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2012 Bodes Well for Cybersecurity; Symantec, McAfee Part of Puzzle

2012 Bodes Well for Cybersecurity; Symantec, McAfee Part of Puzzle - top government contractors - best government contracting event

2012 Bodes Well for Cybersecurity; Symantec, McAfee Part of Puzzle - top government contractors - best government contracting eventAs the federal government continues to pursue areas such as telework, mobility and cloud, cyber risks will become more apparent. It also means that cybersecurity will continue to be a top market for the government contracting industry.

A recent article from Washington Technology outlines the cyber needs of many federal agencies as they work to shore up their networks.

Fittingly, the FBI places security among its top priorities as it seeks to create an agile, flexible and secure network infrastructure to aid its crime-fighting efforts.

Symantec announced this week that its Clearwell eDiscovery Platform was selected by the FBI to help agents manage and analyze documents. Symantec said the platform includes the ability to search, review, tag and export documents for exchange, adding that it shortens the time of electronic discovery investigations and saving resources.

“With the massive volumes of electronically stored information generated today, eDiscovery can be a complex and costly process for both corporations and government agencies alike,“ said Brian Dye, vice president of product management for Symantec’s information management group. “Implementing Symantec's Clearwell eDiscovery Platform to assist case agents in managing and analyzing documents enables the FBI to significantly streamline the eDiscovery process.“

The Defense Department has increased its cybersecurity efforts and maintains the Unified Capabilities Approved Products List, consisting of security providers and products that meet the Pentagon’s criteria.

McAfee said this week that its Network Security Platform and Network Security Manager version 6.1 product lines were added to the UC APL. The company said in a release it was the first time one of its network intrusion prevention products had completed the approval process.

“The new unified certification is directly reflective of the reputation of the proven security technology McAfee has delivered for the Department of Defense,” said Scott Montgomery, McAfee vice president of public sector solutions. “We are looking forward to educating the DoD about the comprehensiveness of the McAfee Network Security Platform for world-class intrusion prevention and how it can deliver benefits across the DoD architecture.“

 

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Written by Ross Wilkers

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