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Skybox Security Announces Expansion of Federal Sales Program

Opens new DC office, appoints Federal Sales Director and announces wins in civilian and defense government agencies worldwide - September 22, 2010

 

SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 22, 2010 —Skybox Security, the leader in automated security risk and compliance management, today announced major enhancements to its federal sales program, with the appointment of a Director of Federal Sales based in Washington, D.C. and recent customer wins with government agencies and defense organizations in four countries. 

The new Skybox Federal Group will be headed by industry veteran Kelly Jones, who brings more than 13 years’ experience in provisioning leading-edge network and cyber security solutions to civilian and defense agencies. This move acknowledges the rapid expansion of Skybox sales to governments around the world, representing 33% of Skybox business year to date.

Recent Skybox wins in the government space include:

 Defense Agencies– Armed forces agencies in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East have implemented Skybox cyber defense solutions over the past year to protect military computer networks from potential cyber attacks.  The typical defense agency deployment consists of all three principal Skybox products:  Firewall Assurance  and Network Assurance to proactively find and eliminate network device misconfigurations and policy violations, together with Risk Control to model networks, analyze risks and simulate cyber attacks.

Civilian Agencies– Six large government organizations in the US and EMEA have adopted Skybox solutions in the past year to protect critical infrastructure and reduce the chance of vital government services disruptions or private data breaches, such as identification numbers and financial information. 

“Skybox is uniquely suited to help government organizations address the growing concern over cyber security threats,” said Stewart Fox, VP of Sales at Skybox Security. “Our proactive solutions are purpose-built to predict and prevent security risks to large, complex networks, and to work cooperatively with the legacy devices and unique security controls in place in some government organizations.”

Skybox partners see an increasing need for their government agency customers to maintain security controls and demonstrate compliance with an array of regulatory mandates, such as FISMA.     According to Bruce Tucker, President and Founder of Patriot Technologies, “The recommended changes to FISMA compliance include requirements for continuous reporting. This is a perfect opportunity for us to show customers how the Skybox Security solution automates security management processes.”

The Skybox Security portfolio includes:

·      Skybox Firewall Assurance (Firewall Assurance, PCI Compliance, Change Assurance, Firewall Ruleset Optimization)

·      Skybox Network Assurance (Network modeling, connectivity troubleshooting)

·      Skybox Risk Control (Attack modeling, risk assessment, vulnerability management, patch optimization)

·      Skybox CertiFire (Mid-market solution for firewall assurance, PCI audit)

 

About Skybox Security, Inc.

Skybox Security, Inc. is the leader in automated security risk and compliance management solutions, helping IT organizations pinpoint and prioritize security risks, compliance, and availability exposures within minutes.  Our solutions automatically collect and analyze comprehensive data about network topology and systems, configuration settings, threats and vulnerabilities – anticipating the most urgent IT concerns before harm has been done.   Medium to large organizations in Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, Utilities, Government and Defense rely on Skybox Security solutions to reduce risk exposure and achieve compliance.  For more information visit www.skyboxsecurity.com.

 

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