Vanguard launches fed subsidiary
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Nov 09, 2000
Computer security firm Vanguard Integrity Professionals on Thursday announced
the launch of Vanguard Federal Systems to market advanced security solutions
and services to the federal government.
Vanguard Federal, a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company, will
build off VIP's current federal customers, which include NASA, the Defense
Information Systems Agency, the Internal Revenue Service and the Agriculture
Department, according to the company.
In conjunction with the announcement, Vanguard, Orange, Calif., named
Robert Filler as director of federal systems. Before joining the new company,
Filler worked for IBM Corp. for 11 years in sales and management roles.
Prior to that, he was a flight officer, instructor and division officer
in the Navy.
Filler said the plan to launch a federal subsidiary had been in the
works for the past six months to a year, and he formally signed on in August.
He expects Vanguard Federal, which will be based in Las Vegas, to have at
least five or six full-time employees by the end of the year, with plans
for expanding that team in the near future.
"The idea is to go after a number of federal agencies to expand our
market," Filler said. "We've been working with federal agencies for a number
of years but had never gone out to establish a formal federal division.
This shows we're more serious about doing business with the government and
are going to make a concerted effort to go after that business."
Vanguard's security software products run on several hardware platforms,
including mainframe, Unix, AS/400 and Microsoft Corp. Windows NT. The company
also offers security consulting and training.