ATLANTA, July 11 / -- SecureWorks, a leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), announced today that it has released same-day protection for critical vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Excel products. Several of the Microsoft vulnerabilities allow for remote code execution, essentially enabling an attacker to have complete control over a user's computer. Microsoft also released new patches today for these vulnerabilities.
"The SecureWorks security research team has diligently analyzed, developed and deployed same-day protection for our Network Intrusion Prevention Service (NIPS) clients," said Allen Wilson, vice president of research at SecureWorks.
SecureWorks' NIPS utilizes its award-winning iSensor®, an appliance placed on a company's network which performs deep packet inspection on all traffic entering and leaving a network. A team of security analysts monitors the networks 24x7x365 looking for critical vulnerabilities, new attack types, unusual patterns and configuration changes.
"SecureWorks provides around-the-clock protection for our 1,300 clients by rapidly responding to the latest threats and deploying countermeasures to protect our clients," said Wilson. "We recommend that our clients patch against the latest Microsoft vulnerabilities to address the root of the problem; however, our NIPS affords our clients precious time to fully exercise a more comprehensive vulnerability and patch management strategy," continued Wilson.
SecureWorks, named by the Yankee Group as a leading MSSP, ranked 79th on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies List for 2005 and 39th on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. SecureWorks is the only service that prevents network intrusions at the perimeter, firewall and host levels; monitors client networks 24x7x365; provides ongoing vulnerability assessments; and protects email from spam and viruses while automatically encrypting email to protect confidential information. SecureWorks is a member of the elite FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams). It has been listed on CIO magazine's "CIO 100 List" for the past two years. www.secureworks.com.
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