Foreground Security Teams Up with RSA to Offer Advanced Security Operations Center (SOC) Capabilities

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HERNDON, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foreground Security, a dedicated cyber security consulting, training and services firm, today announced it has been selected as one of the first approved RSA Managed Security Partners (MSPs), a new program by RSA, The Security Division of EMC Corporation. As an RSA approved MSP, Foreground Security is now better positioned to provide its government and commercial clients with a next-generation and best-of-breed managed solution that helps accelerate the detection, investigation, remediation and management of security incidents and vulnerabilities. This managed services partnership brings together Foreground's highly skilled security practitioners and innovative and award-winning V-SOC service with RSA's next-generation technology capabilities. This powerful combination is designed to provide clients with a solution going beyond the conventional standard and practice of simple compliance-based security or signature-based monitoring previously offered by other managed service providers.

"As the only RSA Authorized Services Network Level 3 partner in the United States, Foreground Security is proud to now become one of the first RSA Managed Security Partners," said David Amsler, Foreground Security Founder and Chief Information Officer. "Organizations confronting more sophisticated cyber attacks, severe security talent shortages and other urgent challenges can benefit from the full array of Foreground and RSA's SOC capabilities, tailored and supported by Foreground's highly-experienced staff and innovative V-SOC service. This new program keeps Foreground and RSA on the cutting edge of innovation, tools, capabilities, and threat intelligence and helps to change the managed security model away from reactive, signature-based security to a new intelligence- and analytics-driven model that provides value to our clients."

"The challenge for security practitioners is how to combat new and advanced targeted and persistent attacks in an environment of outdated security technologies and incident management processes amid a shortage of appropriately skilled security staff," said Grant Geyer, RSA Vice President of Security Analytics. "The answer is in a new generation of managed security services based on expanded visibility, proven analytics, integrated threat intelligence and incident response best practices to help enterprises more quickly respond to and better manage security incidents from malware infections to more targeted and sophisticated cyber attacks. Together with partners such as Foreground, we're now able to help fulfill a vital need to deliver intelligence-driven security and advanced cyber defense capabilities to enterprises as a fully managed and customizable set of services."

Foreground's comprehensive service offerings and unique security industry expertise address the shortage of skilled security professionals and security management challenges across public and private sector organizations of all sizes. The addition of RSA's advanced SOC capabilities further enhances Foreground's patent-pending automated threat intelligence and analytics platform to greatly improve the situational awareness of security analysts so they can "focus on the attacker, not just the attack." This provides clients with comprehensive visibility into their network operations and security posture, incorporating full network packet capture, logs, events, endpoint sourced data, asset information, location of sensitive content, vulnerability information and other business and technical context. This enables Foreground to supply enhanced detection, investigation, remediation, and management capabilities in an integrated, cost-effective fashion that empowers clients' improved threat detection, investigation and remediation.

Foreground's intelligence-driven, customized Managed Security Services integrate with clients' existing security infrastructure while its analysts apply their diverse expertise to seek out suspicious behavior and initiate action to mitigate the impact of cyber threats. Now augmented with RSA's ASOC capabilities, Foreground's expanded array of managed security services helps give clients unmatched visibility into their overall security postures, with customized advanced workflow management, notification and reporting functionality to supercharge incident response and resolution. Foreground's award-winning Training Services further enhance its clients' advantages by providing security teams with advanced security training and certification opportunities and giving them the tools, methodologies and techniques to successfully design, secure and test networks and strengthen their organizations' security from the inside out.

About Foreground Security

Foreground Security is a security consulting, training and services firm that believes in integrating leading-edge security services, technologies, and commercial best practices to assist government and private sector organizations in strengthening their security postures. With offices in Virginia, Maryland and Florida, the company employs highly-skilled security architects and engineers providing clients with the expertise, analysis and experience required to protect against evolving threats. The company's patent-pending solutions and customized, intelligence-driven managed security services allow organizations to reduce costs while maximizing security performance. Foreground's award-winning training services further enhance its clients' advantages by providing security teams with advanced security training and certification opportunities and giving them the tools, methodologies and techniques to successfully design, secure and test their organizations' security from the inside out. With strong demand for its services and stellar growth, Foreground is regularly included in the Inc. 500 and Washington Technology's Fast 50 and won Info Security's Global Excellence Award in the "Security Products and Solutions for Healthcare" category in 2013. Foreground is a 2014 awards finalist in Info Security's "Best Security Service" and "Security Training and Educational Programs" categories. For more information, visit:

CONTACT: Foreground Security Contact: Tom Resau Welz and Weisel Communications (703) 877-8103

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