New Partnership and GSA Contract Vehicle Provides Government Agencies Continuous Detection and Fingerprinting of Devices — From Phones to Drones — That Are Open Pathways for Attackers Into Critical Government Networks
BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Oct 27, 2015) – Pwnie Express, a company providing threat detection of the billions of devices in and around the workplace, today announced its US General Services Administration (GSA) contract award for its Pwn Pulse solution and subsequent partnership with gvTechSolutions to protect US government facilities from security threats presented by unrecognized and currently undetectable devices.
Today, US government workplaces are under constant attack as malicious actors increasingly target the devices in and around offices — from large federal buildings in Washington, D.C., to remote bases throughout the world — to infiltrate critical agency networks. From phones and ‘smart devices’ to drones, these devices are often brought into the workplace by employees who might not know they are providing an open pathway into critical government infrastructure. A recent industry survey of 1,000 federal government employees revealed that half of respondents use their personal devices at work to access email and 49 percent use them to download work documents, despite stringent workplace restrictions on personal device use. Much like surveillance cameras brought much needed visibility for physical workplace security, Pwnie Express is now providing full visibility into all of the devices in and around federal government workplaces.
With recent GSA approval and a strategic partnership with gvTechSolutions, Pwnie Express is uniquely positioned to help federal, state, and local government departments achieve their critical security mission. By automating wireless and wired device detection, Pwnie Express solutions continuously detect the devices on or around government networks that are open pathways for attackers. The assessment and analysis of any bring your own device (BYOD) or rogue device gives government agencies the full visibility needed to prioritize security response, reduce alert fatigue, and provide situational intelligence to implement real-time remediation.
Pwnie CEO, “Devices in and around your network are open pathways to your most sensitive data.”
“Adversaries know that organizations, both in the private and public sector, spend most of their security budgets on physical and network security,” said Paul Paget, chief executive officer, Pwnie Express. “These organizations have limited, if not zero-capability, to monitor the presence and behavior of wireless devices from the ubiquitous smartphone to the world of other smart devices now being deployed. With this explosion of devices, coupled with ever-present wireless access points, the devices in and around your network are open pathways to your most sensitive data. Pwn Pulse is a unique platform purpose-built to deploy in minutes and provide security teams the ability to remotely, securely, and effectively monitor and assess their security risk against all of these previously undetectable devices.”
Government Technology Solutions (gvTechSolutions) CEO, “The Internet of Evil Things is real…”
“Since our founding in 1997 to focus on emerging security threats, we have been in front of most threats and their defenses,” said Robert Deitz, chief executive officer, gvTechSolutions. “Today’s market is saturated with overlay and multi-purpose tools targeted at the same issue. However every few years a market leader emerges to address what no one else has — or how to do it better. Pwnie Express reminds me of a few security innovators over the last two decades that have actually defined the solution. The Internet of Evil Things is real and not a single customer we have has a handle on this today.”
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About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express provides threat detection of the billions of devices in and around your workplace. By automating wireless and wired device detection, Pwnie solutions continuously detect the devices on or around your network that are open pathways for attackers. Pwnie arms your security team to win the BYOD battle with the ability to detect and fingerprint any device, from phone to thermostat, in order to prioritize your security response, reduce alert fatigue, and provide situational intelligence. See all the things you’re missing at pwnieexpress.com or @PwnieExpress.