SOURCE: Bit9, Inc.

Bit9, Inc.

May 17, 2010 08:30 ET

Bit9 and Analyst Eric Ogren Pit Application Whitelisting Against Host Intrusion Prevention Systems

Enterprises Are Adopting Application Whitelisting Technology Over Behavioral HIPS for Advanced Threat Protection

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - Bit9, Inc., the pioneer and leader in Application Whitelisting, announces today that it will host a Webcast alongside the founder of The Ogren Group, Eric Ogren, in highlighting how "Application Whitelisting Puts HIPS in the Recycle Bin." Joining Ogren in this discussion will be Tom Murphy, Bit9's Chief Strategy Officer, who will wrap up the discussion on how whitelisting technology provides total visibility and control over all software on endpoints, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software.

Behavioral Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) technology is intended to prevent malicious or unwanted software. Unfortunately, it is proving to be problematic when used in the real world, resulting in excessive support costs, high false positives and labor-intensive behavioral rules. Cisco CSA expert Eric Ogren will offer attendees an insider perspective on replacing behavioral HIPS with Application Whitelisting for proactive endpoint protection. Audiences will learn how whitelisting technologies, such as Bit9, can help enterprises of any industry:

  • Prevent zero-day and advanced attacks;
  • Reduce the overall support burden and administration costs; and,
  • Eliminate the threat of unauthorized and malicious software.
          What:   Webcast: "Application Whitelisting Puts HIPS in the Recycle Bin."
          Who:   Eric Ogren, Founder & Principal Analyst, The Ogren Group
              Tom Murphy, Chief Strategy Officer
          When:   Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET
          Where:   To register, please visit:

About Eric Ogren
Eric Ogren is the founder and principal analyst of the Ogren Group. Eric's background features over 25 years of software engineering, technology marketing and industry analyst experiences, including more than 15 years in enterprise security. The lessons learned in executive roles at leading vendors such as OKENA and RSA Security, and in working with a variety of vendors while at the Yankee Group, contribute to pragmatic perspectives on market trends, vendor messaging and positioning, and customer decision criteria.

About Bit9, Inc.
Bit9 is the pioneer and leader in Enterprise Application Whitelisting. The company's solutions provide total visibility and control over all software on endpoints, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software.

Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry™ -- the world's largest database of software intelligence -- to identify and classify software, delivering the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance, and manageability. Bit9's global customers include companies in a wide variety of industries, such as government, financial services, retail, healthcare, e-commerce and education.

Bit9 was awarded a prestigious $2M United States federal research grant in 2003 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology-Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of our application whitelisting solutions. Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit or call +1 617.393.7400.

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