San Antonio, TX & Dallas, TX– March 29, 2010 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security assessment and security compliance solutions, today announced they have entered into a partnership with Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union (Southwest Corporate), which will serve to increase the support both organizations can provide to member credit unions in the areas of information and network security and compliance management.
DDI, long recognized as a leader in providing information security services, was the obvious choice for Southwest Corporate when looking for a preferred partner to support their members. DDI’s breadth of services, strength in the credit union market, and superior customer service allows member institutions to select from a variety of solutions targeted at enhancing their regulatory compliance and security status. Southwest Corporate knew they wanted to help members bolster their information security programs and regulatory compliance efforts; service offerings from DDI, especially those offered on a managed service basis, such as the groundbreaking Vulnerability Lifecycle Management – Pro (VLM-P) solution, fit the need perfectly.
“At Southwest Corporate we have a strong commitment to serving our member credit unions. The areas of NCUA compliance and data security are of utmost importance to members and we are very pleased to help our membership via this strategic partnership with Digital Defense, explained Jerry Delezen, Senior Vice President of Information Technology, of Southwest Corporate. “Since we are also a longtime DDI client, we understand their information security solutions and have firsthand experience with their excellent service delivery. DDI is an organization that supports us with the same passion we have for our own members, so naturally we wanted to harness that with a partnership that would offer these benefits to our members. This relationship has a positive upside for all involved, most notably, our member credit unions.”
“We are honored that a leading corporate credit union such as Southwest Corporate has chosen to select Digital Defense for this important partnership. We have worked closely with Southwest Corporate for many years to understand their needs and continually improve our service offerings,” stated Larry R. Hurtado, president and CEO of Digital Defense. “We strive to serve our clients through the delivery of solutions that help them improve the efficiency of their security operation as well as augment the coverage of their security program elements. Through both technology automation, as found in our Frontline Solutions Platform and Frontline Client Portal, and affordable pricing, organizations are able to do more to secure their networks and attain regulatory compliance and still stay within their existing security budgets.”
In addition to the VLM – Pro vulnerability scanning solution, Southwest Corporate members may sign up for other DDI services such as Penetration Testing, Risk Assessments, Information Security Policy Manager, Web Application Testing, Social Engineering, and Security Training options for both staff and members. With VLM – Pro they receive Frontline platform access, including the Active View™ Workflow Management module, vulnerability remediation guidance, prioritization and assignment, a Personal Security Analyst with security certification credentials, robust executive and technical reports along with custom management summary reports. These features provide better risk management and make network and information vulnerability administration more stress-free with lower costs.
About Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union
Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union is a Plano, Texas-based institution that serves nearly 1,500 member credit unions nationwide. Southwest Corporate’s broad financial service portfolio includes item processing and remote deposit services, investment services, ACH origination and electronic bill payment, ALM services and advisory service through its subsidiary, Southwest Corporate Investment Services.