CitiStreet Deploys Third Brigade Host Intrusion Defense System

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Benefits provider protects servers from attacks and ensures compliance.

The financial services sector is demanding when it comes to IT security

Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com)], a security software company that specializes in host intrusion defense systems , today announced the deployment of its software by CitiStreet.

CitiStreet is one of the largest and most experienced global benefits providers servicing over 11 million plan participants across all markets, with $200 billion in assets under administration in the US for defined contribution, defined benefit and health and welfare plans of corporate, government, health care, Taft-Hartley and not-for-profit organizations. CitiStreet, a joint venture between State Street Corp. and Citigroup, brings together the unique expertise and strengths of two trusted financial institutions.

“Protecting mission critical servers is a top priority for us,” said Jim Bearce, Technical Information Security Officer of CitiStreet. “After rigorously evaluating the leading alternatives over an extended period of time, we concluded that Third Brigade provides the most effective, deployable solution, and backs it up with highly responsive, professional support. Third Brigade software will allow us to provide additional security which builds upon our existing network and host-based security controls. “

Third Brigade’s host intrusion defense system uses deep packet inspection to detect and prevent known and zero-day attacks. It is quickly becoming a standard part of the server build in companies that have a defense-in-depth strategy and recognize the need to stay ahead of the latest threats.

Third Brigade allows CitiStreet to meet its corporate compliance requirements, and its customers’ requirements to comply with tough industry regulations such as the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

“The financial services sector is demanding when it comes to IT security,” said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade. “But our open architecture allows companies to readily integrate host-based intrusion defense with security information and event management (SIEM) and other infrastructure investments, to create their own security rules, and to have complete visibility of the defense process.”

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing intrusion defense systems to financial services, health care, government, telecommunications and other organizations that need to detect and 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 others, Third Brigade software is not intrusive: it is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That’s control.

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Third Brigade, Inc.

(T) 613-599-4505 x2238

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