner to information-intensive companies, Redemtech helps clients easily adopt best practice TCM enterprise-wide, worldwide, while also liberating IT to focus on strategic demands. Complete information on Redemtech global capabilities, products, client results and industry white papers may be obtained by visiting www.redemtech.com. Redemtech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Micro Electronics, one of the largest privately held technology companies in the United States.

Redemtech operates regional TCM Centers in Columbus, Richmond, Reno, Montreal, Calgary and the United Kingdom, providing the capacity to process 2 million IT assets annually.

About the Gartner IT & Software Asset Management Summit

Gartner IT & Software Asset Management Summit 2006 is the most focused event of its kind designed to help enterprises develop a "built-to-last" IT asset management program by addressing operation efficiency issues, compliance risks and strategic alignment. Gartner IT & Software Asset Management Summit hits the critical spot between real-world best practices and tactical to practical advice related to compliance, sourcing, ITAM tools and vendor selection, hardware and software acquisition, contract negotiations, financing, life-cycle planning and cost management. Additional information is available at http://www.gartner.com/us/itamsummit.

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CONTACT: Amy Johnson of Fahlgren Mortine, +1-614-825-1773, or amy.johnson@fahlgren.com; or David Nadsady of Redemtech, +1-440-339-5525, or dnadsady@redemtech.com

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