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PowerTech Group, Tango/04 announce joint sales agreement

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The PowerTech Group Inc., global leaders in IBM iSeries security technology, and Tango/04 Computing Group, a leading provider of system management software, announced today a joint sales agreement in which PowerTech will supply Tango/04 Computing Group's VISUAL Message Center to PowerTech SMB customers that require an iSeries management console. Tango/O4, a major reseller of PowerTech iSeries security solutions in Spain, EMEA and Latin America, will continue to supply PowerTech PowerLock products to its customers who require access control, intrusion monitoring, intrusion prevention and vulnerability assessment.

"A combination of our iSeries security products and Tango's iSeries management console will make iSeries system administrators better equipped to monitor system behaviour and performance without specialized technical training," said Bruce Leader, president and CEO of PowerTech.

VISUAL Message Center gathers security data from PowerTech's PowerLock NetworkSecurity security products and automatically filters, analyzes, prioritizes and presents that information in a graphical, easy to understand manner in real time. Event severity can be promoted to "critical", based on occurrences and unimportant events can be filtered out.

"In an era where complexity and workloads are growing as rapidly as the need to secure business servers, operators need as much automated help as possible to cope with growing numbers of diverse threats coming from diverse sources," said Raul Cristian Aguirre, CEO of Tango/04. "I am confident that a combination of PowerTech's leading security technology and our powerful monitoring product brings a best-of-breed solution to the iSeries world at an unbeatable price".

About The PowerTech Group Inc.
The PowerTech Group provides security software products for access control, intrusion monitoring, intrusion prevention and vulnerability assessment on IBM's iSeries and AS/400 servers. Its award winning PowerLock SecuritySolutions are built by renowned iSeries security experts and used by a wide-variety of businesses, including IBM, Lear Corporation, Shell Canada, Bank of America, Nintendo and Campbell Soup Company. PowerTech is endorsed by IBM and is an Advanced Business Partner and a member of the exclusive Systems Management Partner Group (SMPG). PowerLockSecurity Solutions extend iSeries security protection by monitoring and auditing both internal and external intrusions with state-of-the-art real-time intrusion monitoring, intrusion protection, access control, policy management and central administration capabilities. For more information on PowerTech or PowerLock SecuritySolutions, please visit www.powertech.com.

About Tango/04 Computing Group
Tango/04 Computing Group (Barcelona, Spain with offices in France, Switzerland, Argentina and Chile) is an IBM Business Partner and a founding member of IBM autonomic computing initiative for self-managing systems that has received the All Star Partner World for Developers Award for the last five years. Founded in 1991, Tango/04 provides solutions to the iSeries and Windows server markets and has more than 3,500 customers in over 60 countries, including Cardinal Health, Chase Manhattan, Coca Cola, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Johnson & Johnson, NestlÉ, Nike, Telmex, Toys 'R' Us, Viking Direct and many more. Tango/04 Computing Group is the developer of many popular iSeries and Windows products, such as VISUAL Message Center, VISUAL Control Center, VISUAL Debugger for Windows, VISUAL Support Pro, NiceLink and NiceLink Internet Connector.

For more information, visit www.tango04.com or contact Tango/04 directly.


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