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Northrop Grumman, University Of Maryland, Baltimore County Expand Cync Program To Drive Innovation In Cyber Technology

"Our partnership with Northrop Grumman has proven very successful in attracting innovative cybersecurity product companies to bwtech@UMBC," said Ellen Hemmerly, president and executive director, bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park. "We are delighted to be welcoming three new companies into Cync, further elevating the prestige of the program."

iWebGate is developing a revolutionary network capability called Software Network Architecture. Part of the innovation deploys a multitenant, security tested network between private networks and the Internet – called a "Ghost Network." This change in network architecture provides more security and adds capability to existing information and communication technology infrastructure . For more about iWebGate, go to www.iwebgate.com.

Northrop Grumman selected iWebGate to participate under their global supply chain's Australian Collaboration Team initiative. Through this initiative, Northrop Grumman will identify opportunities for iWebGate to compete as a supplier across its whole product range.

DB Networks is an innovator of behavioral analysis-based database security equipment, which is used as an effective countermeasure against advanced weaponized structured query language injection and database denial of service attacks. For more about DB Networks, go to http://www.dbnetworks.com/.

Light Point Security uses virtualization and the cloud to provide a secure web browsing solution to protect corporate networks from web-based malware. For more about Light Point Security, go to http://lightpointsecurity.com/.

The Cync program's aim is to identify, develop and commercialize cyber solutions that meet the needs of the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice, as well as the intelligence community. Companies focus their work on advancements in situational awareness/visualization, sensors, processing, workflow management, and modeling and simulation. The program offers an 18-month scholarship for high-potential, early-stage companies. Participants in the program draw on UMBC's research expertise and talented students as well as bwtech's experienced entrepreneurs and access to capital. For more, go to www.bwtechumbc.com

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation

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