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Quest Announces Exclusive Set of Financial Industry Security Services.

Quest’s Services Will Help Financial Institutions Comply with Newly Passed Legislation.

Sacramento, CA: November 26, 2001 -- Quest, a technology consulting and management company, announced today that it is providing a package of services that enables financial institutions to comply with the recently passed Gramm-Leach-Bliley (G-L-B-A) Act. Out of development and fully deployed, Quest’s Security Life Cycle and Remote Intrusion Monitoring Services are directly tied into the operations of financial institutions, and meet their specific needs for network security and data protection.

"With the passage of the G-L-B-A, many financial institutions are faced with the challenge of ensuring their compliance with developing requirements," said Quest’s CEO Tim Burke. "Quest has the requisite knowledge and experience to help companies meet these guidelines. Network security must be a living, breathing process, not something you set up and then ignore."

While most financial institutions implement basic standards of technology and security systems to protect the personal information of their customers, internal staff is rarely capable of the constant monitoring required by today'’s networks.

Quest’s financial security process, the Security Life Cycle, includes an audit/assessment; security controls, such as firewalls and virus protection; the development of security policy standards, guidelines and procedures; regular vulnerability testing and improvement; retesting; plus Remote Intrusion Monitoring Services, which are specific to networks, and include round-the-clock remote network monitoring; analysis and interpretation of data/system activity; and notification of any intrusion detected.

"Quest’s Security Life Cycle approach is the basis for compliance with the extensive new obligations and rights set forward in the G-L-B-A," Burke said. "By using professional monitoring, detection and notification tools at our network operating center, Quest’s engineers can ensure early detection and provide forensic investigators with the means to analyze and diagnose the cause of an interruption."

With more than 20 years of combined experience in technology, and technology consulting and management, Quest has the specific experience in managed services and security to provide financial institutions with expert advice on a variety of security projects.

"We selected Quest because of their deep understanding of the issues we face in the banking sector and their comprehensive suite of security solutions, which hit home for our needs," said Jim Lawrence, Vice President and CIO for the Bank of Stockton. "From intrusion detection, remote monitoring and firewalls, to network and application performance, Quest has demonstrated time and again they are our partner for the long run."

About Quest®

Quest offers technology products and Professional and Managed Services which include security, wireless, data backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, system performance, telecommunications & transport, VoIP, IP Video Surveillance, and technical staffing; either on-site or from its secure nationwide service delivery centers. Products may be obtained through QuestFlex®, a unique Quest program allowing companies to "Invest in the capability, not in the product", avoiding purchasing and leasing, thus freeing up cash.

Quest and QuestFlex are registered trademarks of Quest Media & Supplies, Inc.

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