Lightspeed Systems Security Agent Receives Checkmark Certification from West Coast Labs

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In the Antivirus Desktop category, the Lightspeed Systems solution receives highly-regarded accreditation

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We're pleased to be a part of the Checkmark Certification and to assure current and future customers that our Security Agent is able to protect against the evolving threat landscape.

West Coast Labs provides a wide range of product testing and technical consultancy services, specializing in functionality testing, performance validation and its Checkmark Certification for information security solutions.

On March 30, 2011 the Lightspeed Systems Security Agent received this significant certification. "When it comes to antivirus solutions, which can have a significant impact on the security and availability of a network, customers need access to objective information. We're pleased to be a part of the Checkmark Certification and to assure current and future customers that our Security Agent is able to protect against the evolving threat landscape," reports Lightspeed Systems Chief Technology Officer Rob Chambers.

The Checkmark Certification System is one of the world's leading certification systems, providing a certified assessment of functionality and performance across a wide range of technologies, and assuring that products and services perform to industry accepted standards. It combines a number of certification categories with peer review of testing criteria to ensure that certification is an accurate reflection of real world requirements.

David Calabrese, Technology Director at Memphis Independent School District in Texas shares, "I'm not surprised that the Lightspeed Security Agent received this certification. It has been a powerful solution to combat security threats on our school network."

Part of the company's line of solutions for school networks, the Lightspeed Security Agent is installed on the desktop to provide ongoing protection against viruses, spyware, and malware through a comprehensive virus signature database, application integrity checking, and registry monitoring.

Through the inclusion of the Security Agent in the Checkmark Certification, Lightspeed Systems joins some of the world's leading security vendors, including McAfee, Kaspersky, Symantec, Trend Micro, and Microsoft.

Recognizing that when a security issue does arise, rapid response and expert intervention are key to containing and resolving the problem, Lightspeed Systems has a dedicated team of security experts, the Antivirus (AV) Strike Force, to escalate virus and malware detection and response. The specialized squad responds quickly to virus-related issues to help school network administrators stay apprised of threats and protect computers and files. As Joel Heinrichs, Lightspeed Systems CEO, says, "Powerful, proactive prevention is the first step, and that's what our Security Agent provides. But especially with security issues, it's essential that districts be able to quickly reach a live person for support. That's what our AV Strike Force delivers."

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Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,000 school districts for more than 7 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last four years. But more than what we've done, we're interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit


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