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A Fashionable Extranet

Barcode ticket provider STR Gresham Business Forms Ltd reached overseas from its native Britain Thursday to tap Burlington, Mass.-based Authoriszor Inc. for an extranet.

Financial details were not disclosed.

The security firm has licensed its Authoriszor solution to Gresham, which produces barcode tickets for the retail fashion industry.

The company took steps to develop its extranet technology to provide always-on order processing, improve production efficiencies, enhance customer service and reduce transaction costs.

The solution's multiple servers will make it possible for Gresham to deliver secure order tracking, invoice and packing list information to their 4,000-member customer base.

The server software was developed to protect Gresham from file deposition, Trojan attacks and, just as importantly, cyber-fraud. When used in conjunction with Authoriszor's client software, Gresham will be able to identify both the client and the client's machine. Gresham's customers will only be able to access their own account information.

This is important to the 20-year-old Gresham, which produces more than 2 million barcode tickets a day for their customers.

"Gresham needs a highly secure solution, one that will enable our customers to safely transact business while ensuring that only the appropriate access is given to the appropriate people," said David Stevenson, Gresham's IT Director.

Stevenson also said licensing Authoriszor enables his firm to focus on growing the business with less concern about customers safely conducting business transactions.

"Authoriszor solution is more than a security feature -- it is a business enabler that will help improve our overall efficiency," Stevenson said.