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US Army's NETCOM Adds IPS, Security Mgt

US Army NETCOM awards NitroSecurity $3M contract

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- NitroSecurity, Inc. (http://www.nitrosecurity.com), a provider of hardware and software products for the information security monitoring, analysis and protection of computer networks, today announced that the NETCOM (Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command) division of the United States Army signed a contract totaling $3,068,305 for NitroGuard IPS and NitroView ESM to help guard its network. The NitroSecurity solutions were selected as part of the effort to defend the Army’s LandWarNet enterprise across the full spectrum of network-centric operations.

NETCOM evaluated multiple IPS solutions that all underwent a rigorous test and evaluation process, and selected NitroGuard IPS and NitroView ESM based on performance, scalability and ability to meet the defined testing and acceptance criteria. NitroSecurity solutions possess all of the mandatory requirements set forth by NETCOM, including Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capability, superior technical and maintenance support, and in-depth training on the system. Additionally, NitroSecurity meets NETCOM’s requirement for certification and accreditation. The Company recently achieved security certifications to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 3 certification (EAL 3) under the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for NitroGuard IPS as well as NitroView Enterprise Security Manager (ESM).

NitroGuard IPS actively protects networks from an array of security attacks, including viruses, worms, spyware, Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks and other forms of malware, by identifying and neutralizing threats in real-time. NitroView ESM’s forensic security event monitoring, network behavior and anomaly analysis, and reporting capabilities works in conjunction with NitroGuard IPS to enable NETCOM to take a proactive stance in securing its network perimeter.

“We worked extremely hard to meet the requirements necessary to reach Common Criteria Certification for our family of products in order to effectively service the government sector,” said Ken Levine, chief executive officer, NitroSecurity. “NETCOM has a meticulous evaluation process when considering new vendors and we are proud to have succeeded in meeting their demands. We commend the measures NETCOM is taking to protect its network and look forward to a long relationship.”

NitroSecurity Inc.

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