Multinational food company, Südzucker AG deploys Vordel to secure supply chain communications with logistics partners and suppliers
Vordel secures Web Services based SAP XI partner integration infrastructure for Europe's largest sugar producer
Hockenheim, Germany September 29, 2005 - Vordel, the XML Web Services security company announced today at the SHE security seminar that international food materials group, Südzucker AG is the latest customer to deploy its award winning VordelSecure XML gateway product. Vordel, in conjunction with leading German security solutions firm, SHE Informationstechnologie, implemented a Web Services security solution to enable Südzucker introduce increased business efficiencies into its supply chain distribution and management processes.
Südzucker chose VordelSecure to provide security and management for its XML-based connections to its logistics partners. This was key to the successful enhancement of the company's business intelligence reporting system based on linking its internal SAP platform to the tracking systems of its freight-forwarders, using SAP Exchange Infrastructure. As well as protecting Südzucker's SAP systems from malicious or unauthorized data, VordelSecure also met the requirement to deliver a full transactional audit log and display data traffic on a real-time monitoring console.
Klaus Koddenberg, VP Networks and Systems at Südzucker AG said "Since we created a Web Services environment for our distribution partners to access our internal reporting systems, it was essential that we implemented a security solution capable of addressing the most exacting of security requirements.
With SHE and Vordel we have two world-class partners who delivered a high performance solution to secure this new business-to-business connection, without slowing down the connection or making it prohibitively difficult to connect."
Vic Morris, Vordel CEO, said "We welcome the addition of Südzucker AG as a customer and the opportunity to provide the security framework for their mission critical distribution channels."
"Thanks to our SAP integration Südzucker can now extract increased returns from their integration systems. The Vordel secured XML infrastructure enables Südzucker to roll out additional business services to partners and customers on an ongoing basis without fear of security being compromised."
SHE Information Technology CEO, Thomas Kohler commented "This deployment is an example of how SHE is extending its security services to cover XML based communications. Working with Vordel we have been able to capitalize on the growing opportunities in this key area of the security market with major enterprises in Germany."
Südzucker is a multinational food materials group with some 18,000 employees and a turnover of Ä 4.6 billion. Südzucker is also Europe's largest sugar producer, with over 50 sugar factories reaching from France in the west, via Belgium, Germany and Austria, to Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Moldova in the east.
SHE IT is one of the leading suppliers of integrated IT security solutions. For more than 17 years the company has been designing, delivering and operating IT security solutions from one source. To provide the best and most secure solutions possible, SHE works closely with some of the leading names in security, including Aladdin, Checkpoint, CISCO, ISS, Kobil, Nokia and RSA. Customers include BASF, T-Mobile, DIS AG, State Government Ludwigshafen, Roche Diagnostics, Suzuki, Wiley-VCH and Vattenfall.
Vordel provides high performance, enterprise-level hardware and software products that manage and secure XML. Vordelís products are used by Fortune 1000 companies and by national governments in order to apply management and security to Web Services and Services Oriented Architectures. Vordel addresses each stage of an organizationís XML roadmap, by providing tools for testing, for security enforcement, and for enterprise-wide SOA management. Since 1999, Vordel has been a leader in XML security, delivering return on investment to organizations deploying XML-based integration worldwide.
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