Workstream deploys Third Brigade’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

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On-Demand Workforce Management Software Company protects mission critical applications and sensitive HR Data from the latest security threats.

Third Brigade (, a security software company that specializes in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced the deployment of its software by Workstream Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTM). An On-Demand Enterprise Workforce Management company, Workstream provides a range of hosted HR-related applications to a growing list of customers across North America.

As a provider of hosted web-based applications for Human Resource departments, Workstream is focused on protecting its customers’ sensitive corporate and employee information used in the administration of functions such as recruitment, benefits, compensation and performance. Working with Third Brigade, Workstream customer information is effectively protected using proven, practical security approaches that ensure security of the sensitive data that is housed in the hosted environment. IPS is recognized as a security best-practice and complements the Company’s defense-in-depth strategy.

“Workstream constantly evaluates products that will further improve the performance and value proposition of our applications. Third Brigade Deep Security helps ensure the 24x7 availability of our mission-critical online applications,” said Mike Gioja, CIO at Workstream. “Third Brigade protects sensitive customer data and allows us to more quickly deliver best-of-breed products and services to our customers, while maintaining the highest security standards.”

Protecting custom-built applications from attackers that might try to exploit a known or unknown vulnerability is complex and requires a special approach. Third Brigade’s IPS is flexible and responsive: it predicts the ways in which an attacker might try to exploit a vulnerability in the system, and it proactively prevents attacks before they reach the host.

“Third Brigade’s solution was architected to support the demanding, operational requirements of companies like Workstream that have high standards and expectations with respect to the performance and availability of their custom-built applications,” said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade.

About Workstream

Workstream provides enterprise workforce management solutions and services that help companies manage the entire employee lifecycle – from recruitment to retirement. Workstream’s TalentCenter provides a unified view of all Workstream products and services including Recruitment, Benefits, Performance, Compensation, Rewards, Development and Transition. Access to TalentCenter is offered on a monthly subscription basis under an on-demand software delivery model to help companies build high performing workforces, while controlling costs. Workstream services customers including Chevron, The Gap, Home Depot, Kaiser Permanente, Motorola, Nordstrom, Samsung, Sony Music Canada, VISA and Wells Fargo. For more information visit or call toll free 1-866-470-WORK.

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data, and hosts, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade’s is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground-up for intrusion prevention, and is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That’s control.

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Third Brigade, Inc.

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