CHANTILLY, VA–(Marketwire – Jun 13, 2011) – Blue Ridge Networks, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions to government and commercial enterprises, today announced it has received a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to enable secure remote access for more than 9,000 users of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) to 94 locations across the country and its territories. Under the terms of the five-year agreement, Blue Ridge will provide comprehensive, end-to-end managed security solutions, including implementing its new EdgeGuard® product suite and delivering all required support services, to eliminate network vulnerabilities and smartcard exploitations, as well as prevent malware from penetrating the network.
“Blue Ridge is delighted to have this opportunity to provide its proven cybersecurity solutions to eliminate exposures from exploitation of cyber assets in today’s environment,” said Jerry Edgerton, President, Federal Group, Blue Ridge Networks. “The Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys is taking a proactive approach to security by implementing our remote access solutions. We applaud them for their initiative in this regard.”
EOUSA had an immediate need for an enterprise level solution that would allow U.S. Attorneys and DOJ officials to easily obtain secure remote access over any public Internet connection. EdgeGuard features secure tunneling technologies and provides end-to-end Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 level encryption of all data. With the managed security solutions in place, U.S. Attorneys and DOJ officials can securely access messaging services, web services, and files from any remote location.
“This approach provides unique cyber protection and the associated support services allows members of EOUSA to ensure secure sessions — whether at a home office, in a branch office, or using any public computer while traveling — in a completely managed environment,” said Edgerton. “We stand ready to address cyber threats as they continue to evolve, enabling a comprehensive security posture for the U.S. Attorneys.”