CrossTec Integrates Third Brigade Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) with Activeworx Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Solution

CrossTec joins Third Brigade SIEM integration program

Ottawa, ON, Reston, VA, and InfoSecWorld Conference and Expo 2007 Booth #622, Orlando, FL March 19, 2007 -- Third Brigade (, a security software company that specializes in host intrusion prevention systems, today announced its HIPS product has been integrated with CrossTec Activeworx Security Center, a high value, low cost SIEM software solution. Activeworx excels at normalizing, correlating, and reporting on multi-vendor security information.

"For CrossTec customers, Third Brigade provides powerful host-level protection, and detailed security information that fuels the CrossTec SIEM," remarked Jeff Richards, VP of CrossTec's Security Division. "For Third Brigade customers, the CrossTec SIEM provides the ability to consolidate and correlate large volumes of host security log data with other security and event information. By combining the two solutions, organizations will be more secure, and have a better view of their entire security posture."

Customers that want to leverage investments in both CrossTec SIEM and Third Brigade HIPS, can do so without having to incur costs and effort related to custom integration or support.

"We're thrilled that CrossTec has recognized the tremendous synergy between SIEM and HIPS," said Brian O'Higgins, CTO of Third Brigade. "Our host intrusion prevention system provides critical protection for endpoints, and is a rich and valuable source of detailed, host-level security event information. Third Brigade provides the response/remediation mechanism that is a key 'leadership' feature for vendors in the SIEM market, according to analysts."

"Integration was a snap," added Richards. "Our engineers were impressed with the ease at which they were able to normalize the Third Brigade log data. Third Brigade's open product architecture, and detailed, integration-specific documentation, allowed us to complete the integration quickly and simply."

Third Brigade Deep Security ( ) brings proven network security approaches, including firewall and intrusion detection and prevention, down to individual computers and devices. It shields vulnerabilities in Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems, as well as enterprise and web applications common to healthcare providers.

CrossTec Corporation
Since 1999, CrossTec's Activeworx brand security tools ( have been downloaded more then 100,000 times. The flagship product, Activeworx Security Center (ASC), is a cost-effective security information and event management (SIEM) software solution that provides real-time security device log monitoring with correlated alerts, management and compliance reports, log data storage, and tools for advanced, in-depth forensic analysis. CrossTec's mission is to protect organizations by reducing the time it takes to analyze massive amounts of event log data from multiple devices and vendors to produce real-time alerts and vital reports that pinpoint network security breaches.

About Third Brigade
Third Brigade ( specializes in providing host intrusion defense systems to organizations that need to detect and prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in mission critical systems. Third Brigade Deep Security allows businesses to apply comprehensive security profiles to hosts that protect against known and zero-day attacks using deep packet inspection. It helps ensure compliance and the 24-7 availability of critical systems, provides a virtual patch for software vulnerabilities, and allows organizations to deliver Internet-based services with greater security and confidence. Unlike other host intrusion detection and prevention systems, Third Brigade Deep Security provides broader, faster and simpler protection. Third Brigade. That's control.

For media and analyst inquiries only, contact:
Kathryn Schwab
Media and Analyst Relations
Third Brigade, Inc.
(T) 613-599-4505 x2238
(M) 613-858-4407

Doug Taylor
VP of Marketing
CrossTec Corporation
(T) 800-675-0729


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