Vanguard Integrity Professionals Takes Top Honors at Government Security News Homeland Security Awards

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, November 3, 2009


- Vanguard Enforcer(TM) Impresses Judges with Leading Edge Intrusion Prevention and Management Capabilities

Vanguard Integrity Professionals, Inc. today announced that its Vanguard Enforcer solution was honored with the 2009 GSN Homeland Security Award for Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention System.

“This was one of the most hotly contested categories in the Awards program,” said Government Security News Chairman Adrian Courtenay. “Vanguard Enforcer was a big hit with our panel of judges, probably because it goes beyond event monitoring and actually finds vulnerabilities and prevents intrusions by continuously inspecting the underlying security implementation.”

Vanguard Enforcer protects critical infrastructure and major applications for federal agencies and large enterprises by ensuring that configuration controls and compliance standards are in place and enforced. The underlying technology behind the solution is used to assure system integrity and fault-tolerant security for systems on manned space flight missions for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). With an EAL3+ Common Criteria (CC) certification rating, Enforcer continually identifies policy violations, vulnerabilities and threat agents and can be configured to take immediate action without human intervention (autonomous security). As a component of Vanguard’s Assurance and Compliance Solution suite, Enforcer was developed to exceed the most demanding intrusion management requirements for sensitive and mission critical systems.

“We are honored that GSN recognized our intrusion management solution with this prestigious award,” said Vanguard CEO/CTO Ronn Bailey. “We take great pride in developing services and solutions that protect critical infrastructure and automate complex security management processes. The needs of the nation state and those of corporate America are not so different. With Enforcer, we have demonstrated that one solution can serve national security interests and ensure economic survival at the national level and in the private sector equally well.”

Vanguard executives are actively engaged with leaders in the government, DoD, intelligence community and private sector to promote industry best practices, advance cyber policy and raise awareness about new security risks and threat sources.

“The competition was stiff, and our panel of independent judges had to make some very tough choices, but we think we’ve identified the ‘best of the best’ for 2009,” said Jacob Goodwin, the editor-in-chief of GSN: Government Security News (, who oversaw the evaluation process.

The Annual Homeland Security Awards Program was created by GSN to honor the dedicated government officials who have created and executed effective security programs across the country, along with the leading vendors in IT and physical security who have researched, developed and supplied innovative security solutions during the past year.

About Vanguard Integrity Professionals

Vanguard Integrity Professionals provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges for government agencies and large enterprises around the world. With solutions for Audit and Compliance, Security Administration, Intrusion Detection and Identity and Access Management, Vanguard automates processes necessary to identify and mitigate security risks. For more information, visit

Vanguard Enforcer is a trademark of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, Inc. Any other marks belong to their respective companies.

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