SOURCE: Lumension Security

December 03, 2007 10:00 ET

Lumension Security Webinar to Discuss the Positive Security Model as an Alternative to Traditional Security Approaches

IDC Security Analyst and a Lumension Customer Will Examine the Drawbacks of Traditional Security Measures and Evaluate the Benefits of a Policy-Based, Proactive Approach

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - Lumension Security™, Inc., a leading global security management company formed by PatchLink Corporation and SecureWave, today announced the availability of a Webinar featuring Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC. Entitled "Threat Protection 2.0: The Positive Security Model," the Webinar will assess the shortcomings of traditional security approaches and evaluate the "Positive Security Model" as an emerging, policy-based alternative. Kolodgy will be joined by William Bell, director of security at EC (a Lumension customer), and Dennis Szerszen, senior vice president at Lumension Security, to discuss the benefits of adopting a proactive approach to unified protection and control of all corporate PCs, laptops, servers and other endpoints. To view the Webinar, please visit:

Traditional security approaches are no longer an effective first line of defense against today's sophisticated malicious attacks. As a proof point, a survey conducted by Yankee Group revealed that while more than 99 percent of companies have anti-virus technology deployed, about 60 percent still suffer from malware infection every year(1).

Dennis Szerszen, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Lumension Security, stated: "Relying on traditional security measures forces organizations to continuously react to risks and play catch-up with today's relentless barrage of viruses, spyware, Trojans and rogue devices. As a result, more and more companies are falling victim to massive security breaches as reactive security solutions are simply unable to keep up with this constant tirade of malicious attacks. Adopting a Positive Security Model enables organizations to develop a policy-based framework to proactively secure the integrity of their IT assets across the enterprise."

In this Webinar, you will learn how to leverage the "Positive Security Model" to stay ahead of the curve by architecting a policy-based framework that facilitates proactive, continuous security across the enterprise. In addition, you will hear about:

--  How the Positive Security Model simplifies the entire security
    management lifecycle
--  First-hand experience from EC about the drawbacks of relying
    on traditional security measures
--  Lumension Security's solutions, which provide you with unified
    protection and control of all endpoints

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

Lumension Security, the Lumension logo, PatchLink® and Sanctuary® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumension Security. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

(1) Yankee Group, 2005 Security Leaders and Laggards Survey

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