SkyRecon’s StormShield: The Only Real Alternative for Cisco CSA Users

Matrix Global Partners Releases CSA Comparison Whitepaper.

Indianapolis, IN, Tuesday – September 13, 2011 — Matrix Global Partners, Inc. (Matrix), the exclusive distributor in the Americas for the award-winning endpoint protection solution StormShield®, today announced the launch of their updated "CSA Replacement Program". With Cisco’s timeline to stop providing updates, fixes, and patches for their critically acclaimed Cisco Security Agent (CSA) beginning December 10th of this year, CSA customers will soon find themselves limited to only phone support and facing the daunting task of finding an effective and up-to-date alternative to protecting their laptops, desktops and servers from targeted intrusions and zero-day attacks with true behavioral security.

There freshed CSA Replacement Program offered by Matrix ( http://www.MatrixGP.com ) includes competitive replacement pricing, exceptional terms and a comprehensive migration program designed to ensure both a smooth financial and operational transition.

"The many CSA users that we are working with have found that the Cisco CSA product currently meets or exceeds their extremely demanding requirements for protection; protection that is not dependent on signatures and/or reputation," said Bob Foley, Managing Director for Matrix Global Partners ( http://www.MatrixGP.com ). "As we engage with these existing CSA customers, we typically find them in one of two states: knowing that they must change but frustrated with no time nor budget to move off of the discontinued and unsupported CSA product; or "really" frustrated, having allocated significant resources to a replacement project, to only be disappointed by the shortcomings of the traditional top-tier vendors as they search for a viable CSA alternative."

Cisco has consistently delivered powerful endpoint security protection with one of the strongest Host Intrusion Protection System (HIPS) offerings in the market. Organization shave come to rely on CSA’s behavioral-based capabilities for their protection. But, the window to make a move off the product to an equally effective alternative is closing quickly.

StormShield is unique in that it offers CSA users the highest level of protection available; essentially the same level of protection that they have come to depend on with CSA, along with some enhancements that have not been available from CSA.  Industry analysts and CSA users who have reviewed the StormShield full range of HIPS and behavioral protections in depth believe that it truly stands alone, providing protections that both match and exceed the security and management granularity found in the CSA offering.

"Matrix has re-launched this program to help current CSA customers maintain the protection they require in a cost-effective manner with minimum transition challenges," added Foley. "We believe that the majority of current CSA users will be changing to an alternative security solution to replace CSA between now and the end of 2012.  This type of migration takes testing, planning, coordination and time in order to insure a smooth transition and the StormShield CSA Replacement Program assures CSA users that they will have continuous protection with minimal cost and IT support staff impact."

To request more information about the StormShield CSA Replacement Program, to download the CSA Comparison Whitepaper or to request a 30-day product evaluation, please visit http://bit.ly/csa-replace.

About Matrix Global Partners, Inc.:
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana Matrix Global Partners, Inc. (Matrix) is a national leader in information security solutions, integration and professional and managed services.  Matrix offers a complete line of security and SIEM technologies  and, as the exclusive distributor in the Americas for the award-winning Storm Shield security products, Matrix is growing and managing a multi-tier sales and support organization.  http://www.MatrixGP.com.

About SkyRecon Systems Inc.:
Founded in 2003, SkyRecon Systems is a visionary global provider of endpoint protection platforms. With its award-winning and analyst-recognized endpoint security solutions, organizations are able to ensure protection and enforce policy for endpoint systems, applications, data and users upon which their business relies. The company is a contributing member of the Secure IT Alliance, has received the prestigious Red Herring 100 Award, and has been named "Entrepreneurial Security Company of the Year" by Frost & Sullivan.  Its StormShield Endpoint Security product received the SC Magazine "Best of 2009" award for Endpoint Security.  http://www.SkyRecon.com

Press & Media Contact:
Robert Foley
Matrix Global Partners, Inc
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 514-2923
info@MatrixGP.com

http://www.MatrixGP.com

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