Core Security and EmeSec Incorporated in Partnership, Expand FedRAMP Offerings for Federal Market

Boston, MA., and Reston, VA. -- March 20, 2013 – Core Security®, a leading provider of predictive security intelligence solutions, and EmeSec, a provider of forward-looking information assurance and cybersecurity solutions to federal agencies, today announced a partnership that delivers additional infrastructure security solutions.  The agreement expands Core Security’s ability to address the federal market, and allows EmeSec to deepen its range of cloud security technical assessment offerings.

Core Insight® Enterprise consolidates, analyzes, and prioritizes the overwhelming amount of data generated by network and web scanning technologies.  With its patented attack planning capabilities, Core Insight ensures commercial organizations and government agencies reduce risk and increase operational efficiency by identifying imminent and critical threats, allowing IT professionals to address and remediate the highest priority threats first.  Core Impact® Pro enables penetration testers to proactively assess IT systems against real-world threats. The software replicates attacks that pivot across web applications, network systems, endpoints, email users, mobile devices and Wifi networks.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment and authorization under the technical and business approach of testing security controls once and use often.  EmeSec Incorporated is accredited as a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) under  FedRAMP.  As a qualifying 3PAO, EmeSec will assess and audit cloud service providers (CSPs) and ensure they have documented and tested the necessary cloud and traditional security controls set by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and other current Federal policies and security requirements.

EmeSec addresses the most complex cybersecurity challenges that the government faces today.  Working with EmeSec allows customers to manage their organizational resources better and move their missions forward in a secure and cost-effective manner. EmeSec provides independent guidance and support in all areas related to information assurance compliance and requirements, through a wide range of security, privacy, and IT services.

The two companies will be showcasing their Strategic Partnership for FedRAMP services by jointly exhibiting at this week’s Acquisition Excellence, hosted by The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT/IAC) and the General Services Administration (GSA).  Acquisition Excellence 2013 will take place on March 21, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Washington, in Washington DC.  This one-day education and training event will explore how agencies can progress to a more agile acquisition environment with innovative solutions in a cost-cutting era.

“We are excited by the opportunity that we’ve earned as an accredited FedRAMP 3PAO provider to help Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) with readiness, assessment and advisory services,” said Maria Horton, EmeSec’s founder and CEO.  “By adding the Core Security suite of solutions to our portfolio, we have resources available to meet the demands of assessing CSPs for FedRAMP authorization as well as offering some strong technical predictive capabilities for CSPs supporting Government Agencies and commercial opportunities.”

“EmeSec has a great opportunity as one of only sixteen (16) accredited FedRAMP assessors,” said Joseph Schramm, director strategic alliances & partner enablement, Core Security.  “We look forward to working with them to build on their cloud assessment offering and capabilities.  We welcome EmeSec into the Core Secured™ Partner Program, and are excited to cooperate and deliver the best combined offerings to the federal market.”  

About Core Security

Core Security is the leading provider of predictive security intelligence solutions for enterprises and government organizations. We help more than 1,400 customers worldwide preempt critical security threats throughout their IT environments, and communicate the risk the threats pose to the business.  Our patented, proven, award-winning enterprise solutions are backed by more than 15 years of applied expertise from CoreLabs, the company’s innovative security research center. For more information, visit


About EmeSec

EmeSecIncorporated is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Woman-Owned, 8(a) company founded in 2003. Our forward thinking solutions are adaptive and designed to thwart emerging threats and prepare Government Agencies for the cybersecurity challenges of the future today. EmeSec holds certifications in ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005, ISO 9001:2008, and ISO/IEC 27001:2005.



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