|By Marketwired .||
|August 7, 2013 05:31 PM EDT||
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/13 -- RedSeal Networks, the leader in network infrastructure security management, is proud to announce that the United States Postal Service (USPS) was recognized for its leadership in Federal cyber security at the annual MeriTalk Cyber Security Confidence Awards, where it was honored with the "Best Practice and Implementation" award. Given to the organization that best exemplifies its devotion to improving cyber infrastructure, the USPS was praised for its work with RedSeal Networks to manage the security posture of one of the nation's most complex networks.
The USPS is currently the third largest computing network and one of the largest intranets. Supporting over 35,000 retail locations, including over 47,000 point of sale terminals, 4,000 business partners, and over 500,000 computing endpoints, it is the largest Federal Agency in terms of credit card processing, as USPS.com processes over 340 million credit card transactions per year.
The NCRB (Network Connectivity Review Board) is responsible for evaluating all requested connectivity externally, internally, through business partner connections, and over VPN. The team receives nearly 4,000 requests per year for new connectivity and is responsible for providing security guidance on the design and development of new projects and updates. With the number of requests increasing and a recent push to redesign the network to comply with PCI regulations, SOX and other federal policies changing the cyber security landscape, in 2012 the USPS sought out a way to come up with an effective solution to streamline the process, simplify audits and put the organization back to a proactive security posture.
"When we first looked at RedSeal Networks, it was specifically for the PCI compliance portion of our redesign, said Chuck McGann, Chief Information Security Officer, United States Postal Service. "We were immediately very impressed with the footprint of the tool itself, the ease of use and the ability for quick deployment. Once we saw what the technology was capable of for PCI compliance, the team recognized how it could be deployed for other pressing areas including incident response. This technology goes way past the value of simply a solution for PCI compliance for us and we have enjoyed a very successful relationship with RedSeal Networks from day one."
The RedSeal 6 platform is deployed at the largest government agencies and enterprises around the world to help security professionals discover and remedy infrastructure security gaps in their networks before the hackers exploit those to launch cyber-threats. The platform continuously visualizes key points of potential security breach, non-compliance, and attack risk in complex enterprise security infrastructure to prioritize remedial actions.
"Dozens of agencies in all branches of the government continuously monitor their networks with the RedSeal 6 platform to ensure compliance with PCI, FISMA and other regulatory requirements while keeping their security at optimized levels," says RedSeal Networks CEO, Parveen Jain. "USPS is one of our marquee and largest customers that is always at the leading edge of innovation in information security with exceptionally deep security expertise. The ultimate gratification is playing an integral role in your customer's success. We congratulate the USPS for being recognized by MeriTalk and its distinguished panel of judges."
Chosen by an independent panel of judges, comprised of Federal and industry cyber security experts, the USPS was honored at the 2013 Cyber Security Confidence Awards banquet that took place at the Newseum in Washington D.C. on July 24.
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About RedSeal Networks
RedSeal Networks is the leading provider of network infrastructure security management solutions that continuously provides network visualization and identify critical attack risk and non-compliance in complex security infrastructure. It provides network, security, and risk management teams with a firm understanding of where security is working, where investment is needed, and where greatest cyber-attack risks lie. This understanding, or "security intelligence", enables organizations to allocate resources where needed most, embed best practice into daily operations, and take prioritized action where needed. The world's largest government and commercial organizations use RedSeal security intelligence to build world-class operations that systematically reduce attack risk over time.
For more information, visit RedSeal at www.redsealnetworks.com.