StillSecure Helps DoD Detect, Defend Against Malware-Infection Detachable Disk Drives

Safe Access uses 'scan-on-connect' Ttechnology with customizable scans to provide full-spectrum protection

December 4, 2008

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(Superior, Colo. " December 3, 2008) " StillSecure', provider of secure network infrastructure solutions, today announced that StillSecure Safe Access' has been protecting Department of Defense (DoD) organizations against the latest threat of malware that infects networks via fixed and removable drives. Using "scan-on-connect" technology in Safe Access, the company's award-winning NAC solution, DoD organizations can apply tests to ensure endpoint devices are free from this most recent endpoint threat to the Federal government.

Upon network connection, StillSecure's scan-on-connect technology thoroughly evaluates an endpoint device's hard drive and removable media. All fixed drives and removable drives (e.g. USBs, flash drives) can be tested, and infected devices can be remediated or quarantined, if necessary. Safe Access can also re-check devices after initial network connection.

"StillSecure has grown its presence and reputation within the Federal government because of their ability to provide immediate protection against the latest threats," said Air Force Brigadier General James Miller, Jr., who retired after 30 years in the Air Force Intelligence community and currently serves as Chairman of the StillSecure Federal Advisory Board. "Their commitment to keeping the DoD secure is evident in their fast-response to threats such as these."

"US Government systems are under attack," says Richard Stiennon, industry analyst for IT-Harvest. "Heightened vigilance, including scanning USB devices for malware, has to become standard practice."

Safe Access is currently deployed in three of the four military branches, and some DoD organizations are already using the scan with Safe Access scan-on-connect technology. Safe Access is available immediately from StillSecure and authorized resellers. It is sold as both a software and hardware appliance.

"With recent reports of high profile, nefarious attacks, national security dictates that organizations identify and isolate systems that have been infected," said Alan Shimel, Chief Strategy Officer of StillSecure. "When network security pertains to our country's national security, it is heartening to know that our Security Alert Team is doing its part to keep us safe. Our Federal government customer base depends on our constant vigilance."

About StillSecure StillSecure specializes in commercial and open source secure network infrastructure solutions. Products include network access control (NAC), intrusion detection/prevention (IDS/IPS), vulnerability management and a unified networking/security platform. By converging networking and security, StillSecure provides innovative, intuitive and affordable solutions to operate secure networks. Established in 2000, StillSecure customers range from midsize organizations to the world's largest enterprises with a strong emphasis in government, financial services, education, and healthcare. For more information visit or call 303-381-3830.

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