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Verdasys Introduces New Managed Service for Cyber Threat Defense

Waltham, Mass. (PRWEB) May 21, 2013

Verdasys today announced availability of its cloud-based Managed Service for Cyber Defense (MSCD), a fully managed, outsourced service for companies and government agencies that need to prevent increasingly sophisticated malware and persistent cyber attacks from stealing sensitive data.

MCSD leverages Verdasys' Digital Guardian data protection platform by making it available via a hosted service, extending its unique visibility into all data transactions and systems events as well as data exfiltration blocking with new capabilities for multi-layered prevention, detection, containment and investigation of targeted cyber attacks. The new managed solution provides organizations with service-based visibility and control over human and application exploit based cyber attacks, as well as visibility and containment control over the expansion, data access, manipulation and exfiltration stages of a data targeted attack. MSCD is uniquely capable of detecting and preventing cyber attacks on endpoint devices on or off the enterprise network infrastructure. Additionally, it is designed to work with a variety of next-generation firewalls, virtual and cloud-based web malware protection systems and SIEM solutions, without costly investments in technology and staff specialists required for an on premise cyber defense solution.

"Most companies want to step up their cyber attack defense, but the prospect of implementing and maintaining a kill-chain defense covering all stages of an attack is beyond their abilities, a market reality that is signaling a clear need for an effective, expert-managed cyber defense service," said Larry Brock, president of Brock Cyber Consulting and former CISO at DuPont. "Verdasys is leveraging its expertise in cyber threat defense from a user and malware behavior perspective, together with its ability to control applications, system and data events on endpoints, whether on our outside the network."

Verdasys' new MSCD leverages the company's Digital Guardian technology platform used by more than 240 global 2000 customers and government agencies, with more than 2 million DG agents actively deployed in 40 countries. Since its first operational deployment in 2003 and the subsequent launch of the Verdasys Managed Service for Information Protection in 2012, Verdasys data security experts have been operating the Digital Guardian solution for organizations that need a full Data Loss Protection (DLP) solution.

MSCD's cyber defense capabilities contrast with previous generations of signature-based anti-virus and intrusion detection products, which address only known threats and offer little in the way of zero day attack prevention. MSCD complements next generation firewalls and network malware prevention systems by focusing on host environments (laptops, desktops and servers) where the malware must operate successfully to complete a successful attack, while covering systems both on and off the network. The new cyber defense service uses deep host system event visibility and correlation to see activities and anomalies that define cyber attacks and applies policy-based prevention and containment controls quickly and effectively across the entire enterprise to stop the attacks, regardless of the number of machines infected.

All customers of the managed service offering also join a real-time intelligence gathering and correlation network, since any detected attack at any Verdasys customer is immediately correlated and policies created to prevent and contain attacks as soon as they are developed. With hundreds of Verdasys global customers collecting real time intelligence, prevention and containment defense can be deployed across the MSCD network in hours, not weeks or months, offering effective defense against zero day and sophisticated cyber attacks.

"Customers in large global companies and the federal government already know what Verdasys is able to see and do when a cyber attack occurs," said Jim Ricotta, Verdasys president and CEO. "With the new managed service, we're able to bring vastly improved attack detection rates on and off network, rapid containment of malware thru targeted and highly effective controls, decreased response time for detection and investigation, and deliver a much lower-cost 'kill chain' defensive approach that prevents malware from compromising targeted data. "

Verdasys MSCD is available in North America, Europe and Japan/APAC regions. For more information about MSCD, please contact Verdasys at

Join Verdasys and Larry Brock, president of Brock Cyber Consulting and former CISO at DuPont, for a free live webinar, "Operationalizing a Cyber Threat Defense Program," to be held May 22, 2013, at 9:00 am and 1:00 p.m. ET. Register at:

About Verdasys
Verdasys ( provides Enterprise Information Protection solutions and managed services to secure sensitive data and assure the integrity of business processes, enabling midsize and global businesses to successfully compete in collaborative and mobile environments. Digital Guardian, a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention, is a proven technology platform that provides complete, policy-based data lifecycle monitoring, classification, control and forensics on endpoints and servers, virtual machines and enterprise applications, networks, mobile devices and cloud environments. Digital Guardian protects IP and regulated data from compromise by insiders, contractors, partners and targeted cyber attacks. Since 2003, millions of Digital Guardian agents have been deployed to protect critical data for global leaders in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, high technology, energy, financial services, and government.

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Contact: Betsy Kosheff, 413-232-7057 bkosheff(at)verdasys(dot)com

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