Lighting a Candle, Not Cursing the Darkness

Helping recovery efforts, honoring fallen

Waltham, MA and Boston  September 18, 2001  Even as the country attempts to psychologically recover from the shock of last week's terror attacks, there are signs that, rather than weakening America's resolve, the attacks have increased Americans' commitment to pushing through those terrible events.

In a move that allows the company to aid others even as it mourns one of its own, e-business security firm Netegrity, which lost its CFO in last Tuesday's United Flight 175 crash in New York City, has established a memorial fund in his honor. The fund was announced yesterdayday after a memorial service was held for family and friends.

Trustees of The James E. Hayden Charitable Fund will make ongoing contributions to charitable foundations in Jim Hayden's memory. Donations may be sent to The James E. Hayden Charitable Fund in care of The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

Barry Bycoff, chairman and CEO of Netegrity, said, "We feel it is our genuine responsibility to establish a fund that will continually support worthy causes on Jim's behalf. This fund also offers Netegrity employees and friends of Jim another way of preserving the memory of a valued colleague and tremendous person."

For more information about the fund, inquiries can be directed to the company at (781) 663-7348. More information can be found at the company's Web site.

In another development, OpenReach, which provides enterprise-class virtual private network (VPN) services, today announced its participation in Computerworld's Volunteer IT project to assist fellow businesses as they attempt to restore systems in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy.

In a statement, the company said, For companies whose communications infrastructure was disrupted by the terrorist attack on the U.S. and who are determined to drive the economy forward in defiance of terrorism, OpenReach will donate secure VPN communications services to connect temporary offices, displaced workers and recovery data centers. The OpenReach service will enable impacted companies to take advantage of the inherent resilience and ubiquity of the Internet to immediately and securely connect remote locations globally and domestically, in an effort to restore business practices.

"We are hopeful that, in conjunction with Computerworld's large-scale IT volunteer effort, our network-independent VPN services can help quickly rebuild the business communications infrastructure for downtown NYC," said Mark Tuomenoksa, chairman and CEO of OpenReach.

NYC businesses in need of VPN services can contact OpenReach directly at [email protected], while companies wishing to get involved with Volunteer IT by donating goods or services should contact Computerworld at