VIGILANTe Extends Award-Winning SecureScan Service with Leading Open-Source Security Scanner

SecureScan Integrates Nessus to Provide the Most Reliable Security Assessment Service

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ — VIGILANTe today announced the integration of the leading open-source security scanner, Nessus, into its premier automated Internet security assessment service, SecureScan. This addition to SecureScan bolsters an arsenal of commercially available, open- source and proprietary assessment tools. The combination of these tools with VIGILANTe’s intelligent testing methodologies and reporting delivers the most advanced, automated, thorough, and reliable security assessment.

“As a security service provider, we have recognized that one tool alone can not find all known vulnerabilities,” said Michelle Drolet, CEO of CONQWEST Inc. By implementing best of breed tools into one integrated solution, SecureScan allows us to provide more comprehensive security assessments of our clients’ environment. By automatically configuring the tests and compiling results into a single report, our invaluable security resources can focus on helping our companies resolve their security problems, not just testing.”

Nessus’ strength is its web vulnerability testing and frequent updates. Given the nature of this open source solution, Nessus has a large following of developers that quickly implement tests for newly discovered vulnerabilities. VIGILANTe’s team of Internet Security Information Specialists can also add new tests to SecureScan through Nessus using its powerful scripting capabilities.

“With more incidents occurring everyday, it is essential that companies proactively protect themselves from hacker attacks,” said Eric Fullerton, President and COO of VIGILANTe. “The integration of Nessus into SecureScan is part of our continual dedication to deliver the most reliable and comprehensive vulnerability assessment to our clients.”

Organizations subscribing to SecureScan can count on VIGILANTe’s service to consistently deliver accurate and in-depth analysis. SecureScan’s unique multi-dimensional audit results are compiled in a structured report that prioritizes risks along with the tools that discovered them and recommends actions to prevent exploitation. IT professionals or their trusted business partners utilize the report to apply fixes crucial to attaining the requisite security level.

SecureScan supplements Nessus, a tool requiring technical expertise, with enhanced reporting capabilities that allow IT staff from the CIO to the technician to easily interpret the risks outlined in the comprehensive report and apply the required remedies.

“Security assessment models based on open architectures make sense because the security landscape changes so quickly,” said Robert Lonadier, Director of Security Strategies at The Hurwitz Group. “Thorough reporting and scalability features like those found in VIGILANTe’s SecureScan can reduce deployment time and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time”

About VIGILANTe

VIGILANTe.com, Inc., the leading provider of security assurance delivered over the Internet, protects companies worldwide through patent-pending test solutions. SecureScan, VIGILANTe’s award-winning automated security assessment service, finds network vulnerabilities and recommends corrective actions to prevent exploitation by cyber-criminals. VIGILANTe is headquartered in New York with additional offices in North America and Europe. For more information, visit http://www.VIGILANTe.com .




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