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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.

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