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Salient Federal Solutions to Present at Cyber Security Seminar and IT Expo on IPv6 Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

Bringing vision and innovative solutions to address the vulnerabilities of IPv4 only networks due to the unintentional deployment of IPv6-capable systems

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FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, today announced David Helms, Vice President of the Cyber Security Center of Excellence will be presenting "IPv6 Security Threats and Vulnerabilities in IPv4-Only Networks" at the Ft. Carson Cyber Security Seminar and IT Expo. This expo will be held in Fort Carson, CO October 17, 2012.

Salient's Helms is a recognized industry leader in cyber security, particularly as it relates to IPv6 and will be on hand to discuss the opportunity for smarter networks and the delivery of quality services to internal users and external customers. Salient's industry leading IPv6 network and security specialists are actively supporting the transition activities of multiple Federal agencies as they strive to achieve the 2012 and 2014 IPv6 transition milestones laid out in the Federal CIO's IPv6 transition mandate.

"Because so many devices come with IPv6 enabled, agencies are already deploying IPv6 whether they know it or not. They are not gaining the benefits IPv6 implementations, yet they are exposed to cyber security vulnerabilities associated with IPv6," says Helms. "We have identified the vulnerabilities associated with the deployment of IPv6 enabled devices and have devised cost effective solutions to protect our clients."

Salient delivers cyber security engineers to assist with planning, implementation, accreditation of IPv6 networks and IPv6 security. The Salient Cyber Security team offers insight into the most up-to-date issues, challenges, and regulations to commercial service providers and federal civilian, defense, and intelligence government agencies.

"We have moved beyond the IPv6 mandate and this is now a community effort.  We are active in the community to communicate the needs to deploy IPv6 enabled infrastructure," says Bill Parker, COO of Salient. "As a strategic investment for our customers, Salient also developed a proven approach to address and protect our client's infrastructure from the vulnerabilities associated with the deployment of IPv6 within our client's technology environment."

In addition, Salient offers comprehensive, hands-on IPv6 training courses that are suitable for all levels to ensure that customer IT staffs are fully prepared to operate, maintain and secure networks the IPv6 networks once successful transition and implementation has been achieved.

About Salient Federal Solutions: Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions enabling government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. The company works to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, and domain expertise enabling customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today, while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Salient Federal Solutions is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices in Colorado Springs, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa. More information is available at www.salientfed.com.

Salient has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies.

SOURCE Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.



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