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March 13, 2012

CyberC4: Alert from RT LOGIC Enables Real-time Cyber Security

If there’s one topic that has blanketed the tech news in the last year or so, it’s cyber security. From FBI phone calls being recorded, to denial of service attacks, to hackers outing hackers, it has been a constant thread through tech-related news for months now. This means that enterprises and government contractors have been forced to pay even closer attention to their cyber security, especially when dealing with satellite networks.

Here at Satellite 2012, I had a chance to speak to Ted Vera, manager of Cyber Programs at RT LOGIC about the company’s new release of CyberC4: Alert, the first in a line of products designed to give comprehensive cyber security across a range of communications platforms. Picture companies attempting to deal with cyber security issues as the infamous Dutch boy trying to plug leaks in the dike, and you get the situation that RT LOGIC is hoping to address.

Vera touts CyberC4: Alert as a real-time situational awareness product which is a security information manager optimized for the space sector. Alert pulls log data from across the network, analyzes netflow data and monitors traffic to notify users of any potential problems as quickly as possible.

The rules engine of Alert prioritizes alerts, alarms and trouble tickets and helps users track down root causes. It relies on an IP reputation scheme from the Open-Threat Exchange to identify when an IP address known to be a source of malware or bots is touching your network.

Vera said that the reports are fully customizable to business and operational requirements. He used the example of a company that wants to set up alerts for outside-hours access to the network. For some companies who use their networks 24-7.

The program can also give presorts on vulnerabilities and closure rates on those recurring problems. It features customizable widgets, from the threat level meter which goes from green to red and mission assurance data points which can be set.

For government contractors, Vera states that Alert can help manage the long list of requirements for DIACAP compliance. The program will map the DOD security requirements and deliver immediate alerts when there is a DIACAP violation. Vera stated that the CyberC4 family of products is suited for both enterprises and government contractors who specialize in satellite.

Vera also emphasized that CyberC4: Alert manages both Red and Black networks, eliminating the need for two different SIMs.

Over the next few weeks, RT LOGIC will be announcing at least two other products in the CyberC4 family. Stay tuned to this space for the latest on those products and how they can be used together to tighten security for your network

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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