SOURCE: Fidelis Security Systems

October 30, 2009 10:51 ET

Government Security News Names Fidelis XPS™ the Winner of the Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall Solution Award

Fidelis XPS™ Continues Award-Winning Trend

WALTHAM, MA and BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - October 30, 2009) - Fidelis Security Systems announced today that Government Security News (GSN) has awarded the company's next-generation data leakage prevention solution, the Extrusion Prevention System® (Fidelis XPS™), the winner in the category of Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall Solution in its first Annual Homeland Security Awards competition. The evaluation process consisted of a panel of objective and independent judges who selected all finalists and the winner in each category.

"Our first 2009 GSN Homeland Security Awards competition was a great success as we had over 300 top government officials and a room filled with industry CEOs with hopes of taking home a winning award. With 38 awards given out from the hundreds of supplied nominations in IT security, physical security, and government nomination submissions by the users of these security products, the room was abuzz with the excitement of so many winning companies. An overwhelming but satisfying first event," says Ed Tyler, President/Founder of GSN. "We are pleased to honor Fidelis Security Systems and their market-leading data leakage prevention solution, Fidelis XPS, as the winner in Network Security. I thank all the participants in the competition and welcome them back to the 2010 awards program where nominations will be accepted starting March 1, 2010."

Customers in the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, civilian agencies, and state/municipal governments rely on Fidelis XPS to mitigate the risk of data leakage and protect identity data, classified information, and OPSEC sensitive information. Fidelis' product was recently added, as the only data leakage prevention solution, to the Army Information Assurance Approved Products List, establishing it as an approved technology for use across the entire US Army and is the first and only data leakage prevention solution to receive Common Criteria Security Certification and undergo "Red Team" penetration testing by the Sandia National Labs for the Air Force Information Operations Battlelab. Fidelis is leading the industry with the kind of cutting-edge enhancements that gives their global customers -- including governments and military -- the visibility into and control of their network information to stop data leakage before it occurs.

"We are very pleased that our flagship data leakage prevention solution has been recognized by Government Security News for this prestigious award," says Peter George, CEO of Fidelis Security Systems. "We are pleased to be the network security company of choice for so many in the federal government, by consistently rising to the challenge of ensuring that our award-winning data leakage prevention solution is meeting the most stringent defense standards."

About Government Security News

Government Security News was founded in 2003 and is owned by World Business Media, LLC. The monthly print edition of GSN: Government Security News serves a BPA-audited circulation of 35,000 qualified recipients in the fields of physical, IT and homeland security. This audience includes federal, state and local officials, as well as integrators, contractors and suppliers who are similarly involved in homeland security. The print and online editions of GSN are the standard of editorial quality in the homeland security field and a rich source of news, analysis, interviews, new products and technologies in all aspects of homeland security, from access control and airport security to biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security services, state and local governments and urban security.

GSN: Government Security News was selected in 2007 as the "Official Publication" of the Homeland Security Industries Association.

Learn more: also view to submit your 2010 nominations.

About Fidelis Security Systems

Since 2002, Fidelis Security Systems has given global enterprises the power to prevent data leakage while solving their biggest data leakage challenges -- safeguarding intellectual property and identity information, complying with government and industry privacy regulations, and enabling visibility into and control over their networks. Built on a patented deep session inspection™ platform, the Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System®, Fidelis XPS™, is the industry's only next-generation data leakage prevention solution with the power to deliver comprehensive prevention, complete control, and the lowest total cost-of-ownership to stop data leakage on multi-gigabit-speed networks. To learn more about why organizations choose Fidelis XPS to protect their brand, intellectual property, and resources, visit

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