U.S. Government Agency Selects HawkEye G for Advanced Threat Detection

HANOVER, Md., June 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc. (Hexis), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW), and a provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions for commercial companies and government agencies, today announced that a leading U.S. government agency has taken an initial delivery of its next-generation threat investigation and automated malware removal solution, HawkEye G, to deliver advanced threat detection and automated malware removal.

All organizations, including government agencies, are susceptible to sophisticated malware attacks, putting high-value assets and sensitive information at risk. While many technologies on the market can detect threats, security professionals continue to get overburdened with the vast number of identified events, even while attackers continue to advance exploitation techniques to bypass defenses.

"To avoid an abundance of false positives and weakened defenses, organizations look for security solutions that deliver intelligent threat detection based on organizational data, deep analytical insight into the latest exploits, and capability to remove malware from the enterprise before compromise takes place," said Chris Fedde, president, Hexis Cyber Solutions. "HawkEye G was built on a foundation of expertise from KEYW Corporation with deep understanding of how hackers think, how to defend against attacks and how to leverage analytics to respond to and remove advanced threats. Selection as a cybersecurity solution by the U.S. government validates the importance of machine-speed response to advanced threats."

The U.S. government agency selected HawkEye G for advanced threat detection capability that leverages an embedded high performance event data warehouse with rich analytics. All at machine-speed, HawkEye G collects and analyzes host and network data to identify malicious code that has breached the perimeter, conducts security and forensics investigations to determine a comprehensive threat removal strategy, and deploys countermeasures to remove malware from affected devices. HawkEye G users also benefit from real-time protection against emerging threats with new analytics, countermeasures and software updates through the cloud.

About Hexis Cyber Solutions

Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW), based in Hanover, Maryland, provides complete cybersecurity solutions for commercial companies, government agencies, and the Intelligence Community (IC).

Our mission is to ensure that business IT infrastructure is equipped with the tools and capability to detect, engage, and remove both external and internal cyber threats. Cyber terrorists, organized crime, and foreign governments focus tremendous effort on commercial, government, and military interests as their prime target. Hexis Cyber Solutions' HawkEye family of products offers active, multi-disciplined approaches to achieve a higher standard of cybersecurity that is based on our expertise supporting our nation's cybersecurity missions to ensure that your business or organization can operate at its maximum potential. For more information contact Hexis Cyber Solutions, 7740 Milestone Parkway, Suite 400, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1900; Fax 443-733-1901; E-mail info@hexiscyber.com; or on the Web at www.hexiscyber.com.

About KEYW

KEYW provides agile cyber superiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial intelligence solutions for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers and commercial enterprises. We create our solutions by combining our services and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our customers' requirements. For more information contact KEYW Corporation, 7740 Milestone Parkway, Suite 400, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1600; Fax 443-733-1601; E-mail investors@keywcorp.com; or on the Web at www.keywcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include but are not limited to statements about expected improvement and growth in our Government Solutions and Commercial Cyber Solutions segments during the remainder of 2014, statements about our future expectations, plans and prospects, and other statements containing the words "estimates," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," "potential," "opportunities", and similar expressions. Our actual results, performance or achievements or industry results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. These statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated and filed March 10, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as required under the Securities Act of 1934, and other filings that we make with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. KEYW is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: For Media Inquiries: Nina Korfias - MSLGROUP 781.684.6560 hexis@mslgroup.com For Investor Relations: Chris Donaghey - Hexis 443.733.1600 cdonaghey@hexiscyber.comSource:KEYW Corp.