|[November 19, 2012]
Accuvant Selected as GSN 2012 Homeland Security Award Finalist for Best Anti-Malware Solution
DENVER --(Business Wire)--
Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner
delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise and
government clients, today announced that it has been named as a finalist
in the Best Anti-Malware Solution category for the Government
Security News (GSN) 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program. Accuvant
was chosen for its Malware Emergency Response (MER) service, which helps
private and public entities identify and remediate malware outbreaks.
"Federal, state, and local agencies across the country must defend
themselves against an increasing matrix of international cyber threats,
while complying with regulatory requirements and dealing with cost
constraints," said Jeff Horne, Accuvant LABS director. "Our malware
emergency response service provides a quick and comprehensive response
when organizations are faced with a malware outbreak that causes loss of
services and integrity of data, or a high-level APT (News - Alert)-style threat
focusing on loss of personal identifiable information and intellectual
data. The combination of proven hardware and software solutions with our
world-class expertise and proprietary-phased approach makes our offering
the most effective malware emergency response service on the market
today. We are honored to be recognized by GSN for this service."
With each MER engagement, Accuvant experts identify the malware present
on an organization's network, as well as the impact and the risk that
malware poses to that organization. After we clean the malware from the
infected systems, our team locates and removes backdoors to prevent
re-compromise. Finally, we meet with the organization to discuss the
precautions that can be taken to minimize the possibilities of future
attacks and outline the steps that can be taken to more quickly respond
in the event that the network is compromised again.
The 4th annual Homeland Security Awards Program, organized by GSN,
recognizes the public-private collaboration that makes up the nation's
homeland security apparatus by presenting awards to leading vendors of
IT and physical security products and solutions, and to federal, state,
county and municipal agencies for notable achievements in government
programs, projects, strategies and initiatives. Winners will be unveiled
and honored at GSN's 2012 Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 29
at the Washington, DC Convention Center.
Accuvant is the only research-driven information security partner
delivering alignment between IT security and business objectives,
clarity to complex security challenges and confidence in complex
Based on our clients' unique requirements, Accuvant assesses, architects
and implements the policies, procedures and technologies that most
efficiently and effectively protect valuable data assets.
Since 2002, more than 4,500 organizations, including half of the Fortune
100 and 800 federal, state and local entities, have trusted Accuvant
with their security challenges. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has
offices across the United States and Canada. For more information,
please visit www.accuvant.com,
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