Gideon Technologies’ SecureFusion Selected for Government-Wide Acquisition of IT Security Solutions

Atlanta, GA - 16 July 2009

Gideon Technologies,provider of information security solutions that help prioritize and measure IT risk against policy and compliance objectives, announces that its flagship product, SecureFusion, has been selected as one of the preferred information security solutions for the General Services Administration (GSA) SmartBUY initiative in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS managed the Information Systems Security (ISS) LOB (Line of Business) Interagency Working Group, which developed the underlying requirements for the security tools/products for Situational Awareness and Incident Response (SAIR). Gideon Technologies’ SecureFusion has been selected for all three available functional categories under SAIR, namely Baseline Configuration Management, Network Mapping/Discovery, and Vulnerability Scanning and Assessment.

“SecureFusion cost effectively and efficiently helps government agencies automate and meet cyber-security and IT compliance mandates that protect the government’s information against an ever-increasing amount of security breaches and threats,” said Ken Halley, CEO of Gideon Technologies. “Our proven track record of providing vulnerability assessments, security policy management, and configuration management has been demonstrated by our ongoing work with numerous government agencies, including recent deployments at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Treasury, and other public sector enterprises. SecureFusion offers unparalleled discovery, continuous monitoring, assessment of all IT assets for ensuring compliance, improving situational awareness, and demonstrating best security practices.”

“Security professionals in the federal and public sector markets must have a holistic view of their IT assets and understand the importance of each IT resource, and its security posture in real time so they can fully assess the threats they face and the impact a security event would have,” said Kevin Lancaster, Managing Partner, The Winvale Group. “SecureFusion exceeds at these requirements, plus it has been validated through NIST’s VNVLAP Validation program as Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Validated for numerous capabilities, which is a major benefit for helping government entities automate and achieve compliance with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) OMB mandate.”

SecureFusion provides a platform for network & host discovery, host and network configuration auditing and continuous monitoring, as well as vulnerability scanning. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SCAP validated, SecureFusion discovers every asset connected to the network, scans systems for compliance with baseline configuration standards and vulnerabilities, and provides a centralized portal for continuous measurement and reporting.

SecureFusion will be made available to all U.S. Executive Agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), authorized state and local government entities, and authorized contractors under a 5-year SmartBUY Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) made with The Winvale Group. The Winvale Group, a leading government consultancy based in Washington, DC, will expedite the purchase, acquisition, and implementation of SecureFusion throughout government entities utilizing the SmartBUY agreement.

SecureFusion performs configuration checks on the system required to implement the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) and/or NIST SP 800-53 standards for the desktop, servers, and other network components as mandated by the Office of Management and Budgets (OMB). SecureFusion uses the Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) to enable automated network/asset discovery and inventory, configuration management, vulnerability management, and policy compliance evaluation in accordance with these standards, streamlining security operations and protecting investments.

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