“Atos Origin at Infosecurity Italia 2005: a strategic offering for global security management”

Milan, February 7th, 2005

Atos Origin, a leading international Information Technology service provider, will be participating at Italy's most important event in the ICT Security market, Infosecurity 2005, the exhibition and convention on security in information technologies and business continuity, which will take place at Fiera Di Milano from 9 to 11 February.

Present at this significant and famous corporate IT security event in Hall 8, on Booth B19-B21, Atos Origin will showcase its most innovative high performance security applications and solutions.

To illustrate the company's wide and complete range of solutions, Mario Pizzagalli, Atos Origin's IT Security Governance Practice Manager, will speak on “IT & SECURITY GOVERNANCE at 2 pm on Friday 11 February” during the IT Risk Management and Corporate Security session.

Atos Origin offers a full range of IT solutions and services in consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company responds to all information technology security needs at strategic, tactical and operative levels. In this context Atos Origin also offers its consolidated experience in assessment of the risks associated with clients' business models in all key market sectors. Indeed, the security cycle is a strategic process that must be reconsidered and adapted to deal with new threats and requirements, becoming an ongoing process of risk management and identification.

“Atos Origin has developed a range of offerings based on specific methodologies for themes related to Information Security. The group has also set up an organisation which fully meets our clients' requirements at all stages of the security lifecycle” comments Atos Origin Security Services Manager Manlio Tarantini.

Atos Origin's Security Services entity is composed of three Practices which offer different product lines - IT Security Governance, Identity Management & Access Control, and MSS Security Architecture – covering all aspects of IT security: strategic, organisational, procedural and legal issues, applying and complying with various different national and international standards, and also the integration of products for the management of restricted access to networks and systems, provisioning, digital signatures and “single sign on”.

The offering also addresses and solves issues in security management architecture, monitoring, correlation and management of alarms from firewalls, antivirus systems and IDS.
Atos Origin certified professionals can also support customers in the management of security outsourcing, including Network Intrusion Detection, Identity & Access Management and Disaster Recovery for business-critical systems.

As the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games, Atos Origin integrated, managed and secured the vast IT system that relayed results, events and athlete information to spectators and media around the world. The security solution built into the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games IT infrastructure prevented any attacks from viruses and hackers ensuring that there was no disruption and that the results were relayed to the world and to the media in Athens accurately and in real-time. Atos Origin will assume primary responsibility for information technology at the next Olympic Games in Torino in 2006 and in Beijing in 2008.

“Atos Origin's skills and professionalism in systems integration and outsourcing enabled us to achieve this significant result,” concluded Tarantini, “and we'll be demonstrating this at Infosecurity 2005, with real, concrete, documented and reusable experience in all other fields with the same or lower levels of complexity, made possible only by the complete problem-solving approach that has proven successful in the past”.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.

Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information, please contact:

Marco Maccarini – Paola Sinigaglia (Italy)
Tel: +39 0125 810218 - +39 0266722209
Email : marco.maccarini@atosorigin.com / paola.sinigaglia@atosorigin.com

Emilie Moreau (International)
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 91 24 74
Email : emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com