Aberdeen Positions Masergy’s Global DataGuard in Research Brief Highlighting Network Behavior Analysis as Enabling Technology among ‘Best-in-Class’ Organizations

Aberdeen Positions Masergy’s Global DataGuard in Research Brief Highlighting Network Behavior Analysis as Enabling Technology among ‘Best-in-Class’ Organizations

Top Performing Companies View Unified Security and Compliance as Strategic Programs

Dallas, Texas, December 7, 2009 – Global DataGuard®, the premier provider of network behavior analysis-based (NBA) Enterprise Unified Threat Management for small and medium businesses to large enterprise environments, today announced that AberdeenGroup has published its Research Brief on Network Behavior Analysis: Protecting by Predicting and Preventing, detailing how companies who are obtaining top results in maintaining secure, compliant and cost-effective IT infrastructures are increasingly using Network Behavior Analysis to predictively and proactively fortify their security systems against both internal and external threats.

“Solution Providers who incorporate NBA most effectively will enable their customers to improve protection by predicting and preventing emerging threats before they cause harm, rather than by merely explaining events that have already ensued,” according to Derek Brink, Vice President and Research Fellow for Aberdeen’s IT Security Division. “The industry is moving toward a more holistic and integrated approach to security and the key to realizing the benefits of such an approach lies in how effectively integrated technologies are able to share, correlate, and analyze information.”

“This report further validates the efficacy of network behavior analysis within what we believe is an inevitable industry shift from standalone products to a unified, architecture-based security platform,” stated Scott Paly, co-founder and chief executive officer for Global DataGuard. “Unified security is a strategy that other major security vendors are now adopting as their ‘call to action’ and we are pleased that Aberdeen has recognized Global DataGuard as one of the few solutions providers who offers a truly integrated security platform that incorporates network behavior analysis as an enabling technology.”

According to Aberdeen, network behavior analysis is especially well-suited for identifying new zero-day exploits and malware for which signatures have not yet been developed. Their research findings suggest that Best-in-Class organizations are far more likely toproactivelyinvestigate security incidents and threats, monitor privileged users, track suspicious behaviors and prevent data leaks. The report also notes that top performing companies “are clearly moving toward a more strategic, enterprise-wide approach to deploying and managing their IT security solutions and to integrating them with other IT security management tasks.” Aberdeen believes that such convergence will manifest itself in the establishment of a consistent architecture to facilitate integration and interoperability of multiple security technologies, as well as centralize the collection, archival, normalization, correlation, analysis, monitoring, auditing, and reportingon security and compliance-related data.

An approved PCI Scanning Vendor, Global DataGuard’s simple-to-install, network behavior analysis-based security platform enables industrial-strength security applications to share and correlate massive amounts of data over long periods of time, so customers have visibility into reconnaissance activity and are able to take preventive steps to defend against attacks from today’s cybercriminals. Global DataGuard’s Enterprise UTM++™ application suite is available now. A new version of the All-n-One Security Module™ will be available in Q2 2010. Global DataGuard’s Enterprise UTM security suite for cloud and hybrid environments will be generally available in Q1 2010. Custom configurations can be designed and priced based on an organization’s unique network requirements.

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