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September 25, 2013, 1:36 ET


Tactical FLEX, Inc. Now Offering IT Audit and Vulnerability Assessment to Community Financial Institutions to Fend Off Cyber Attacks

SEATTLE, Sept. 24, 2013 -- Tactical FLEX, Inc., a global provider of information security, vulnerability, and risk management software solutions, recently announced that it will provide IT audit and vulnerability assessment services to community financial institutions to help fend off cyber attacks. The assessments are performed by Tactical FLEX, Inc.’s information security analysts to pinpoint vulnerabilities in a company’s security and IT infrastructure. Cyber criminals often exploit these vulnerabilities to attack networks and siphon sensitive company and customer data.

According to Washington Street Journal, “U.S. regulators are stepping up calls for banks to better-arm themselves against the growing online threat hackers and criminal organizations pose to individual institutions and the financial system as a whole.” A proper network vulnerability assessment is the first step toward forming a comprehensive security plan to proactively block the attacks of persistent and malicious hackers. Network security audits are critical to understanding how well an organization is protected against evolving security threats. Tactical FLEX, Inc. encourages smaller community lenders to do everything they can to bolster their network strength and protect their confidential data. Tactical FLEX, Inc. also urges banks and credit unions to perform testing for DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service attack) vulnerability and to invest more resources in understanding how DDoS attacks work and how they can better defend their organization. An alarming report provided by Ponemon Institute states that 65% of organizations experienced three DDoS attacks in a 12-month period. DDoS cannot be categorized as simply a network issue. It has become an additional aspect of other advanced targeted attacks or orchestrated campaigns coordinated by well-funded cyber criminals intent to steal confidential data from financial institutions.

Tactical FLEX, Inc. has been performing security audits and vulnerability assessments since 2003 and has identified a wide scope of critical vulnerabilities that expose organizations to external and internal breaches. Our network security auditing and vulnerability assessment services allow community financial institutions to identify critical security vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit. We have developed a unique system of public and proprietary tools to perform as many as 25,000 security tests on targeted systems. These attacks are performed by our advanced scanning engine that tests and re-tests each exploit to ensure minimal false positives are reported and maximum assessment accuracy is achieved. Manual techniques are employed when necessary to ensure full real-word focus.

By offering IT audit and security assessment services, we hope to help community financial institutions with smaller IT budgets shore up their cyber security defenses and avoid security breaches altogether. Community banks often rely on outside providers for information technology services and may lack the resources or expertise to guard against security threats. With our industry knowledge, technical expertise, and in-depth understanding of today’s security threats, we can assist small community lenders obtain an accurate understanding of their organization’s security and risk posture while ensuring compliance with industry regulations and information security best practices. When you partner with Tactical FLEX, Inc. we will help you identify gaps in your security infrastructure and remediate issues before your network and customers are affected.

For more information about Tactical FLEX, Inc. visit https://www.aanval.com.

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX, Inc. has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protect businesses of all sizes. Aanval® is the industry’s leading Snort, Suricata, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat Management console on the market. Aanval® currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, financial services organizations, energy companies, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, biotechnology manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, utility providers, and many others. Learn more about Aanval® by visiting http://www.aanval.com. Aanval® may be downloaded for testing and evaluation at http://www.aanval.com/download.



August 20, 2013, 11:05 ET


Tactical FLEX, Inc. to Host Webinar: “SIEM-Based Intrusion Detection: Advantages of Using Open-Source Snort and Suricata IDS with Aanval SAS”

“Utilizing Snort and Suricata to Capture Real-Time Security Events and Deliver Effective Threat Management.”

SEATTLE, August 19, 2013– Tactical FLEX, Inc., a global provider of information security, vulnerability, and risk management software solutions, today announced a new webinar entitled “SIEM-Based Intrusion Detection: Advantages of Using Open-Source Snort and Suricata IDS with Aanval SAS.”

According to a recent RSA survey, 89% of mid-size organizations surveyed are using SIEM solution for security operations compared to just 54% that cited compliance, and 68% that cited IT and network operations. When respondents were asked to cite one thing they would like to change about their current SIEM solution besides cost, the top issue identified was to improve alerting for security incidents. In addition, a frequent problem respondents face with those already using a log management or SIEM solution are incident response limitations. Security experts believe that SIEM solutions that interface with a successful Intrusion Detection System (IDS) are most suited to monitor network traffic, deliver real-time alerts, and provide effective threat management that can result in a greater security posture. Tactical FLEX, Inc. is among SIEM-leading suppliers that provides a strong focus on intrusion detection for successful threat management. Aanval SAS (Situational Awareness System), a proven commercial enterprise solution, comes tightly integrated with effective Snort and/or Suricata open source security tools and can also support any device with syslog capabilities to deliver complete data management. Aanval’s threat management technology that provides greater intelligence and network visibility can quickly respond to high-risk security events by accelerating the detection and alerting of possible attacks.

Join this complimentary webinar:
» To understand how Aanval’s intrusion detection approach to security threat management helps organizations proactively seek out potential problems before they actualize, instead of operating in a reactive mode after attacks have occurred.

» To explore the capabilities and advantages of Snort and Suricata IDS. Why are these two IDS engines so successful in monitoring network traffic and providing alerts?

» If you are searching for an affordable and powerful security and network operations solution with a strong focus on intrusion detection, coupled with robust log management and SIEM capabilities to help mitigate security risks as well as improve your organization’s security posture and threat management detection and prevention capabilities.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:00pm EDT » Click for registration

Date/Time: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 3:00pm CEST (Central European Standard Time) » Click for registration

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX, Inc. has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protect businesses of all sizes. Aanval® is the industry’s leading Snort, Suricata, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat Management console on the market. Aanval® currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, financial services organizations, energy companies, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, biotechnology manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, utility providers, and many others. Learn more about Aanval® by visiting http://www.aanval.com. Aanval® may be downloaded for testing and evaluation at http://www.aanval.com/download. Follow Aanval® on Twitter @Aanval.



July 11, 2013, 9:40 ET


Aanval and Emerging Threats Co-Host Webinar on Enhancing Network Visibility and Threat Protection Against Malware on Snort and Suricata IDS/IPS Platforms

Live Webinar Featuring Aanval SAS and Emerging Threats’ Global Marketing and Product Management Director Bryon Rashed for a discussion on trends and malware attacks seen in enterprise networks today and solutions to minimize business risks.

SEATTLE, July 10, 2013 - Tactical FLEX, Inc., a global provider of information security, vulnerability, and risk management software solutions, today announced it will co-host a webinar with Emerging Threats on Wednesday, July 31 titled, “Selecting the Best IDS/IPS Solution and Most Comprehensive Ruleset for Enhanced Visibility and Threat Protection Against Malware. Utilizing Aanval SAS and Emerging Threats’ Security Intelligence to Minimize Business Risk.” In this live presentation, attendees will obtain an understanding on what is causing malware to rise and what companies do about it. Attendees will also learn how Aanval SAS, the most comprehensive Suricata, Snort, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat management console, and Emerging Threats, the world-leading provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence, utilized together can help enhance network visibility and threat protection against malware on Suricata and Snort IDS/IPS platforms, thereby minimizing business risk.

What should IT security professionals look for when selecting a malware protection solution? Join this complimentary educational webinar:

» To gain insights on Emerging Threats’ latest research concerning malware attacks targeting all organizations and the business risks involved.

» And to explore the threat management capabilities of Aanval SAS and the contributing factors to Aanval's popularity and global success.

» Watch Recording on Aanval TV

About Emerging Threats
Emerging Threats is a world-leading provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence. Founded in 2003 as a cyber security research community, Emerging Threats has become the de facto standard in network-based malware threat detection. The company’s ETOpen Ruleset, ETPro™ Ruleset, and IQRisk™ suite of threat intelligence are platform agnostic for easy integration with Suricata, SNORT®, and other network intrusion protection and detection systems. With ETPro Ruleset, organizations can achieve the highest standards of malicious threat detection with world-class support and research for extended vulnerability coverage. ETPro Ruleset is ideal for enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, SMBs, higher education, and service providers. Learn more about Emerging Threats by visiting: http://www.emergingthreats.net

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX, Inc. has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protect businesses of all sizes. Aanval®  is the industry’s leading Snort, Suricata, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat management console. Aanval® currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, financial services organizations, energy companies, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, biotechnology manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, utility providers, and many others. Learn more about Aanval® by visiting https://www.aanval.com Aanval® may be downloaded for testing and evaluation. Follow Aanval® on Twitter @Aanval.



July 5, 2013, 15:50 ET


Tactical FLEX, Inc. Announces July Aanval SAS Webinar Schedule

SEATTLE, July 5, 2013 --Tactical FLEX, Inc., a global provider of information security, vulnerability, and risk management software solutions, today announced the July Aanval SAS (Situational Awareness System) webinar schedule. The webinar series will cover live demonstrations, product tours, program overviews, and also feature industry expert Byron Rashed, Global Marketing and Product Management Director of Emerging Threats.

Visit our Demo page to view upcoming educational webinars or past webcasts, or to schedule and product tour.

July 2013 Event Schedule

Educational Webinar: Selecting the Best IDS/IPS Solution and Most Comprehensive Ruleset for Enhanced Visibility and Threat Protection. Choosing and Utilizing Threat Intelligence to Minimize the Business Risk by Emerging Threats and Product Tour of Aanval SAS
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 31 at 2:00pm EDT » Click for Registration
Featured Guest: Byron Rashed, Global Marketing and Product Management Director of Emerging Threats

Join Tactical FLEX, Inc. in this complimentary educational webinar where Byron Rashed, Global Marketing and Product Management Director of Emerging Threats, will share valuable research data concerning trends in malware attacks and techniques seen in enterprise networks today. The business risks associated with malware attacks and malware protection will be explored. In this joint presentation, Tactical FLEX, Inc. will also introduce Aanval SAS (Situational Awareness System), the industry’s leading Suricata, Snort, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat Management console designed to deliver end-to-end network visibility. A product tour of Aanval’s threat management features, systems, and technologies will be provided. Learn why Aanval is the solution for IT security professionals demanding a proven security and network operations tool with a strong focus on intrusion detection, coupled with robust log management and SIEM capabilities.

Reseller Webinar: Join Tactical FLEX, Inc. and Grow Your Security Practice: Aanval Reseller Program Overview
Date/Time: Thursday, July 25 at 2:00pm EDT » Click for Registration
Presenter: Kenneth Bitz, Strategic Alliance Director at Tactical FLEX, Inc.

Join us for a live, interactive 20-minute webinar where Kenneth Bitz, Strategic Alliance Director at Tactical FLEX, Inc., will provide an introduction to Tactical FLEX, Inc.‘s Reseller Program. Becoming an authorized Reseller is free and there are numerous business benefits and advantages to capitalizing in Aanval SAS (Situational Awareness System). Aanval the industry’s leading Suricata, Snort, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat Management console designed to deliver end-to-end network visibility. Currently there are over 6,000 organizations worldwide in various industries that rely upon Aanval as part of their security infrastructure. Aanval is the solution for IT security professionals demanding a proven security and network operations tool with a strong focus on intrusion detection, coupled with robust log management and SIEM capabilities. Tactical FLEX, Inc. enables small- and mid-market enterprises to quickly deploy, easily implement, and operate a cost-effective intrusion detection solutions at a fraction of the cost of other platforms.

Live Demo Series: Aanval SAS Event Log Management Technology and Threat Management Features Simplified
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00pm EDT » Click for Registration
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00pm EDT » Click for Registration
Date/Time: Visit our Demo page to view entire global schedule and time-zones

Aanval SAS (Situational Awareness System) is the solution for IT security professionals demanding a proven security and network operations tool with a strong focus on intrusion detection, coupled with robust log management and SIEM capabilities. Join us for a live, interactive 30-minute demo of Aanval's event log management technology and popular threat management features. Learn how you can obtain full visibility of your IT environment with Aanval SAS.

Event Log Management Technology: See why Aanval’s real-time log management solution delivers an unmatched competitive edge over other vendor solutions. Supporting Suricata and Snort (the world's most widely used intrusion detection engine), as well as any device capable of outputting log information, Aanval imports, normalizes, and correlates event information for powerful, fast, and scalable analyses. More importantly, Aanval’s advanced search engine allows users to access, search, monitor, correlate, and report colossal amounts of real-time and historic event log data. Searching for raw and historical data for forensic analysis, as well as tracking the attacks and locations of IP addresses area straightforward and has never been quicker.

Popular Threat Management Features: Aanval helps IT departments focus and get back to protecting their network by automating security and building systems that allow security professionals to make determinations quickly while being well-informed. Explore the advanced threat management features of Aanval SAS including Situational Awareness, False Positive Protection, Event Correlation, and Live GeoLocation. Discover why Aanval is the industry’s most comprehensive Suricata, Snort, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat Management console on the market.

Live Tutorial: How to Use and Optimize Your Aanval Console for Real-Time Threat Management
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24 at 1:00pm EDT » Click for Registration

This complimentary live demo is designed for prospective Aanval SAS users and investigators. During our first "Getting Started with Aanval SAS" live demo series, our Support Department will show you how to use and optimize your Aanval console for real-time threat management. Aanval SAS is simple to use and loaded with robust and powerful security features, and we want you to make the most of them to ensure your networks are secured. If you have yet to experience Aanval, download Aanval SAS in your own environment today for free and join thousands of IT security professionals and security researchers who are fighting to achieve greater situational awareness and network visibility using this remarkable tool.

About Emerging Threats
Emerging Threats is a world-leading provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence. Founded in 2003 as a cyber security research community, Emerging Threats has become the de facto standard in network-based malware threat detection. The company’s ETOpen Ruleset, ETPro™ Ruleset, and IQRisk™ suite of threat intelligence are platform agnostic for easy integration with Suricata, SNORT®, and other network intrusion protection and detection systems. With ETPro Ruleset, organizations can achieve the highest standards of malicious threat detection with world-class support and research for extended vulnerability coverage. ETPro Ruleset is ideal for enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, SMBs, higher education, and service providers. Learn more about Emerging Threats by visiting: http://www.emergingthreats.net

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX, Inc. has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protect businesses of all sizes. Aanval® currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, financial services organizations, energy companies, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, biotechnology manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, utility providers, and many others. Aanval may be downloaded for testing and evaluation. Follow Aanval on Twitter @Aanval.



June 19, 2013, 19:15 ET


How to Improve Threat Management Performance and Situational Awareness Webinar: An Intro. to Suricata Open-Source IDS Engine, Emerging Threats, and Aanval SAS

Watch Recording on Aanval TV
Featured Guest: Matt Jonkman, President of the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) and CTO of Emerging Threats
Presenter: Eric Smith, Customer Relationship Manager at Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Host: Jennifer Manguino, Director of Marketing at Tactical FLEX, Inc.

Today's cybersecurity teams must be prepared to deal with an onslaught of new and evolving threats. From script kiddies to advanced hackers working for criminal organizations, if an enterprise doesn't have the right IDS/IPS technology in place to deal with such threats, it will pay the price in costly data breaches. Do you know the average cost of a malware attack? Are you aware that the average malware compromise recovery cost is $3,000 a day?

Join Tactical FLEX, Inc.’s complimentary educational webinar where Matt Jonkman, President of the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) and CTO of Emerging Threats will discuss why Suricata, the next-generation open-source IDS engine, is so successful in monitoring and combatting today’s security threats. The revolutionary features of Suricata open-source technology as well as OISF’s future projects will be explored in-depth. Matt will also provide insights on Emerging Threats’ latest research and analysis process that builds exclusive IDS rules for malware prevention and how organizations can cost-effectively protect themselves with the ETPro Ruleset, a comprehensive ruleset for the Suricata IDS engine. In this joint presentation, Tactical FLEX, Inc. will also introduce Aanval SAS (Situational Awareness System), the industry’s leading Suricata, Snort, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat Management console. Powerful features and new offensive tools, including Situational Awareness, False Positive Protection, Network Host Scanning, and Sensor and Signature Management features will also be presented. Attend this educational webinar to gain more insights on how organizations of all network sizes can obtain full visibility of their IT environment and enhance overall threat management performance and security posture.

Join this complimentary educational webinar to:

  • Learn the revolutionary features of Suricata IDS designed to improve threat management performance.
  • Gain insights on Emerging Threat's latest research for malware prevention.
  • Watch and understand how situational awareness in Aanval can help provide full visibility of your IT environment.
  • Explore the capabilities of Aanval SAS and the contributing factors to Aanval's popularity and global success.

To view upcoming webinars and live demo events, please visit http://www.aanval.com/webinar and http://www.aanval.com/demo.

About Suricata
Suricata, an open-source based intrusion detection system is the result of more than five years of development lead by Matt Jonkman, President of the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) and a number of developers organized to help build the next generation open-source IDS engine for the intrusion detection community. Designed to be compatible with existing network security components, Suricata IDS engine delivers powerful features and also integrates revolutionary techniques to combat today’s security threats. Learn more about Suricata by visiting: http://www.openinfosecfoundation.org

About Emerging Threats
Emerging Threats is a world-leading provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence. Founded in 2003 as a cyber security research community, Emerging Threats has become the de facto standard in network-based malware threat detection. The company’s ETOpen Ruleset, ETPro Ruleset, and IQRisk suite of threat intelligence are platform agnostic for easy integration with Suricata, SNORT®, and other network intrusion protection and detection systems. With ETPro Ruleset, organizations can achieve the highest standards of malicious threat detection with world-class support and research for extended vulnerability coverage. ETPro Ruleset is ideal for enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, SMBs, higher education, and service providers. Learn more about Emerging Threats by visiting: http://www.emergingthreats.net

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX, Inc. has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protect businesses of all sizes. Aanval® is the industry's leading Snort, Suricata, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat Management console on the market. Aanval® currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, financial services organizations, energy companies, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, biotechnology manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, utility providers, and many others. Learn more about Aanval® by visiting http://www.aanval.com. Aanval® may be downloaded for testing and evaluation at http://www.aanval.com/download. Follow Aanval® on Twitter @Aanval.



June 5, 2013, 17:35 ET


Tactical FLEX, Inc. to Host Aanval SAS Webinar Series

SEATTLE, June 5, 2013 --Tactical FLEX, Inc., a global provider of information security, vulnerability, and risk management software solutions, today announced that it will host the first Aanval SAS (Situational Awareness System) webinar series. The webinar series will cover live demonstrations, product tutorials, and also feature security industry experts that will discuss topics of great interest to security professionals.

Visit our Webinar page to view upcoming educational webinars or past webcasts and our Demo page to view live demo schedules and product tutorials.

June 2013 Event Schedule

Educational Webinar: How to Improve Threat Management Performance and Gain Situational Awareness: Introduction to Suricata Open-Source IDS Engine, Emerging Threats ETPro™ Ruleset, and Aanval SAS
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00pm EDT » Click for Registration
Featured Guest: Matt Jonkman, President of the OISF and CTO of Emerging Threats

We've teamed up with Matt Jonkman, President of the OISF and CTO of Emerging Threats for this informative complimentary webinar. Matt will discuss the revolutionary features and benefits of Suricata IDS and how organizations can cost-effectively protect themselves with the ETPro Ruleset, a comprehensive ruleset for the Suricata IDS engine. We will also discuss the powerful threat management features of Aanval SAS. Attend this educational webinar to gain more insights on how organizations of all network sizes can obtain full visibility of their IT environment and enhance overall threat management performance and security posture.

Live Demo: How to Use and Optimize Your Aanval Console for Real-Time Threat Management
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 19 at 1:00pm EDT » Click for Registration
Date/Time: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:00pm CEST (Central Europe Summer Time) » Click for Registration
Date/Time: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1:00pm EST (Australia Eastern Standard Time) » Click for Registration

This complimentary live demo is designed for prospective Aanval SAS users and investigators. During our first "Getting Started with Aanval SAS" live demo series, our Support Deptartment will show you how to use and optimize your Aanval console for real-time threat management. Aanval SAS is simple to use and loaded with robust and powerful security features, and we want you to make the most of them to ensure your networks are secured. If you have yet to experience Aanval, download Aanval SAS in your own environment today for free and join thousands of IT security professionals and security researchers who are fighting to achieve greater situational awareness and network visibility using this remarkable tool.

Demo Series: 15-Minute Live Product Demo of Aanval SAS
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 1:00pm EDT » Click for Registration
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 19 2013 at 3:00pm CEST (Central Europe Summer Time) » Click for Registration
Date/Time: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 12:00pm EST (Australia Eastern Standard Time) » Click for Registration

Gain full visibility of your IT environment and enhance threat management performance. Aanval helps IT departments focus and get back to protecting their network by automating security and building systems that allow security professionals to make determinations quickly while being well-informed. Explore the advanced threat management features of Aanval SAS and discover why Aanval is the best performing IDS/IPS.

About Suricata
Suricata, an open-source based intrusion detection system is the result of more than five years of development lead by Matt Jonkman, President of the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) and a number of developers organized to help build the next generation open-source IDS engine for the intrusion detection community. Designed to be compatible with existing network security components, Suricata IDS engine delivers powerful features and also integrates revolutionary techniques to combat today’s security threats. Learn more about Suricata by visiting: http://www.openinfosecfoundation.org

About Emerging Threats
Emerging Threats is a world-leading provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence. Founded in 2003 as a cyber security research community, Emerging Threats has become the de facto standard in network-based malware threat detection. The company’s ETOpen Ruleset, ETPro™ Ruleset, and IQRisk™ suite of threat intelligence are platform agnostic for easy integration with Suricata, SNORT®, and other network intrusion protection and detection systems. With ETPro Ruleset, organizations can achieve the highest standards of malicious threat detection with world-class support and research for extended vulnerability coverage. ETPro Ruleset is ideal for enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, SMBs, higher education, and service providers. Learn more about Emerging Threats by visiting: http://www.emergingthreats.net

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX, Inc. has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protect businesses of all sizes. Aanval® currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, financial services organizations, energy companies, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, biotechnology manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, utility providers, and many others. Learn more about Aanval by visiting http://www.aanval.com. Aanval may be downloaded for testing and evaluation at http://www.aanval.com/download. Follow Aanval on Twitter @Aanval.



Oct 24, 2012, 1:51 ET


Tactical FLEX, Inc. to Host Webinar on How to Optimize and Unleash the Powerful SIEM Features of Aanval SAS™ (Situational Awareness System) IDS Console

SEATTLE, October 24, 2012 -- Tactical FLEX, Inc., a global provider of information security, vulnerability, and risk management software solutions, today announced a new educational webinar entitled “Aanval SAS™ Tips and Tricks.”

According to SecurityWeek, “Over the past few years the market has developed new expectations from the network and applications security industry. One of the most challenging expectations is that information security systems be able to not only detect attacks, but also prevent or mitigate them in real-time.” With “the growth in the sophistication and frequency of attacks over the last few years”, SecurityWeek points out that in most cases “the human security expert cannot comply with the required response time.” Using this insight, the concept of automating situational awareness and utilizing SIEM technology can help IT departments efficiently monitor and analyze network activities as well as improve security by accelerating detections and thwarting attacks.

Tactical FLEX, Inc. understands the importance of real-time threat management and the importance of automation to help efficiently and accurately identify real threats and vulnerabilities before cyber criminals find them. Join our Support Specialist for an informative discussion on how to optimize and unleash the powerful SIEM features of Aanval SAS™ IDS Console to obtain an accurate assessment of security risks and complete network visibility of your IT infrastructures. Learn troubleshooting tips and tricks, and how to optimize your Aanval SAS™ console. Troubleshooting tips and tricks will cover such items as missing events or sensors, downloading Snort and Suricata signatures, and using the new and advanced GeoLocation technology.

Aanval SAS™ (Situational Awareness System) is loaded with robust and powerful features, and we want you to make the most of them to ensure your networks are secured. Optimization tips will include Sensor Management Tools (SMTs), Situational Awareness, Event Correlational features, using the Advanced Search and Reporting features, and more.

This must-attend and complimentary webinar will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30th at 9:00 am Pacific Daylight Time. To register for this educational webinar, click here.

Aanval® is the industry's most comprehensive end-to-end SIEM-based Snort and Suricata IDS solution, built with a unique Situational Awareness engine, distinct false-positive protection technology, and a fully integrated event management and attack data correlation engine. To learn more about Aanval SAS™, please visit www.aanval.com. Aanval® can also be downloaded free for testing and evaluation by visiting www.aanval.com/download.

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX, Inc. has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protects businesses of all sizes. Aanval currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, global financial organizations, educational institutions, and many others.



Jun 28, 2012, 8:14 ET


Tactical FLEX, Inc. Debuts Aanval SAS™ (Situational Awareness System)

SEATTLE, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tactical FLEX, Inc., a global provider of information security, vulnerability and risk management software solutions, today announced the debut of Aanval SAS™, a powerful automated Situational Awareness System designed to raise the bar by providing complete end-to-end network visibility across physical and virtual environments, enhancing network defenses, thwarting advanced security threats, and identifying real threats and vulnerabilities before cyber criminals find them. Aanval SAS™ is the combination of the most advanced SIEM features coupled with the newly released Network Host Scanner, Rogue Host Detection, and Offensive Reconnaissance™ that take full advantage of Nmap, the industry's most well-known and accomplished port scanning utility to perform both automated and on-request network reconnaissance. Network host availability, IP, and service scanning, as well as OS fingerprinting are now also available directly within Aanval®

The new Aanval SAS™ solution ties in with the Responsible Security Package which provides enterprises of all sizes with a complete, scalable, and affordable end-to-end security solution for Snort and Suricata IDS that can adapt to the latest security threats, new vulnerabilities, BYOD implementations, and everyday network challenges. Tactical FLEX, Inc. understands that organizations cannot afford to have a blind spot in their network infrastructure as well as lack the capability to detect a potential or existing security breach and rogue devices. Tactical FLEX, Inc. is committed to ensuring our customers derive the greatest possible value from their Aanval SAS™ investment and have the opportunity to secure all of their company networks and security infrastructures across the board. With annual unlimited sensor capacity, organizations and businesses of all network sizes are no longer limited by sensor cost and can now monitor every aspect of their environment. The Responsible Security Package helps support our customers' network security deployment initiatives while delivering substantial cost savings and enhancing overall security posture. SMBs and large enterprises can now easily deploy an effective market-leading end-to-end network security solution that can also store nearly an unlimited number of security events within the console.

Tactical FLEX, Inc. has been a growing force in transforming the threat management market with the development of Aanval®. Aanval® is the industry's most comprehensive end-to-end SIEM-based Snort and Suricata IDS solution built with a unique situational awareness engine, distinct false positive protection technology, and a fully integrated event management and attack data correlation engine. Currently over 6,000 organizations around the globe use Aanval® because it provides a defense-in-depth security approach providing an unparalleled oversight of the networks it protects. "In today's dangerous and evolving cyber battlefield, advanced threats are overpowering traditional security solutions and additional network visibility and situational awareness is now required to efficiently detect network vulnerabilities and combat the full realm of sophisticated threats facing today's enterprises. Therefore, the ability to thoroughly analyze suspicious activity with advanced detection and identifying host operating systems to counter attacks can help thwart breaches," stated Loyal Moses, CEO of Tactical FLEX, Inc. Tactical FLEX, Inc. also continues to support both the information security and open source Snort and Suricata community by providing users with a free non-commercial version of Aanval® that allows full functionality of a single-sensor device.

Screenshots and details of Aanval SAS™ are available at www.aanval.com and Aanval® products and services may be purchased from Tactical FLEX, Inc. at www.aanval.com/purchase. Aanval® may be downloaded for testing and evaluation. Follow Aanval® on Twitter @Aanval.

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX, Inc. has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protects businesses of all sizes. Aanval currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, global financial organizations, educational institutions, and many others.



Feb 14, 2012, 12:36 ET


Tactical FLEX, Inc. Drives SIEM Products to New Level With Release of Aanval v7

SEATTLE, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tactical FLEX, Inc., a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions, today announced the highly anticipated release of Aanval v7, uniquely and completely written in standard HTML and Javascript, and more importantly void of Adobe Flash. The completely re-written codebase enables Aanval v7 to work in every browser and across every mobile platform, thus providing a competitive edge over other SIEM platforms.

With the launch of Aanval v7, Tactical FLEX is uniquely positioned to expand its global leadership with this proven, cost-effective, and easy-to-deploy SIEM solution which also provides intrusion detection for additional security. Over 6,000 organizations around the globe use Aanval because it provides a proactive tool to combat cyber threats and safeguard their virtual and physical assets.

The release of Aanval v7 by Tactical FLEX is another important milestone in the company's ongoing investment in product innovations, software enhancements, and information security technology. "Security management requirements are rapidly changing, moving away from log filtering and compliance reporting to comprehensive situational awareness and deep data analysis," stated Loyal Moses, CEO of Tactical FLEX. "We are on the forefront of recognizing these critical changes and have designed Aanval v7 to deliver a highly interactive and scalable market-leading SIEM solution complete with advanced data analysis and an unmatched level of Internet and local network-security situational awareness. Because our focus has always been on performance and stability, we have created a real-time event processing system that handles as many as 1,500 events per second and scales beautifully with hardware to process as many as 5,000 events per second." The improved background processing systems of Aanval v7 are simpler, more powerful, and more capable than ever before.

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protects businesses of all sizes. Aanval currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, global financial organizations, educational institutions and many others.



Nov 7, 2011, 21:55 ET


Tactical FLEX, Inc. Announces Establishment of new NSOC

Tactical FLEX, Inc., announces the establishment of a new Network Security Operations Center at the Seattle headquarters office. The NSOC was created to facilitate the monitoring of local and remote Internet network intrusion data for new and existing customers. This state-of-the-art monitoring facility is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our trained and certified network security analysts and experienced product support team.

For companies with limited resources, experienced Aanval engineers and developers can also assist organizations with the management and maintenance of Aanval snort deployments with our 24 hour monitoring and alerting service. Intrusion data can be accessed remotely, or piped directly into our global network security operations center.

For more information on our new NSOC, visit https://www.aanval.com/nsoc.



Twitter & Facebook Holiday Season Giveaway Contest

Win an Apple ® iPad 2 as well as other prizes to be announced!

We are inviting all of our Twitter & Facebook fans to participate in our Holiday Season Giveaway Contest. The giveaway, which celebrates the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday festivities will start November 1, 2011 and end December 14, 2012 at 5 PM PST. To participate simply follow or like us on Twitter & Facebook.

Official Giveaway Contest Rules:
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2.) Winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on December 14th.
3.) Prizes and dates may be subject to change without notice.
4.) No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

Official Giveaway Poster: https://www.aanval.com/2011/Holiday_Season_Giveaway_Poster.pdf

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Loyal Moses, Creator of Aanval -- New Book Published

Just published, the iPhone Applications Tune-Up Book authored by Loyal Moses, creator of Aanval is written for iOS application developers interested in learning objective-C tuning practices for all iOS platforms, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad2. The application book is also available as an eBook. Tactical FLEX, Inc. is the first intrusion detection system vendor to offer an iPhone App.

For an overview of this book or to view sample chapters, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/iphone-applications-tune-up/book



Aug 31, 2011, 19:29 ET

IVNUA Invitation - Aanval Newsletter, August 2011

Come Join Us In Supporting IVNUA's Information Security Training Conference Featuring Loyal Moses on October 5th.

About IVNUA

The upcoming 2011 Information Security Training Conference held in Utica, Illinois on October 5, 2011 will bring together leaders in the computer network industry for comprehensive education and training focused on the network and information security industries.

Conference tracks will cover topics relevant to the current state of Internet security, the principles behind securing customer and business data, learning how and when to take advantage of cloud services and how to avoid the misfortunes of bad cloud and general security practices.

This year's keynote speaker will be Loyal Moses, CEO of Tactical FLEX Inc. and creator of Aanval (Snort & Syslog Intrusion Detection and Correlation). Loyal has been a popular requested speaker for IVNUA's security training conferences for the past seven years and will be speaking about the latest information security trends, techniques and misfortunes.

IVNUA was founded in 1996 to provide users and computer network administrators in the Illinois Valley area with a forum in which to meet other users, share knowledge and experience and grow professionally. There is no membership fee to join IVNUA.

For more information on this falls IVNUA conference schedule, please visit: http://loyal.ms/qbKicZ

To register for the conference, visit the registration website: http://loyal.ms/nBanZI

About Loyal Moses

Loyal Moses is an accomplished business owner and entrepreneur as well as technical speaker, author and multi-lingual developer with more than 20 years of programming and information security experience. With a long and diverse technical background, Loyal has a wide-ranging set of both basic and advanced skills from network security and professional hacking to desktop, web and mobile device development. Loyal is recognized as creating Aanval, his globally successful network security intrusion management creation, which is protecting a modest 6000+ customers. Loyal also semi-regularly maintains his personal blog, which can be found at http://www.loyalmoses.com/.

For more information on Aanval and how Aanval can help protect and secure your business, please visit http://loyal.ms/pjMrdl.



Aug 10, 2011, 14:25 ET

Tactical FLEX Team Returns from DEF CON 19

We enjoyed the opportunity to meet and greet our customers and make new business contacts at this years DEF CON 19 in Las Vegas.

DEF CON was filled with great tracks and speakers as well as overflowing with interesting individuals from the information security sector and hacking underground. We had a great time and Vegas wore us out, but we look forward to getting back into the daily grind and producing more great features and new products for the industry.

Back to work!



Jan 11, 2011, 11:58 ET

GeoLocation in Aanval v6 Opens Up a World of New Features

Aanval v6 Provides GeoLocation, Integrated with Google Maps, Improved Efficiency, Event Management and Multi-datastore Searching and Reporting

Seattle,WA-- Aanval v6 by Tactical FLEX has arrived and is loaded with new features and enhancements, including Live GeoLocation, integrated with Google Maps. Aanval's new GeoLocation functionality provides both real-time and search-based event plotting so users can get a global, visual reference of event attack vectors.

Loyal Moses, company owner said, "With Aanval v6, we've achieved a major product milestone. Our customers love the newly enhanced user interface, which was completely re-written from the ground up in Adobe Flex 4." Additionally, Moses put forth: "We are extremely pleased that many of the new enhancements in this release are based off of customer requests, which means of course, we are building the tools our customers need."

In addition to GeoLocation, other selected features and enhancements offered in Aanval v6 are: all new multi-tasking interface, updated event displays, new event browser, new live event monitor, re-designed event correlation, new frequent event displays, rebuilt signature management, enhanced snort management, updated syslog filter management and lastly, new multi-datastore searching and reporting.

Moses added, "We've optimized Aanval v6 for user efficiency, allowing users to locate and manage relevant event data in record time with this new methodology."

Screen shots of Aanval v6 are available at www.aanval.com. Aanval may be downloaded as a free single-sensor version for testing and evaluation. Aanval v6 snort and syslog product licenses, upgrades, training and support service packages may be purchased from Tactical FLEX at www.aanval.com.

About Tactical FLEX
Tactical FLEX, a privately owned software development firm, specializes in Rich Internet Application Development using Adobe Flex and AIR. The firm also offers IT consulting and professional services. Aanval is the company's primary product and the industry's leading web-based GUI for snort and syslog intrusion detection and correlation. Government security and defense organizations from more than a half dozen countries, educational institutions from around the world, global financial organizations as well as space exploration and military weapons manufacturers rely upon Aanval as a part of their security infrastructure. The Aanval console system is designed to scale from small single sensor installations to global enterprise deployments. In total, over 5,500 organizations in 95 countries use Aanval to secure their network(s). A list of select customers is available on the Aanval Web site at www.aanval.com/customers/.

Newswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/geolocation-in-aanval-v6-opens-up-a-world-of-new-features-113278639.html



Aug 09, 2010, 08:15 ET

IDS Vendor, Tactical FLEX, First to Offer iPhone App

With iPhone App, Aanval users access security event data, anywhere.

SEATTLE, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tactical FLEX becomes the first Intrusion Detection System vendor to offer an iPhone App. Aanval is the first and only intrusion detection correlation console to provide native iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad access to live Snort and Syslog event data. Loyal Moses, company owner, said, "Users of the Aanval iPhone App can access Aanval event details directly from an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad anywhere, even on the go!"

The new iPhone App is compatible with both the free single sensor versions of Aanval as well as fully licensed commercial installations. Aanval customers may purchase and install the iPhone App to enjoy live access to Aanval's event data. Aanval iPhone @ http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aanval/id381007750?mt=8

Moses added, "Tactical FLEX is committed to a very aggressive feature enhancement timeline for Aanval iPhone and will be releasing updates over the next several weeks." He also noted, "Aanval iPhone requires Aanval 5.5 build 50743 or greater."

Aanval iPhone screen shots are available on the Aanval Web site at www.aanval.com. Aanval may be downloaded as a free single-sensor version and Aanval v5.6 Snort and / or Syslog product licenses, upgrades, training and support service packages may be purchased from Tactical FLEX at www.aanval.com.

About Tactical FLEX
Tactical FLEX, a privately owned software development firm, specializes in Rich Internet Application Development using Adobe Flex and AIR. The firm also offers IT consulting and professional services. Aanval is the company's primary product and the industry's leading Web-based gui for snort and syslog intrusion detection and correlation. The Aanval console system is designed to scale from small single sensor installations to global enterprise deployments. Over 5,500 organizations in more than 95 countries use Aanval to secure their data and network(s). A list of select customers is available on the Aanval Web site at www.aanval.com/customers/.

Newswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ids-vendor-tactical-flex-first-to-offer-iphone-app-100254439.html

 
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