SOURCE: Vigilar

December 18, 2007 16:00 ET

Vigilar's Intense School Named Professional Finalist in SC Magazine US Awards Program 2008

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - Vigilar, a leading provider of information security solutions and services, has been named a finalist in SC Magazine US Awards program for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. Intense School, the training arm of Vigilar, was recognized in the Professional Award category. Vigilar's Intense School has been providing accelerated IT security training for more than 10 years and has trained more than 45,000 IT and information security professionals worldwide.

IT-security vendor companies nominate entries for consideration in the SC Magazine's Awards program, which are judged by a panel of 18 chief information security officers at major corporations and large public sector organizations.

"Finalists in this year's SC Magazine awards, including Vigilar, represent a cross section of the security industry's best in class," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Our readers recognize that these companies are making today's businesses more secure."

"Vigilar's Intense School has a proud tradition of providing IT security training and certification through an innovative, timely curriculum delivered by the industry's most qualified professionals," said Barry Kaufman, director of training and professional services. "Our industry leading programs enable an extremely high pass rate for certifications, and provide IT security practitioners with the training, skills and certifications they need to succeed and rapidly advance in their field."

Vigilar's Intense School recognizes that people learn in different ways and has created training and certification programs that reflect this multi-disciplinary approach. Not only are students guaranteed a genuine security professional with more than 10 years of hands-on experience leading the class, but Vigilar's pass rates are regularly in the mid 90th percentile. Vigilar's Intense School security certification training also offers the industry's most advanced preparation materials, all-inclusive study packages which eliminate distractions and help students focus on ramping up for the exams, and proprietary courseware. Vigilar's Intense School is one of the only security training firms to offer the DOD 8570 Security Training Program, a one-stop solution for all of the certifications listed in the DOD 8570 compliance matrix.

The annual SC Magazine Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent award program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

Winners will be announced at an exclusive awards event to be held in San Francisco on April 8, 2008.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

About Vigilar

Vigilar, a leading provider of information security solutions and services, helps customers improve their security postures. Vigilar's deep security expertise includes security architecture design, product selection and delivery, implementation services, regulatory compliance services, risk assessments, IT security audits, and IT and security training. In addition, Vigilar offers the ATLAS Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, which provides organizations of all sizes with managed asset and license tracking, technical support, log management, authentication management and systems maintenance. Vigilar partners with the industry's most innovative information security technology providers to offer fully integrated solutions that meet risk management, network infrastructure, and compliance needs. Intense School, the training division of Vigilar, offers accelerated IT and security training, delivered in classrooms, at customer locations nationwide or online. Vigilar's Intense School offers network security training on a variety of topics, including Information Security, Check Point, Juniper, Cisco, Microsoft, Project Management, and PCI compliance. For more information, visit

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