Forescout Names Merlin International Partner of the Year

Award recognizes top performance, joint customer satisfaction and cybersecurity excellence

Forescout Technologies, Inc., the leader in Enterprise of Things security, today announced Merlin International, Inc. as the recipient of its U.S. Partner of the Year Award. This award recognizes channel partners for excellence in performance, collaboration and commitment to joint customers. Merlin, a valued Forescout partner since 2016, delivers cybersecurity solutions, innovative technology and intelligence capabilities to organizations in highly regulated industries.

“We are pleased to announce Merlin International as Partner of the Year. Through a combination of strong technical and industry expertise and streamlined, integrated solutions that secure the entire extended enterprise – from IoT to OT to the cloud – Merlin has excelled in driving Forescout sales and increasing Forescout’s enterprise value,” said Keith Weatherford, vice president of worldwide channel sales, Forescout. “Together with Merlin, we are well-positioned to build on our shared mission of using innovation to solve the complex security challenges facing modern enterprises and government agencies.”

Forescout chose Merlin as Partner of the Year in recognition of its top performance, best-in-class customer service and cybersecurity excellence. Notably, Merlin ranked as Forescout’s highest revenue-producing partner globally in 2019 and has proven to be an essential member of the Forescout Partner Advisory Council helping guide Forescout’s strategic product roadmap.

“We are honored to be named Partner of the Year by Forescout,” said David Phelps, Chairman and CEO of Merlin International. “This recognition is a testament to the value we deliver to our partners and our close collaboration on engineering innovative security solutions to protect critical industries.”

“I would like to congratulate Merlin on Partner of the Year,” said Greg Clark, CEO and co-chair of Forescout. “Forescout and Merlin have a longstanding and valuable relationship and we look forward to continuing to collaborate and helping our customers secure their environments from the risks of unmanaged devices, including IoT.”

About Forescout
Forescout Technologies, Inc. actively defends the Enterprise of Things by identifying, segmenting and enforcing compliance of every connected thing. Fortune 1000 companies trust Forescout as it provides the most widely deployed, enterprise-class platform at scale across IT, IoT and OT managed and unmanaged devices. Forescout arms customers with more device intelligence than any other company in the world, allowing organizations across every industry to accurately classify risk, detect anomalies and quickly remediate cyberthreats without disruption of critical business assets. Don’t just see it. Secure it.

The Enterprise of Things – Secured. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

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About Merlin International
Merlin International is a leading provider of next-generation cybersecurity solutions that protect government and commercial organizations. Merlin offers a broad portfolio of solutions that secure the enterprise from end points to networks, from governance to risk management, from infrastructure to information. Combining solutions with deep industry expertise and experience, Merlin delivers the cybersecurity solutions that organizations need to protect their most critical business assets, while furthering their mission. Merlin offices are located in Englewood, CO and Vienna, VA, United States. For more information visit: http://www.merlin-intl.com/, follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter or read our blog.

Media Relations Contact

Katie Beck
Forescout Technologies, Inc.
katie.beck@forescout.com

Stephen McCarney
Merlin International
smccarney@merlincyber.com

Centerity Recognized for Market-Leading AIOps Platform with Integrated Cyber Security

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) analyst report positions Centerity as a Top Value Leader for delivering Business Impact and IT-to-Business Alignment

NEWTON, MA (October 21, 2020)Centerity Systems, Inc., the leading AIOps Platform with advanced performance analytics and integrated security, today announced its recognition as a Top Value Leader in the latest “EMA Radar Report: AIOps – A Guide for Investing in Innovation.”

EMA evaluated 17 AIOps vendors on (i) Business Impact and IT-to-Business Alignment, (ii) Incident, Performance, and Availability Management, and (iii) Change Impact and Capacity Optimization use cases to guide organizations with their AIOps platform selection. Centerity’s AIOps Platform is designated as a market leader in all of the use cases EMA evaluated. Centerity is a front-runner in delivering exceptional value in both the Business Impact and IT-to-Business Alignment and Incident, Performance, and Availability Management use cases, due to its technical strength, impact on business outcomes, and deployment cost efficiency.  In addition, Centerity was honored by EMA with a special award for advanced integrated security functionality.

The Centerity AIOps Platform improves performance and reliability of business and operational processes, employing an approach that continuously measures the overall health of key technology services by providing real-time, consolidated business analytics. SLA executive dashboards expose business and security risks, identify performance anomalies, and provide fault isolation across applications, operating systems, infrastructure, and cloud assets. It does this by automating topology and dependency maps of all IT assets, incorporating each asset into business and operational service views. Its AI-driven anomaly detection and multi-tenancy support multi-user, multi-vendor, and multi-location management, which is ideal for managed service providers, cloud service providers, and enterprises.

“Centerity is a unique innovator in the AIOps arena,” said Dennis Drogseth, EMA vice president. “Centerity stands out for its advancing use of AI/ML in a variety of contexts, including ‘CyberOps,’ as well as its distinctive strengths in discovery across domains, data assimilation, and unifying views and dashboards. These strengths, along with the platform’s fast time to value and limited administrative overhead all help to make Centerity both a versatile and progressive choice for AIOps adopters.” According to EMA’s evaluation, the Centerity AIOps platform is differentiated among its competitors by:

  • Delivering many of the benefits of larger and more costly AIOps suites with reduced administrative overhead and more modest software costs.
  • Bringing the full seven-layer stack together with an eye toward IT service performance and business outcomes and priorities across cloud, hybrid, and legacy environments.
  • Integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to support security and risk management needs – such as cybersecurity compliance, endpoint detection and response (EDR), supply chain security, and automated prevention of attacks on network hardware.

According to EMA, the message for IT organizations looking to pursue a forward path in AIOps adoption is overall a strongly positive one. The benefits achieved are growing in diversity and value. AIOps can and should be transformative in enabling more effective decision-making, data sharing, and analytics-driven automation. The recommendation from EMA remains that buyers should consider their own realities, then begin a search for the AIOps platform that most fits their requirements.

“In the digital age, AIOps, security and risk management must be observed and correlated through a single platform,” said Roi Keren, CEO of Centerity Systems. “That’s not only what we see our customers need and want, it’s what Centerity does best. EMA’s positioning of Centerity and award for integrated security acknowledges the convergence of AIOps and security. It’s more critical than ever for enterprise executives – whether you’re a CIO, CISO, CEO, or board member – to make strategic, risk-based business decisions with one platform, one dashboard; in essence, a single source of truth.”

AIOps Deployments and the Real Word: Bringing Operations and Security Together

Enterprises can see how others are deploying AIOps to address a variety of use cases by viewing a live EMA-hosted webcast titled “AIOps Deployments and the Real World: Bringing Operations and Security Together,” which will be held on Tuesday, November 10th at 1:00 pm EST. You can register for the webcast at https://info.enterprisemanagement.com/aiops-deployments-in-the-real-world-webinar-centerity.

About Centerity

Centerity’s Cyber-AIOps Platform with advanced Integrated Security delivers Dynamic Business Service Views of the full technology stack to the executives responsible for technology-driven business services, ensuring the performance, availability, and security of critical processes. Centerity displays real-time, consolidated business analytics for complex on-prem, cloud, and hybrid technology environments generating SLA Executive Dashboards that identify performance anomalies and isolate faults across applications, operating systems, infrastructure, and cloud assets. Learn more at centerity.com.

Merlin Invests in Wickr to Deliver Secure Communications to Federal Agencies and Highly-Regulated Industries

Partnership will accelerate development and adoption of products and services that protect critical communications and sensitive information

Washington DC –RSA Federal Summit, March 26, 2019– Merlin International, Inc.,a trusted technology provider delivering innovative cybersecurity solutions for highly-regulated industries,today announced a major investment in Wickr Inc.,the only communications platform designed to resist state-level hacking while offering enterprise-grade management and compliance capabilities.The partnership will enable Wickr to leverage Merlin’s experience and resources in bringing cybersecurity technologies to federal agencies and regulated industries.

Wickr, which allows users to securely share text and files, as well as hold secure audio and video conferencing on mobile and desktop platforms, was recently cited in The Forrester New Wave: Secure Communications, Q4 2018report as the leader in the secure communications space. As one of the world’s only end-to-end, secure communications platforms designed to protect sensitive information at all stages of transit, Wickr not only secures messages, but is configured to enable government agencies to fully comply with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements.

“Communication security has become critical for every business and industry, and the federal government is no exception,” said Seth Spergel, Merlin VP of Emerging Technology. “At Merlin, we have been serving government agencies and regulated industries for over 20 years. This new partnership with Wickr will allow us to quickly and easily add their secure tools into our portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and allow organizations to easily collaborate while staying on the right side of data-protection policies.”

Thanks to the partnership with Merlin, federal IT teams will soon be able to quickly and easily deploy and integrate Wickr technologies across their entire enterprise using standard tools such as LDAP, Single Sign-on, Mobile Device Management and others, to securely orchestrate workflows into a single source and modernize communications in house and out to the field. All messaging will be encrypted and in full compliance with federal data protection regulations as well as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) best practice guidelines.

In addition to secure messaging transport, robust user verification is built into the platform to ensure that government teams are only sharing information with vetted and trusted parties, both inside and outside of government. The use of Wickr technologies provided by Merlin will thus enable agencies to begin compliance with the recently released NIST Special Publication 800-177 (Revision 1) which details how government can begin to secure their communications infrastructure.

“Wickr puts government agencies in full control of any and all data shared through the service and ensures that it remains protected at all times while in transit and at rest,” said Joel Wallenstrom, Wickr CEO. “Full end-to-end encryption is applied to all data streams including messages, files and calls, guaranteeing that Wickr never has access to that information, and can thus serve as a secure black box for all content. Files will never touch transport servers unencrypted and are never stored on Wickr infrastructure.”

With the new partnership agreement in place between Merlin and Wickr, both companies will now concentrate on helping to create and secure end-to-end encrypted infrastructures for federal agencies and other organizations operating in heavily regulated environments.

Wickr and Merlin have also combined to create a series of full day workshops during which industry experts use Wickr’s robust, REST-based APIs to develop custom integrations that extend the functionality of the Wickr platform.  If you’d like to join an upcoming work shop contact info@merlin-intl.com.


About Merlin International

Merlin International invests in emerging technologies to create enterprise ready products that protect government and commercial organizations. Merlin offers a broad portfolio of solutions that secure the enterprise from endpoints to networks, from governance to risk management, from infrastructure to information. Combining solutions with deep industry expertise and experience, Merlin delivers the cybersecurity solutions that organizations need to protect their most critical business assets while furthering their mission.

Media Contact: marketing@merlin-intl.com


About Wickr

Wickr’s mission is to secure the world’s most critical communications. Wickr provides the highest standard of encryption trusted by millions worldwide. In the workplace and out in the field, Wickr enables end users to communicate securely and protect their privacy while providing IT organizations the administrative controls needed to deploy at scale and comply with industry standards. Find out more at wickr.com

Media Contact: press@wickr.com

Merlin International Wins Washington Technology Government Innovation Award

Company Selected to 2018 Class of Industry Innovators who are Bringing World-Class Solutions to the Government

VIENNA, Virginia –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merlin International, a leading provider of next-generation cybersecurity solutions that protect government and commercial organizations, today announced it has received a Government Innovation Award as one of 25 “Industry Innovators” helping to transform and make government run better. Launched by Washington Technology last year, these awards are part of the broader Government Innovation Awards — a joint effort by Washington Technology, Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News and Defense Systems to showcase all the different players who collaborate to make government run better.

Merlin offers a broad portfolio of solutions that secure the enterprise from endpoints to networks, from governance to risk management, from infrastructure to information. The company has aggressively pursued and established deep partnerships and financially invested in leading commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) product manufacturers. These technologies are augmented by Merlin-developed tools to equip cybersecurity professionals with a unique approach to IoT/OT management. Merlin’s innovative solution suite provides the ability to orchestrate, automate and respond to significantly more events, and with faster response and recovery times than before.

“It is an honor that Merlin International is included on this prestigious list of 25 companies being recognized for supporting the government’s transformation,” said David Phelps, Chairman and CEO of Merlin International. “We have just passed our 20th year in business and have taken lessons through this long history to continuously adjust our approach. We feel these adjustments have resulted in a clear focus on integrating and developing cybersecurity products that organizations need to protect their most critical assets while furthering their mission. It is our passion to create top-tier software products and integrated bundles that ensure all organizations are always protected.”

The 25 Industry Innovators recognized this year cover a range of missions and solutions, from bringing the power of the cloud to advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The missions are as diverse as thwarting the threat of drones to helping deliver food to those in need. To see the full list visit: https://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2018/08/23/industry-innovators-2018.aspx


About Merlin International

Merlin International is a leading provider of next-generation cybersecurity solutions that protect government and commercial organizations. Merlin offers a broad portfolio of solutions that secure the enterprise from end points to networks, from governance to risk management, from infrastructure to information. Combining solutions with deep industry expertise and experience, Merlin delivers the cybersecurity solutions that organizations need to protect their most critical business assets, while furthering their mission. Merlin offices are located in Englewood, CO and Vienna, VA, United States. For more information visit: http://www.merlin-intl.com/, follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter or read our blog.

Contacts

Merlin International
Evan Weisel, +1 703-877-8100
evan@w2comm.com

Atos and Merlin Join Forces to Offer MSSP

Partnership to offer quality managed security services to meet government and healthcare industry needs

IRVING, Texas & VIENNA, Virginia –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, and Merlin International, Inc., a trusted technology provider delivering innovative cybersecurity solutions for highly-regulated industries, today announced they will partner together to offer quality managed security services (MSSP) designed to reliably meet evolving government and healthcare industry needs.

This collaboration delivers high value to customers by allowing them to focus on their missions, in many cases saving lives, and not worrying about managing software entitlements. Further, through a managed services model, customers have immediate access to the latest security innovations to protect against the most sophisticated attacks.

“By aligning with Atos, we can apply our joint expertise to address the complex security requirements of government and healthcare organizations with effective solutions,” said Merlin’s Chairman and CEO, David Phelps. “Together, we have a proven track record of providing organizations with deep security expertise to create sustainable, end-to-end, next-generation solutions that tackle the unique and stringent cybersecurity requirements faced by regulated entities. This partnership underscores our focus on delivering the best possible solutions available today.”

“The relationship with Merlin International broadens not only our technology performance ability and reach, but provides significant value and benefit to our customers in healthcare and government,” added Chad Harris, North America CEO, Atos. “Working with a leading security technology provider like Merlin to develop joint Research & Development and business activities will ultimately improve the security posture of our customers.”

The agreement will include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital transformation products and services, all delivered as managed services. Merlin will provide deep knowledge into the government and healthcare domains, while Atos brings its cutting-edge digital solutions that combine computing power, security and systems integration.

This partnership is yet another example of Merlin’s leadership position within regulated industries and comes on the heels of its May announcement that the company secured approximately $200 million in enterprise-wide technology contracts to support the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Atos continues to grow its security practice within North America. Today’s announcement follows last month’s deal with the Commonwealth of Virginia where Atos will deliver advanced cybersecurity services for the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA).

For more information on Atos’ security solutions go to https://atos.net/en/solutions/cyber-security.


About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of around € 13 billion. European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, the Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

About Merlin International

Merlin International is a leading provider of next-generation cybersecurity solutions that protect government and commercial organizations. Merlin offers a broad portfolio of solutions that secure the enterprise from end points to networks, from governance to risk management, from infrastructure to information. Combining solutions with deep industry expertise and experience, Merlin delivers the cybersecurity solutions that organizations need to protect their most critical business assets, while furthering their mission. Merlin offices are located in Englewood, CO and Vienna, VA, United States. For more information visit: http://www.merlin-intl.com/, follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter or read our blog.

Contacts

Atos
Mike Hockey, +1 281-728-7242
michael.hockey@atos.net
or
Merlin International
Evan Weisel, +1 703-877-8100
evan@w2comm.com

Merlin Wins $200 Million in Enterprise-Wide Technology Contracts

VIENNA, Virginia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merlin International, a leading cybersecurity solutions provider, today announced that it has won major enterprise-wide technology contracts from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), and from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) valued at approximately $200 million. Through these contract awards, Merlin will help maximize existing technology investments while simultaneously providing access to significant new technologies that will enable modern innovation to be rapidly deployed in support of each agency’s mission.

The company was selected for its track record of providing government organizations with a holistic approach to addressing their cloud and cybersecurity needs and high-volume data processing, analytics and automation challenges. The solutions delivered via these awards will help the respective government components continue to bring innovation to their mission-critical systems and advance the government’s IT modernization initiatives.

“Merlin International continues winning the trust of agencies based on our strong past performance of maximizing their investment in enterprise technologies,” said Merlin CEO David Phelps. “We have a proven track record of promoting innovation at government agencies that operate critical systems for protecting and supporting our citizens.”

Some of the organizations that Merlin will support within the DHS and VA include: TSA’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Office of Security Operations, and Office of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis; CBPs’ US Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations; and VA’s Office of Financial Solutions Financial Management Transformation Service.

About Merlin International

Merlin International is a leading provider of next-generation cybersecurity solutions that protect government and commercial organizations. The company’s broad IT portfolio includes network and endpoint protection, IT governance, risk management and compliance as well as critical infrastructure and information protection. Combining deep industry expertise and experience, Merlin implements end-to-end cybersecurity technologies that organizations need to protect their most critical business assets, while furthering their mission.