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Raytheon and Xceedium Partner To Protect Critical Infrastructures Against Insider and External Threats

Raytheon to resell Xceedium's GateKeeper appliance, adding hardened access control and audit capabilities to its portfolio

LINTHICUM, Md., and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 18, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has entered into a reseller agreement with Xceedium®, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation access control and audit solutions.

Raytheon will resell Xceedium's GateKeeper appliance as a complement to its SureView™ insider threat solution. The joint solution will provide federal and commercial customers with a comprehensive access control, monitoring and audit solution to protect against insider and external threats.

"Insider and external threats to critical infrastructures are increasing and pose some of the most serious economic and security challenges that we face," said Steve Hawkins, vice president of Information Security Solutions at Raytheon. "Xceedium's GateKeeper extends the same degree of visibility and control that Raytheon SureView provides on the endpoint across the entire network. We can now offer customers uninterrupted and seamless control, monitoring and audit of user activity anywhere on the endpoint or network."

Xceedium GateKeeper controls access and audits users from end to end, providing technology for customers to right-size privileges based on policy trust models with enforcement and audit for access to critical infrastructure. SureView is an insider threat protection solution installed on endpoints that identifies and investigates user activity that violates policy so organizations can proactively manage insider incidents.

"The partnership enhances the offerings by delivering unmatched enforcement, monitoring and auditing of all user activity across all endpoints for the entire infrastructure," said Cheryl Traverse, president and CEO of Xceedium. "This comprehensive joint offering allows the transparency, accountability and control required to effectively enforce policy, monitor and audit user activity. Xceedium and Raytheon provide customers - whether they are employees, partners, vendors, contractors or consultants - with strong controls, monitoring and auditing needed to manage these users.

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity solutions, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for its customers worldwide. IIS had 2008 revenues of $3.1 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

Xceedium is the premier provider of access control and audit solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of controlling and users. Employing unique and patent-pending technologies, the Xceedium GateKeeper line of hardened appliances delivers restrictive access, compartmentalization, containment of users to authorized areas, monitoring, tracking, recording and comprehensive reporting to meet compliance requirements. For more information, visit www.xceedium.com.

    Raytheon Contact:
    Keith Little
    703.849.1675

    Xceedium Contact:
    Elizabeth Safran
    212.740.1037

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