SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

January 23, 2008 12:20 ET

Tripwire Leads Market With Highest Number of Certified Center for Internet Security Benchmarks

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Tripwire®, the recognized leader in configuration audit and control solutions, today announced that its Tripwire Enterprise 7 solution has received more Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark certifications than any other configuration assessment vendor. These certifications are based on Tripwire's ability to help companies achieve and maintain a known, trusted and secure configuration state compliant with CIS Benchmark recommended configurations. Achieving this goal within months of launching its configuration assessment capability further demonstrates Tripwire's commitment to its customers to ensure that it provides the broadest range of assessments available in the industry.

CIS Benchmarks coupled with Tripwire Enterprise help ensure continuous compliance across the datacenter. In fact, research and case studies show that 80-95 percent of known vulnerabilities are blocked by the technical security controls and actions recommended in the consensus benchmarks. "Tripwire empowers companies with the security benefits of the CIS benchmarks," said Clint Kreitner, president and CEO of CIS. "By leveraging the CIS assessments built into Tripwire Enterprise, IT and security professionals are able to quickly, easily and continuously safeguard their IT infrastructures from both internal and external threats. We recognize the leadership position Tripwire has taken in delivering the most CIS-certified benchmarks, ensuring IT will deliver safe and secure services to its customers."

CIS Benchmarks are a set of technical standards that draw upon best practices published by The SANS Institute, the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), as well as consensus guidance from CIS members and users. The CIS Certification program is distinguished from other IT certifications because CIS certified vendor tools support the consensus best practices movement.

Tripwire Enterprise 7 brings immediate value by proactively assessing configuration settings across the data center, ensuring the enterprise is in a known, trusted and compliant state. Tripwire Enterprise 7 is the only solution to marry the assessment of IT configurations with configuration change auditing to proactively assess enterprise risk and ensure efficient, compliant and secure IT operations.

Tripwire has received certifications for 26 CIS benchmarks with additional assessments submitted for CIS review. "Tripwire is committed to continuously extend its market leadership by delivering the broadest platform of assessments for security, compliance and IT operations," said Dan Schoenbaum, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Tripwire. "This foundation will provide customers with the ability to achieve and maintain the highest degree of confidence in their configurations across their IT infrastructure, helping organizations to effectively manage IT risk related to configuration changes." Tripwire has received CIS certification on a wide variety of infrastructure systems, including Windows, Solaris, SQL Server, Oracle, Cisco and Directory Services.

About The Center for Internet Security

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a non-profit enterprise whose mission is to help organizations reduce the risk of business and e-commerce disruptions resulting from inadequate technical security controls. CIS members develop and encourage the widespread use of security configuration benchmarks through a global consensus process involving participants from the public and private sectors. The practical CIS Benchmarks support available high level standards that deal with the "Why, Who, When, and Where" aspects of IT security by detailing "How" to secure an ever widening array of workstations, servers, network devices, and software applications in terms of technology specific controls. CIS Scoring Tools analyze and report system compliance with the technical control settings in the Benchmarks. The CIS Benchmarks and Scoring Tools are available for download free of charge to the Internet community from

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc. is the recognized leader of configuration audit and control solutions, serving over 6,000 enterprises worldwide. As the first in the industry to combine configuration assessment with configuration change auditing, Tripwire helps IT organizations automate compliance across the data center, reducing risk and increasing operational efficiency. Tripwire ensures the organization achieves continuous operational, regulatory and security compliance, helping IT achieve and maintain a known, trusted and compliant system state. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices in the UK, Australia and Japan. For more information visit:

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