SOURCE: Configuresoft

May 03, 2005 08:58 ET

Configuresoft to Demonstrate Security Control at Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo & RACF

Configuresoft Experts Discuss Windows Security Configuration Policies and Compliance Requirements

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2005 -- Configuresoft, the recognized leader in highly scalable enterprise policy compliance, configuration management, and security patch management technology, today announced that Jason Sherry, senior product manager, and Chris Farrow, director of Configuresoft's Center for Policy & Compliance, will host classes focused on enterprise security control during the Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo and RACF 2005 at the JW Marriott, Orlando, Florida. Attendees of Mr. Sherry's class will learn how to effectively administer and manage Windows 2003 security policies, and how to track key enterprise security settings and configurations. Mr. Farrow's class will focus on how to create security configuration policies, monitor security configurations and meet security compliance requirements.

Jason Sherry will highlight strategies that enable IT staff to effectively administer and supervise Windows 2003 security policies. Controlling security policies is critical to managing the protection of corporate information assets. Corporations must configure, monitor and enforce security, policy and regulatory guidelines at the operating system and the directory level by tracking how security settings are configured, providing change management capabilities and enabling patch management and OS version monitoring.

Who:   Jason Sherry, senior product manager, Configuresoft
What:  "Configuration Management: Control for Enforcing Windows
       2003 Security Policies"
When:  Monday, May 9, 2005, 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET
Where: Vanguard Security Expo and RACF, Orlando, Florida
Managing all the security configurations of an enterprise system only begins with patch management. Chris Farrow will be presenting the complete range of security configuration management challenges. His class will cover security configuration policy creation, monitoring and compliance, as well as patch management for Windows 2003.
Who:   Chris Farrow, director, Configuresoft's Center for
       Policy & Compliance
What:  "Effective Security Controls Beyond Patch Management"
When:  Monday, May 9, 2005, 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: Vanguard Security Expo and RACF, Orlando, Florida
About Jason Sherry, senior product manager, Configuresoft

Jason Sherry began working with Microsoft Windows NT in its early beta days in 1992. In 1994, Mr. Sherry joined the IT industry focusing exclusively on Microsoft technologies. From 1997 until today, Mr. Sherry has worked in the software development industry as product manager and architect. During this time period he has also worked as a programmer and independent consultant focusing on large Microsoft migrations and infrastructure designs. At Configuresoft, Mr. Sherry is instrumental in planning and developing the direction of Configuresoft's ECM and SUM product lines to ensure they're meeting customer demand. He has publicly spoken at multiple conferences including Gartner IT-Expo, NetIQ NetConnect, Microsoft TechEd, and Microsoft MEC. Mr. Sherry is a leading technology expert on Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL Reporting Servers and SharePoint.

About Chris Farrow, director, Configuresoft's Center for Policy & Compliance

With more than 15 years of experience in systems engineering and security, Mr. Farrow has assisted many Fortune 1000 companies in securing their infrastructures. His background crosses several industries including the US Military, healthcare, manufacturing, investment banking and software development. Before coming to Configuresoft, he held positions as a product manager and systems engineer for several well-known vendors such as NetIQ, and BindView Corporation. Mr. Farrow has been an industry resource on the topics of intrusion detection, network security management, and vulnerability assessment technologies and has publicly spoken on over 50 occasions including Gartner IT-Expo, NetConnect, SANS, InfoSec, and ISACA. Mr. Farrow participates as a SANS local mentor and holds the GSEC, CISSP, MCSE and CNE certifications.

About Configuresoft

Configuresoft, an innovator in systems management technology, provides a proactive solution to address the growing risks associated with enterprise configuration, compliance and remediation, and successfully spans both 'Operations' and 'IT Security.' At a time in which organizations must maintain a "Continuous State of Audit" throughout their infrastructure, Configuresoft provides enterprise configuration management and policy compliance solutions, which ensure the actual/current state of an environment conforms with any desired or mandated state that may be required. Configuresoft serves eight of the world's largest 25 computing environments -- offering end-to-end configuration and remediation controls. To contact Configuresoft, call 719.447.4600, visit us on the Web at or write to

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