San Miguel County, Colorado Chooses Corero Network Security as its First Line of Defense

County Government Stops DDoS Attacks and Safeguards Sensitive Data

HUDSON, MA., August 28, 2012 – Corero Network Security (CNS: LN), the leading global provider of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Defense and Next Generation Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) today announced San Miguel County, Colorado has selected Corero to provide its first line of defense to stop DDoS attacks, protect its IT infrastructure and ensure continued availability of its online services.

San Miguel County turned to Corero to safeguard it against data breaches and ensure its sensitive data was secure.

San Miguel County, while located in a remote area of Colorado, stays well connected via the Internet. It provides a host of online information and services to its constituents and county employees. Residents can pay taxes and conduct other business through the county’s website. But with this convenience comes the county’s challenge of properly securing online services without possible disruption and damage from persistent threats.

“Our residents are our top priority, and we strive to provide them with the best of service, including online access to information via our county website,” said Jim Soukup, San Miguel County IT Manager. “Maintaining and protecting our sensitive county data is paramount.  We know there is a fine line between accessibility and security. We selected Corero because we not only wanted to safeguard sensitive information but wanted to ensure continued availability of our website. Corero allows us to do just that. As our first line of defense, it keeps us up to date against all types of DDoS attacks, while ensuring that our firewalls and other existing IT infrastructure can do the jobs they were intended to do.”

Marty Meyer, Corero CEO, said:  “We are having tremendous success across enterprise and government organizations precisely because we enable them to eliminate Internet downtime while ensuring security. As a first line of defense, our solutions are unique in their ability to stop all forms of DDoS attacks at the gateway, enabling traditional technologies to perform as intended.”

About San Miguel County, Colorado
San Miguel County, Colorado, encompasses a diverse region ranging from the rugged mountain resort communities of Telluride and Mountain Village to the arid ranching communities of the County’s west end, Norwood and Egnar. Its 1,287 square miles stretch from the San Juan Mountains in the east to the Utah border to the west. Telluride, the county seat, is known for its summer festivals, including the Mountain Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Bluegrass Festival and Jazz Celebration, and winter skiing. Colorful history and unsurpassed scenic beauty are the hallmarks of San Miguel County.