SOURCE: Reconnex

December 12, 2007 08:00 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Chooses Reconnex iGuard to Find and Protect Its Intellectual Property

Reconnex Appliance Helps Company Find IP Automatically and Control Where It Goes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Reconnex, the leader in data loss prevention (DLP) appliances, today announced that AMERICAN SYSTEMS of Chantilly, VA, has purchased the Reconnex iGuard DLP appliance to understand what its intellectual property (IP) and other sensitive and private data is, and where it is going. As a provider of systems engineering, technical, and managed services to government and private sector customers with approximately 1,500 employees in 21 offices and 125 field sites, AMERICAN SYSTEMS must have a way to identify and control its IP.

"AMERICAN SYSTEMS chose Reconnex over Vontu and Vericept for a number of reasons," said Brian Neely, CIO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "Because the Reconnex iGuard is an appliance, it's easy to install, manage, and maintain. In addition, the company's Data-in-Motion solution offers the most thorough coverage and complete visibility; we can scan network traffic across all protocols, all content types, and all ports in real time -- there's no sampling. IP can't slip through the net."

Reconnex Data-in-Motion leverages the purpose-built iGuard to classify and index incoming and outgoing traffic in real time. This traffic is then analyzed against a series of information rules to determine where broken business processes may exist or detect the presence of a leak of sensitive information. This ensures that corporate resources are used in a way that conforms to corporate acceptable use policies. The iGuard appliance also incorporates learning applications that can identify what information needs protection, to radically simplify and shorten the data protection processes.

"Reconnex's learning applications are an important reason why we chose the iGuard," said Wesley Ward, director of information security at AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "We generate and use huge amounts of IP, and having to identify and tag all of it manually would be a massive and time-consuming undertaking. Now all we have to do it let the iGuard know what to look for, and it can find it quickly and automatically."

"By deploying the Reconnex iGuard DLP appliance at network ingress and egress points, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is ensuring its IP receives the deepest and broadest protection possible," said Faizel Lakhani, vice president of marketing at Reconnex. "In addition, the iGuard's flexibility allows the company to move quickly to protect new IP as it is developed."


Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,500 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, DC, suburb of Chantilly, VA, the company provides systems engineering, technical and managed services to government and enterprise customers. AMERICAN SYSTEMS was named "Contractor of the Year" at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards in October 2007. For more information, please visit:

About Reconnex

Reconnex's award-winning data loss prevention appliances are designed for any organization -- including enterprises, government agencies, or educational institutions -- that wants to protect its brand, maintain compliance, or secure sensitive information. Reconnex delivers accurate protection against known data-loss threats and provides the only solution that automatically learns of and defends against new threats as they evolve. A privately held company based in Silicon Valley, Calif., Reconnex protects information for over one million users today.

For more information about Reconnex, please visit or call 866-940-4590.

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