August 30, 2012
Secunia, the leading provider of IT security solutions that enable businesses and private individuals to manage and control vulnerability threats, today announced the general availability of the next generation of its flagship solution the Secunia Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) version 6.0. Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) tools.
“The overall mission of the Secunia CSI 6.0 has been to empower our customers and their current infrastructure, while providing them with the best of breed vulnerability intelligence, scanning, and pre-created patch packages. We have therefore focused on developing the Secunia CSI’s integration capabilities, making the Secunia CSI 6.0 a much more useful and extensive Vulnerability and Patch Management tool”, said Morten R. Stengaard, Director of Product Management and Quality Assurance at Secunia.
Companies that do not have a complete overview of what is installed across laptops, PCs, and servers, and the security state of these programs, are at a disadvantage as it becomes impossible to prioritize remediation efforts and efficiently managing the environment to reduce risk and increase the security state – and the vulnerability threat landscape is intensifying. “In 2011, Secunia identified more than 800 end-point vulnerabilities, of which more than 50% were rated as highly or extremely critical (exploitable from remote), and 78% of all vulnerabilities affected non-Microsoft programs; that is, a greater, more critical, and more diverse vulnerability exposure that faces companies”, said Stengaard.
The Secunia CSI provides the reliable, comprehensive, and up-to-date vulnerability intelligence and highly accurate scan results needed by IT-operations and security teams to deal with these vulnerabilities. GRC perspective and more cost effective. ”Simply put, we have designed the new Secunia CSI to help our customers realize a better return on those investments while at the same time improving their security level”, said Stengaard.
The Secunia CSI 6.0 is the next ‘push’ from Secunia towards enabling companies to take their IT-security to a higher level, a development which is directly attributed to the on-going dialogue and feedback from customers. Secunia Package System (SPS) and deployed with existing deployment solutions...Secunia CSI agent on each client.
View all advisories relevant to Insecure or End-of-Life products in the user’s environment. Third-party Integration for Patching
Publish packages using third-party patch deployment solutions, for example Altiris.
Active Directory Integration
Automatically update organisational units and structure in the Secunia CSI when changes are made to the Active Directory.
View information about all user activity within the Secunia CSI.
View and manage the VIM accounts that have been verified and integrated with the Secunia CSI and create Asset Lists for the integrated VIM accounts...Their entry points are vulnerabilities in popular non-Microsoft programs, which are exploited and used as a gateway to compromise PCs and access confidential data such as passwords, online profiles, and bank details. Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and plug-ins are often not blocked by traditional anti-virus.
A vulnerability is a software error which can be exploited with a security impact and gain. Vulnerabilities allow criminals to gain control over systems and perform actions ranging from stealing sensitive information (such as credit card numbers, passwords, and personal documents) to automatic installation of viruses, Trojans, keyloggers, and other types of malware. Vulnerabilities can affect all applications installed on a computer, including the operating system.
The only real solution to avoid becoming a victim of a hacker exploiting vulnerabilities is to install the latest security updates that the vendor of the program has released. As new vulnerabilities are found regularly, it is important to scan for vulnerabilities on a regular basis.
Founded in 2002, Secunia is the leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats, risks across their networks, and end-points. This is enabled by Secunia’s award-winning Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessment, and Patch Management solutions that ensure optimal and cost-effective protection of critical information assets.
Secunia plays an important role in the IT security ecosystem, and is the preferred supplier for enterprises and government agencies worldwide, counting Fortune 500 and Global 2000 businesses among its customer base. Secunia has operations in North America, the UK, and the Middle East, and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For more information, please visit secunia.com
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