Lookers Takes Security Up a Gear With Hexis Cyber Solutions

LONDON, Dec. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc. (Hexis), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW), has announced that automotive retailer and distributor, Lookers plc, is using its HawkEye G next-generation endpoint security solution in the UK and Ireland. HawkEye G is being used to protect Lookers’ business infrastructure against sophisticated cyber attacks to safeguard its reputation for outstanding business performance and continue its mantra of supporting ‘Customers for Life’.

“We’re very pleased to have Lookers as a customer. They strive to be an outstanding company that builds customer relationships which last for generations, and Hexis is excited to be a part it,” explained Chris Fedde, President of Hexis. “Their goal was clear, to go the extra mile in protecting customers’ sensitive data to maintain their trust and protect the foundations of its day-to-day operations. As a result, Lookers decided to look at a next generation endpoint security solution and ultimately chose HawkEye G. Hexis is thrilled to support a forward-thinking organization so focused on protecting their customers,” said Mr. Fedde.

HawkEye G enables Lookers to detect, verify and respond to threats at machine speeds, enhancing the resiliency of its systems and its ability to safeguard their customers’ personal information and transaction data. Lookers has embraced the HawkEye G solution, implementing it across the UK and Ireland offices to more than 5,000 endpoints.

The platform enables Lookers to identify and take action against any new or existing threats on the endpoint and network. Lookers can now set policies for automated response based on HawkEye G’s proprietary ThreatSyncTM technology which correlates threat data and assigns each incident a severity score. Any threat that is serious will be prioritised as more severe and automatically remediated. While any threat that is scored between medium will be reviewed and remediated by the HSOC, a Hexis team of security experts that supports managed service customers.

“We recognised that in a sophisticated threat landscape, we needed to future-proof our business so that we have the secure foundations in place to build long-lasting customer relationships,” said Mark Valentine, Head of Information at Lookers. “By moving to more sophisticated and automated technologies, we now have the ability to prioritise our efforts on those areas that need immediate attention and quickly respond to any major threats. Through this approach, we have also taken the burden off our internal team, allowing them to focus on other areas that are important to our customers.”

About Hexis Cyber Solutions

Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc. is a team of cyber security experts delivering integrated cyber defence solutions that enable organisations to detect, verify, and respond to 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 organisations with an integrated platform for cyber defence. Hexis’ solutions deliver improved visibility into endpoint and network activity, threat verification, false positive reduction, and more effective and efficient threat response for organisations 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; Email 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 defence 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.


Lookers plc is a leading automotive retailer and distributor in the UK, and is comprised of three divisions: Lookers in England and Wales, Taggarts and the Lomond Group in Scotland and Charles Hurst in Northern Ireland and parts of the Republic of Ireland. Founded in 1896, Taggarts has showrooms in Glasgow and Motherwell and covers some of the best known franchises in the automotive industry. Taggarts was acquired by Lookers plc in 2003, taking Lookers into Scotland for the first time. Lookers plc have an independent aftermarket parts division, made up of FPS Automotive Parts Distribution, BTN Turbo and APEC Braking. Our dedicated parts division ensures that the Lookers Group can offer our customers the best aftermarket service in the UK. Lookers plc aso have a growing Leasing Division, made up of Lookers Leasing, Vehicle Rental Service (VRS), Charles Hurst Business Solutions and Charles Hurst RentaCar. For more information, please visit them at http://www.lookersplc.com/.

For media enquiries: LEWIS PR E. HexisCyberUK@Lewispr.com T. +44 207 802 2633 For Investor Relations: Chris Donaghey - Hexis 443.733.1600 cdonaghey@hexiscyber.com

Source:KEYW Corp.