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News Release

Tactical FLEX, Inc. Offering IT Audit & Vulnerability Assessment to Community Financial Institutions

Experienced information security vendor providing information technology services to community banks
Released: 24th September 2013
Publisher: Tactical FLEX, Inc.

Seattle, Sept. 23, 2013 -- Tactical FLEX, Inc., a global provider of information security, vulnerability, and risk management software solutions, recently announced that it will provide IT audit and vulnerability assessment services to community financial institutions to help fend off cyber attacks. The assessments are performed by Tactical FLEX, Inc.’s information security analysts to pinpoint vulnerabilities in a company’s security and IT infrastructure. Cyber criminals often exploit these vulnerabilities to attack networks and siphon sensitive company and customer data. 

According to Washington Street Journal “U.S. regulators are stepping up calls for banks to better-arm themselves against the growing online threat hackers and criminal organizations pose to individual institutions and the financial system as a whole.” A proper network vulnerability assessment is the first step toward forming a comprehensive security plan to proactively block the attacks of persistent and malicious hackers. Network security audits are critical to understanding how well an organization is protected against evolving security threats. Tactical FLEX, Inc. encourages smaller community lenders to do everything they can to bolster their network strength and protect both their confidential data. Tactical FLEX, Inc. also urges banks and credit unions to perform testing for DDoS (Denial denial-of-service attack) vulnerability and to invest more resources in understanding how DDoS attacks work and how they can better defend their organization. An alarming report provided by Ponemon Institute states that 65% of organizations experienced three DDoS attacks in a 12-month period. 

Tactical FLEX, Inc. has been performing security audits and vulnerability assessments since 2003 and has identified a wide scope of critical vulnerabilities that expose organizations to external and internal breaches. Our network security auditing and vulnerability assessment services allow community financial institutions to identify critical security vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit. We have developed a unique system of public and proprietary tools to perform as many as 25,000 security tests on targeted systems. These attacks are performed by our advanced scanning engine that tests and re-tests each exploit to ensure minimal false positives are reported and maximum assessment accuracy is achieved. Manual techniques are employed when necessary to ensure full real-word focus.

By offering IT audit and security assessment services, we hope to help community financial institutions with smaller IT budgets shore up their cyber security defenses and avoid security breaches altogether. Community banks often rely on outside providers for information technology services and may lack the resources or expertise to guard against security threats. With our industry knowledge, technical expertise, and in-depth understanding of today’s security threats, we can assist small community lenders obtain an accurate understanding of their organization’s security and risk posture while ensuring compliance with industry regulations and information security best practices. When you partner with Tactical FLEX, Inc. we will help you identify gaps in your security infrastructure and remediate issues before your network and customers are affected.

For more information about Tactical FLEX, Inc. visit the company’s website at 

About Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Tactical FLEX, Inc. is a privately owned software development firm based in Seattle, specializing in information security research, engineering, technology design, and production. With the technological development of Aanval®, Tactical FLEX, Inc. has become a global provider of information security vulnerability and risk management software solutions that protect businesses of all sizes. Aanval® is the industry’s leading Snort, Suricata, and Syslog Intrusion Detection, Correlation, and Threat Management console on the market. Aanval® currently has over 6,000 customers worldwide including government security, defense organizations, technology corporations, financial services organizations, energy companies, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, biotechnology manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, utility providers, and many others. Learn more about Aanval® by visiting Aanval® may be downloaded for testing and evaluation at

Media Relations:
Jennifer L. Manguino
Tactical FLEX, Inc.
Telephone: 800-921-2584

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