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Olney, MD, United States, 2006/04/01 - Three leading financial services firms, Jack Henry & Associates, Fair Isaac, and Montecito Bank, All Choose Citadel Hercules® Vulnerability Management Solution, to enhance the security of they systems [NASDAQ: CDSS].
Citadel Security Software Inc., a leader in enterprise vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions, announced today that it has received orders from three major financial services firms recently, continuing its growth as a key provider of enterprise vulnerability management for the financial services industry. New contracts include an order from Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ: JKHY), a leading provider of integrated computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing for banks and credit unions, with over 8600 customers nationwide.
Fair Isaac Corporation, the leading provider of decision management solutions powered by advanced analytics, has placed an order for Citadel’s flagship product, Hercules, that is valued at approximately $200,000. Most leading banks and credit card issuers rely on Fair Isaac solutions, as do insurers, retailers, telecommunications providers, healthcare organizations and government agencies. Fair Isaac’s FICO® scores are the most used credit bureau scores in the world, available through all of the major consumer reporting agencies in the U.S. and Canada.
Montecito Bank & Trust has been one of the Central Coast’s leading community banks since March 17, 1975, when it first opened its doors as The Bank of Montecito. Growing to over $685 million in assets since those early days, the bank adopted the name Montecito Bank & Trust on February 1, 1996. With branch offices in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Carpinteria, and Westlake Village, the bank also owns Valley Oaks Bank in Solvang, has a trust division in Montecito and mortgage banking offices in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Solvang. It has continued to receive the designation “Super Premier Performing Bank” for five years running by The Findley Reports, an independent service which rates the financial performance of California banks.
“We are very pleased to work with these outstanding financial services firms. We appreciate that these forward-thinking leaders recognize Citadel’s solution as the best choice for enterprise vulnerability management,” said Steve Solomon, CEO, Citadel Security Software. “We look forward to continuing to grow in the financial services industry, and furthering these important customers’ success in enhancing the security of their systems and minimizing risk.”
About Citadel Security Software Inc.
Citadel Security Software Inc. delivers security solutions that enable organizations to manage risk, reduce threats and enforce compliance with security policies and regulations. Citadel's proven architecture provides a business process to manage the increasing volume, frequency and complexity of cyber security attacks. Citadel combines the world's largest active library of remediations spanning all classes of vulnerabilities with a proven delivery methodology to dramatically streamline vulnerability management and security compliance and provide ROI from the first use. Citadel solutions are used across the Department of Defense, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and within other government and commercial organizations. For more information on Citadel, call 888-8CITADEL.
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