October 08, 2009 09:05 ET

RedSeal Systems Named Finalist in GSN: Government Security News' Homeland Security Awards Competition

RedSeal Network Advisor Recognized as a Top Entrant in Security Compliance, Auditing, Vulnerability Management Solution Category

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2009) - RedSeal Systems, Inc. (www.redseal.net), the leading provider of security posture management solutions, today announced that RedSeal Network Advisor has been named by GSN: Government Security News as a finalist for the Homeland Security Award within the Security Compliance, Auditing, Vulnerability Management Solution category.

RedSeal Network Advisor is a software solution that comprehensively and automatically assesses the security posture of a network so organizations can strengthen their cyber-defenses. Unlike systems that detect attacks once they occur, RedSeal identifies holes in the security infrastructure that could be exploited before they are discovered by hackers.

The number of reported cyber attacks on US government computer networks rose by more than 40 percent in 2008, USA Today reported earlier this year. DHS recently announced that it will hire as many as 1,000 people as computer security specialists in an effort to defend government and private online networks and the US Senate passed a resolution identifying October as national Cyber Security awareness month.

The complexity and rapid change of cybersecurity systems makes it impossible for a human to comprehensively identify all the security holes that could exist throughout an infrastructure. Historically, manual security assessments have been the only method to assess the security posture of an organization. Because these assessments sample only parts of the infrastructure, they cannot find every possible security exposure. Additionally, with assessments typically performed no more often than on a quarterly basis, it is often impossible to identify new vulnerabilities created by weekly changes.

With the ability to continuously gather and analyze the end-to-end interaction of firewall, router and load balancer configurations, RedSeal Network Advisor allows an organization to continuously and comprehensively identify security holes in its infrastructure. The solution also validates that network security policies are enforced and enables rapid remediation of unintended exposures. RedSeal delivers the continuous monitoring of network security controls that is required by the newly updated NIST SP 800-53, enabling federal agencies to both strengthen security and achieve FISMA compliance.

"RedSeal is honored to be among the handful of applicants to be named a finalist in this prestigious competition," said Steve Dauber, VP of Marketing, RedSeal. "We're excited this distinguished panel of judges recognizes the important role RedSeal's security posture management software plays in protecting our nation's networks against cyber-attacks."

The GSN Homeland Security Awards finalists were selected by a panel of objective and independent judges. "We received an extraordinary number of entries," said Adrian Courtenay, a managing director of World Business Media, LLC, the owner of GSN: Government Security News. "We have carefully reviewed each entry and are now very pleased to announce an exceptionally strong field of finalists."

About RedSeal Systems, Inc.

RedSeal Systems develops security posture management software that enables organizations to assess and strengthen their cyber-defenses. Unlike systems that detect attacks once they occur, RedSeal identifies holes in the security infrastructure that could be exploited -- before they are discovered by hackers. RedSeal software analyzes and simplifies the complex interaction of firewalls, routers, load balancers and hosts, delivering in-depth understanding of overall security posture, continuous compliance with regulations such as PCI, FISMA, and SOX, and actionable steps for risk remediation. For more information, visit RedSeal at www.redseal.net.

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