Air Force contracts Telos engineers to provide application-level security

ASHBURN, Va., 12 Oct. 2007. The U.S. Air Force's 754th Electronic Systems Group (754 ELSG) has awarded Telos Corp. a two-year contract under NETCENTS. The contract team will provide software and services to the 754 ELSG at Maxwell AFB - Gunter Annex in Montgomery, Ala., to build an Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence (ASACoE). The center of excellence will be tasked with establishing application security best practices Air Force-wide.

Oct 12th, 2007

ASHBURN, Va., 12 Oct. 2007. The U.S. Air Force's 754th Electronic Systems Group (754 ELSG) has awarded Telos Corp. a two-year contract under NETCENTS worth a minimum of $10.2 million and up to $75 million to provide application-level security. The contract team will provide software and services to the 754 ELSG at Maxwell AFB - Gunter Annex in Montgomery, Ala., to build an Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence (ASACoE). The center of excellence will be tasked with establishing application security best practices Air Force-wide.

"Network security solutions, including firewalls, weren't designed to handle all application layer attacks," comments Telos CEO John B. Wood. "They don't detect all the threats to applications, let alone protect against them, leaving organizations exposed. With the additional security provided by this effort, the Air Force will be better able to defend against application-level attacks. Telos has pulled together a formidable team of security experts and solutions -- not just to protect bases, but more importantly, to help the Air Force establish guidelines and best practices across the service."

The solutions Telos will deliver are designed to ensure that applications address security hand-in-hand with performance and application availability. As the prime contractor, Telos assembled a powerful team, including application security industry leaders that specialize in source code analysis, web application penetration and security testing, application shielding, database monitoring, training, and implementation services. The team includes Cigital Inc., Fortify Software Inc., IBM/Watchfire Corporation, and Application Security Inc.

Telos will deliver products and services related to key application security areas.

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