WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bit9, Inc., the leader in Advanced Threat Protection, today announced that it was selected as the Best Anti-Malware Solution in the Government Security News 2010 Homeland Security Awards competition. The GSN awards honor federal, state and local government officials, agencies and departments that are responsible for developing and implementing successful security programs. The awards also honor leading vendors of IT and physical security products that provide the best products and solutions used in homeland security and defense.
"Award applicants undergo a careful evaluation of product efficiency and reliability," said Jacob Goodwin, editor in chief of Government Security News. "Bit9 Parity Suite was chosen as the clear winner for the Best Anti-Malware Solution category based on its proactive security model.”
Bit9 Parity continuous monitoring and application whitelisting is designed to address today's advanced IT security challenges. By discovering all applications on endpoints and assessing trust, Bit9 Parity’s advanced threat protection ensures the integrity of the computing environment. By gaining complete visibility and control, organizations benefit with full protection from advanced malware and persistent threats.
“This award underscores the value Bit9 is delivering to government agencies in stopping advanced threats and targeted attacks,” said Tom Murphy, chief strategy officer at Bit9. “As the stakes keep getting higher and each new attack bypasses traditional anti-malware solutions, government and enterprise IT managers are increasingly turning to continuous monitoring and application whitelisting to detect and prevent stealth malware.”
Bit9 is the leader in Advanced Threat Protection. The company's award-winning products provide total visibility and control over all software on endpoints, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Bit9 specializes in protecting organizations against the Advanced Persistent Threat.
Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry™ -- the world's largest database of software intelligence -- to identify and classify software, delivering the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance, and manageability. The company's global customers come from a wide variety of industries, such as government, financial services, retail, healthcare, e-commerce and education.
Bit9 was awarded a prestigious $2M United States federal research grant in 2003 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology-Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of our application whitelisting solutions. Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com/ or call +1 617.393.7400.