WALTHAM, Mass., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions announced that it has joined the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). Under this industry partnership program, General Dynamics Fidelis will receive advanced information from Microsoft about their monthly security bulletins, allowing the team to anticipate emerging threats and provide faster and more comprehensive protection for Fidelis XPS customers.
"In today's fight against advanced cyber adversaries, it's important that we arm our customers with the best defense possible, and collaboration across the entire cybersecurity community is a critical part of that defense," said Peter George, president, General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions. "Together with Microsoft we will provide our customers with the technologies and intelligence to protect their enterprise and fight the bad actors."
By having access to detailed vulnerability information before Microsoft publicly releases its security bulletins, General Dynamics Fidelis can more efficiently and effectively protect Fidelis XPS customers. With the information shared in a secure and confidential manner to prevent it from being used maliciously, it provides protections for mutual customers during the window between the release of security updates and customers applying them to their system. This advanced protection also enables General Dynamics Fidelis to quickly address and mitigate vulnerabilities, further preventing, detecting and ultimately stopping cyber-attacks across the entire threat lifecycle.
"Members of the MAPP share our passion for industry collaboration to protect a world full of Internet users," said Jerry Bryant, senior security lead for the Microsoft Active Protections Program, Microsoft Corp. "No one company can accomplish this by itself. That is why we are working with General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions to advance and improve security."
Built on General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions' patented Deep Session Inspection® platform, Fidelis XPS is an industry leading network security appliance that delivers network visibility, analysis and control over all ports and all channels in real-time, to defend against advanced threats and prevent the possibility of a data breach on multi-gigabit-speed networks. Deployed as a context-aware network appliance, Fidelis XPS gives global enterprises and government agencies the ability to see, study and stop advanced threats during all phases of the threat lifecycle.
General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, services and expertise to combat today's sophisticated advanced threats and prevent data breaches. Our commercial enterprise and government customers around the globe can face advanced threats with confidence through use of our Network Defense and Forensics Services, delivered by a team of security professionals with decades of hands-on experience, and our award-winning Fidelis XPS Advanced Threat Defense products, which provide visibility and control over the entire threat life cycle. To learn more about General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, please visit www.fidelissecurity.com.
For more information on Microsoft Active Protections Program, please visit http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/dn467924.aspx.
General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions is a part of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD