Salix Pharmaceuticals Renews Managed IT Security Agreement With Webfargo


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Research Triangle Park, NC – July 16, 2007 – Webfargo Data Security, Inc., the Triangle’s only locally owned provider specializing in managed security services, announced today that it has once again been selected to provide IT security management services for Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP).

Webfargo has worked with Salix Pharmaceuticals for over three years, providing IT security management for both internal and perimeter network devices. “As one might expect from a growing pharmaceutical company such as Salix, IT security is a high priority,” said Tyler Salisbury, Webfargo’s Director of Sales and a corporate officer. “Our partnership with Salix has been successful due to its emphasis on the security and availability of its data and network resources.”

Warren English, Executive Director of IT at Salix agreed, saying “Webfargo has proven to be a great partner for us – their flexibility and responsiveness are second-to-none.”

The new agreement includes both proactive services, such as ongoing management of multiple IT security and network devices, as well as traditional consulting and support on an as-needed basis. “This will allow us to provide Salix the proactive work that its security policies and best practices require, while still providing on demand resources for new projects or support,” said Salisbury.

The managed services contract has grown since its inception in 2003, with the number of devices covered more than doubling and the number and type of services provided rising proportionally. “Our security needs have increased over the years, and Webfargo has been right there with us all the way,” said English. “As we manage our growing network, we have come to rely on their insight and expertise to provide us the security data and insight we need to make informed decisions.”

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About Webfargo Data Security, Inc.:
Webfargo Data Security is a leading provider of managed network security solutions to mid-size to large companies in North Carolina. Founded in 2001 by veterans of the Research Triangle technology industry, Webfargo Data Security provides tactical security services and information protection solutions that empower companies to develop and enforce security policies, set and attain security objectives, monitor and respond to network events, and protect intellectual property and critical data in the enterprise and e-business.

Webfargo’s client roster consists of noteworthy clients in the healthcare services, software, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries. For more information visit

About Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.:
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, develops and markets prescription pharmaceutical products for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Salix’s strategy is to in–license late–stage or marketed proprietary therapeutic drugs, complete any required development and regulatory submission of these products, and market them in the United States through the Company’s 150–member gastroenterology specialty sales and marketing team.

For more information visit

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Ashlie Lanning
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