|[January 21, 2013]
nCircle Announces Next Generation Network Scanning Appliance
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
nCircle, the leader in information
risk and security performance management, today announced the
availability of the Device Profiler 4000 (DP 4000), a new, high
performance vulnerability scanning appliance designed to support
advanced vulnerability scanning requirements including web application
Suite360™ solutions are designed to meet the complex vulnerability
scanning requirements of the largest, most sensitive networks in the
world. The new DP 4000 provides nCircle customers with a
state-of-the-art, high performance appliance capable of scanning the
largest networks, providing the greatest vulnerability coverage in the
Over the last five years, vulnerability
scanning, an important and well-established security best practice,
has become significantly more complex. With an average of 5,000 new vulnerabilities
discovered every year over that period, the sheer number of conditions a
vulnerability scanner must check for has exploded. In response to the
increasing threat environment, most organizations are scanning a greater
percentage of their network devices far more frequently.
Additionally, 70% of security threats are directed at web
application vulnerabilities. Protecting web infrastructure requires
specific vulnerability scans that evaluate applications for web-specific
vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection and
cross-site request forgery.
Even though vulnerability scan requirements continue to escalate, many
organizations also find it necessary to restrict scan traffic to limited
time windows to preserve network performance and continuity.
The new DP 4000 addresses all of these issues and, at the same time,
doubles the scan speed of current hardware. The DP 4000 has been
optimized to include SCAP
compliance scanning and vulnerability
scanning in the same infrastructure, dramatically reducing the total
cost of ownership.
The nCircle DP 4000 is a hardened, 1U rack-mountable scanning appliance
that discovers and assesses every IP address on a global network for
over 70,000 security conditions. Included in this discovery and
All devices on the network
All operating systems
All applications, including web applications
All open ports
Operating system and application vulnerabilities
Web application vulnerabilities
SCAP-compliant configuration data
nCircle scanning appliances are security hardened for deployment in the
most sensitive networks in the world including critical infrastructure
and governmental organizations.
In his paper The
Evolution of Vulnerability Management, Mike Rothman, president
of Securosis, noted: "Traditional vulnerability scanners do not
provide enough context to help organizations prioritize their efforts.
Vulnerability scanners that meet today's more advanced requirements have
evolved from single purpose products into a multi-purpose strategic
platform that includes configuration assessment, policy management,
patch assessment and data integration with other security tools."
The DP4000 is available now. For more information about nCircle IP360,
please visit https://www.ncircle.com/index.php s=products_ip360.
About nCircle Suite360
nCircle provides the world's most comprehensive suite of solutions for
agentless security and configuration auditing for physical and virtual
IT environments. nCircle's solutions combine the broadest discovery and
deepest assessment of networks and their operating systems,
applications, vulnerabilities and configurations with advanced analytics
to help enterprises reduce security risk and achieve compliance. nCircle
solutions include IP360™ for enterprise vulnerability
management, PureCloud™ for cloud-based vulnerability scanning,
WebApp360™ for web
application scanning, Configuration Compliance Manager™ for configuration
auditing and file
integrity monitoring, Certified PCI (News - Alert) Scan Service™ for PCI
scanning, Suite360 Intelligence Hub™ for advanced
reporting and analytics and Benchmark for and security
nCircle is the leading provider of information
risk and security performance management solutions to more than
6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle
solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance
and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT
security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle
solutions may be deployed on a customer's premises, as a cloud-based
service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.
nCircle has won numerous awards
for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership
and has been ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the San
Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA (News - Alert), with
regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto.
To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at http://www.ncircle.com.
nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All
other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of
their respective owners.
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