Masergy’s Global DataGuard Introduces Network Security Exchange Program

Masergy’s Global DataGuard Introduces Network Security Exchange Program

Program Extends Security Budgets and Offers Unsurpassed Data Breach Prevention Technology

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Dallas, Texas, May 25, 2010 – Global DataGuard®, the premier provider of network behavior analysis-based (NBA)Unified Enterprise Security™, today announced the Network Security Exchange Program. This offer enables a business to trade-in any existing intrusion prevention system, vulnerability scanner, network behavior analysis appliance, log management or security information and event management system and receive credit toward the purchase of a Global DataGuard industrial-strength, unified security system that’s backed by 24/7Managed Security Services. This program is designed to assist companies who 1) are looking for a better way to provide security than by managing disparate security products that fail to ‘connect the dots’ and are inadequate to ensure compliance and prevent data leakage; 2) need to reduce expensive maintenance fees, labor costs and management of multiple vendors; and 3) require a cost-effective way to supplement existing IT security resources and provide holistic visibility, control and oversight of their entire security environment.

With the Network Security Exchange Program, Global DataGuard is making it easier and more affordable for businesses to migrate toward a unified security platform by allowing a company to receive credit on the original purchase price of each existing security appliance exchanged for a Global DataGuard application module, less 20% for every year of use. As an example, a $10,000 IPS system currently in use for two years within a company’s network environment will receive a $6,000 (U.S.) credit toward the purchase of a Global DataGuard DPM (Intrusion Detection and Prevention Module). An IPS system that has been in use for four years or more will receive an automatic $2000 credit toward the purchase of a new Global DataGuard DPM system. Credit will be applied toward new purchases, up to a maximum of 40% off the MSRP of a comparable Global DataGuard system.

“The goal of the Network Security Exchange Program is to help an organization’s IT staff streamline their security management practices, improve network protection and reduce financial and human resource costs,” stated Scott Paly, co-founder and chief executive officer for Global DataGuard. “By combining the systemic integration capabilities of a security architecture with the adaptive and predictive data sharing, tracking and analysis capabilities of our patented, network behavior analysis and correlation engine, Global DataGuard products and services can provide long-term analysis and continuous correlation of data across a wide variety of access points to proactively track and block the transmission of highly sensitive customer, employee and corporate information.”

Detecting Long-Term Stealth Attacks
Although spending for security-related products rose to more than 14.7 billion dollars in 2009 according to Forrester, high profile security breaches remain prevalent. Industry analysts believe this trend is due in part to the fact that most network security technology relies heavily on “signature detection” to identify malicious traffic. Since security appliances are able to load roughly 5% of currently available signatures (approximately 1500), networks remain 95% exposed to well known attack methods and vulnerable to any new stealth attacks.

Many businesses now realize that a network breach is not a singular event that occurs during a brief period of time, and that the majority of successful breaches are preceded by a series of successive reconnaissance activities, intentionally spanning days, weeks and even months in an effort to avoid detection. Unfortunately, most discrete security appliances cannot successfully prevent these types of security breaches because 1) signature-only detection is inadequate to address long-term stealth attacks; 2) there are many disparate security appliances employed within a typical network infrastructure, and these stove-piped devices cannot connect the dots between an impending attack and its related reconnaissance activity, which can span hours, days, weeks, and even months; and 3) the majority of security products in use today are reactive and focused on explaining what happened, instead of tracking reconnaissance activity and detecting threats before they happen.

Unified Security Anywhere
By creating a security infrastructure that’s built from the ground up utilizing a network behavior analysis and correlation engine, all of Global DataGuard’s award-winning security applications are able to work together, sharing and correlating information across every application subsystem so that users get a deeper context to threats and attack reconnaissance and can manage these types of instances proactively, before they have a chance to harm critical systems. With unified administration, monitoring and reporting, an integrated network security ticketing system and world-class managed security services, Global DataGuard’s holistic approach to security provides for earlier warnings of threats, helps to reduce false positives, and enables unparalleled management of a company’s total information security environment.

The company’s Unified Enterprise Security™ portfolio includes intrusion detection and prevention; network behavioral analysis and correlation; vulnerability scanning; threat management; network access and policy management; and log management and monitoring. Custom configurations can be designed and priced based on an organization’s unique network requirements. In addition, Global DataGuard’s customizable security suite and managed security services are available through a 30-day free product and services evaluation to qualified organizations. Companies interested in this ‘no-cost’ trial offer may request additional information by contacting Global DataGuard at 972.980.1444, x226, or by completing a request for information on the Contact Us section of the Global DataGuard website.

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