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network and data center resiliency

March 29, 2010 12:10 ET

Government Computer News Recognizes BreakingPoint With Best of FOSE Award for Network Security

BreakingPoint Cybersecurity Products Recognized for Breakthrough Innovation in Hardening Federal Cyber Infrastructure Components and Lawful Intercept Solutions

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) -  BreakingPoint announced today that the company has been awarded a Best of FOSE Award for 2010 by Government Computer News. FOSE is recognized as the most comprehensive event for government IT professionals, and the award program recognizes only the most outstanding and innovative IT products in the industry.

Nearly 100 companies at this year's FOSE conference reached the final stages for consideration as a Best of FOSE Award winner. The awards run across multiple technology categories, and this year only 15 companies were acknowledged, all of which were critically evaluated by a panel of judges and recognized as the most innovative in their category. BreakingPoint was recognized as Best of FOSE in the network security category based on four criteria:

  • Innovation. BreakingPoint exposes previously impossible-to-detect vulnerabilities within cyber infrastructure components before they are exploited to compromise sensitive data and national security. By enabling government agencies and contractors to capture a virtual "X-ray" of infrastructure components, BreakingPoint allows security officers to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses before they lead to catastrophic events. The product also provides the unique ability to measure the accuracy of deep packet inspection capabilities of lawful intercept solutions and offers significant advantages for creating real-world global-scale scenarios for today's federal cyber ranges.
  • Usability/applicability. Cybersecurity is one of the top priorities for the U.S. government, with billions invested in cyber research, defense, training and intelligence systems. According to Market Research Media Ltd., the U.S. government DPI market is projected to total $7.2 billion in 2010, with a 36% compound annual growth rate through 2015. Only BreakingPoint products produce the current, custom, global and high-performance network scenarios required for all these initiatives. With this precision instrument, customers can now harden critical cyber infrastructure to withstand crippling attacks and high-stress application load.
  • Relative performance based on specification. BreakingPoint is the only company with the ability to measure the resiliency of network devices and data centers against cyber attack. BreakingPoint validates these elements and systems using a three-slot chassis for realistic global-scale Internet traffic emulation including 100+ application protocols, 4,300+ security strikes and millions of users. BreakingPoint products also enable customers to write and generate their own custom applications and attacks.
  • Value. By delivering the equivalent of a "cyber range in a box," a single U.S. military base replaced 60 linear feet of server racks with one three-slot BreakingPoint chassis. BreakingPoint provides a high-performance breakthrough product updated consistently for the latest cyber attacks and application profiles, providing a low total cost of ownership approach to mitigating the risk of network failures, security breaches, distributed denial of service, botnet and other contemporary attacks.

BreakingPoint Hardens Government Cyber Infrastructure

As cyber attacks become alarmingly sophisticated and more frequent, government agencies are demanding a better way to harden an infrastructure never designed to be impervious to high-stress traffic. Real-world simulation of cyber attacks is the only way to expose previously impossible-to-detect vulnerabilities within cyber infrastructure components and systems before they are exploited to destroy what is most important to you -- your customer data, your assets, your reputation and even national security.

With BreakingPoint's cyber simulation engine, you can identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses within cyber infrastructure before they lead to catastrophic events. BreakingPoint enables government agencies and contractors to harden critical cyber infrastructure to withstand crippling attacks and high-stress application load.

The Best of FOSE Award recognizes BreakingPoint's tremendous success and growth rate. The company has witnessed significant growth over the past few years, shattering year-over-year revenue growth by 280 percent in 2009 and doubling the size of its security and application protocol research teams and global sales organization. Today BreakingPoint is used by one out of every five government contractors.

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