SWA Group Selects Thru SCN Global Edition to Protect and Share Intellectual Property between U.S.-Based Locations and China

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Irving, Texas, August 1, 2008 – Thru, the global leader in critical messaging solutions, today announced that SWA Group, one of the world’s design leaders, has selected Thru SCN Global Edition to protect and share its digital assets. Thru SCN Global Edition is a managed service for global organizations or smaller firms collaborating across multiple locations.

“We have multiple offices, more than 190 designers and 40% of our projects are based globally. We had to find a fast, efficient and reliable way for our designers to exchange large project files and other intellectual property between time zones daily,” says Ken Lee, IT Principal. “Email restrictions on file types, mailbox quotas, FTP maintenance and latency issues made the typical exchange time-consuming and hindered productivity. Using Thru helped us streamline collaboration with our partners, customers and suppliers as well as ensure protection for our intellectual property.”

“Difficulties collaborating with suppliers, delays in project cycles and threats to intellectual property are common obstacles to doing business oversees,” said Jeanine Banks, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Thru. “Thru SCN Global Edition supports companies operating across multiple geographies with an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use solution for secure messaging, large file transfer and content archiving without requiring extensive IT administration.”

A Thru SCN Global Edition subscription license is based on the number and location of users, ranging from individuals to large enterprises with hundreds of remote offices.

About SWA
About SWA Group Over the course of its history, SWA has developed an international reputation for its commitment to design excellence. The group has been widely recognized as one of the world’s design leaders in the fields of landscape architecture, planning and urban design. SWA’s experience spans virtually every type, scale and location of project. For additional information on SWA Group, visit them on the Web at www.swagroup.com.

About Thru
Thru is a global leader in delivering critical messaging solutions, with secure messaging, large file transfer and content archiving in an integrated platform that is efficient, easy to use and simple to manage. Thru offers the Thru Secure Communication Network (SCN) brand of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and an on-premise option. Thru helps firms worldwide in many industries, including architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and financial services, realize increased productivity, reduced risk, optimized IT infrastructure and accelerated compliance. Founded in 2002, Thru uses a best practices approach to information delivery and management called Critical Message Governance (CMG), driving better visibility and centralized control of proprietary and sensitive data across network boundaries.