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January 28, 2014 09:02 ET

GuidePoint Security Partners With Co3 Systems for Incident Response Management

GuidePoint to Use and Resell Co3 Systems' Incident Response Management Software; Fortune 500 Healthcare Customer Says, "It's the Best Purchase We've Ever Made"

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - Co3 Systems, a pioneer in Incident Response Management software, today announced that GuidePoint Security, LLC, a leading provider of innovative information security solutions, has added Co3's solutions to its security portfolio and deployed Co3 with the first joint customer -- a Fortune 500 managed healthcare provider. With this partnership, GuidePoint customers can extend their security capability to include incident response for security incidents and privacy breaches. GuidePoint will also be using Co3 as a basis for its own incident response and forensics services.

With today's constantly evolving, sophisticated threat landscape, organizations will continue to invest in preventative threat protections. However, security experts and industry pundits have long-cautioned organizations -- even those with the most robust and comprehensive security measures in place -- that security is never guaranteed and being compromised is inevitable. The 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report underscores the urgency of breach preparedness in citing that 66 percent of breaches took months or even years to discover and in 22 percent of cases, it took months to contain the breach. Therefore, it is paramount that organizations have detailed and up-to-date plans for responding to a breach and minimizing the time an attacker has to cause damage. Influential analysts from Gartner and Forrester agree and continue to urge businesses to invest in incident response by developing a strategy that consists of technology, people and process.

"In light of persistent targeted attacks, a continued flood of breaches and heightened regulatory environments, incident response is in high demand," said Michael Volk, Founder & Managing Partner at GuidePoint. "It's critical that organizations establish a multifaceted security strategy, one that includes prevention, detection and response. We've helped our customers combat threats with best-of-breed preventative and detection solutions. Now with Co3, they can manage any incident without the usual disruption and associated costs. We're excited to be able to offer Co3 solutions to our customers. We have a Fortune 500 company describing it as the best purchase they've ever made."

GuidePoint provides customized, innovative and valuable information security solutions that enable commercial and federal organizations to more successfully achieve their security and business goals. From technology deployment and integration, to information assurance services, GuidePoint offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio for designing, delivering and managing an enterprise-wide security infrastructure. By embracing new technologies in the delivery of services, such as Co3 Systems, GuidePoint Security can more effectively help its clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments.

Co3 enables organizations of all sizes to efficiently prepare for and rapidly manage the incident response process for security incidents or privacy breaches via a SaaS-based application composed of two modules. The Co3 Privacy Module provides an easy, automated way to ensure consistency and accountability -- across teams, organizations and external stakeholders -- in managing incidents that concern personally identifiable information (PII) and the Co3 Security Module allows automated, single-pane incident management in a secure, isolated environment for general security incidents including malware infections, DDoS attacks, device or Intellectual Property theft and system intrusions.

"GuidePoint Security is earning a stellar reputation in the industry for aligning innovative security solutions with customer needs and for a seasoned services team that understands today's intricate IT and business challenges," said John Bruce, CEO at Co3 Systems. "As we look to extend our market reach with trusted partners, GuidePoint was a perfect match."

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Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Co3 Systems is leading the market for Incident Response Management Systems. The company's offering enables organizations of all sizes to efficiently prepare for and rapidly manage the response process for Security incidents or Privacy breaches. With funding from Fairhaven Capital, the company's executive team and advisors are comprised of security experts from world-leading security, software and service organizations. On the web at

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