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IBM Safety and Security Services, Director, Kent Blossom Interviewed By

RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2004--An exclusive interview with Mr. Kent Blossom, Director, IBM Safety and Security Services (NYSE:IBM - News) is available at .

In describing a recently announced security ID solution, Mr. Blossom, said, "One of the key benefits of the solution we recently announced is that it integrates advanced but proven components from ActivCard (ACTI), Bioscrypt (Toronto:BYT.TO - News), ImageWare (IW), VeriSign (VRSN), and IBM's Tivoli security software team."

Regarding IBM and Cisco Systems' recently announced integrated solutions, Mr. Blossom added, "When providing access to business systems, it is not just about ensuring the user has the authority to have access. The device (laptop computer for example) used by the user needs to be checked to ensure it is in compliance with business policies before access is granted. The laptop may have malicious software installed, its virus software may not be up-to-date, its personal firewall may not be running, etc.... The IBM integrated security solution for Cisco networks solves these problems."

The entire interview is available at:

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