Info Security Products Guide Recognizes Masergy’s Global DataGuard With 2009 Best Deployment Scenario Award

Info Security Products Guide Recognizes Masergy’s Global DataGuard With 2009 Best Deployment Scenario Award

Network Behavior Analysis-Based Security Architecture Honored in Managed Security Services Category

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Dallas, Texas, September 28, 2009 – Global DataGuard®, the premier provider of network behavior analysis-based Enterprise Unified Threat Management for small and medium business to large enterprise environments today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies, has named Global DataGuard a winner of the 2009 ‘Best Deployment Scenario’ Award in the Managed Security Services category.

This prestigious award recognizes security vendors with advanced, ground-breaking solutions that are helping to set the bar higher for others in all areas of information security. The Global DataGuard case study was selected based on real-world solution deployments that are making the most positive impact on security in today’s highly sophisticated and blended attacks environment, according to Info Security Products Guide. “The most powerful message that security vendors can ever give to prove their capabilities and continued commitment to solving customers’ security needs is through successful deployments,” stated Rake Narang, editor-in-chief of Info Security Products Guide.

In the Global DataGuard deployment scenario, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned banks decided to simultaneously evaluate and compare their incumbent MSSP provider against Global DataGuard as part of a scheduled assessment of commercially available managed security services providers (MSSPs). Both vendors’ product suites and managed service organizations ran side-by-side to provide an objective evaluation against the bank’s network infrastructure and business requirements. After an extensive month-long review, the bank chose Global DataGuard’s Enterprise UTM++® and managed security services offerings because “they provided superior network security coverage and better service at a lower total cost.” The bank’s final determination: “we strongly recommend Global DataGuard as our preferred Managed Security Services Provider.”

“Global DataGuard’s successful deployment within this national financial institution underscores a growing movement within the industry toward unification of security applications and managed services across an architecture-based platform,” noted Scott Paly, co-founder and chief executive officer of Global DataGuard. “This case study further highlights the substantial cost savings and service benefits achievable via an end-to-end security system that can integrate, manage and support a company’s total network security infrastructure.”

The Enterprise UTM++ is based on a systemic security architecture that utilizes patented network behavior analysis as the enabling technology – so security applications can work together, sharing and correlating information across all application subsystems to provide a deeper, historical context to threats and attack reconnaissance. This helps organizations to manage attacks proactively, before they have a chance to harm critical systems. The Enterprise UTM++ is also backed by 24/7 managed or co-managed services that typically cost less than one full-time employee, can be purchased with or without a contract, and provide real-time visibility, control and oversight of an organization’s entire security environment, while enabling significant savings in capital expenditures, training and staffing.

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