igxglobal Announces Strategic Alliance with Critical Watch

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igxglobal and Critical Watch have Partnered to Offer Vulnerability Management, PCI and integration with Intrustion Prevention

igxglobal, a recognized information technology integrator of performance and security based IT solutions announces their alliance with Critical Watch, a leading provider of security, risk and compliance management solutions.

Critical Watch's FusionVM is an award winning, patented product that automates vulnerability management and security configuration assessment so that policy compliance is sustained and critical systems are secured. FusionVM not only delivers vulnerability assessment technology spanning network devices, Web applications and databases but also streamlines back-end process steps needed to scale and execute security, risk and compliance management across multiple internal groups and audiences with varying levels of access. Delivered as a Software-as-a-Service or an appliance, and in a virtual form for consultants, FusionVM will extend igxglobal's security and risk management service capabilities and network security solutions offerings.

"igxglobal will continue to identify and provide additional value added services to our clients. We are excited about the opportunity to present the Critical Watch offerings to our customers and to be able to enhance our current portfolio of technologies and services," said Media Landry, Vice President of Sales and Partner Relations of igxglobal.

As an additional value add of the Critical Watch partnership, FusionVM offers an integration module with leading the leading Intrusion Prevention System provider, TippingPoint. This solution establishes a complete process for interconnecting the IPS and vulnerability management functionality. Specifically, the integrated solution enables companies to quickly identify network vulnerabilities within their unique environment, compare those to current IPS settings and make adjustments to those settings to ensure protection of the vulnerable hosts. As a security integrator of both FusionVM and TippingPoint IPS, igxglobal is positioned to offer this leading edge integrated solution to its customer base.

A final aspect to the partnership involves PCI compliance. As an Approved Scanning Vendor for PCI compliance, Critical Watch will also be leveraged in providing quarterly certification scans to customers needing to comply.

"Our partnership with Critical Watch has allowed us to improve our vulnerability management analysis of our clients' environment and reduce the amount of time required thereby allowing us to provide a cost savings to our customers," said Barry Johnson, Vice President of Threat Mitigation.

"Our capabilities map very well with multiple aspects of igxglobal's business so together we can give the client a streamlined, flexible approach to lower costs while improving security and sustaining compliance," said David Laizerovich, President and CEO of Critical Watch.

ABOUT CRITICAL WATCH

Critical Watch is a leading provider of patented security risk management and compliance solutions that enable a comprehensive business process for integrating vulnerability management and security configuration policy compliance across the enterprise. In addition to its FusionVM suite of appliance-based and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, Critical Watch provides PCI Compliance services as an Approved Scanning Vendor. Critical Watch clients are Global 2000 enterprises across verticals such as healthcare, financial services, state and local government, ecommerce and manufacturing. FusionVM empowers organizations to:

  • Efficiently and effectively manage business-critical risks across the enterprise
  • Establish better visibility, measurability and control over their risk and compliance process
  • Coordinate and embed a preventive process across all operational groups
  • Validate regulatory and policy compliance

Visit Critical Watch on the Web: http://www.CriticalWatch.com
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ABOUT IGXGLOBAL

igxglobal provides information technology services and solutions designed to improve the performance, infrastructure and security of our clients' operations. At igxglobal we are committed to helping our customers operate their networks with more security, efficiency and reliability. We pledge to understand your business model, your customers, and your expectations in order to provide you with the most viable information technology solution. With a customer focused approach and a comprehensive life cycle model of solutions, we will be your long term partners in ensuring the performance, infrastructure and security of your information networks. These solutions are systematically delivered in our core competencies of:

  • Threat Mitigation Services.
  • Security Products.
  • Professional Services.
  • Security Operations Services.

It is through our offerings that we address the complex problems and security challenges that our clients are struggling with. Whether your needs warrant pre or post intelligence, or the operation is handled by your resources or ours, igxglobal has the experience, expertise and knowledge to reduce your risk and simplify your approach in order to achieve predictability with security.

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