Masergy’s Global DataGuard Named a Finalist in Cloud Security Category for 2011 Product Innovation Award

Masergy’s Global DataGuard Named a Finalist in Cloud Security Category for 2011 Product Innovation Award

ASM Recognized as Innovative Technology for Virtualized Unified Security Environments

Addison, Texas, August 9, 2011 – Global DataGuard®, the premier provider of network behavior analysis-based (NBA) Unified Enterprise Security ™(UES), today announced that the VMware®-enabled All-n-One Security Module™ (ASM) has been named a finalist for the 3rd Annual 2011 Golden Bridge Awards in the Cloud Security category. The first hardware appliance of its kind, the ASM™ system combines Global DataGuard’s entire unified cloud security suite – including adaptive Network Behavior Analysis and Correlation, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Vulnerability Scanning and Management, prioritized Threat Management for network, global and vendor threats & vulnerabilities, Security and Event Log Management and Monitoring, and Network Access and Policy Monitoring – into a single virtual server with a complete managed security service infrastructure that includes a unified console and a built-in ticketing system. The ASM can be provisioned to secure public, private and hybrid cloud environments as well as physical LAN/WAN environments and is capable of unifying security for multi-locational networks.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world.s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world.

“We are pleased that the All-n-One Security Module has been named a finalist for this esteemed industry and peer award,” stated Scott Paly, chief executive officer for Global DataGuard. “Based on continuous dialogue with senior executives at Fortune 2000 companies, it’s apparent that most network ecosystems will be a blend of physical, virtual and cloud technologies for the foreseeable future. This industry need is reflected in the design of the All-n-One Security Module, helping customers not only achieve greater IT security control of whatever mix of physical and virtual infrastructure their network utilizes, but also reduce overall IT-related costs in capital expenditures, IT staffing and training.”

Adaptive, Predictive, Proven
Global DataGuard’s simple-to-install Unified Enterprise Security platform enables industrial-strength security applications to share and correlate massive amounts of data over long periods of time across multiple security subsystems, so customers have visibility into reconnaissance activity and are able to take preventive steps to defend against new zero-day vulnerabilities, evolving hacker tools and Advanced Persistent Threats. It.s also backed by 24/7 Managed Security and Professional Services that can help any organization effectively outsource network security requirements at a cost that.s typically less than one full-time employee. With unified administration, monitoring and reporting and an integrated network security ticketing system, Global DataGuard’s holistic approach to security provides for the earliest warnings of threats, dramatically reduces false positives, and enables unparalleled management of a company’s total information security environment.

This customizable security suite, together with managed security services, is available through a30-day free product and services evaluationto qualified organizations. Companies interested in this ‘no-cost’ trial offer can 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 web site.

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best Products, Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at