Third Brigade, Intrusion Prevention System Provider, Partners With Watchfire

Ottawa, ON, Reston, VA and InfoSecurity, NY (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) December 7, 2005 — Third Brigade, Inc. (, a provider of advanced intrusion prevention systems, today announced an alliance with Watchfire (, a leading provider of software and services to automate web application security testing. Third Brigade will offer customers Watchfire® AppScan® to perform vulnerability assessments along with its Deep Security to protect exposed applications discovered during the assessment. The partnership presents customers the broadest solution for protecting vulnerable web applications and serves as a comprehensive remedial approach to IT security.

“We provide very complementary capabilities for enterprises looking to stay ahead of the latest security threats,” said Brian O’Higgins, Chief Technology Officer of Third Brigade. “Using Watchfire’s AppScan, we can identify software vulnerabilities in customers’ custom and commercial web applications that could be exploited by attackers, and assess compliance with a myriad of regulatory requirements. Then, Third Brigade’s intrusion prevention system can be used to shield and stop the possible exploitation of application vulnerabilities,” he added.

Third Brigade Deep Security is an advanced, host intrusion prevention system (HIPS) that allows organizations to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively stop damaging attacks before they impact the host.

AppScan® is the industry’s first and leading web application security testing solution, and the only solution to provide comprehensive remediation tasks at every level of the application. AppScan scans web applications within an organization’s infrastructure, tests for security issues and provides actionable reports and recommendations.

“It’s critical for organizations to regularly assess the vulnerabilities and risks associated with their web applications,” said Michael Weider, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Watchfire. “Third Brigade’s advanced intrusion prevention system is a logical complement to our risk assessment product and to a layered, defense-in-depth strategy. We look forward to working closely with Third Brigade.”

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade provides host-based intrusion prevention systems to financial services, government, health care, telecommunications and other organizations that need to implement security best practices as part of a defense-in-depth strategy. Our Deep Security solutions give you greater control of your business. They stop network attacks before they impact hosts and web applications, help ensure compliance with regulations and policies, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike others, Third Brigade provides an innovative hybrid approach, a positive security model, proactive defense, and a powerful administrative platform.

Third Brigade’ corporate headquarters is in Ottawa, Canada, and its US headquarters is in Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit

About Watchfire

Watchfire provides software and services to manage online risk. More than 300 enterprise organizations and government agencies, including AXA Financial, SunTrust, Boots PLC, Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration and Dell rely on Watchfire to monitor, manage, improve and secure all aspects of the online business including security, privacy, quality, accessibility, corporate standards and regulatory compliance. Watchfire’s alliance and technology partners include IBM Global Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, TRUSTe, Microsoft, Interwoven, EMC Documentum and Mercury. Watchfire is headquartered in Waltham, MA. For more information, please visit

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