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Xceedium Xsuite Named Best Privileged Access Management Solution in GSN’s 4th Annual Homeland Security Awards

Xceedium, the leading provider of privileged identity and access management solutions for the hybrid cloud, today announced that its Xsuite platform won Best Privileged Access Management Solution in the 4th Annual Government Security News (GSN) Homeland Security Awards. The GSN Homeland Security Awards recognize the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state, and municipal government officials; government contractors; systems integrators; IT vendors; and physical security product and solutions providers. Winners were honored at the Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. on November 29, 2012.

A panel of objective judges selected the Homeland Security Awards winners, according to Jacob Goodwin, Editor-in-Chief of GSN. The selection of Xceedium as a winner in the Best Privileged Access Management Solutions category was driven by the company’s flagship product, Xsuite. Xsuite controls, monitors, and audits everything privileged users do across on-premise, cloud, or hybrid cloud-based IT infrastructures. It’s built on a zero trust model that denies access to all systems and resources except those explicitly permitted by policy.

Today’s hybrid-cloud computing environments exacerbate long-standing privileged identity and access management issues, while adding new challenges to the mix. The federal government’s data center consolidation and Cloud First initiatives are driving virtualization and cloud adoption. But these technologies include new risks, including the ultimate superuser account, the management console. Console accounts yield significant power and open up new security risks. Xsuite protects both management consoles and infrastructure such as servers and network devices. With Xsuite, access controls can be seamlessly defined, applied, and enforced across the full range of IT infrastructures – enterprise data centers, virtualized infrastructure, and public or private clouds.

“Traditional perimeter defenses cannot protect against privileged user risks. We are very proud of the work we have done to help U.S. federal agencies protect their systems and comply with mandates like FISMA and HSPD-12,” said Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer at Xceedium. “Winning this award and being recognized among such an elite group validates our zero trust approach to privileged identity and access management, along with the great work our team has done to support agency missions.”

GSN announced winners in 42 different homeland security categories. For a complete listing of all winners, please visit: www.gsnmagazine.com.

About Xceedium

Xceedium is the leading provider of privileged identity and access management solutions for hybrid-cloud enterprises. Large companies and global government agencies use Xceedium products to reduce the risks that privileged users and unprotected credentials pose to systems and data. The company’s Xsuite platform enables customers to implement a zero trust security model. It vaults privileged account credentials, implements role-based access control and monitors and records privileged user sessions. With unified policy management, Xsuite enables the seamless administration of security controls across systems, whether systems reside in a traditional data center, a private cloud, on a public cloud infrastructure or any combination thereof.

Xceedium solutions enable organizations to comply with security and privacy mandates such as: PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA, and NERC CIP. The company’s products provide industry-leading reliability, availability, and scalability, and are the most highly certified products in the market with designations including FIPS 140-2 Level 2, Common Criteria EAL4+, and the U.S. DoD Unified Command Approved Products List (UC/APL). For more information, visit: www.xceedium.com.

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