SOURCE: Bit9

Bit9

June 14, 2010 09:32 ET

Bit9, Inc. Announces Migration Program for Cisco Security Agent (CSA)

Bit9 Offers CSA Customers Promotional Pricing When Transitioning to Bit9 Application Whitelisting

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -  Bit9, Inc., the pioneer and leader in Application Whitelisting, today announced the launch of a migration program for customers of Cisco Security Agent (CSA) endpoint security solution, which is now scheduled for end-of-life. Customers that wish to replace their current CSA solutions will receive promotional pricing of Bit9 Parity™ Suite that will be offered until December 31, 2010. Custom quotes are available by contacting Bit9 at contact@bit9.com.

"IT organizations around the globe are being impacted by Cisco's decision to end-of-life the CSA endpoint security solution," said Patrick Morley, chief executive officer, Bit9. "Bit9's migration program was created in response to the many inquiries we have already received from customers looking for a replacement solution. Bit9 delivers an incredibly seamless transition process and CSA users will be very pleased by how easy it is to deploy and administer Bit9 Parity, as well as the advanced threat protection that it provides. Gartner recently called Application Whitelisting the new 'foundational' approach to endpoint security to stop advanced threats, so now is the time for CSA users to take advantage of this opportunity."

The IT organizations that have made the strategic decision to implement endpoint security solutions have done so for a several reasons, including:

  • Zero-day protection against attacks for which no patch or antivirus signature yet exists;

  • Visibility and control of applications and sensitive data against loss from users and targeted malware; and,

  • Total security that protects systems even when users are not connected to the corporate network or computers that lack the latest patches or antivirus signatures.

Unfortunately, those companies that chose CSA are now faced with the termination of this security product line. As a result of the product's end-of-life, Cisco has stopped developing and distributing new CSA feature releases and upgrades. Bit9 Parity offers a reliable and proven alternative.

Bit9 Parity Suite provides proactive, defense-in-depth protection of endpoints including laptops, desktops, servers and kiosks. By discovering all applications running on endpoints, assigning a Trust Factor and a policy, Bit9 Parity application whitelisting technology ensures the integrity of the computing environment. By gaining this visibility and control, organizations benefit with lower IT management and helpdesk costs and full protection from malware, zero-day attacks and advanced threats.

Organizations interested in learning more about Bit9, Inc.'s CSA migration program can visit: www.bit9.com/csamigration, where they can find case studies from companies that have already made the switch, as well as whitepapers, webcasts and a link to Cisco's end-of-life announcement.

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 specializes in advanced threat protection to protect organizations from the Advanced Persistent Threat.

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 http://www.bit9.com or call +1 617.393.7400.

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