SOURCE: Lumension Security

October 31, 2007 12:00 ET

EC Adopts Lumension Security's Positive Security Model to Proactively Remediate Vulnerabilities, Prevent Malware and Protect Sensitive Data

Leading Global Security Management Software Suite Provides Rapid Vulnerability and Patch Management, Comprehensive Policy Enforcement for Applications and Removable Media

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 31, 2007) - Lumension Security, the leading global security management company formed by PatchLink Corporation and SecureWave, today announced that EC is adopting Lumension's Positive Security Model to proactively protect its proprietary systems and information. An overview of how EC uses Lumension's solutions to proactively identify vulnerabilities, deploy patches, prevent the removal of sensitive information and block all forms of malicious code and unwanted applications is available online.

"At EC, we believe that our security should stay ahead of threats rather than just reacting to them," said William Bell, Director of Security at EC "We also believe in defense in diversity. Lumension's suite of products provides us with the proactive, multi-layered level of protection that we require. Sanctuary is our security blanket against any possible zero-day attacks. However, patching is the best way to eliminate vulnerabilities so Update enables us to quickly remediate those flaws. This positive approach to security keeps our digital assets safe, allowing me to quickly deploy patches -- including those we script ourselves -- while maintaining a consistent baseline of security."

EC is using several of Lumension's best-of-breed solutions, including: Sanctuary, endpoint security software that proactively enforces policies regarding the use of applications and removable storage media on corporate PCs, laptops and servers; Update, vulnerability and patch management software that enables the rapid management of threats by automating the collection, analysis and delivery of patches; and Developers Kit, a content development application that allows users to code their own customized patches.

"Today's IT security managers find themselves is a precarious situation. Not only are attackers continuously writing new viruses and finding ways to circumvent traditional security, but organizations are often dealing with disparate solutions that encumber efficient threat management," said Matt Mosher, SVP of Americas at Lumension Security. "Lumension addresses both of these challenges by offering solutions that proactively address both known and unknown security threats on a continuous cycle. The EC deployment demonstrates the shift in the way organizations approach security as more and more companies realize that Lumension's Positive Security Model is a more effective way to manage risk and keep digital assets protected."

About Lumension Security™, Inc.

Lumension Security, a company formed by the combination of PatchLink® Corporation and SecureWave® S.A., is a recognized, global security management company, providing unified protection and control of enterprise endpoints for more than 5,100 customers and 14 million nodes worldwide. Leveraging its proven Positive Security Model, Lumension enables organizations to effectively manage risk at the endpoint by delivering best-of-breed, policy-based solutions that simplify the entire security management lifecycle. This includes automated asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, remediation and validation; application and device control; extensive policy compliance reporting; and integration with leading network access control solutions. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has offices worldwide, including Virginia, Florida, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. PatchLink, now Lumension, was founded in 1991 by Sean Moshir. More information can be found at

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