Masergy’s Global DataGuard Receives Industry Innovation Award for Architecture-Based Enterprise UTM Products and Services

Masergy’s Global DataGuard Receives Industry Innovation Award for Architecture-Based Enterprise UTM Products and Services

SC Magazine Recognizes Innovation in Unified Threat Management Category

Dallas, Texas, January 12, 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 SC Magazine, a Haymarket Media Inc. publication and the longest established IT security title in the United States, has recognized Global DataGuard for its industry innovation in the unified threat management category. In its second year, this annual awards feature takes a strategic look ahead at who the industry’s innovators are and helps answer the question, “if we are going to buy security tools over the next twelve to eighteen months, what should we be looking at?”

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of the IT security space through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies.

Global DataGuard’s award-winning, industrial-strength Enterprise UTM products are available in two versions, both architecturally-based and powered by a patented behavioral analysis and correlation engine. The Enterprise UTM++ suite of products enables true subsystem integration and intelligent, adaptive information sharing/correlation of detected threats and alerts with detected vulnerabilities between all application subsystems and appliances. This level of integration provides long-term context to threats and provides early warnings of threats and attack reconnaissance that other products cannot see. Application modules can be deployed as part of a complete security infrastructure or they can be added incrementally, over time, as an organization’s business and network requirements change. Further, Global DataGuard’s holistic approach to compliance ensures that customers can efficiently achieve and maintain ongoing regulatory compliance within their unique vertical markets, whether it’s for PCI, SOX, HIPAA, NERC CIP, NCUA or FISMA standards.

The All-n-One Security Module (ASM) for Enterprise UTM offers the same architecture-based applications in a single appliance, enabling SMB/SME customers to enjoy enterprise-class security at a fraction of the cost of stand-alone security products or loosely bundled security offerings. Complete with license-enabled application upgrades, the ASM includes firewall, antivirus and anti-SPAM protection; web content filter; IP reputation; intrusion detection and prevention systems; network behavioral analysis (NBA) and correlation; vulnerability scanning; threat management, network access control and monitoring; and log management and monitoring.

Both the Enterprise UTM++ security suite and the ASM are backed by 24/7 managed or co-managed services that enable businesses to cost-effectively allocate internal resources and outsource network security requirements based on demand – whether it’s for off-hours, holidays or customized timeframes based on a company’s peak management requirements. With or without a contract, Global DataGuard’s managed security services can provide real-time visibility, control and oversight of an organization’s entire security environment, while providing significant cost savings in capital expenditures, training and staffing.
“We have years of experience in providing managed services and this expertise is the foundation upon which our purpose-built architecture is based,” stated Scott Paly, chief executive officer for Global DataGuard. “This award highlights our continued commitment to provide customers with unrivaled, actionable and predictive Enterprise UTM products and services that are both scalable and extremely cost-competitive.”