SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- RedSeal Systems Inc., a provider of security management solutions, has joined with a strategic investment firm for work with the U.S. intelligence community.
The California company identified its partner as In-Q-Tel, a not-for-profit investment firm that works to identify, adapt and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. intelligence community.
RedSeal Systems provides continuous monitoring software that automatically assesses the security posture of an information network so organizations can strengthen cyber-defenses. It continuously calculates the end-to-end interaction of firewalls, routers and load balancers, ensuring that the network doesn't provide unauthorized access.
Its software also analyzes the effects of network security on host-based vulnerabilities, identifying the areas of greatest risk to the enterprise and prioritizing remediation efforts.
"Continuous monitoring technologies such as RedSeal will enable the U.S. intelligence community to effectively operate the complex, dynamic network defenses that protect critical information and systems," said William Strecker, executive vice president of Architecture and Engineering and chief technical officer of IQT. "We believe RedSeal's capabilities have widespread applicability throughout the federal government as agencies strive to improve their security posture."
Continuous monitoring is a key component of the federal government's new Risk Management Framework and is required by the Federal Information Security Management Act and Office of Management and Budget policy.