SOURCE: Lumension Security

September 24, 2007 12:20 ET

John C. Lincoln Hospitals to Achieve ROI of 365 Percent in a Four-Year Period With Lumension Security's Sanctuary Endpoint Security Software

Study by Leading Independent Research Firm Reveals That the Integrated Application and Device Control Suite Bolsters Security, Increases Productivity and Significantly Reduces Costs

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - John C. Lincoln Hospitals expects to achieve a 365 percent return on investment (ROI) in a four-year period with Lumension Security's Sanctuary endpoint security software, the industry's only solution to offer unified policy enforcement for centrally managing and monitoring device and application use on corporate PCs, laptops and servers. The commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Lumension entitled "The Total Economic Impact™ of Lumension Security's Sanctuary Application and Device Control" finds that Sanctuary decreases John C. Lincoln's exposure to data leakage and malware, improves end-user productivity and reduces the cost of re-imaging or upgrading corporate machines. The study also concludes that Sanctuary will save John C. Lincoln nearly $500,000 over the same four-year period.

Forrester Consulting found that by using Sanctuary organizations can realize qualitative benefits in the following categories:

--  Reduced effort required by the IT staff to enforce security policy;
--  Reduced cost and effort to maintain, repair, and upgrade computers;
--  Reduced number of new computers that need to be purchased each year;
--  Reduced risk/cost of "data leakage," sensitive information being taken
    out on USB drives and other mobile storage devices;
--  Reduced risk/cost of accidental or intentional malware introduction;
--  Improved quality of life for the IT staff due to fewer late-night
    emergencies;
--  Improved image of the IT department, as they can now provide more
    services and a quicker response time across the entire healthcare system;
    and
--  Increased user productivity from improved computer uptime and
    performance thanks to the prevention of access to non-work related
    applications.
    

"Before we deployed Sanctuary, each of our workstations represented a threat vector for either malware introduction or data leakage. This not only put our organization at risk, but also created a significant amount of work for our IT team as we were forced to react to every incident," said Rob Israel, CIO of John C. Lincoln Hospitals. "With Sanctuary's unique device and application control, not only were we able to automatically enforce endpoint security policies, but we were also able to improve customer response time and decrease wasted support. We anticipate that our ROI for Sanctuary will continue to increase and keep our endpoints safe from both existing and future threats."

John C. Lincoln Hospitals, based in Phoenix, is a not-for-profit organization with more than 3,500 employees and more than 1,400 affiliated physicians. In 2005, John C. Lincoln was searching for a solution that would ensure that all 750 approved applications -- across 2,500 computers -- were properly installed, did not have any software conflicts and would monitor for the installation of unapproved applications and files. The IT staff also needed a way to control the use of removable storage media to prevent the removal of classified information.

Lumension's Sanctuary provided John C. Lincoln with an unparalleled level of protection from data threats -- including data leakage, malware and spyware -- and policy enforcement for approved applications and devices. Sanctuary also assists with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance. To protect from data threats, Lumension leverages its Positive Security Model™, which offers unified policy enforcement for centrally managing and monitoring application and device control proactively from a single console.

"The Forrester TEI study reinforces the cost savings and the level of security of Lumension's solutions," said Patrick Clawson, chairman and CEO of Lumension Security. "Building on the Positive Security Model, our recent acquisitions and our new corporate direction are designed to help customers like John C. Lincoln achieve significant ROI through our integrated solutions that are easy to use and manage while lowering the total cost of ownership."

For the complete study findings, please go to Lumension Security online at www.lumension.com/tei.

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 www.lumension.com.

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.

Contact Information