Retina is an ideal network security platform for reporting on threats that may compromise IT systems, said Kevin Hickey, eEye CEO
IRVINE, CA (PRWEB) March 1, 2010
eEye Digital Security, a provider of unified vulnerability management and compliance solutions, today announced it was selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as the vendor of choice for providing critical vulnerability management, assessment and remediation. The contractual relationship between eEye and the DoD dates back to 2004 and includes renewal terms for the foreseeable future. eEye will deploy its award-winning Retina vulnerability management and assessment technology and provide consulting services via its research team.
eEye is working with BAE Systems, a global defense, security, and aerospace company and prime contractor to the Defense Information Systems Agency on the vulnerability management solution. With approximately 107,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' reported sales of US $36.2 billion in 2009.
eEye has been a leader in identifying zero-day threats and critical vulnerabilities, helping the DoD protect against the latest threats including USB social engineering attacks that have recently plagued networks, as documented on the 60 minutes TV segment, “Sabotaging the System." This CBS program reported how sections of Brazil’s electrical grid were shut down by hackers, and how the state government of Virginia was victimized by a cyber- extortion scheme.
An article published in Defense Systems covered a new policy directive concerning information sharing between the DoD and unclassified private sector networks. Several major policy initiatives, issued by Cheryl Roby, the DoD’s chief information officer, called for establishing a standard for reporting, sharing, and responding to cyber attacks or threats.
“Retina is an ideal network security platform for reporting on threats that may compromise IT systems,” said Kevin Hickey, eEye CEO. “We are closely aligned with the DoD’s IT security objectives and have developed the technology specific to their requirements. When pointed to any IP addressed device, Retina has the power to immediately target vulnerabilities and generate detailed reports that meet strict government-mandated compliance requirements. We are fortunate to have a long established history of working successfully with the DoD and will for years to come.”
The award-winning suite of powerful Retina security solutions identify known and zero day vulnerabilities and provide security risk assessment, enabling security best practices, policy enforcement, and regulatory audits. eEye has been providing security technology and services to state and federal government agencies for more than 10 years.
The eEye research team conducts monthly Vulnerability Expert Forums (VEFs) that provide analysis on recently announced zero-day threats and critical vulnerabilities from Microsoft and other major software vendors. Open and free to the public, VEFs are held monthly. Register for the next Vulnerability Expert Forum.
About eEye Digital Security
Founded in 1998, eEye Digital Security is a leader in vulnerability management and compliance, providing the only unified solution that integrates assessment, mitigation and protection into a complete offering. eEye enables secure and compliant computing through world-renowned research and is consistently the first to identify and protect systems from zero-day threats. eEye is a trusted advisor providing network security education; product deployment services and enterprise-wide integration.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009, BAE Systems reported sales of US$ 36.2 billion.
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