Chris Gates (left), manager of The Simsbury Bank & Trust Co.’s Granbury branch, presents a donation to Dana Boardman, Solicitation Committee member for Kelly Kids Care, a group that raises money for patients at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

The Simsbury Bank & Trust Co. recently gave a donation to the Kelly Kids Care “Bids for Kids” auction.

Chris Gates, the bank’s Granby branch manager, presented the donation to Dana Boardman, a member of Kelly Kids Care’s Solicitation Committee.

Kelly Kids Care is an organization that is made up of students, parents and teachers from the Kelly Lane School in Granby. Together the members raise money to help hospitalized children at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, to enhance physical education offerings and to involve the students in activities that encourage physical fitness while building character and helping others in their community.

Milford Firm Protects NBB

Milford-based Perimeter Internetworking, a leading provider of multi-threat Security In The Cloud (MTSiC) services for financial institutions and other businesses with high data availability and security requirements, recently announced a partnership with Nebraska Banker’s Bank, which provides a wide array of correspondent banking services to more than 100 financial institutions in Nebraska. Under the terms of the partnership, NBB will recommend Perimeter’s hosted Security in the Cloud service offerings to its correspondent banks.

“We are excited to formalize our partnership with NBB as they provide invaluable correspondent services to their extensive network of member banks,” said Brad Miller, chief executive officer of Perimeter Internetworking. “Recommendations given by NBB are taken very seriously by their customer banks because they undertake an extensive due diligence process before establishing any type of partnership. We look forward to working together with NBB to offer their clients a dynamic yet affordable security solution, complemented by our 24/7 trained engineering staff.”

“NBB is very excited to be able to offer managed network and security services for the community banks in our market,” said Bill Voss, chief executive officer of Nebraska Bankers’ Bank. “Midwest Independent Bank, the other bankers’ bank in our holding company, has also benefited from the services of Perimeter. We believe the protection of customer information is even more important in today’s regulatory environment.”

Perimeter’s Gateway 4.0 is the fourth generation of the market’s leading Security In The Cloud solution. Gateway 4.0 combines dozens of technologies from best-of-breed vendors to create the industry’s first “business aware” perimeter security service. The Gateway security service replaces traditional firewall and IDS monitoring services with a hosted, network-based service that eliminates the need for all future capital expenditures and integration costs. Gateway 4.0 starts with a model of Perimeter’s clients’ business processes, their value to the business and the potential impacts of breach or failure. With that knowledge, Gateway 4.0 can distinguish the events that will be business impacting from the ever present noise of security technology. Gateway 4.0 provides over 60 pre-integrated network security services.

NBB was formed on Oct. 1, 2002, to give community banks a correspondent alternative. NBB is a “bankers’ bank” that provides a wide array of correspondent banking services to over 100 financial institutions in Nebraska. The Nebraska Bankers’ Bank NA became the only chartered bankers’ bank in Nebraska and only the 20th Bankers’ Bank to be chartered in the United States. Based in Lincoln, Neb., NBB’s banking services are provided exclusively to financial institutions.

Perimeter Internetworking is a leading provider of On-Demand managed security services and the pioneer of multi-threat Security In The Cloud services. Perimeter offers over 50 managed network security services including Intrusion Defense, Malicious Code Defense, Secure E-mail Services, Secure Access, Automated Compliance and Network Services. Perimeter’s centralized architecture offers best-in-class, pre-integrated technology with complete redundancy, continuous upgrades, complemented with a 24/7 engineering staff of trained subject-matter experts Perimeter ranked ninth on The Connecticut Technology Fast 50 in 2005 and fifth in 2004. In addition, Perimeter ranked 121st on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and has been profitable for the last four years.