Third Brigade Awarded Government of Canada NMSO Contract

    Contract Enables Canadian Federal Departments and Agencies to Have Quicker
    Access to Common Criteria EAL 3+ Certified Server Security

    OTTAWA and RESTON, Va., Oct. 28 /CNW/ -- Third Brigade
(, a security software company specializing in host
intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), today announced that it
has been awarded a Government of Canada National Master Standing Offer (NMSO)
contract in the category of Communications Security Equipment and Components.
    Using the NMSO contract number E60QE-08BIO6/001/QE, Government of Canada
departments and agencies can now swiftly acquire and deploy Third Brigade's
best-of-breed security software to meet the relentlessly increasing online
threats challenging governments around the world. The NMSO includes Third
Brigade services and Third Brigade Deep Security software, which this year
achieved the highest Common Criteria certification level (EAL 3+) across
numerous platforms.
    "This Canadian government NMSO validates the increasing demand for server
security software as a last line of defence against the latest online
threats," said Wael Mohamed, president and CEO at Third Brigade. "Government
departments and agencies will be well served by our scalable product
architecture, ongoing security updates and the ability for Third Brigade Deep
Security to work equally well across traditional servers, virtual machines and
in cloud computing environments."
    The NMSO award confirms that Third Brigade Deep Security has passed
rigorous security evaluation criteria defined by the Communications Security
Establishment Canada (CSEC) and has been qualified by the CSEC's Information
Technology Security (ITS) branch under its ITS Pre-Qualified Vendors program
detection-e.html). This contract award also reflects the value analysis
performed by Public Works and Government Services Canada to ensure compliance
with the laws, regulations and policies affecting public sector procurement in
    "We congratulate Third Brigade on its new NMSO contract," said Shekar
Ayyar, vice president of infrastructure alliances at VMware. "Third Brigade
shares VMware's unwavering commitment to information security.  With VMware
virtualization, customers benefit from the hardened security architecture that
is part of the VMware platform. Third Brigade's virtual machine-ready solution
builds on top of the VMware platform to enable end-to-end security across
physical and virtual environments."
    Third Brigade Deep Security addresses key security and compliance
challenges facing Government of Canada departments and agencies including:
    -- Compliance with the Management of Information Technology Security
(MITS) standard
    -- Web application security for legacy and custom web applications
    -- Virtualization security and protection of virtual machines in motion
    -- Protecting against known and unknown software vulnerabilities before
    -- Incident response including containment and remediation
    For more information and product demonstrations, government departments
and agencies can visit Third Brigade at the upcoming GTEC 2008, Oct. 27-30 at
the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, visit or email
    About Third Brigade
    Third Brigade ( best-of-breed host intrusion defence
systems protect critical data and applications-including those on virtual
machines-from attacks that bypass or penetrate network defences, and target
vulnerabilities in operating systems, and enterprise and web applications.
With a high performance deep packet inspection engine, Third Brigade Deep
Security detects and prevents known and zero-day attacks, and provides a
virtual patch for Microsoft(R) Windows(R), Solaris(TM), Linux, and other
Unix(R) hosts on physical and virtualized systems. It helps ensure regulatory
compliance with PCI and other standards, and prevents costly business
disruptions. Third Brigade also owns and maintains OSSEC, the Open Source Host
Intrusion Detection Project. Third Brigade. That's control.
    Note: "Third Brigade", "Deep Security Solutions", and the Third Brigade
logo are trademarks of Third Brigade, Inc. and may be registered in certain
jurisdictions.  All other company and product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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For further information: Laura Maio, Media & Analyst Relations of Third
Brigade, Inc., +1-613-599-4505, ext 2238, (M) +1-613-219-2800,; or Claire Barton of Nadel Phelan, Inc.,
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