Cassidian CyberSecurity and its subsidiaries Netasq and Arkoon present innovative solutions at the “Assises de la Sécurité 2013” event

Keelback detects and fights sophisticated cyber threats
New software version of Netasq’s NG-UTM range of firewalls ideally suited for cloud development
Arkoon’s workstation protection solution StormShield handles more than 20,000 agents per server.

At the “Assises de la Sécurité” (Security & Information Systems exhibition), Cassidian CyberSecurity and its subsidiaries Netasq and Arkoon presented state of the art solutions providing advanced protection against cyber threats.
Keelback is Cassidian CyberSecurity’s new solution for detecting “weak signals”. Keelback collects and analyses all suspicious traces and behaviour in corporate networks over a very short time.
The new software version 9.1 of Netasq’s range of NG-UTM firewalls incorporates innovative features such as a new control engine for blocking connections to malicious websites or botnet control sites. This version, with a 40 per cent improved IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) performanceis ideally suited for cloud development and new mobility applications.
StormShield, Arkoon’s flagship solution providing complete workstation protection, has new features against targeted attacks. Thanks to significant improvement in client/server communications, StormShield is now able to handle 20,000 agents per server. In addition, with the ability to handle more than 100,000 workstations very large deployment is now easy to implement.
As part of its growth strategy, Cassidian CyberSecurity acquired Netasq and Arkoon in order to establish itself as the European leader in cyber security and provide the European market with the most innovative solutions.

About Cassidian CyberSecurity (

Cassidian CyberSecurity is a 100% Cassidian company entirely devoted to addressing the cyber security market across Europe and the Middle-East, operating from France, the United Kingdom and Germany. Cassidian CyberSecurity’s high-grade expertise includes “Cyber Defence & Professional Services” focusing on high-grade professional services and establishing Security Operation Centres; “Trusted infrastructure” aiming at cryptography, digital identity management and high-security national solutions, and “Secure Mobility”, focused on services for mobile device security. To reinforce its solutions and establish a European cluster for cyber-security products and services, Cassidian CyberSecurity took over Netasq in 2012 and of Arkoon Network Security in 2013. Cassidian CyberSecurity generated revenues of 100 million euros in 2012, with a workforce of 600 people, which it plans to double by 2017.


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About NETASQ (

With over 80,000 unified threat management and next generation firewalls deployed to business, government and defence organisations of all sizes,in over 40 countries, Netasq delivers solutions of unrivalled performance, protection and control and the most comprehensive EU and NATO certifications of any firewall

About Arkoon (

As a renowned pioneer in IT infrastructures protection, Arkoon set itself the goal of offering certified solutions, tailored to protecting sensitive information and infrastructures. Arkoon protects information, communications and infrastructures, as well as workstations, through a range of complementary solutions:
Its solutions are marketed in the rest of the world through its network of certified partners and subsidiaries. Arkoon’s customer base includes a large number of Euro Stoxx 100 companies, administrations and thousands of other companies of all sizes. Arkoon’s solutions are deployed in more than 60 countries.
Arkoon was awarded the OSEO “Innovative company” label from among the 2,000 member companies of the “OSEO Excellence” network.

Contact Arkoon & Netasq

Marie-Pierre Czabak
Director Marketing & Communications
Tel: +33 (0) 1 46 21 82 38

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