SOURCE: Blue Ridge Networks, Inc.

Blue Ridge Networks, Inc.

April 11, 2011 11:15 ET

Blue Ridge® Networks Adds Products to Cybersecurity Solutions Portfolio

Solution Leader for Secure Network Access With Endpoint Protection and Enterprise Controls

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - Blue Ridge Networks, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions to government and commercial enterprises, today announced the availability of two new products for secure remote access and endpoint protection with control. EdgeGuard® and AppGuard® Enterprise have been added to Blue Ridge's proven BorderGuard® enterprise solutions to provide secure remote access -- eliminating network vulnerabilities and smartcard exploitations -- as well as preventing malware from penetrating the network. The addition of these products to the Blue Ridge portfolio positions it as the leading company to provide a complete end-to-end solution that enables trusted network sessions, secure remote access to the network, and maximum protection from network penetrations of known and unknown malware.

"EdgeGuard and AppGuard Enterprise have the unique ability to provide assured trusted session authentication with protection against harm from malware that traditional cybersecurity approaches fail to provide," said John Higginbotham, Executive Chairman of Blue Ridge Networks. "These products are compatible with most IT architectures, non-disruptive to network operations, and easy to deploy. Given today's environment of advanced persistent threats and the continuing success of hackers breaching some of the most widely used network security tools, Blue Ridge offers reliable solutions to enhance defense-in-depth approaches to cybersecurity. Our proven portfolio of solutions combined with EdgeGuard secure remote access and AppGuard Enterprise endpoint protection, delivers a comprehensive security posture for even the most complex networks."

EdgeGuard employs standards-based patented technologies that enable secure remote access through a trusted connection from almost any laptop or desktop computer back to centralized resources on the enterprise network. Delivered in versatile form factors to support a wide-range of uses, EdgeGuard conveniently and easily creates a fully isolated virtualized terminal session eliminating the risk of malware attacks, data leaks, and network intrusions. EdgeGuard contains government-certified cryptography; works over both wired and wireless networks; significantly reduces the cost and resources associated with using multiple endpoint security products; and supports public key (CAC-PIV) environments.

AppGuard Enterprise is patented client security software that protects computers from advanced malicious code threats that traditional antivirus products cannot detect. Managed centrally, AppGuard Enterprise is uniquely capable of providing a higher level of protection for less effort than other advanced threat protection offerings with comprehensive operational awareness of endpoints. AppGuard Enterprise:

  • Enables enterprise users to visit infected websites, open maliciously crafted documents, or insert compromised media (CDs, DVDs, USB drives, etc.) without risk of malware infection;
  • Utilizes proprietary pre- and post-launch "whitelisting" techniques that protect user-space, kernel operations, memory, and other critical core endpoint functionalities;
  • Blocks advanced, targeted enterprise malware attacks;
  • Suppresses the launch of unguarded or unknown executable files from operating system user-space, eliminating drive-by download attacks;
  • Protects without resource-intensive scanning of malware signatures; and
  • Requires minimal IT overhead to provide protection.

"Blue Ridge is committed to supporting our customers in the government, financial, energy, healthcare, and retail markets," said Mike Fumai, Blue Ridge's CEO. "We have dedicated significant time and resources to the research and development of all of our products, and are proud to offer an end-to-end security capability that is second to none. We look forward to continuing to deliver best-in-class advanced network security solutions for our customers."

For more information, download the datasheets below.
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Blue Ridge is showcasing its solutions during a demonstration session at the Space Foundation's 27th National Space Symposium CyberDay on April 11 from 4:00-6:00 pm in Colorado Springs, CO. Additionally, Jerry Edgerton, President, Government Group for Blue Ridge, will participate on a panel discussion during CyberDay titled "Industry Solutions: Where is the Technology Leading?" For additional information, visit:

About Blue Ridge Networks
Blue Ridge Networks provides time-tested cybersecurity solutions to government and commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Chantilly, VA, Blue Ridge offers an unmatched suite of flexible, scalable, certified, reliable, easy-to-install, and affordable solutions that enable secure remote access to the enterprise network with protection and control of endpoints. With over 15 years of experience successfully protecting some of the most sensitive networks, Blue Ridge's non-disruptive approach to cybersecurity ensures a trusted and managed network security environment in an untrusted world. From cloud computing to warfighter communications to telework initiatives -- Blue Ridge provides real-time security any time, all the time.

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