Salient Federal Solutions and CloudShield® Deliver Solution to Address Unmonitored and Unprotected IPv6 Vulnerabilities

Companies to Debut a Joint Solution featuring Salient Assure6™ on the CloudShield CS-4000 Trusted Cyber Platform for Comprehensive, Next-Generation IPv6 Security at 2013 RSA Conference

Feb 20, 2013, 07:00 ET from Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of cyber security solutions to the intelligence, defense, homeland security, and commercial organizations, today announced it will jointly showcase a new solution with CloudShield®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), at the RSA Conference. The RSA Conference, in San Francisco, February 25March 1, is dedicated to keeping security professionals across the globe connected and educated.

Many organizations operate unmonitored and unprotected IPv6 networks while not addressing the security challenges presented by IPv6. Salient utilizes CloudShield technology to deliver a joint solution featuring Salient Assure6, utilizing CloudShield Deep Packet Processing technology, to strengthen IPv6 security and mitigate risks. Assure6TM is a comprehensive cyber security policy gateway that detects and blocks IPv6-based malicious attacks. It enables a safe and secure transition from IPv4 to IPv6 by detecting and preventing known as well as new security threats. Assure6TM also identifies IPv6 traffic that is tunneled through existing IPv4 networks preventing the covert use of IPv6 communications.

"IPv6 vulnerabilities are going largely unmonitored and unprotected. Providing IPv6 security is a critical necessity for our government partners, and customers," says David Helms, Vice President, Cyber Security Center of Excellence of Salient. "Utilizing CloudShield technology enhances our ability to secure information regardless of traffic type and mitigates the exposure that IPv6 brings."

Newly available on the CloudShield CS-4000 Trusted Network Security Platform, Assure6 provides customers a protection, monitoring, and mitigation solution deployed in untrusted locations with minimal loss risk. The CloudShield CS-4000 trusted cyber platform architecture design is based on solutions validated by the most demanding organizations. The combined solution strengthens an organization's global security posture with better cost-effectiveness than competing offerings.

"Salient Assure6 on the CloudShield CS-4000 delivers a mission-critical tool to the cybersecurity arsenal required by network security professionals as they fulfill mandates to deploy IPv6", said Randy Brumfield, SVP Cyber Products Division Manager, CloudShield Technologies. "We welcome the opportunity to bring to customers with distributed networks a solution for deployment of IPv6 security in insecure locations."

David Helms will be on hand to speak to the types of IPv6 attacks and trends across customer networks, as well as why agencies and enterprise are still very much unprepared to identify and deal with IPv6 threats. Randy Brumfield will also be on hand to discuss the trusted cyber platform. Learn more about security challenges and solutions by visiting Salient and CloudShield at the RSA conference booth 2041.

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 McLean, Colorado Springs, St. Louis, Norfolk, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa. More information is available at

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

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