Bit9 Prevents Dangerous Malware while Maintaining a Dynamic Desktop Environment for Developers
01.31.12 – Waltham, Mass. – Bit9, the global leader in advanced threat protection, today announced that Solers Inc., a leading information technology solutions provider for U.S. government agencies, is utilizing Bit9 Parity Suite to protect its customers’ data from advanced cyber-attacks.
As a defense contractor, Solers works with U.S. government agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and other federal organizations to deliver information technology solutions for mission objectives and critical national security imperatives. With such a high-profile customer base, it is vital that Solers provides proactive cyber security to protect its customers’ mission critical data. Having already deployed antivirus and firewalls, Solers needed an additional layer of defense to protect against targeted attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats. Solers decided to deploy Bit9’s advanced threat protection platform that uses trust-based application control and allowlisting to build upon its layered security approach.
“Companies like Solers that work in the government and defense contractor space are prime targets for hackers, as evidenced by the targeted attacks that took place throughout 2011,” said Jim Clemens, vice president of sales at Bit9. “Bit9 is an expert in defending against advanced threats and is committed to ensuring that customers like Solers are able to provide a trusted environment for their customer’s data. With Bit9’s advanced threat protection in place, Solers’ servers and endpoints are protected against malware and targeted attacks.”
Solers’ IT team thoroughly investigated available advanced threat protection offerings and ultimately selected Bit9 Parity Suite for its superior support system and flexibility in user capabilities. Since Solers’ staff consists of many developers and system engineers, a major draw to the Bit9 Parity Suite of use and that it allows for protection in a dynamic desktop environment.
“Before deploying Bit9 Parity Suite, we struggled to find a balance between keeping our infrastructure secure and giving our developers the freedom they needed to approve software on their own,” explained Mike Nutbrown, who has recently been promoted to director of information security at Solers. “Now that we have implemented Bit9’s advanced threat protection technology we feel confident that our customer’s sensitive data is protected to the fullest capacity while providing a workable development environment for our employees.”
Spurred by the series of recent high-profile security breaches, Solers deployed Bit9 knowing that it needed to implement best-of-breed security measures to keep sensitive customer data secure. Solers sought out an expert in defending against Advanced Persistent Threats. The results of using Bit9 Parity Suite immediately exceeded expectations. Solers not only has endpoint and server security protection with the configurability that it needs, but the company has also experienced unexpected benefits such as improvements in license management. Beyond ensuring that only trusted software is allowed to run on Solers’ endpoints through application allowlisting, Bit9 Parity also provides:
- Control over the use of portable storage devices
- File integrity monitoring
- Registry and memory protection
- Operating system tamper protection
- Assignment of trust ratings on software
To view a video testimonial from Solers, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpJeaVp0tno.
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