Verispan Calls on Third Brigade for Added Data Protection

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Third Brigade best-of-breed security deployment helps protect Verispan's HIPAA-compliant, de-identified, patient-centric market research data used by top 50 pharmaceutical companies

Verispan is yet another example of a leading service organization recognizing the value of Third Brigade host intrusion defense for their defense-in-depth strategy

Third Brigade, a security software company specializing in host intrusion defense, today announced that Verispan, the nation's leading provider of HIPAA-compliant, de-identified, patient-centric prescription data, has implemented the Third Brigade host intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS). The system adds another level of security to Verispan's comprehensive, defense-in-depth security initiatives.

An ongoing awareness of increased online threats led Verispan to test, purchase and deploy Third Brigade Deep Security. "Third Brigade adds further layers of protection to our Network Security posture that helps us continue to meet and exceed our clients' security requirements," said Erik Sciortino, Associate Director of Network Operations for Verispan.

Mr. Sciortino highlighted performance, manageability and easy integration into Verispan's existing security environment as key advantages of the Third Brigade host intrusion detection and prevention system. Verispan uses Third Brigade's management tools, recommendation scanning and automatic update capabilities to maintain optimum protection for Verispan servers.

"Verispan is yet another example of a leading service organization recognizing the value of Third Brigade host intrusion defense for their defense-in-depth strategy," said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO, Third Brigade. "HIPS is now being added to the service customer's checklist, and we are repeatedly being selected to help the service providers deliver."

Verispan is the leading provider of de-identified, patient-centric longitudinal data delivered in near real time, as well as one of the major providers of healthcare information and services overall. It presents clients with a broad-based service company to meet the vast majority of information and analysis needs. Verispan's clients include virtually all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies (market research, managed care, marketing/brand management, sales analytics, sales operations and other functions), most of the leading biotech and medical/surgical companies, the Food and Drug Administration (to track de-identified patient-centric utilization across the industry), Wall Street, consulting firms and other healthcare-related organizations. Headquartered in Yardley, Pa., Verispan employs over 500 dedicated healthcare information professionals. The company's Web site is http://www.verispan.com.

About Third Brigade
Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) best-of-breed host intrusion defense systems protect critical data and applications, including those on virtual machines, from attacks that bypass or penetrate network defenses, and target vulnerabilities in operating systems, and enterprise and web applications. With a high performance deep packet inspection engine, Third Brigade Deep Security detects and prevents known and zero-day attacks, and provides a virtual patch for Microsoft® Windows®, Solaris™, Linux, and other Unix® hosts on physical and virtualized systems. It helps ensure regulatory compliance with PCI and other standards, and prevents costly business disruptions. Unlike others, Third Brigade provides broader, faster and simpler protection. Third Brigade. That's control.

Note: "Third Brigade", "Deep Security Solutions", and the Third Brigade logo are trademarks of Third Brigade, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information:
Laura Maio
Media & Analyst Relations
Third Brigade, Inc.
(T) 613-599-4505 x2238
(M) 613-219-2800

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