Lurhq Positioned In Visionary Quadrant In Analyst Firm 2004 Managed Security Services Magic Quadrant

CHICAGO, Aug.2, 2004—LURHQ, the leader in Managed Security Services for security professionals, today announced it has been positioned in the Visionary Quadrant of Gartner’s 1H2004 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Magic Quadrant (published July 26, 2004).

“LURHQ is pleased to be recognized by Gartner in the Visionary quadrant of the Managed Security Services space,” said LURHQ President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Prince. “We have always believed that service innovation and a relentless focus on our clients will drive our success, a principle reflected in our continued strong revenue growth.”

LURHQ continues to lead the Managed Security Services market in terms of expertise, capabilities and client satisfaction. LURHQ is the only provider to offer a totally integrated suite of services encompassing security infrastructure management, enterprise security monitoring, vulnerability scanning and threat intelligence. Information gathered from these services is integrated through the advanced correlation capabilities of LURHQ’s Sherlock Enterprise Security Management Platform, resulting in total threat context and superior service delivery.

Additionally, LURHQ remains the only MSSP to have 100 percent of its Secure Operations Center personnel achieve SANS’ GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) certification. The combination of LURHQ’s integrated services, advanced technology and security expertise delivers the most effective Threat Management solution on the market.

LURHQ also pioneered the way in which Managed Security Services are delivered. LURHQ has always recognized that traditional outsourcing models would not apply to many enterprises seeking to truly enhance their security posture, resulting in the creation of LURHQ’s OPEN Service Delivery. OPEN Service Delivery provides clients with real-time enterprise security vision and service delivery transparency. Key components of this methodology include the real-time Sherlock Enterprise Security Portal, no service tiers, unlimited consultation with LURHQ’s security experts and complete co-management of the client’s security environment. This combination of service effectiveness and OPEN Service Delivery has enabled LURHQ to consistently achieve client renewal rates above 90 percent.

About The Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted (July 26, 2004) by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. According to Gartner, Visionary quadrant vendors have a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery..

About LURHQ Corporation

LURHQ is the leading provider of Managed Security Services for security professionals. Founded in 1996, LURHQ delivers true protection to more than 400 clients by providing effective Threat Management solutions. Threat Management integrates 24X7 protection, discovery, assessment, detection, response and early warning. Our Threat Management capabilities enable clients to enhance their security posture while reducing overall security program costs. LURHQ’s OPEN Service Delivery methodology facilitates a true partnership with clients by providing real-time enterprise security vision and service transparency. For more information visit www.lurhq.com.




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