SOURCE: StillSecure

July 31, 2006 12:43 ET

StillSecure Eases the Vulnerability Management Process for Large Enterprise Environments

StillSecure VAM v5.5 Features Faster Speeds and New Reporting Functionality for Increased Efficiency and Streamlined Security Administration

SUPERIOR, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 31, 2006 -- StillSecure®, provider of an award-winning, integrated suite of enterprise network security solutions, today announced VAM™ v5.5, the newest version of StillSecure's vulnerability management platform. v5.5 features a dramatic increase in the number of users, devices, and scans that VAM can manage concurrently. Network administrators can now scan up to a million devices and track up to a billion vulnerabilities, which increases efficiencies and decreases the time it takes to manage vulnerabilities in large enterprise environments.

In addition, VAM v5.5 contains much faster scanning and data management capabilities. Overall scanning speeds have increased by up to 400 percent, while importing and viewing new scan data is up to 200 times faster. The increased speeds streamline security administration, especially for customers with a distributed architecture including VAM Central Servers (CSs) and Distributed Scanners (DSs).

"Because of the massive number of vulnerabilities affecting all kinds of devices, it's nearly impossible to manage the remediation process without a robust system that helps fix holes in a timely manner," said Joe Adams, Director of IT at Nuclear Fuels. "With all of the advanced back-end functionality that has been added to VAM v5.5, it takes only a fraction of the time it used to take to scan devices and determine the highest priority action items."

Also new in v5.5:

--  Dynamic report filtering -- using filters, scheduled reports can be
    automatically populated with real-time data, eliminating the need to re-
    create and maintain regular reports.
--  Tighter integration with Security POV™ -- users can seamlessly
    toggle between Security POV, VAM's optional security management analysis
    module, and the traditional reports available in VAM.
--  Decreased hardware requirements -- reduced footprint of the VAM
    Central Server enables fewer hardware requirements for distributed
    environments.
    
"v5.5 extends VAM's enterprise functionality by enabling users to easily and quickly scan devices, act on the data, and develop reports," said Andrew Braunberg, Senior Analyst, Current Analysis. "StillSecure has become known for offering a vulnerability management tool with strong remediation and workflow capabilities. This release demonstrates the continuing maturation of the product, particularly in the areas of overall performance and support for distributed administration."

"We continue to focus on speed and scalability with VAM so that users have access to the most efficient processes for managing and remediating large amounts of vulnerabilities," said Mitchell Ashley, CTO and VP of Customer Experience at StillSecure. "The new functionality in v5.5, combined with the Enterprise Integration Framework™ and our Security POV reporting module, help meet vulnerability management requirements of any enterprise organization."

Pricing and availability

StillSecure VAM v5.5 is available immediately from StillSecure or through any of its authorized resellers. It is sold on an annual subscription or purchase-plus-maintenance basis that includes product upgrades, rule updates, and engineer-delivered customer support. VAM is available as a software appliance (includes hardened OS) or as a preconfigured integrated hardware appliance. For a VAM trial contact StillSecure sales at sales@stillsecure.com.

About StillSecure

StillSecure delivers network security solutions that protect IT business infrastructure. The integrated StillSecure suite provides preventative defense, enables compliance with regulatory information security policies, and actively blocks network attacks. StillSecure manages and reduces risk from network attack and noncompliance for some of the largest organizations in government, healthcare, financial services, and education. StillSecure solutions are available through its direct sales force and channel partners. For more information please call (303) 381-3830, or visit http://www.stillsecure.com.

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