PRESS RELEASE: Above Security Partners with Solana Networks

Ottawa, Canada – 
Mar 11, 2015

Above Security, a Canadian-based global IT security service provider, is continuing its strategic global expansion through a newly signed partnership with Solana Networks, a Canadian technology vendor that provides intelligent monitoring products for mission critical networks.

The rapid evolution of the global cyber threat landscape is putting significant pressure on businesses to safeguard their most valuable assets and customer data in ways that they have not in the past. While most cyber security breaches take advantage of already well-known vulnerabilities, some are the results of zero-day security attacks that are extremely hard to detect by traditional IT security solutions.

This collaboration is allowing Above Security to further improve the security of its customers by adding Flow Capture and Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) capabilities to its ArkAngel platform in order to identify network anomalies and pinpoint hard-to-detect security threats. This will allow ArkAngel to analyze network flow traffic to detect zero-day security attacks. The new capability complements signature-based threat detection and significantly enhances Above Security’s security analysts’ capacity of detecting early and previously unknown threats.

“The rapid changes in cyber security threats demand a proactive approach to IT security addressing the dynamic nature of new and emerging threats. Adding these new capabilities to our ArkAngel platform will allow our security analysts and experts to do that,” said Mario Venditti, Above Security’s chief operating officer. “Ever since our initial discussions back in early 2013, Solana Networks has demonstrated that their industry-leading solutions can easily be integrated into our ArkAngel platform and add value to what we offer to our MSS customer base.”

“Above Security has a first rate security analytics team which secures their client networks all around the globe. We are delighted to enter into a technology partnership with the company, assisting them to safeguard client networks from security threats and strengthening their position in the cyber security arms race,” added Nabil Seddigh, Solana Networks’ president.

Since expanding its global reach and delivering its services to a truly international client base, Above Security has built a strong network of business alliances in multiple regions of the world. Through its newly formed partnership with Solana Networks, Above Security will greatly enhance its ability to add to its existing service portfolio to deliver higher value Managed Security Services to its customers.

About Above Security

Founded in 1999, Above Security is a Global IT Security Service Provider who caters to small and medium size businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies in important, highly-regulated industries – such as financial services and government – where the need to process or store considerable quantities of confidential data is paramount. From its two Security Operations Centers (SOCs) in Canada and Switzerland, Above Security has accumulated experience guarding the systems of over 250 private and government-owned organizations in over 45 countries around the world.

Above Security’s strategic consulting capabilities and unique 24/7 managed security services allow its clients to concentrate on their core business, safe in the knowledge that they can count on Above Security for their informational asset security needs. Along with its 24/7 information security monitoring including intrusion detection, log aggregation, event correlation and incident response services, the company offers an array of consulting services, including amongst others penetration tests, vulnerability scans, security architecture and configuration review.

Being ISO 9001:2008 certified for its Managed Security Service delivery from its World Headquarters, Above Security is also an accredited member of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) and a Certified QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) for Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). | info[at]abovesecurity[dot]com | +1 (450) 430-8166

About Solana Networks

Founded in 2003, Solana Networks is a Canadian-based, technology vendor that provides network and security monitoring solutions for small to large businesses. The company has an exceptional track record of creating scalable, robust and innovative solutions that tackle the most challenging issues faced by modern businesses. The company’s products are designed to improve the performance and security of mission-critical networks, reducing network downtime and enabling new services.

Solana Networks’ three product lines include (i) SmartHawk, providing rapid and powerful network discovery and mapping coupled with rich Route Analytics capabilities (ii) SmartFlow, offering intelligent security monitoring for zero-day threats and (iii) SparrowIQ, enterprise-class network performance monitoring designed specifically for SMBs. | info[at]solananetworks[dot]com | +1 (613) 596-2557