This year's Infosecurity event held at London Olympia saw a deluge of announcements from attending companies.Security software company Netegrity used the industry event to announce a deal with the UK Police force that will see the company's Siteminder software employed to provide secure access to crime data. Also at the event, ebusiness security software company Arcot Systems released its first access control server called AccessFort. Schlumberger, who recently bought smartcard manufacturer Bull, announced a web support portal for PC users and IT managers which will give access to self-healing tools and self-service information - cutting the need for human technical support. 5GM also demonstrated what it claims is the first BSI PD5000 industry standard for encrypted email transfer across the internet. Cable and Wireless demonstrated its public key infrastructure (PKI) solution for internet protocol virtual private networks (IP-VPN) saying the product, to be launched in within the next five months, will give it the edge over its rivals by centrally storing keys and certificates. News also breaking at the event saw a false start for Argus Systems' $50,000 challenge to hackers. Argus invited hackers to try and break into a web server protected by its PitBull product, hadn't accounted for a team of Polish hackers who claimed the prize before the doors of the show had even opened (http://www.silicon.com/a43990 ). Baltimore Technologies also announced a deal with London's Metropolitan Police Force (http://www.silicon.com/a44045 ) to provide a PKI system that will allow officers within the Met to access sensitive information in a secure fashion.