DULLES, Va., June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is expanding its worldwide network of cybersecurity demonstration and research facilities with this week's opening of its Global Cyber Solutions Center (GCSC) in Sterling, Va. The demonstration center provides a valuable resource for U.S. government agencies, other nations and major global companies to understand how to best protect their networks and apply the latest technologies and approaches, including training, to their existing cybersecurity program.
"The GCSC creates a unique environment for our customers to understand and experience comprehensive cybersecurity solutions that address the increased threats associated with the Internet of Things, the rapidly rising use of mobile devices, and ever more reliance on cloud computing," said David Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "This new center is important part of the company's strategy to support our customers and expand our global cyber security business."
The GCSC, which is located at the headquarters of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, is a key enabler for customers to operate more securely and confidently as cyber related risks continue to increase. At this center, the company can demonstration, test and assess new cyber products and services to determine how they can best integrate into a customer's Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC).
The facility is the latest addition to Raytheon's global network of cyber centers that leverage the company's decades of experience in cybersecurity and information assurance. Earlier this year, the company brought its Cyber Innovation Center online in the U.K., and has continued to expand the use of its Cyber Operations, Development and Evaluation (CODE) Center. The CODE Center, an advanced cyber range based in Northern Virginia, evaluates systems and hardware and emulates any size and type of networked environment, including those used for critical infrastructure and in security operations centers.
"Today's organizations must defend their operations from ever-evolving cyber threats that can come from anywhere in the world," said Wajsgras. "Raytheon's global cyber network gives organizations access to the latest cyber technology, world-renowned experts and innovative solutions so they can more effectively identify and address risks, including the use of actionable intelligence and training."
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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