Jack Henry & Associates Announces Gladiator Enterprise Security Monitoring (ESM) Solution For Episys®

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Nov 04, 2010

Jack Henry & Associates Announces Gladiator Enterprise Security Monitoring (ESM) Solution For Episys®

MONETT, Mo., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: JKHY), a leading provider of integrated technology solutions and data processing services for financial institutions, today announced the availability of its Gladiator Enterprise Security Monitoring (ESM) solution for the credit unions automated by the Episys core system. ESM was initially released for Jack Henry Banking's core clients in 2008 by Gladiator Technology, the ProfitStars® solution that operates as a managed security services provider (MSSP) exclusively for financial institutions. Gladiator ESM provides an additional security layer to help financial institutions respond to the demands of today's regulatory mandates regarding information security threats, including identity theft. ESM now provides similar protection for credit unions and their members with comprehensive core software and host-based information security protection, and expands information security monitoring and reporting capabilities to include the Episys system and IBM® pSeries AIX host systems deployed by Symitar's in-house and EASE™ clients.

Gladiator ESM for Episys is the only security monitoring solution for credit unions that is fully automated, integrated with the core system, and supported with a 24x7x365 continuous monitoring service. The solution is expected to generate tangible benefits for Symitar clients by proactively protecting them from costly security threats that could interrupt business operations. Gladiator ESM provides immediate responses to the latest security-related issues and trends and supports compliance with the related regulatory mandates through real-time monitoring, immediate notification, and comprehensive reporting on key events occurring in the core software systems.

Danny Johnston, group president of Gladiator Technology, said, "Gladiator understands that in today's regulatory environment, protecting members' non-public information and guarding against identity theft have never been more critical to credit unions' business operations. Our ESM for Episys solution can help protect credit union clients against the Red Flag activities that could indicate identity theft as mandated by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions or FACT Act modifications, and help manage security threats in real time. Preemptive measures track key security and performance events in the core system, capturing 'audit events' and flagging any items that require immediate attention — any time of the day, any day of the year. Our easy-to-understand reports also support regulatory guidelines and help verify to auditors that the institution has adopted a proactive approach to protecting members' confidential information. Gladiator takes great pride in being able to provide ESM as a leading-edge information security solution for Symitar credit union clients, enabling them to better manage the latest security challenges and threats."

Additional planned enhancements to ESM for Symitar clients will include additional Episys and AIX monitoring capabilities. Gladiator is also developing a module for the NetTeller Online Banking platform that will track various activities associated with cash management functions to help combat cash management fraud.

About Gladiator Technology

Based in Atlanta, Gladiator Technology is a managed security services provider (MSSP) focused specifically on information security protection for the financial industry. The company helps more than 700 financial institutions nationwide secure networks and protect financial data in adherence with Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) regulations. From security monitoring and consulting services to technology management training and IT compliance management products, Gladiator Technology functions as one of the fastest-growing Internet and network security companies in the nation. For additional information about Gladiator Technology, please call 877-GLADTECH or visit us at www.gladiatortechnology.com. Gladiator Technology is a solution provided by Jack Henry & Associates' ProfitStars division.

About ProfitStars

ProfitStars, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., provides best-of-breed solutions that improve the performance of financial institutions of all asset sizes and charters, and diverse corporate entities. These solutions facilitate revenue and growth, risk mitigation and control, and cost control; and complement virtually any core information processing platform. Additional information is available at www.profitstars.com.

About Symitar

Symitar, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., is the leading provider of integrated computer systems for credit unions of all sizes. Symitar currently serves more than 700 credit unions as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support. Additional information is available at www.symitar.com.

About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: JKHY) is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions serve more than 11,200 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through four primary brands. Jack Henry Banking™ supports banks ranging from de novo to mid-tier institutions with information processing solutions. Symitar is the leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. iPay Technologies operates as a leading electronic bill pay provider supporting banks and credit unions with turnkey, highly configurable retail and small business electronic payment platforms. Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com.

Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking information.  Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking information.  Specifically, there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking information.  Additional information on these and other factors, which could affect the Company's financial results, are included in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings on Form 10-K, and potential investors should review these statements.  Finally, there may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the Company's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information.

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