Leading U.S. Energy Company Selects HawkEye G for Next Generation Threat Detection and Response

HANOVER, Md., Oct. 01, 2015 (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 one of the nation’s leading energy providers has selected HawkEye G for next generation threat detection and response. HawkEye G will be deployed across tens of thousands of endpoints in the customer’s environment. This represents the first seven-figure deal for the recently released HawkEye G 3.0.

While companies across all verticals are susceptible to cyber-attacks, concern among energy companies is elevated considering the widespread implications a breach could have on critical infrastructure. Security teams increasingly understand that many traditional, signature-based security solutions are ineffective at stopping today’s stealthy attacks and many organizations continue to struggle with alert overload. Additionally, relying solely on manual response is no longer adequate and challenging to scale given the velocity of attacks combined with the security skills shortage.

“We know organizations are looking for increased enterprise visibility into advanced threats and incident response, and security teams are looking for better, faster ways to remove threats and reduce alert fatigue, not more manual tools,” said Chris Fedde, president, Hexis Cyber Solutions. “Companies need an integrated cyber defense solution that will protect endpoints and the network by delivering evidence-based detection, threat verification and automated response capabilities. The selection of HawkEye G by one of the largest energy companies in the U.S. is the latest validation of our HawkEye G 3.0 solution and our approach of integrated detection & automated response."

The latest version for HawkEye G, released in April, includes improved behavior-based endpoint detection, proprietary technology called ThreatSyncTM for threat verification, and integration with leading third-party security technologies such as Palo Alto Networks and FireEye for detection and Splunk for increased threat intelligence. Increased confidence in detecting, verifying, and responding to threat alerts using HawkEye G empowers security teams to quickly and confidently defend themselves at machine speeds before damage is done.

About Hexis Cyber Solutions
Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc. is a team of cybersecurity experts delivering solutions that enable organizations to defend against and remove cyber threats at machine speeds before they do damage. Hexis’ advanced security solutions use real-time endpoint sensors, network detection, and threat analytics to provide organizations with an intelligent and automated threat detection and response solution. Hexis’ solutions deliver improved visibility into the network and endpoints, threat verification, and automated threat removal capabilities for organizations of all sizes.

Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW), based in Hanover, Maryland with engineering offices in Columbia, Maryland and San Mateo, California. Hexis’ solutions were developed leveraging KEYW’s expertise in supporting our nation's cybersecurity missions. 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.

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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.

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

Source:KEYW Corp.