GVTC Engages Digital Defense To Safeguard Critical Networks

By Fortra's Digital Defense

San Antonio, TX – March 8, 2012 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of managed cloud-based security assessment solutions, has announced an ongoing partnership with GVTC Communications, an established and recognized communications services provider, to help secure the company’s business operations network.

GVTC utilizes several of DDI’s offerings, including the popular PCI-Pro (Payment Card Industry-Pro) service, which combines managed vulnerability assessment scanning with PCI-ASV compliance reporting. GVTC has leveraged PCI-Pro, as well as DDI’s vulnerability lifecycle management service, to mitigate infrastructure risk through the identification, prioritization, and remediation of vulnerabilities threatening the organization’s operations.

“At GVTC the protection of our business network is paramount. As a member of the critical infrastructure community, we take our responsibility associated with information security very seriously and the ongoing prevention of a security breach is of the highest priority.” said LeWayne Ballard, Engineer Systems Compliance. “DDI’s managed service offerings have provided exceptional value by allowing us to streamline our vulnerability remediation lifecycle, resulting in a higher level of focus on our core business objectives.”

Larry R. Hurtado, president and CEO of Digital Defense added, “Vulnerability Management Solutions are the cornerstone of any sound information security program. We are pleased that GVTC has benefitted from our managed service solutions. PCI-Pro is not just about compliance; it is about securing the enterprise upfront so that the compliance aspect of our business becomes natural and effortless. With PCI-Pro, our clients find themselves ahead of the curve by ensuring that compliance is an outgrowth of robust information security practices.”

DDI, a Payment Card Industry Approved Scanning Vendor for six consecutive years, has pioneered the concept of offering PCI scanning services on a managed-service basis. DDI’s PCI-Pro bundles external and internal vulnerability scanning, remediation management, and the PCI assessment reports for a comprehensive, cost-effective outcome.

About GVTC

GVTC is a full-service communications provider offering high-speed Internet, digital cable TV, phone and home security monitoring across 2,000 square miles of South Central Texas. GVTC was the first company in the region to deploy fiber-to-the-home technology and through its next generation fiber network has the fastest Internet speeds in its service area. The company was named Business of the Year by the Boerne, Canyon Lake, and Bulverde-Spring Branch Chambers of Commerce. It was also selected the past four years as a Broadband Communities magazine Top 100 broadband provider, recognized by the San Antonio Express-News and San Antonio Business Journal as an exemplary employer, given the Fiber-to-the-Home Council’s Chairman’s Award, received a NTCA TeleChoice Award and twice named winner of the Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association’s Marketing Excellence Award. www.gvtc.com

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