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Lumension security launch.

Lumension Security[TM] Inc. recently announced the availability of PatchLink Security Configuration Management (SCM) which enables organizations to assess secure configuration states of IT assets and automate internal and external audits in accordance with industry-recognized best practices.

PatchLink SCM leverages the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) open source Security Configuration Automation Protocol (SCAP) policies. The new offering is an enterprise-ready solution designed to perform a top-down threat analysis that reduces business risk, improves overall network performance and lowers costs while simultaneously addressing and meeting audit requirements. It also provides a comprehensive list of NIST's SCAP policies with more than 700 secure settings that directly map to industry regulations such as FDCC (Federal Desktop Core Configuration) and PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). The SCAP ready solution delivers customizable configuration templates based on industry best practices to help organizations quickly evaluate their security posture and determine the necessary remediation steps in order to maintain compliance with the industry security standard.
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Title Annotation:Security News and Products; PatchLink Security Configuration Management
Publication:Software World
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2008
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