Prominent Arizona Health Insurer Selects Third Brigade's Host-based Intrusion Prevention System

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Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com), a security software company that specializes in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced Deep Security, its host-based IPS, has been selected by one of the largest health insurers in the state of Arizona, serving 1.5 million residents.

Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com), a security software company that specializes in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced Deep Security, its host-based IPS, has been selected by one of the largest health insurers in the state of Arizona, serving 1.5 million residents.

Health insurers rely heavily on critical systems to process millions of member transactions. And like most payors, this company’s systems are increasingly accessible via the Internet, as it extends its applications to members, providers and other partners. As a result it’s become more challenging and important to protect the availability and integrity of these systems, and the confidentially of sensitive data. Host-based IPS is a security best-practice and complements the company’s defense-in-depth strategy.

“Third Brigade Deep Security will protect our Windows, Linux and other hosts, and allows us to proactively shield vulnerabilities in these critical servers from targeted attacks until patches can be deployed.” said the CTO of the insurer. “We were particularly impressed with the management system in Third Brigade’s product: it’s powerful, flexible and intuitive, and will help minimize administration costs.”

Third Brigade Deep Security protects the platforms and applications upon which businesses rely. It includes powerful, preconfigured security profiles for over 80 different critical software applications, on three different platforms (Windows, Linux and Unix), from dozens of vendors. The protected applications include databases, email servers, and web server infrastructure from vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Novell, HP, Apache and SendMail. Additional out-of-the-box rules provide immediate protection for custom-built software applications.

“Third Brigade’s IPS was designed to support businesses that have large, processing-intensive, dynamic and heterogeneous IT environments,” said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade. “Our unique approach, which uses host-based deep packet inspection, also dramatically shortens the time-to-protection for organizations, while reducing the day-to-day operating costs typically associated with host-based IPS.”

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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