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KEYW Corp.: Hexis Cyber Solutions Enhances HawkEye G to Improve Continuous Monitoring & Response

2014-08-06 16:40:00
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Improved Threat Detection & Response Capabilities Enables Organizations to

Evolve to Continuous Monitoring & Automated Response Delivering Increased

Security & ROI

HANOVER, Md., Aug. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hexis Cyber Solutions (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 significant enhancements to its next

generation Threat Detection and Response solution, HawkEye G.

Hexis has developed important new capabilities that help customers realize the

full benefits of a continuous approach to detection and response. This is

critical in light of today's threat environment in which the volume and severity

of threats are increasing necessitating a shift from incident response to

continuous response. This is also driving a need for organizations to operate

with an arsenal of response capabilities, including automated, computer speed

response to reduce the risk of compromise and to increase the effectiveness and

efficiency of incident response efforts.

"In today's IT security landscape, every second malware is in an enterprise

environment could mean immeasurable damage," said Bob Gourley, partner and co-

founder, Cognitio Corp. "As attacks continue to escalate in frequency and

complexity and as response times continue to be hampered by the speed of human

interaction, automation has emerged as the best way to transform how enterprises

deal with advanced threats."

New HawkEye G Features Enabling Next Generation Detection & Automated Response

New features will provide significant enhancements to HawkEye G's detection

capabilities resulting in more robust Threat Detection and Response

capabilities. HawkEye G's detection capabilities are also being expanded to

enable insider threat detection. New features include:

* Lightweight Host Sensor. HawkEye G's new endpoint sensor improves security

by providing extensive endpoint telemetry data and improved system

performance. HawkEye G's sensor is lightweight resulting in no significant

impacts to system performance. The sensor is transparently deployed and

managed by HawkEye G. This delivers improved Endpoint Detection & Response

capabilities through more comprehensive collection of information relating

to processes, directories, the registry, files, and network connections.

Through a combination of big data and proprietary security analytics,

HawkEye G continuously monitors endpoint profiles for indications of

malicious activity. These new sensing technologies include static and

dynamic indicators, expanding the solution's ability to scan executables,

DLLs and process threads in real-time.

* Planned Third Party Integration. HawkEye G will integrate with third party

security solutions. The initial focus is on third-party network-based

detection solutions, including malware protection systems, next generation

firewalls, and intrusion prevention/detection systems. These will feed into

HexisThreat-IQ, an advanced threat assessment model that analyzes detection

information from disparate sources, thus enabling enhanced, automated

response capabilities in conjunction with the third party products.

* Insider Threat. HawkEye G will be introducing purpose built analytics and

functionality to enhance the detection of insider threats. Additional

analytics include detection of anomalous login activity as well as abuse of

enterprise resources.

"HawkEye G's new significant enhancements provide security professionals threat

detection they can trust and machine-guided automation that enables continuous

monitoring and response by significantly reducing the time it takes to detect,

investigate and respond to advanced threats," said Chris Fedde, President of

Hexis Cyber Solutions. "HawkEye G supports a continuous monitoring and response

strategy helping organizations significantly improve the productivity and ROI of

incident response teams while thwarting adversaries before damage is done."

HawkEye G: Next Generation Endpoint Threat Detection and Response

HawkEye G is Hexis' flagship solution for advanced threat detection and

response. HawkEye G provides comprehensive detection and response capabilities

across endpoints and the network. Its host sensor, big data platform, and

security analytics provide organizations with next generation endpoint detection

and response capabilities.

HawkEye G's automated response capabilities represent a critical differentiator

compared to other security platforms. HawkEye G enables organizations to embrace

automation at a pace and to an extent they are comfortable based on granular

policy controls, while relying on machine-guided, semi-automatic removal where


"Having a combination of endpoint and network capabilities is critical given the

nature of today's advanced threats where having increased visibility on both the

endpoint and the network is critical to detecting and responding to advanced

attacks," said Dennis Charlebois, VP, Product Operations. "HawkEye G's

combination of endpoint and network detection & response capabilities, the

cybersecurity expertise inherited from our sister company KEYW Corporation, and

our automated response capabilities represent key differentiators compared to

other solutions."

HawkEye G's Capabilities & Vision Aligned with Key Trends Cited by Leading

Industry Analysts

In the report "Market Guide for Endpoint Detection and Response Solutions"

Gartner analysts Peter Firstbrook and Neil MacDonald indicate that "Effectively

dealing with advanced threats that bypass traditional signature-based approaches

will require monitoring, detection and response capabilities at endpoints."

In the recent report "Targeted-Attack Hierarchy Of Needs Part 2" Forrester

Research analyst Rick Holland's indicates that effective breach detection

requires a combination of 1) malware analysis; 2) network analysis and

visibility (NAV); 3) endpoint visibility and control (EVC); and 4) security

analytics (SA) and that "When evaluating technology, prioritize vendors that

offer multiple pillars as well as those that have third-party integrations that

make operationalizing the solution effective."

"Our HawkEye G solution is well aligned with these key industry themes including

the need for increased visibility on both endpoints and networks in order to

detect advanced threats and a need for more robust response capabilities as

organizations shift from incident response to continuous response," said Todd

Weller, VP of Corporate Development at Hexis.


HawkEye G, featuring many new enhancements, is currently available through Hexis

Cyber Solutions' network of channel partners. The complete range of enhancements

described in herein is being introduced over the next 90 days. The Hexis'

Security Operations Center (HSOC) allows for continuous delivery of new features

as they are available.

For a demonstration of HawkEye G, please visit us at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas

on Wednesday, August 6(th) and Thursday, August 7(th) at booth number 558. Or

for your own personalized demo, contact us online to schedule a briefing.

About Hexis Cyber Solutions

Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The KEYW Holding

Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW), based in Hanover, Maryland, provides complete

cybersecurity solutions for commercial companies, government agencies, and the

Intelligence Community (IC).

Our mission is to ensure that business IT infrastructure is equipped with tools

and capability to detect, engage, and remove both external and internal cyber

threats. Cyber terrorists, organized crime, and foreign governments focus

tremendous effort on commercial, government, and military interests as their

prime target. Hexis Cyber Solutions' HawkEye family of products offer active,

multi-disciplined approaches to achieve a higher standard of cybersecurity that

is based on our expertise supporting our nation's cybersecurity missions to

ensure that your business or organization can operate at its maximum potential.

For more information contact Hexis Cyber Solutions, 7740 Milestone Parkway,

Suite 400, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1900; Fax 443-733-1901; E-

mail info@hexiscyber.com; or on the Web at www.hexiscyber.com.

About KEYW

KEYW provides agile cyber superiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial

intelligence solutions for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers

and commercial enterprises. We create our solutions by combining our services

and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our

customers' requirements. For more information contact KEYW Corporation, 7740

Milestone Parkway, Suite 400, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1600; Fax

443-733-1601; E-mail investors@keywcorp.com; or on the Web at www.keywcorp.com.

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on Form 10-K, dated and filed March 10, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange

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