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June 15, 2011

Blue Ridge Gets Cybersecurity Contract from U.S Department of Justice

The threat to cybersecurity is increasing day by day. In order to meet this threat and to encourage being part of a comprehensive solution, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a cybersecurity contract to Blue Ridge Networks, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions to government and commercial enterprises. Under this agreement, Blue Ridge Networks will provide comprehensive, end-to-end managed security solutions, including implementing its new EdgeGuard product suite to more than 9,000 users of the DOJ’s Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) to 94 locations across the country and its territories.

According to a press release, this deal will help the U.S Department of Justice to eliminate network vulnerabilities and smartcard exploitations, as well as to prevent malware from penetrating the network.

EOUSA had an urgent requirement: an enterprise level solution that would allow U.S. Attorneys and DOJ officials to easily obtain secure remote access over any public Internet connection.

EdgeGuard shows secure tunneling technologies and offers end-to-end Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 level encryption of all data. With the managed security solutions in place, U.S. Attorneys and DOJ officials can securely access messaging services, web services, and files from any remote location.

"This approach provides unique cyber protection, and the associated support services allow members of EOUSA to ensure secure sessions -- whether at a home office, in a branch office, or using any public computer while traveling -- in a completely managed environment," said Edgerton. "We stand ready to address cyber threats as they continue to evolve, enabling a comprehensive security posture for the U.S. Attorneys."

"Blue Ridge is delighted to have this opportunity to provide its proven cybersecurity solutions to eliminate exposures from exploitation of cyber assets in today's environment," said Jerry Edgerton, President, Federal Group, Blue Ridge Networks. "The Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys is taking a proactive approach to security by implementing our remote access solutions. We applaud them for their initiative in this regard."

Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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