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HBGary Federal And Palantir Technologies Partner To Provide Enhanced Cyber-based Threat Intelligence

Aim is to help federal government better protect our national cyber infrastructure

Washington, D.C.--- January 25, 2010 -- Today HBGary Federal, a leading provider of expert classified cybersecurity services to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and other U.S. government agencies, announced a new partnership with Palantir Technologies. Together, HBGary Federal and Palantir will provide enhanced threat intelligence, including the origin of today's global cybersecurity threats, so the federal government can better protect our national cyber infrastructure.

"It is our vision to bring together the best cyber intelligence and analysis technologies with some of the brightest malware and threat intelligence analysts and develop a cooperative capability that can make significant contributions to the national capabilities in threat intelligence and attribution," said Aaron Barr, CEO of HBGary Federal. "Palantir is well-respected in the government market and is a natural partner for us."

Every day thousands of malware variants attack and infiltrate our national cyber infrastructure. As a result, the federal government is looking for the necessary threat intelligence to determine which threats pose the most danger and plan the right courses of action for mission assurance. By leveraging HBGary's advanced malware analysis technologies and Palantir's leading analysis toolsuite, HBGary Federal's trained threat and malware analysts can better organize and analyze malware and threat data to provide more granular threat intelligence to its government customers.

"Our customers have found it difficult to integrate all their disparate network information along with contextual information to detect and block advanced attacks," said Shreyas Vijaykumar, Palantir's Cyber Security Lead. "Palantir's ability to integrate this data coupled with HBGary's renowned forensics capability presents a compelling cybersecurity solution to government and private sector customers. We look forward to working closely with our partners at HBGary Federal in this critical security domain."

About HBGary Federal

HBGary Federal was founded in 2009 by former Northrop Grumman employees and military veterans, Aaron Barr and Ted Vera. HBGary Federal is focused on delivering HBGary's best-in-class malware analysis and incident response products and expert classified services to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and other U.S. government agencies to meet their unique, extremely dynamic cybersecurity challenges and requirements. HBGary Federal has offices in Washington D.C. and Colorado Springs offices, respectively. For more information on HBGary Federal, please visit http://www.hbgary.com.

About Palantir

The company's two products, Palantir Government and Palantir Finance, are platforms that encompass the entire analysis stack, including data integration, search & discovery, knowledge management, and collaboration across the enterprise. The platforms support many kinds of data including structured, unstructured, relational, temporal, and geospatial,. Palantir's products are core components of any organization's intelligence infrastructure built for real-time analysis with a focus on security, scalability, ease of use, and collaboration.

Palantir is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with offices in Tyson's Corner, VA.

Karen Burke

On Behalf of HBGary Federal

650-814-3764

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