Masergy’s Global DataGuard Gains Industry Recognition for Ground-breaking Integrated Network Security Products

Masergy’s Global DataGuard Gains Industry Recognition for Ground-breaking Integrated Network Security Products

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DALLAS – September 4th, 2007 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – The premier provider of Security Risk Management (SRM) solutions for mid-to-enterprise-sized businesses, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, a worldwide expert in the information security industry, has bestowed on the company three Tomorrow.s Technology Today 2007 awards for its unrivaled Network Security Zones. (NSZ) solution. An integrated system within Global DataGuard.s Security Risk Management (SRM) architecture, the intelligent, behavioral-based NSZ solution took top honors in three distinct categories: Security Risk Management, Network Security and Unified Security.

Editors of the Info Security Products Guide publication continuously research and analyze products and technology from more than 418 vendors worldwide. With the Tomorrow.s Technology Today awards, they recognize an elite group of vendors who set the standard for innovation in the information security arena. The Global DataGuard NSZ system was recognized in multiple categories for its ability to do what no other security products can do without costly, complex and time-consuming network rearchitecture.

“The Global DataGuard SRM solution continues to exceed industry expectations with its unparalleled adaptive, behavioral-based applications security infrastructure”, noted Dean A. Trumbull, chief operating officer for Global DataGuard. “These awards are further acknowledgment that our SRM solutions platform is the best choice for customers who require comprehensive, actionable information to prevent security intrusions; simple and effective security administration; and the lowest total cost of ownership for their comprehensive security needs.”

Global Access Without Security Compromise
The NSZ system enables customers to define secure boundaries across multiple systems and disciplines. This allows businesses to securely and effectively manage and monitor access to information and applications while delivering unimpeded online services to its employees, customers and suppliers. Simply put, the NSZ system defines what an individual can access within the network, at what time and from which location. Any violation of established boundaries will generate an unauthorized access alert.

With actionable, pre-emptive network security features, the NSZ system is an easy-to-use and cost-effective alternative to the burdensome and expensive Network Access Control and Identity and Access Management solutions on the market today. As the first network access control & monitoring solution based solely on behavioral network analysis and correlation, the NSZ system also:

  • Supports DHCP environments where it.s necessary to track individual users or hosts independent of their IP addresses
  • Protects against various network intrusions and illicit access, whether from inside or out
  • Enables fast response to accommodate changing relationships
  • Is administered through an easy-to-use Security Dashboard, giving an instant business intelligence view of a company.s corporate security posture
  • Provides a clear path to enhanced compliance and auditing requirements
  • Handles security/access for remote and mobile workers
  • Works with drag-and-drop simplicity

Security Risk Management – A Complete Solution
The NSZ system features are inherent in Global DataGuard.s Security Risk Management solution . a fully integrated suite of security technologies that enable businesses to understand where their networks are vulnerable, who may be attempting unauthorized access, and what choices are available for preventing network security problems. The SRM architecture consists of integrated security layers that include intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), behavioral analysis, network access monitoring, event and global threat correlation, vulnerability scanning, vendor alerts, an asset database, and a security dashboard. Each layer complements the others, utilizing intelligent behavioral analysis and correlations capabilities to adaptively learn and enhance its security capabilities on a continuous basis. The result is early warning of threats other solutions cannot see; far fewer false positives; substantial cost savings; more thorough compliance and the ability to manage a company.s total information security environment with one console.

About Silicon Valley Communications Awards
Info Security Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications, plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of their choices when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant about staying informed of security threats preventative measures. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

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