SOURCE: Secure Computing

March 03, 2008 09:00 ET

Secure Computing's SecurityReporter Delivers Central Monitoring and Reporting for Sidewinder and SnapGear Customers

Single Monitoring and Reporting Solution for Enterprise and Branch Office Firewalls Strengthens Security, Provides Regulatory Compliance and Demonstrates ROI

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced the availability of SecurityReporter™, a new security event management (SEM) reporting solution for both Sidewinder® and SnapGear® appliances. SecurityReporter software delivers central monitoring, correlated alerting and reporting of Sidewinder and SnapGear audit streams to identify real security threats from meaningless noise. It provides immediate action points to keep the enterprise or small- to mid-size business safer, and the graphically rich tool strengthens overall security, provides evidence of regulatory compliance, and proves the effectiveness and value of IT's security investment to management.

Today, IT administrators face a challenge of getting actionable information from the vast audit and log data associated with the many layers of security systems now required to keep corporate assets safe. As hacker and malware threats increase exponentially, they become more complicated to manage. And, with increasing regulatory compliance obligations, administrators are provided with too much data and not enough useful guidance to effectively respond to critical security threats and incidents in the network environment. SecurityReporter provides a central aggregation point for data from one to many thousands of Secure Computing Network Gateway Security appliances globally, making it scalable for small and large enterprises. Actionable information is prioritized by business impact so administrators can minimize response time and take corrective action before sensitive information is accessed or a threat has spread across the network.

"With Secure Computing's SecurityReporter, organizations gain a better understanding of their policies from both a regulatory and overall network security perspective, which completes the firewall investment," said Ken Rutsky, vice president of product marketing for Secure Computing. "SecurityReporter takes the pain out of regulatory compliance with complete template reports and forensic analysis tools, enabling administrators to easily demonstrate the value of their Secure Computing firewall deployments and satisfy audit requirements in regulations and standards such as PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley."

Complete report templates streamline annual efforts associated with Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and Federal Information Security Management Act 2002 (FISMA).

Complementing the compliance reports, Secure Computing's SecurityReporter can also pull together configuration management reports to show configuration-change detail to confirm corporate networks are configured to meet government requirements. Finally, the easy-to-install and easy-to-use software can be used in multiple languages, depending on the customer's needs.

Pricing and Availability

Available now, Secure Computing SecurityReporter comes bundled at no additional cost for both Sidewinder and SnapGear appliances. Secure Computing firewalls are the only firewalls to include a fully featured SEM solution at no additional cost. For additional information, please visit: http://www.securecomputing.com/index.cfm?skey=1431.

About Sidewinder

The most comprehensive network security gateway appliance in the world, Secure Computing's Sidewinder Security appliance consolidates all major Internet security functions into a single system. Built on unique Total Stream Protection (TSP) technology, Sidewinder defends the network against all types of threats, both known and unknown. Through its unified threat management (UTM) approach, Sidewinder delivers best-of-breed anti-virus/spyware and anti-spam/fraud protection, Web content filtering, traffic anomaly detection, intrusion detection and prevention, and many other critical protective features.

About SnapGear

Secure Computing's SnapGear is the only networking device needed for office PCs to be networked with one another, connect securely to the Internet, connect to the corporate LAN and service all remote access VPN needs. SnapGear handles it all easily and inexpensively by converging all networking, firewall, intrusion prevention, and remote access requirements into one high-speed, highly reliable appliance. With more than 300,000 appliances in use today, Secure Computing's SnapGear is a complete plug-and-play network-in-a-box Internet security appliance every small- and medium-sized business needs.

About Secure Computing Corporation

Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 22,000 global customers, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,000 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see http://www.securecomputing.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's SecurtiyReporter and the expected benefits of such technology, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

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