WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Nov. 19, 2015 – The Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI), a nonprofit association dedicated to enhancing global IT security by proactively driving excellence and innovation in security response, today announced an expansion of its trust network through the addition of A10 Networks and VMware as its newest General Members.

“The addition of A10 Networks and VMware to our organization is very much aligned with ICASI’s long-standing goal of broadening its global reach as the pre-eminent forum for multi-stakeholder incident response,” said Marie Steinmetz, president of ICASI and Director of Cyber Threat Management and Investigations at Intel. “The experiences and expertise of these two companies are a welcome addition to ICASI’s deep trust network and will extend our capabilities in responding to critical and complex security issues.”

As General Members, A10 Networks and VMware will participate in the spectrum of ICASI activities, including its Unified Security Incident Response Plan (USIRP), a set of processes, procedures, and tools that allows member Security Incident Response Teams (SIRTs) to collaborate quickly and effectively to resolve complex, multi-stakeholder Internet security issues. ICASI is also a co-sponsor with FIRST of the Vulnerability Coordination SIG, which has a charter to develop and execute a strategy for improving vulnerability coordination globally.

“A10 Networks is very glad to join ICASI. As a security company it is crucial for us to collaborate with our peers and promptly respond to vulnerabilities that may affect our software, and to help the rest of the ecosystem be more secure,” said Krassimir Tzvetanov, Principal Security Engineer, A10 Networks. “In addition, ICASI is setting an example of proper incident handling and has a robust framework around vulnerability disclosure and management.”

A10 Networks is a leader in application networking, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is a public company based in San Jose, California, and it serves customers globally with offices worldwide.

“We view collaborating with our industry peers in having a coordinated response to high-impact vulnerabilities and incidents as crucial to keeping our customers secure. VMware is pleased to become a member of ICASI, and we look forward to working closely with other members to achieve that goal,” said Manish Gaur, Product Security Lead at VMware.

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware’s industry-leading virtualization technology, the company’s solutions deliver a new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application.



The Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI) enhances the global security landscape by driving excellence and innovation in security response practices, and by enabling its members to proactively collaborate to analyze, mitigate, and resolve multi-stakeholder, global security challenges. ICASI’s Charter Members are Cisco Systems, IBM, Intel Corporation, Juniper Networks, and Microsoft Corporation, while Amazon, Blackberry, and Oracle are General Members of the organization. For more information, visit www.ICASI.org, or send an inquiry regarding membership structure, benefits, and dues to membership@ICASI.org.


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