updated 11/22/2010 8:16:21 AM ET 2010-11-22T13:16:21

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading national security solutions provider, today announced that at Cisco's invitation it has joined the Technology Ecosystem Program with an emphasis on networked physical security. Also announced was Kratos' certification as a Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) for physical access control products.  Kratos is only the second organization in the nation to achieve this certification, which enables Kratos to provide solution services for Cisco's physical security solutions portfolio.

The Cisco partnership highlights the growing synergies between Kratos' IT Solutions Division, developers of the proprietary NeuralStar® and dopplerVUE® network and IT management and protection products, and its Public Safety and Security Division, a leading provider of completely integrated security, surveillance, and advanced life safety systems for government and commercial critical infrastructure and strategic asset protection applications. With solutions and expertise in these critical areas, Kratos is able to approach Homeland Security and public safety challenges with a deeper understanding of both technology domains. As Internet Protocol (IP) technology continues to become the unified platform for these systems, the domains of network operations, cybersecurity, physical security, and situational awareness will continue to converge.

"Customers need real-time insight into physical security threats, and the IP network serves as a platform to deliver increased visibility for better decision-making," said Phil Carrai, President of Kratos Information Technology Solutions. "NeuralStar and dopplerVUE serve as a great complement to Cisco's physical security product portfolio, having been proven in some of the world's most rigorous and security-conscious military, government, and commercial environments."

The NeuralStar and dopplerVUE management products enhance Cisco's physical security solutions with their ability to fuse disparate types of IT data and events from a variety of management applications, including video surveillance, physical access control, cybersecurity, and other IP-enabled physical security devices, into a highly visual unified event dashboard that delivers a higher level of situational awareness. Event sources can include anything from network infrastructure to servers, identity management solutions, video surveillance feeds, and virtually any device that can be connected to the network.

Kratos' recent announcement of its intention to acquire Henry Bros. Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:HBE) highlights the bridge between the technology domains. HBE is a leading pure play provider of Homeland Security solutions, products, and system integration services. Among its customers are offices and transportation centers, including tunnels and airfields that are significant prospective targets of both terrorist attacks and traditional security threats. HBE's expertise in the design, engineering, and deployment of specialized surveillance, thermal imaging, analytics, radar, and biometrics security systems deepens Kratos' solutions portfolio even further.

"The combination of Kratos, Henry Bros., and the partnership with Cisco creates powerful product and services synergies that enable us to pursue new and large critical security program opportunities in a top growth area for both companies," said Ben Goodwin, President of Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions.

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a United States National Security Solutions provider. Kratos provides mission critical products, solutions and services for United States National and Homeland Security. Principal areas of expertise include C5ISR; sensor development; unmanned system solutions and support; weapon systems upgrade and sustainment; design, engineering, manufacturing and integration of military products, tactical and other shelters; military weapon range operations; critical network engineering services; information assurance and cybersecurity solutions; security and surveillance systems; and critical infrastructure security system design, integration and operation. The Company is headquartered in San Diego, California, with resources located throughout the U.S. and at key strategic military locations. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com .

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Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, statements relating to Kratos' intention to acquire HBE. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the Company's business in general, see the risk disclosures in the Company's SEC filings, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2009 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed from time to time with the SEC. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available at the time of the release. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 

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