RedSiren Acquires Secure360, Carnegie Mellon's CyberSecurity Center
Posted on 04 April 2002.
Collaboration to Enhance and Lead Security


Knowledgebase, Monitoring and Response




PITTSBURGH, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- RedSiren Technologies Inc.(TM) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Secure360(TM), the CyberSecurity Center of Carnegie Mellon Research Institute. This acquisition complements and extends RedSiren's managed security monitoring services with Secure360's consulting services.




"Carnegie Mellon is a global leader in computer science and computer security. We also are committed to economic development. This purchase is strong evidence that the Pittsburgh region has an emerging cluster of cybersecurity businesses," said Carnegie Mellon President Jared Cohon. Carnegie Mellon, as a shareholder in RedSiren, will be represented on the RedSiren Advisory Board.




"Through its affiliation with CMU, Secure360 brings some of the top minds in cybersecurity to RedSiren," RedSiren President and CEO Harvey Pollack said. "The goal is to extend and improve processing of security related event data by building a vast data repository from which RedSiren's advanced analytical and predictive technologies will develop near real-time security alerts and alarms."




As part of the agreement, RedSiren and Carnegie Mellon University will pursue a collaborative research and development relationship that will apply the university's expertise to enhance the state-of-the-art design and implementation of RedSiren's security knowledge base.




The agreement is one of several formal, long-term relationships being created with Carnegie Mellon University, one of the country's leading centers of expertise, research and education in the field of cybersecurity. RedSiren expects to have an expanding relationship with Carnegie Mellon.




Another recent example of this collaboration is AirCERT (Automated Incident Reporting-CERT), an initiative of RedSiren, Carnegie Mellon University's CERT(R) Coordination Center (CERT/CC) and Redleaf Secure Systems (RSS). The goal of AirCERT is to automatically receive and process Internet security event information.




RedSiren will participate in this development project by providing technical expertise and resources in the design phase, as well as facilities and resources for the testing of initial product prototypes and field trials. "We are excited to partner with RedSiren and Redleaf Secure Systems on this vital initiative" stated Rich Pethia, Director, CERT Coordination Center.




About RedSiren Technologies


RedSiren Technologies is an enterprise security services provider, offering 24x7 remote security monitoring and management. RedSiren monitors perimeter security, as well as the security of application servers and critical devices throughout the corporate network. RedSiren's on-site consulting offers customers a wide range of services from definition of business requirements, security architecture and system design and security product integration to on-site incident recovery services. For more information, visit http://www.redsiren.com.




About Secure360


Secure360 provides information security assessments, training, technical consulting of computer architecture design, disaster recovery and business continuity. Secure360 is also able to assess and repair security breaches for clients. Secure360 has a diverse customer base that includes government agencies, financial service companies, telecommunications corporations, healthcare providers/insurers and other public and private organizations.




About Carnegie Mellon University


Carnegie Mellon is one of the nation's top private research universities. The university includes four undergraduate and three graduate schools and enrolls more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary approach provides its graduates with professional and technical skills, as well as strong science, liberal arts and fine arts backgrounds.




(R) CERT and CERT Coordination Center are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office




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