KeyW Corporation
Jul 26, 2012

KEYW Begins Commercial Testing of Project G

HANOVER, Md., July 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KEYW Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) announces the installation of its new cyber awareness and response platform, code named "Project G", in its first operational network and the commencement of commercial testing in conjunction with a select group of early adopter customers. This platform is a derivation of technology and techniques used by KEYW in protecting some of the most sensitive networks in the world.

"Because of our relationships and experience in solving Intelligence Community (IC) problems, KEYW is being pulled down a 'horizontal path' to leverage that experience and address new markets beyond the IC. Project G is one such path," commented Leonard Moodispaw, CEO and President of KEYW Corporation. "Today the networks in our nation's military, government, and critical infrastructure are under constant cyber assault. Project G brings a national security-grade solution to counter this assault."

Project G is now ready to begin testing in the networks of a carefully selected set of early adopter customers, each representing different elements of our nation's critical infrastructure. The purpose of this platform is to find, fix and finish malicious cyber threats within customers' networks through the use of automated tools and continuous updates to cyber threat profiles and alert levels.

Project G integrates and leverages existing cyber infrastructure and investment through a modular, scalable, and flexible (open) architecture. By fully incorporating existing tools and sensors into a single common mesh of cyber activity, events, and alerts, Project G creates a "cyber awareness" framework for enterprises of all sizes.

Project G will continue with early adopter engagements for cyber services through the end of 2012. KEYW is currently working with the early adopters in a technical analysis of each enterprise's environment to determine specific vulnerabilities and unique requirements. This phase (Cyber Analytics Assessment) identifies the tools and sensors currently used by an enterprise as well as the policy framework for cyber operations. KEYW uses this information to model an enterprise's security baseline and compares it to a best practice national security model. This information allows KEYW to integrate Project G with existing tools and sensors, and to proactively identify and remediate gaps and blind spots in the enterprise's cyber awareness. When fully implemented, Project G maintains a continuous state of cyber awareness from inside the enterprise, and automates the mitigation of cyber threats (known and unknown) and malicious activity. General release of this platform is scheduled to begin in early 2013. 

About KEYW

KEYW provides agile cyber superiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial intelligence solutions primarily for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers. We create our solutions by combining our services and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our customers' requirements. For more information contact KEYW Corporation, 7740 Milestone Parkway, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1600; Fax 443-733-1601; E-mail investors@keywcorp.com; or on the Web at www.keywcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include but are not limited to statements about our future expectations, plans and prospects, and other statements containing the words "estimates," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," "potential," "opportunities", and similar expressions, and statements regarding the future testing, implementation, adoption and release of "Project G" contained in this press release. Our actual results, performance or achievements or industry results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. These statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated and filed March 15, 2012 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as required under the Securities Act of 1934, and other filings that we make with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. KEYW is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Chris Donaghey

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