Gideon Technologies Earns OVAL Repository Top Contributor Award for the 4th Quarter of 2009

Fourth Consecutive Award for Significant Contributions of Open Information Security Content

Jan 07, 2010, 09:30 ET from Gideon Technologies

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Gideon Technologies, the leading provider of information security solutions that automate and orchestrate enterprise IT security and risk management, announces earning the OVAL Repository Top Contributor Award for the 4th quarter of 2009. OVAL is an international, information security, community standard sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This is the fourth quarter in a row that Gideon has been named a Top Contributor for making significant contributions of new or modified content to the OVAL Repository, which helps make the repository a gold standard of open information security content.

"OVAL solves the problem for software developers of how to detect vulnerabilities or configuration issues in systems in a structured and common way," said Ken Halley, CEO and co-founder of Gideon Technologies. "We are greatly honored that our contributions to the repository validate our commitment to delivering solutions that help secure the IT infrastructure of our clients, including federal and local government."

OVAL promotes open and publicly available security content, and standardizes the transfer of this information across the entire spectrum of security tools and services. The OVAL Language enables interoperability between security products by providing a standard XML language with which to exchange information. Top Contributor Awards are granted each quarter to organizations exceeding a threshold of submissions of new definitions or modifications to existing Repository content.

About Gideon Technologies

Gideon Technologies develops network security and compliance solutions that give a clear view into IT assets and risk.

SecureFusion(TM) provides real-time visualization of every network-attached asset along with risk profile, enabling metrics and prioritization for remediation or mitigation. The solution provides private and public sector organizations with actionable data to compare against corporate and government standards or guidelines. SecureFusion has been validated by leading standards bodies, such as NIST, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, which establishes guidelines and checklists for the security configuration of operating systems and applications, such as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). SecureFusion has been independently validated as compliant with Secure Content Automation Protocols (SCAP) since the program's inception, establishing SecureFusion(TM) as the leading standards-based platform for supporting enterprise IT Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) initiatives.

The SecureFusion suite is comprised of integrated modules for Asset Discovery, Configuration Management, Policy & Compliance Management, and Vulnerability Management that feed data into the SecureFusion Portal, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) interface to identify, manage, and measure information security (infosec) risks. Gideon Technologies also offers External Perimeter Monitoring Service for continuous security monitoring of an organization's Internet points-of-presence and Internet-accessible systems.

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