TCS Deal Seeks To Take Network Security Market By Storm

Herndon, Va.-based Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross-domain solutions for secure access and sharing of classified information, announced that it has acquired CounterStorm – a significant step for the company that allows it to offer public and private sector clients a three-step approach for addressing advanced network security, insider threat mitigation and threat analysis.

TCS, which also supplies Linux-based security applications, noted in the press release that the three-step approach “…starts with Security Blanket™, the company’s award-winning Linux system lock-down and security management solution,” that reduces the “attack surface” that an insider could use to damage the network. With the CounterStorm acquisition, TCS’ portfolio expands with technology that detects and neutralizes attacks introduced from within the network, of obvious value to civilian and military Agencies looking to prevent cyber criminals from stealing classified information, company secrets or sensitive data.

Ed Hammersla, COO of TCS, added this in the press release: “The acquisition of CounterStorm broadens our portfolio of security products for both the commercial and government markets. It is clear from recent events around the globe that sophisticated attacks and the ‘insider threat’ problem are happening and must be proactively addressed. Our approach to this issue is unique and a good first step toward protecting against such threats.”

CounterStorm, also based in Herndon, was formed in August 2001 to commercialize patent-pending technologies developed at Columbia University under grants from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). CounterStorm Government solutions deliver integrated threat management to protect mission-critical networks for national defense, homeland security, law enforcement, and civilian agencies.

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