With 25 years of experience in network management security and an extensive database of known threats and vulnerabilities of information networks, Veritect will be employing SAS' data mining capability to analyzes large amounts of data gathered by the many security and network monitoring devices that reside in a company's information system.
The array of information security services that will be offered will aim at intercepting sophisticated, expert intruder who uses probing and attack methods to circumvent security controls undetected.
"Our combined security solution will reduce the threat felt by so many organizations today," said André Boisvert, president and chief operating officer of SAS.
Because both groups have independent offerings for the security market, SAS and Veritect will combine tools and services that build upon their individual strengths.
As part of the agreement, both companies will extend their managed service efforts to build upon each other's respective expertise in intrusion detection.
"The SAS/Veritect relationship will enable us to deliver the best, information security data mining tools in the industry. Together, we will help companies thwart cyber attacks, further protecting and strengthening our customer's enterprise value," said Don Walker, Veritect's president and chief executive officer.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Veritect is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Veridian, an integrated solutions provider. The company provides 24-hour, 7-day-a-week network security management to several vertical markets.
SAS is a leader in e-intelligence software and services, whose solutions includes data mining and data warehousing.