BlueSpace Announces New Cyber Situational Awareness Solution for Federal IT

New version of BlueSpace Sentinel works with SolarWinds Enterprise Operations Console and enables cross domain capabilities for federal IT professionals at a price every agency can afford

AUSTIN, TX – May 14, 2013 – BlueSpace Federal, a provider of Multi-Level Secure (MLS) applications and pioneer of the MLS 2.0 approach, and SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a provider of powerful, affordable IT management software, announced a partnership today to enable SolarWinds software solutions to operate across security domains by making use of BlueSpace MLS 2.0 technology. BlueSpace will offer a new version of their product Sentinel that works with SolarWinds Enterprise Operations Console (EOC) to enable cross domain capabilities. BlueSpace and SolarWinds will jointly promote the product to customers in the U.S. federal government.

The combined solution enables a single display, high side view from the SolarWinds Enterprise Operations Console (EOC) to provide unified visibility in a consolidated network operations center that allows users to monitor multiple networks at different classification levels. The resulting capability increases cyber situational awareness and improves decision making and response times.

“We have had a number of defense and intelligence customers ask about cross domain capabilities to do their jobs better,” said David Kimball, VP of Federal Sales, SolarWinds. “Together with BlueSpace’s cross domain technology and expertise and SolarWinds’ powerful and easy-to-use product framework, we believe the new version of BlueSpace Sentinel will provide agency IT professionals a comprehensive and affordable way to manage IT operations in a cross domain environment.”

“SolarWinds products have become increasingly popular solutions for IT professionals in the federal government,” said Pat Motola, CEO and President, BlueSpace Federal. “Those users are now asking for cross domain capabilities. The new version of BlueSpace Sentinel is the first of its kind to bring together affordable commercial, off-the-shelf technologies to provide centralized, global and cross domain network, server and application monitoring.”

The SolarWinds EOC resides on the high side network and communicates with other SolarWinds products on lower networks via Sentinel. Currently, BlueSpace Sentinel supports the following SolarWinds IT management solutions:

Additional solutions can be added as part of the planning and installation process based on specific customer needs.

“The SolarWinds Enterprise Operations Console is an excellent single domain cyber situational awareness product,” said Motola. “BlueSpace Sentinel installs as a virtual appliance in each security domain and brokers communications between SolarWinds solutions through a guard using MLS 2.0 technology. This approach is highly secure and greatly simplifies cross domain certification.”

Sentinel was developed by BlueSpace using the BlueSpace Mission Application Framework (MAF). MAF allows further extensions and customizations to be added to applications to meet mission specific needs, including supporting additional SolarWinds products, creating new visualizations and integrating with existing mission specific applications.

Both BlueSpace and SolarWinds will be showing demonstrations at the Special Operations Forces Industry (SOFIC) Conference in Tampa, Fla., on May 14-16. BlueSpace will be in booth no. 1816 in the exhibit hall at the Tampa Convention Center, and SolarWinds be in the SOFIC Virtual Exhibit Hall and will host a hospitality suite at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, Meeting Room 9, on May 14-15 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


For more information on Sentinel, contact BlueSpace at 888-625-8377 or email For more information on SolarWinds solutions, including downloadable, free 30-day evaluation trials, visit the SolarWinds website or call 877-946-3751 or email

About BlueSpace

BlueSpace is a US small business that provides multi-level secure (MLS) applications using a breakthrough approach called “MLS 2.0” to help the US defense and intelligence communities achieve information dominance. MLS 2.0 greatly reduces the cost, time and risk traditionally associated with cross domain applications. Users benefit from improved situational awareness, analysis, decision making, response time and collaboration. IT benefits from flexibility, strong security and broad platform support. Certification is simplified by using certified data guards and only highly constrained XML for all cross domain data transfers. MLS 2.0 applications such as email, calendar and search are available on a COTS basis. Mission specific applications such as C2ISR and Cyber can be developed on a GOTS basis using the MLS 2.0 Mission Application Framework. For more information, visit

BlueSpace is a registered trademark of BlueSpace Federal. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

SolarWinds, and thwack are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


Courtney Nied

BlueSpace Federal Corp

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