CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Jan. 5, 2011) – Quorum Information Technologies Inc. (Quorum) (TSX VENTURE:QIS) and Nuspire announced today that they are launching a new high-value service for automotive dealerships. Quorum delivers its dealership management system (DMS), XSellerator™, and related services to automotive dealerships throughout North America. Now, Quorum will offer its dealership customers Nuspire's network security monitoring services as an addition to its network gateway solutions.
Network security is of increasing concern to businesses across North America. Dealerships, in particular, can be vulnerable to intrusions due to the sensitive and private data that they store within their internal systems. Many governmental and industry regulations also require specific network security compliance, which includes proactive monitoring for protection from the latest threats and intrusion attempts.
Quorum already offers a gateway solution to its customers, providing the necessary technology foundations for dealerships to maintain a secure network. The new services offer proactive monitoring and maintenance, known as “Security Monitoring as a Service” (SMaaS). The new service is available for a minimal monthly fee and without any upfront costs to Quorum customers.
“Our gateway offering, combined with Nuspire's experienced monitoring services, provide our customers with the security and peace of mind that they require. Viruses and intrusions are a real threat and with the type of information that dealerships maintain, it is imperative that they protect themselves and their customers,” said Darren Hawthorne, Quorum's Network and R&D Manager.
“We are excited to partner with Quorum, adding our capabilities to Quorum's offering to create a high-value, low-cost secure network solution for Quorum's customers,” added Daniel Hoban, Nuspire's Director of Business Development.
Quorum is a North American company focused on developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its XSellerator product for GM, Isuzu, Chrysler, Hyundai, KIA, Nissan, Subaru, NAPA and Bumper to Bumper dealerships. XSellerator is a dealership and customer management software product that automates, integrates and streamlines every process across departments in a dealership. One of the select North American suppliers under General Motors' IDMS program, Quorum is the second largest DMS provider for GM's Canadian dealerships with 25% of the market. Quorum is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Field-Level Managed ISV in both Canada and the United States. Quorum Information Technologies Inc. is traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol QIS. For additional information please go to www.QuorumDMS.com.
About Nuspire Networks
Nuspire is a state-of-the-science managed network security service provider with more than a decade of industry experience, providing services for some of the largest and most distinctive companies in the world. Nuspire is a true managed service provider that has moved beyond simple firewall maintenance and IDS monitoring to take responsibility for customer networks by using powerful custom built management and monitoring tools, IPS, in-line AV and anti-spyware, URL filtering, and content aware firewalling. Either delivered “in the cloud” or enforced with customer premises equipment, Nuspire provides a comprehensive suite of services focused to meet the needs of organizations with a geographically diverse footprint:
– Network Management & Security Services: Network – Gateway – SaaS – Wireless – Desktop
– Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
– State-of-the-Art Network / Security Operations Center (NOC/SOC)
– Internet Transport Services
– Global On-site Installation, Integration, Break Fix & Warranty
– Executive Consulting Services – Application & Systems Development – Technical Consulting
Contact Information: Quorum Information Technologies Inc.