Joint Venture Initiates Global Thrust for SteelCloud’s Appliances for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution (BlackBerry Bytes)

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SteelWork Mobile is Now Available in the Middle East and Africa Markets

SteelCloud, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of compliance-based technology solutions, today announced that it has formed a joint venture, SteelCloud Middle East & Africa Free Zone Company, with XSAT FZE, a telecommunication services company based in the United Arab Emirates. SteelCloud MEA, focused on the Middle East and Africa, will market and support SteelWorks Mobile appliances developed for BlackBerry Enterprise Server from Research In Motion.

“Although ubiquitous throughout most of the world, the BlackBerry solution is still relatively new to the Middle East and Africa,” said Robert E. Frick, CEO of SteelCloud. “Our joint venture, based in Dubai, allows us to take full advantage of these dynamic new international markets. We believe our SteelWorks® Mobile appliance is perfectly positioned to allow new customers to quickly implement a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server environment. Partnering with a local and trusted partner, through this joint venture, is the most effective way to penetrate these markets and provide customers with on-site sales and technical support.”

“We are very excited to partner with SteelCloud to expand their appliance business for BlackBerry customers internationally,” said Gleb Larionov, XSAT General Manager. “With our knowledge, experience, and presence in the Middle East and African markets, we can facilitate the growth of the SteelWorks® Mobile appliance sales. There are limited BlackBerry technical resources available in our markets so we believe that SteelWorks® Mobile, with its greatly simplified approach to installation and support, is perfectly positioned to help drive the adoption of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution.”

Initiating their strategic joint venture, SteelCloud and XSAT attended the 8th annual GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2008 in Dubai, UAE in October. GITEX, one of the top IT events in the region, builds upon the global interest in the Middle East’s information and communication technology (ICT) free zone by offering a week of dedicated trade segments. Focusing on the region’s fastest growing technology sectors, GITEX delivers focused forums for key buyers, decision-makers, and suppliers from across the Middle East.

About the SteelWorks® Mobile Family of BlackBerry Appliances
SteelWorks® Mobile and FedMobile are appliances that integrate high performance server hardware, Windows Server 2003, and the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software into a plug & play solution that provides customers with implementation of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment in less than 30 minutes. Microsoft® Exchange, IBM Lotus® Domino® or Novell GroupWise® email systems are supported in every SteelWorks® appliance.

SteelWorks® FedMobile, builds upon the SteelWorks® Mobile foundation. The SteelWorks® FedMobile appliance was specifically developed for Department of Defense (DoD) customers. Hundreds of security guidelines specified by the Defense Information Security Agency’s (DISA) Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) mandate (DoD Instruction 8500.2) have been implemented in SteelWorks® FedMobile. The SteelWorks® FedMobile appliance (with its associated operating system) is compliant with the DoD Wireless STIG BlackBerry Security Checklist (v.5), Windows 2003 Security Checklist (v. 6), and the .NET Framework security checklist (v.1). It is “Gold and Platinum Disk” compliant in conjunction with normal site-specific set-up functions. The SteelWorks® Mobile appliance enables a full STIG-compliant installation of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment in less than 60 minutes.

About SteelCloud
SteelCloud is a developer and manufacturer of compliance-based technology solutions. SteelCloud designs and manufactures specialized servers and appliances for federal integrators, software vendors and volume users. For both the government and commercial markets SteelCloud delivers integration services and software focused on risk management and network management solutions. SteelCloud’s ISO 9001:2000 certified Quality Management System provides procedures for continuous quality improvement in all aspects of its business. Over its 20-year history, SteelCloud has won numerous awards for technical excellence and customer satisfaction. SteelCloud can be reached at (703) 674-5500. Additional information is available at

About XSAT
XSAT FZE ( is a United Arab Emirates based company registered in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai in August 2002. Besides the UAE, XSAT maintains offices in Limassol (Republic of Cyprus) where it manages sales in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, CIS and the Americas.

XSAT’s mission is to provide affordable telecommunication services to companies, government agencies and individuals located and operating in remote areas. Main activities include provisioning of Mobile Satellite Services (Thuraya/Inmarsat/Iridium), telecommunication services based on Voice over Internet Protocol (, and Data Centre/Disaster Recovery Centre (

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