Open Source delivers global security software as a service

A global digital security provider announced today that it will deliver affordable on-demand managed services to its customers using Open Source software. Building on the success of their managed e-mail services, Evolution Systems are partnering with Sirius Corporation to offer a managed proxy and web-filtering solution using entirely Open Source components.

The new service, eSecure Web, uses Open Source software to eliminate the licensing overheads associated with using proprietary technologies in product development. By doing so, Evolution are next in a trend amongst Software as a Service (SaaS) Providers such as Google and Amazon who have built successful business models on mature Open Source technologies.

With offices in the UK and Asia, global service provider Evolution Systems selected Sirius Corporation based upon their expertise with Squid, a popular Open Source proxying technology, coupled with the consultancy's string of high profile wins in the UK local government and education sectors.

eSecure Web provides secure internet content and threat management to its users using enhanced cache and proxy technologies. Ensuring Evolution's clients can access the Internet more quickly and safely than with raw connectivity.

The low development overheads associated with Open Source software will ensure an excellent ROI for Evolution's Guernsey-based investors.

Ritchie Jeune, CEO Evolution Systems said: "eSecure Web is a key module within the eSecure portal concept which Evolution has been developing for the last 18 months. When selecting a partner with which to deliver this project, we required not only a proven expertise with current technologies but more importantly a partner which we knew would be able to add long term benefit with the ongoing development of this ever evolving product set."

Mark Taylor, CEO Sirius Corporation: "With the run-away success of companies like Google, Open Source software is the obvious way for SaaS companies to deliver profitable managed services. We're delighted to be working with Evolution to provide the best possible value to their global client-base."

About Evolution Systems

Evolution is a digital security specialist with offices in the UK and Hong Kong. They provide products and services which protect businesses from viruses, hackers and other digital threats. They advise clients at every stage of the Security Lifecycle and provide a Managed Security Service (eSecure), which allows them to monitor and protect a business remotely from a tier-1 Network Open Centre located offshore in the UK Channel Islands.

For more information on visit Evolution System's website.

About Sirius Corporation

Sirius Corporation is a European Open Source consulting, support and outsourcing group specialising in enterprise-ready Open Source software including connectivity, databases, email systems, file & print, directory services, and cross-platform authentication. Client's include blue-chip multi-nationals and public sector organisations.

For more information visit Sirius Corporation's website