SOURCE: eEye Digital Security

eEye Digital Security

February 09, 2011 09:00 ET

eEye to Release Free Vulnerability Scanner With Zero Day Identification and Configuration Auditing

Built on the Retina Scanning Engine, Retina Community Allows Enterprises and SMBs to Assess and Strengthen Security and Compliance Posture Without Additional Investment

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - eEye Digital Security, a provider of IT security and unified vulnerability management solutions, today announced the pre-release of Retina Community, a free vulnerability scanner that identifies vulnerabilities (including zero day), configuration issues, and missing patches across operating systems, applications, devices, and virtual environments. Available March 2011, Retina Community will enable enterprises and SMBs to scan a selected set of IP addresses, identify vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, and then take steps to remediate security and compliance issues. Retina Community users receive regular vulnerability updates as well as vulnerability reporting and alerts. Organizations can use this free scanning solution to assess their security and compliance posture prior to making an investment in a more comprehensive vulnerability management solution.

"eEye has a long-standing history of providing valuable security tools to the IT community. Retina Community expands eEye's growing list of free security resources to help organizations understand where their weak points are and close security and compliance gaps," said Marc Maiffret, eEye cofounder and CTO. "With Retina Community, enterprises and SMBs can strengthen security and compliance posture overall, as well as identify zero-day threats and client-side application vulnerabilities, both of which are a significant threat to organizations."

Retina Community provides users with critical capabilities:

  • Vulnerability assessment across operating systems, applications, devices, and virtual environments (32+ IPs)
  • Zero-day vulnerability identification
  • Configuration auditing
  • Integrated vulnerability updates and alerting
  • Detailed vulnerability and executive-level reporting
  • Report export to XML, CSV, and PDF
  • Online support and resources from eEye's renowned research team

Retina Community leverages the power of the Retina Network Security Scanner -- recognized as the industry's most mature and effective vulnerability management technology. The Community scanner expands eEye's Zero-Day Tracker, a free service that provides up-to-date information on critical zero-day vulnerabilities (i.e. vulnerabilities for which there are no vendor patches or fixes) by providing zero-day vulnerability scanning and more. Also, the tool expands eEye's reputation as a thought-leader, adding to a growing list of free resources offered to the IT Security community at large, such as:

Retina Community is available for pre-registration now at

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Since 1998, eEye Digital Security has made vulnerability and compliance management simpler and more efficient by providing the only unified solution that integrates assessment, mitigation, protection, and reporting into a complete offering with optional add-on modules for configuration compliance, regulatory reporting, and integrated patch management. eEye's world-renowned research and development team is consistently the first to uncover critical vulnerabilities and build new protections into our solutions to prevent their exploit. Thousands of mid-to-large-size private-sector and government organizations, including the largest vulnerability management installations in the world, rely on eEye to protect against the latest known and zero-day vulnerabilities. More at

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