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NEW JERSEY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION SELECTS THIRD BRIGADE.

Third Brigade has been selected by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) as the preferred provider of host intrusion detection and prevention systems for New Jersey healthcare organizations.

Third Brigade, a security software company specializing in host intrusion defense, today announced that it has been selected by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) as the preferred provider of host intrusion detection and prevention systems for New Jersey healthcare organizations. Third Brigade software will help ensure the availability of e-health systems and compliance with laws and regulations requiring privacy and security for Protected Health Information (PHI).

Under the three-year agreement, NJHA provides access to Third Brigade's software to NJHA's 112 member hospitals and other partners through NJHA's Strategic Partner Program. The preferred provider arrangement will enable the organization's members to purchase host intrusion detection (www.thirdbrigade.com) and prevention software and related services through NJHA. NJHA has also elected to implement Third Brigade's software at its headquarters in Princeton, N.J., to protect its own applications, data and hosts.

"Our healthcare providers recognize the importance of staying ahead of the latest threats and implementing security best practices to protect their critical e-health systems," said Joseph Carr, CIO of NJHA. "With its recent successes, Third Brigade has established itself as a market leader for host intrusion detection and prevention in healthcare. After reviewing Third Brigade, we understood why so many organizations are choosing their software. We're pleased to be able to offer Third Brigade's security software to our members and other partners."

Third Brigade Deep Security brings proven network security approaches, including firewall and intrusion detection and prevention, down to individual computers and devices. It shields vulnerabilities in Windows[R], Solaris, Linux and other Unix operating systems, as well as enterprise and Web applications common to healthcare providers.

"The full support of the New Jersey Hospital Association, along with our success in winning top healthcare organizations, establishes the leadership of Third Brigade in the New Jersey area," said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade. "NJHA members can easily take advantage of this exclusive arrangement and purchase our host intrusion detection and prevention system, and related professional services. This preferred provider arrangement with NJHA is an excellent opportunity for New Jersey healthcare organizations to be proactive in ensuring their electronic health/medical records and other medical and administrative systems are properly secured from cyber attacks."

About NJHA Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., the New Jersey Hospital Association (http://www.njha.com) supports its 112 member hospitals through advocacy, education, data resources, and other services so they can continue their mission of providing affordable, accessible, and quality healthcare. Dedicated to quality improvements, NJHA has collaborated with federal and state governments, physician groups, consultants and others to address healthcare quality concerns. Additional efforts in the quality arena include continuing education, ongoing efforts in data collection, and benchmarking and the formation of a Quality Institute to continue developing member resources in quality improvement.

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing host intrusion defense systems to organizations that need to detect and prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in mission critical systems. Third Brigade Deep Security allows businesses to apply comprehensive security profiles to hosts that protect against known and zero-day attacks using deep packet inspection. It helps ensure compliance and the 24-7 availability of critical systems, provides a virtual patch for software vulnerabilities, and allows organizations to deliver Internet-based services with greater security and confidence. Unlike other host intrusion detection and prevention systems, Third Brigade Deep Security provides broader, faster and simpler protection.

For more information, visit http://www.thirdbrigade.com or call 613/858-4407.
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