January 10, 2011
RedSeal Systems, Inc., the leading provider of security posture management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm that identifies and partners with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. This strategic investment and development agreement will enable RedSeal’s continuous monitoring solutions for network security to be used in supporting the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Continuous monitoring is a key component of the Federal government’s new Risk Management Framework (RMF) and is required by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and OMB policy. The goal of continuous monitoring is to ensure that critical security measures, such as firewalls and other network access controls, remain effective in today’s highly dynamic IT infrastructures. Continuous monitoring provides senior leaders with essential, up-to-date security status information that they can use to make cost-effective, risk-based decisions about their information systems.
“Continuous monitoring technologies such as RedSeal will enable the U.S. Intelligence Community to effectively operate the complex, dynamic network defenses that protect critical information and systems,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture and Engineering and CTO of IQT. “We believe RedSeal’s capabilities have widespread applicability throughout the Federal government as agencies strive to improve their security posture.”
RedSeal’s software automatically assesses the security posture of a network so organizations can strengthen their cyber-defenses. It continuously calculates the end-to-end interaction of firewalls, routers and load balancers, ensuring that the network does not provide any unauthorized access. It also analyzes the effects of network security on host-based vulnerabilities, identifying the areas of greatest risk to the enterprise and prioritizing remediation efforts. RedSeal enables organizations to comprehensively identify security holes in their infrastructure that could be exploited—before they are discovered by hackers.
“The U.S. Intelligence Community comprises some of the world’s most advanced security organizations,” said Tom Arthur, President and CEO of RedSeal Systems. “Our strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel will enable RedSeal to remain at the forefront of innovation in the security industry.”