Partnership ensures e-business security

Mi Services Group, the IT services and solutions organisation, has launched Security Practice to work alongside all of the company’s future e-business and enterprise resource planning (ERP) development projects.

Unlike the main IT and management consultancies that regard security as the responsibility of third party security specialists, Mi Services Group Security Practice has been created to ensure security issues are addressed at every stage of the lifecycle of an e-business development or ERP implementation project.

Partnering with security solutions specialist Axent Technologies, will co-ordinate the strategic phases of a customer’s e-business or ERP initiative to Axent’s security model, allowing companies to design, implement, maintain and modify their security architecture.

The Axent model gives the user an assessment of system vulnerabilities and ensures security policy compliance. It also protects and detects against attacks to critical information systems and enables secure internet communications. The model also manages the trusted levels of a company’s intricate security environment.

Mi Services Group specialises in manufacturing industries and utilities and is an implementation partner for Oracle Applications, Ross and SAP R/3

Earlier this year a group of ten of the leading public electricity suppliers (PES) today confirmed that they have completed acceptance testing of a key back-office system in readiness for the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA) programme, scheduled to commence on 21 November this year. Mi Services Group has partnered with St Clements Services to deliver this solution.

The PES group comprises ScottishPower, Manweb, Scottish Hydro Electric, Southern Energy, npower, Seeboard, London Electricity, SWEB, Norweb and Northern Electric.