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First Solution to Offer Enterprise-Wide Security Assessment Capabilities

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 6:59am
BOSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Core Security Technologies announced the official release of CORE INSIGHT Enterprise. Following a successful beta program, which included more than a dozen Fortune 500 firms and top-level U.S. government agencies, the launch realizes Core Security’s vision of enabling customers to continuously identify and prove real-world exposures to critical assets across the entire organization through automated testing of network systems, web applications, and users in one completely integrated solution.

With CORE INSIGHT, customers gain real visibility into their security standing, real validation of their security controls, and real metrics to more effectively secure their organizations. The solution employs groundbreaking technology that proactively replicates the steps attackers would take to breach valuable information assets. Unlike other solutions, CORE INSIGHT Enterprise starts with customers identifying which systems and data they want most to protect. INSIGHT then automatically calculates paths of attack and then begins to exploit multiple layers of defense until the security of critical assets is either confirmed or breached.

Assessment results are delivered via a dashboard and reports that present metrics regarding the efficacy of security controls in terms relevant to the business.

CORE INSIGHT Enterprise provides IT security leaders with an automated and continuous view of IT security risk for the very first time, enabling them to …

* Provide definitive answers about IT security risks, measuring precisely if their most critical assets are exposed to breaches;

* Save time and increase security team efficiency by reducing security data volume and identifying exposures that matter;

* Determine the best use of resources, extending the value of current investments in people and technology; and,

* Reduce security exposures, minimizing the threat surface through testing and answering the question, “Are we more secure than we were yesterday?”

“Using CORE INSIGHT Enterprise to test across our IT infrastructure on a continual basis has given us an entirely new way of looking at whether or not our most critical IT systems and electronic data are protected from real-world attacks. Just as importantly, it tells us how well our existing defenses are functioning and what type of return we’re getting from our previous security investments,” said Larry Whiteside, CISO of the Visiting Nurses Service of New York.

“INSIGHT Enterprise finally allows me to cut through the huge amounts of raw security data information and understand precisely where our actual strengths and weaknesses reside, helping to both guide decision making and measure our success.”

“CORE INSIGHT Enterprise changes how enterprises should view security. It makes security goal oriented by allowing security professionals to determine if their critical assets are vulnerable,” said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president for Security Products at IDC.

“Its goal-based testing automation cuts through the vast amounts of security data coming from scanners and other security solutions, to directly identify exposure of data assets that the organization determines are most important. Additionally, CORE INSIGHT has unique capabilities to go beyond just technology security but to also determine the effectiveness of security policies and user compliance.”

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